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MARGARET ZINGER, a flame-work glass artist, heats a piece of glass into a glass butterfly using a bench burner and hand torch in her studio on the east side of town Thursday.


Film

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‘Game of Thrones’ returns to television

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BO’s hit fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” returns for its fourth season on Sunday. Coming off a devastating end to season three, this upcoming season has been billed as the most action-packed yet. While the show has typically built up to one or two momentous events each season, season four is expected to be packed with twists and turns. “Game of Thrones” is set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, and follows two main story lines. The most prominent is a power struggle between multiple households that are each trying to win control of the Seven Kingdoms. The second has to do with the impending winter and the rise of the “White Walkers,” a mythical race of zombie-like figures. But the show isn’t just plot-driven. While the characters and the story are strong, “Game of Thrones” also delves into interesting themes. It explores more contemporary issues like religion and corruption, but also issues that are a little more out-of-the-box, like civil war, incest and the social hierarchy. Of course, shows have explored these things in the past, but rarely has a show been able to effectively explore them all at once. “Game of Thrones” is perhaps most impressive in how it balances all of its

numerous characters. There are so many moving parts that it could be hard for audiences to keep up with everything that’s going on. However, the show successfully gives each character and story line enough airtime to maintain its coherence throughout. It’d be easy to give Daenerys and her Buicksized dragons more scenes just because they’re audience favorites, but “Game of Thrones” writers know that the show has to be well-rounded in order to work. As a movie, or even a series of movies, the show would be a disaster. There simply wouldn’t be enough time to develop each character and maintain a coherent plot. One of the big advantages of television is that the stories can be deeper and more complex because the creators are not beholden to a single script or time limit. It doesn’t have to be a single story; rather, it can be multiple smaller stories that fit into a grander scheme. Visually, “Game of Thrones” is incredibly impressive, in large part due to its grandiose scale. The world it has created feels vast and diverse. The show shoots on location all around Europe, in places like Ireland, but also outside Europe, in places like Morocco, Iceland and Los Angeles. The show has done an amazing job of building up its world and populating it with recognizable characters who hold emotional gravity with audiences. “Game of Thrones”’ biggest appeal is that it has a little something for everybody.

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What’s your favorite drink to make? My favorite drink to make is a Bloody Mary. I’m really good at them. Least favorite drink to make? Probably a “Sex with an Alligator.” You layer the drink with different components. It’s not funny especially when you’re busy. Most memorable customer? Probably the time a customer came in and tipped me $200. He asked me how much I wanted and I said $200, and he wrote a tip for $200. Do you remember what he ordered? I think he just ordered a couple beers and an appetizer. Weirdest, strangest thing you’ve seen go down at the bar? This bar, in particular, we have college students and some other interesting people that hang out here. We had a gentleman come in here, sit at the bar, and he was a little strange. Said he wanted me to thank him for helping us here, which we’d never even known who he was and then he threw a drink and walked out. Is the Aussie Cantina known for anything in

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Violence, scandal, dragons, sex, magic and blood, with characters who are worth rooting for, and others we love to loathe — like Joffrey. “Game of Thrones” delivers unexpected and devastating plot twists, but isn’t ridiculous in a way that would turn people off. For a show that takes place in a fantasy world, it has a palpable realism. While its characters may not be relatable in practice — nobody in real life gives birth to dragons — their emotional experiences are. It’s even easy to develop emotional attachments to characters who would otherwise be considered repulsive, had the show been executed poorly.

particular? Probably our kangaroo tacos. Drink-wise, we carry Foster’s, which everyone thinks Foster’s is Australia’s favorite beer and it’s not. They despise it. Everyone comes in for kangaroo tacos, Foster’s and a meat pie. As a customer, what can I do to piss you off as a bartender? Not tipping. We’re here to make money. You gotta tip, pay it forward. How often does that happen? More often than you think.

