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ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT A new ID law may hold you up at the bar - 2 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2014 Seeking answers about fired pot researcher - 9 VOLUME 107 • ISSUE 160 DAILYWILDCAT.COM Printing the news, sounding the alarm, and raising hell since 1899 Mutts restaurant more than meets the eye - 16 Who should start at QB for Arizona? - 10 Spike in reports of sexual assaults on UA campus FALL IS COMING BY MEREDITH MORRISSEY Arizona Summer Wildcat and running back after B.J. Denker and Ka’Deem Carey’s departures. The duo combined to rush for 2,834 yards and score 48 touchdowns. No quarterbacks were made available for comment after the first practice. “I think the quarterbacks are a little further along this year than we were last year,” Rodriguez said. “But I know this, B.J. Denker worked his tail off to get better through August camp and I think these guys will do the same thing. I think the talent is there at quarterback, now it’s just a matter of them being more consistent.” Rodriguez said the recovery of junior Jared Baker, who tore his ACL at ASU last year, is on schedule and he is “full go.” Reported sex crimes at the UA more than doubled between 2011 and 2012. The sharp increase is likely due to increased awareness from various programs. In 2011, there were three reported forcible sex offenses at the UA, but in 2012, that number grew to 13, according to the U.S. Department of Education. However, the 2013 campus safety report lists four forcible sex offenses in 2011 and nine in 2012. “I believe that the increase in reports is due in large part to our campuswide education efforts,” said Susan Wilson, the UA’s Title IX investigator. Wilson said Title IX prohibits sex and gender-based discrimination against students, which includes sexual assaults and harassment. “We encourage reporting and we have strengthened our Title IX outreach, prevention and response efforts to ensure that students have information about reporting options and resources,” said Mary Beth Tucker, director of the Office of Institutional Equity. According to Tucker, these efforts include the development of a new Title IX website that consolidates information in one area, creation of educational materials for students such as posters and related printed materials, widespread publication of information on complaint filing, in-depth staff training and the engagement of an online training vendor to provide Title IX training to all incoming undergraduate students. “It is a good thing that the number of reports has increased, because it means that more people are coming forward,” said FOOTBALL, 11 SEXUAL ASSAULT, 7 After back-to-back 8-5 seasons, Rich Rodriguez enters his third year as Arizona's head coach with several key questions needing to be answered REBECCA MARIE SASNETT/ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT THE ARIZONA WILDCATS finish their first set of drills during football practice at Arizona Stadium on Saturday. The Wildcats have about three weeks to prepare for their season opener against UNLV on Aug. 29. BY JAMES KELLEY Arizona Summer Wildcat Despite a handful of questions surrounding the team, Arizona football opened fall camp on a positive note. “The effort was good and the intensity was good,” head coach Rich Rodriguez said. “Hell, we aren’t playing a game for a while so I’m not worried. I would be worried if they weren’t ready and excited to practice but I thought they were really ready and excited to practice, so it’s all good.” Last year Rodriguez opened camp by questioning if some of the Wildcats had the commitment to be elite athletes. This year he softened his stance when asked about how unhappy he was in 2013. “Was I?” Rodriguez said. “Some of that I was acting. I’m a pretty good actor.” Sophomore linebacker Scooby Wright III said a lot of players stayed in Tucson over the summer to take classes and work out together. “It was a lot of fun,” Wright said. “We’ve been working out all summer and all spring, we finally get out here and run around, get our new plays in and have fun.” The Wildcats are coming off of back-toback 8-5, bowl game winning seasons and this is Rodriguez’s third season as head coach. The season opener is Friday, Aug. 29 versus UNLV at home. “This is going to be a fun team to coach,” Rodriguez said. Replacing Carey and Denker Arguably the two biggest question marks entering the 2014 season are at quarterback


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