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More so than any other show currently on television, “Game of Thrones” feels like a weekly event, with anticipation for the next episode beginning the second the latest one has finished — think the final eight episodes of “Breaking Bad.” The show dominates Sunday nights, which are lauded as the best night of the week for television. We have yet to find out who will end up atop the Seven Kingdoms, but we know who dominates the current television landscape. With “Breaking Bad” finished and “Mad Men” on its way out, this is “Game of Thrones’” time to shine, and it hasn’t disappointed yet.

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oing local has become the new “it” thing within many culinary circles. For the first time, Viva La Local Food Festival will bring together the best of everything local. The free event features more than 80 vendors from Southern Arizona. “Local food doesn’t necessarily have to mean a local farm,” said Manish Shah, executive director of Heirloom Farmers Market and founder of Maya Tea Company. “It can also mean … anybody that we can really be connected with, that has a connection with food and a connection with the city.” Through his companies, Shah has been involved with many culinary events. Though he and his friends have considered creating their own event for the past few years, it wasn’t until this year that Shah brought the

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María Mazon, owner and executive chef of Boca Tacos, shows off the chipotle balls and fish tacos she will bring to the Viva La Local Food Festival on Sunday.

idea to fruition. He said that once he started planning the festival, it quickly gained support, and grew

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Shah also said he hopes that to do this as much as it’s turned out the event draws both farmers to be,” Shah said. According to Shah, much of market regulars and those who are new to the the event’s scene, including planning has students, who unfolded IF YOU GO often aren’t organically. WHAT: Viva La Local the targeted Diane Frisch, audience for the event Food Festival events focusing c o o r d i n a t o r, WHERE: Rillito Downs on locality. said that Park Featuring local this sort of WHEN: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. growers will also community help promote effort speaks to heathier eating, the spirit and he added. the philosophy “The food’s fresher, there’s of the event. Part of that philosophy is to keep no preservatives in it, it’s more the festival affordable. All food, nutritious, your money stays close beer and wine will be priced at to home,” Shah said. “It’s not going $5. Shah said this budget-friendly to a national entity that’s taking its environment is important to ensure profits away from your city or area.” that everyone can enjoy the festival. “It gives the opportunity for — Follow Cali Nash everyone to really participate as a @cnashwildcat community,” Shah said.

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Farmers’ Market. 10AM to 2PM. College of Medicine Patio. Every Friday, come discover the freshest local foods, produce, plants, jams, coffees, baked goods and more!

and our world today. Adults $7, Catcard holders $2.50 off admission.

Roads will be shut to motorized traffic along several streets from Armory Park downtown to East 36th Street in South Tucson. This is a free daylong celebration of cycling and city streets with entertainment on every block. Visit cycloviatucson.org for more information!

6536 E Tanque Verde Road. Susan Meyers will do a watercolor technique demonstration and painting of a desert bird with its origins depicted in the background

First Friday Pitch Day. 11:30PM to 1PM. University Services Annex Building, 220 W. Sixth St., Fourth Floor. First Friday Pitch Day at Tech Launch Arizona is your “open mic moment” for your amazing business idea. Show up. Share your idea. Get advice. Connect. Just come with an idea and an open mind. Whether your concept is just starting to take shape or whether you’re moving along toward launch, the First Friday Pitch Day team will listen, ask helpful questions, and give you sound advice, ideas and direction. Flame-Working Glass Art Demonstration at Flandrau Science Center. Saturday, presentations at 12PM and 2PM. 1601 E University Blvd. Two of Tucson’s leading glass artists will host the series and provide insight into glass and its use in art, science

Tai Chi for the Health of it. Sunday, 1PM4PM. DuVal Auditorium. Learn about the health benefits of Tai Chi in this interactive workshop! This event is free and open to the public and includes presentations on the health benefits of Tai Chi, a demonstration of Tai Chi postures and the opportunity to participate in Tai Chi movements.

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Tucson Hullabaloo. Armory Park, 221 S. Sixth Ave. Saturday, 10AM-9PM and Sunday 10AM-8PM. This is a two-day community festival with live music, kids’ activities, and local food and beer $5 per day through Gentle Ben’s, Barrio Brewing, at all Bookmans locations or through tucsonhulla. com online. Cyclovia Tucson. Sunday 10AM-3PM.

31st Annual Tucson Poetry Festival. Hotel Congress. 311 E Congress Street. FridaySaturday. This is the second day of this three day event of readings, workshops, concerts, and parties featuring National Award-Winning Artists and local luminaries. All events are free and all-ages! Catalina Art And Farmers’ Market. Friday, 9AM to 1PM. 77north Marketplace at 16733 N Oracle Road. Fresh Produce-Baked GoodsSalsa-Local Honey. Onsite Gardens. Natural Lotions and Soap. Unique Arts and CraftsArtisans. Watercolor Demonstration by Susan Meyers. Friday, 11AM-2PM. Desert Artisans’ Gallery.

Moroccan Art Exhibit “People and Places of Morocco.” 10AM-6PM. Alliance Française of Tucson. 2130 N. Alvernon Way. Moroccan art will be displayed at the Alliance Française of Tucson as part of their April in Morocco event. This exhibit will run through April 10th. Carnival of Illusion/ A Magical Journey Around the World. Friday, 6PM. 445 S. Alvernon Way. Laugh, have fun, and celebrate as Carnival of Illusion presents national-quality magic in an old-world setting limited to just 35 guests at Doubletree Hotel Reid Park. At Carnival of Illusion, you’ll have a magical evening performed in an intimate old world setting.

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Honors College students Playful poets make take stage with ‘Brighton’ for fun poetry fest

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he crammed living room of Slonaker House is a far cry from a stage, but students of the UA Honors College are embracing that challenge this weekend with an amateur production of “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” The Neil Simon comedy is a play about a seven-member family forced to live under one roof in Depressionera America. Personalities clash and comedy ensues as the Jerome family squirms to find equilibrium in its working-class Brooklyn home. “Many of my plays [deal] with people being dumped together in a confined space,” Simon told the New York Times in 1983. “Brighton Beach Memoirs” made its Broadway debut that same year with Matthew Broderick, still a couple years from his “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” days, portraying the play’s protagonist, Eugene Jerome. Chloe Loos, a freshman honors student and director of the college’s upcoming production, said the student actors really understand both the seriousness and ridiculousness of Simon’s text. With rehearsals only beginning in early March, Loos said that the production had its share of predicaments trying to stage a twoact show in a furnished living room. Entrances and exits had to be reimagined, but students said that the natural wit of Simon’s writing was not sacrificed.

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pril is National Poetry Month, which will be celebrated this weekend with a free lineup of poetry readings, workshops, bands, competitions and book signings. “Poetry at Play” is the theme for this year’s festival. The weekend-long annual Tucson Poetry Festival brings in six poets from out of town, each of whom will show how language can be played with and bridge the gap between poetry and music. The festival is one of the oldest poetry celebrations in the country, dating back to 1981. “The original idea was to bring in the best of the best poets and bring them in to Tucson,” said Matthew Conley, executive director of the Tucson Poetry Festival, “and then to get artists and community members together with a theme in mind. This year we came up with poets that are playful poets.” Contributing to this year’s theme will be nontraditional open-mic opportunities called “Verses/ Versus.” Other events include poetry spelling bees, Twinkieeating contests, rap battles, embarrassing story-offs and haiku death matches. This unique form of audience participation creates a challenge from choices drawn at random from a hat. From 7-8 p.m. on Friday, three poets will read, including the 2014

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Kayenne Sirois (left), a biology freshman, and Kathryn Sinor (right), a science education freshman, perform during the dress rehearsal of “Brighton Beach Memoirs” by Neil Simon on Monday at Slonaker House. The play will be performed on Friday and Saturday nights.

The character is rumored to be a reflection of Simon himself, who also grew up in New York City. Simon started out as a radio and television writer, rubbing elbows with comedic geniuses like Mel Brooks and Woody Allen. The theater gave him his first commercial success with his play “Come Blow Your Horn” in 1960, which he co-wrote with his brother Danny. Since then, he has continued to imprint his wit on Broadway with successes like “Barefoot in the Park” and “The Odd Couple.” After the death of his first wife in 1973, critics noticed a variable

“I see a lot of my own family,” said Alexandra Totillo, an undeclared freshman. Totillo will play Kate Jerome, whom she describes as a stereotypical mother with a temperament for nagging and domesticity. As Eugene’s manically obsessed mother, Totillo said she drew a lot of quirks and traits from her own family experiences. A scene of confrontation concerning the Jerome’s Thanksgiving dinner is one of the great comedic climaxes of the play, Totillo added. “Brighton Beach Memoirs” is the first installment of a theatrical trilogy that chronicles the journey of Eugene from adolescence to adulthood.

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One heck of a Hullabaloo

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he streets of Tucson will be filled with hullabaloo this Saturday. The Tucson Hullabaloo is a weekend-long party that celebrates a lot more than music. The hullabaloo started with six friends in Flagstaff, Ariz., who wanted to throw a party the entire town could attend. Now their dream has become a reality in Tucson, too. Arizona Daily Sun readers from Northern Arizona voted the Flagstaff Hullabaloo the Best Annual Event or Festival for the past four years in a row. Tucson will have its own version of the festival beginning this year. To ensure that it is truly an event for everyone, the planners invited a variety of performers, including giant puppets, live REBECCA MARIE SASNETT/THE DAILY WILDCAT artists and circus performers. The party’s SELINA KELLY, a stilt walker, practices with The Giant founders decided on a cover of $5. Puppets on Wednesday. The Giant Puppets are one of Other events include a bike parade and a many groups of performers that will be at Hullabaloo, a costume contest. The festival is geared toward celebration for Tucson at Armory Park this weekend. Tucsonans with local live music, food, fare and doesn’t mean they aren’t a wares. It becomes easy to see solid act, but the unknown why Matt Ziegler, one of the can tend to keep people event’s organizers, calls the away if the ticket price is event not only a hullabaloo, costly. but also a community festival. WHAT: The Tucson Jacob Devaney from Ziegler said because Hullabaloo Living Folklore in Prescott, Tucson is a unique town, he WHERE: Armory Park Ariz., makes imaginative was able to reach out to many WHEN: Saturday, 9:30 giant puppets that have diverse groups so that the a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, graced past Flagstaff event will have something for 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Hullabaloos. Devaney has everyone. been working on a puppet TICKETS: Available at “It’s really the people who especially for the Tucson Gentle Ben’s Brewing come out that make the event Hullabaloo that honors the Co., Bookmans and what it is,” Ziegler said. region’s pollinators. The Barrio Brewing. In Flagstaff, the planners Queen Bee puppet will be $5 general admission, discovered that because the one of the company’s many event was so diverse and $35 VIP creations at the event. the performers so varied, no “This event isn’t driven matter the musical lineup, by the lineup, but by the people turned out in droves and had a blast. Ziegler said that was not only fun,” Ziegler said. “There’s something for because of the low cover price, but also the everyone and for $5, I think you’ll get your diversity that has been built into the event money’s worth in the first five minutes you’re there.” from the beginning. Ziegler added that concerts can be tricky to plan because of changes in the way people find and listen to music today. Just because — Follow Andrea Thomas @act3033 some band names aren’t as well-known

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Saturday from 7-8:45 p.m., followed by round two of “Verses/Versus” and a book signing of the weekend’s poets. The night concludes at 10 p.m. with the After Party Dance. “Everyone can work together and create something new this weekend, even if it is just a new way of thinking about the art,” Conley said. Conley said collaborative fundraising efforts will make all the events at Hotel Congress this weekend free.

shift in his work that is seemingly more autobiographical. “If you spread my career out like a map,” Simon said, “you can chart my emotional life.” Local fans of Simon will be well advised to get to Slonaker House early on Friday and Saturday nights, as the Honors College production will only seat about 50 people. The show starts at 7 p.m. on both nights, and performances are free to the public.

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GLASS ART TAKES FLIGHT Flame-glass artists pair up with Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium to demonstrate a butterfly’s life cycle through glass art DANIEL BURKART

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ne of humanity’s earliest fascinations was with fire, and the allure it holds for us has yet to burn out. “Glass Sculpting Insects: The Life Cycle of the Butterfly” will be hosted by renowned flameworked glass artist Margaret Zinser on Saturday in the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium. As part of the Flame-Working Glass Art Demonstrations series, Flandrau and the Sonoran Glass School have come together to offer an demonstration on how to create flame-worked glass insects. Bronwen Heilman, along with Zinser, both UA alumnae, will present this unique look into an exotic form of art. For most college students, their exploration into art doesn’t extend beyond the classroom. Heilman and Zinser said they wanted to show why the oldest version of hot glass work is worth learning about. “In Egyptian tombs, glass beads

The Sonoran Glass School is a were discovered dating back to 2500 B.C.,” said Heilman, who is nonprofit school that specializes the director of the Sonoran Glass in working with students from a School’s Flame Shop. “Flame- variety of Tucson high schools. working glass is the act of melting It is currently in its 11th year of glass at the torch, and this form youth programming. “Through glass making, of hot glass working yields very students learn the importance detailed works of art.” Heilman kicked off the series of communication, coordination on March 22 with the “Art of and teamwork,” Heilman said. “It allows for Recycled Glass” students to presentation. gain aesthetic She discussed vision while the use of also learning oxygen-propane how to interact torches and with peers the process confidently and by which they comfortably, can be used to learn how to manipulate and work in teams shape recycled develop glass into art. — Bronwen Heilman, and work Z i n s e r director of the Sonoran Glass good said for this School’s Flame Shop skills.” He i l m a n presentation she r e c e i v e d will be sculpting degree in mechanical different stages of a butterfly’s her life cycle out of glass. Discussion engineering degree from the UA topics will include the various and has worked for 15 years as color phases of glass used in the a mechanical engineer while art and the techniques used to advancing her skills as a glass artist . Her position as director manipulate it.

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of the Flame Shop allows her to regularly teach classes demonstrating her mastery of the craft, a mastery that has earned her the distinction of being one of the leading national and international flame-worked glass artists. Zinser received her master of science in entomology . She was the president of the Sonoran Glass School board of directors for two years and still contributes. Zinser recently took first place in the 2013 Glass Craft and Bead Expo in Las Vegas. As an entomologist, insects are some of her favorite artistic subjects, allowing her to combine her two passions. The presentation Saturday will bring together the science of a butterfly’s life cycle and the beauty of flame-worked glass. “Glass is a really amazing medium to work with,” Zinser said.

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MARGARET ZINGER heats pieces of glass and shapes them into glass butterflies using a bench burner and hand torch in her studio on Thursday.

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MARGARET ZINGER, a flame-work glass artist, has made more than 1,000 glass pieces. One piece can take her anywhere from eight minutes to two hours to complete.


Music

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KAMP talks dark electronica parisa eshrati

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ig Black Delta’s selftitled album generated huge hype last year — he even had CMJ and Pitchfork noting him on their Artist to Watch lists. And publicity aside, you can tell that Jonathan Bates is an artist with a unique, innovative vision just from hearing his music yourself. The latest release is a musical odyssey that catapults you into space and keeps you floating through its experimental style incorporating dark, synthy electronica with danceable indiepop overtones. He’s currently on tour with Roman Remains and the legendary Gary Numan. During our interview we discussed his unique background in song writing and stage production, what he looks forward to on the tour and much more.

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KAMP: Your live shows are known to be really aesthetically incredible and extravagant. I heard you actually build your own lights. Tell us a little bit about your technical background that allows you to carry out your unique vision. Bates: To be honest, I thought it would be easier to just do

it yourself and spend a week learning how the stuff works. Especially if you don’t have a budget, which most of us don’t. After my old band, I didn’t know if I wanted to play music again. But then I started creating again and recording, but I wasn’t going to play live. Then people started liking it and I thought, “Well, if I’m going to play live, how do I want this to look? How do I want it to feel?” So I just took it from there. It was about a week of studying light language and ultimately it was just about making things easier. Your own writing process seems really different in that you experience synthesthia. Would you say that your synthesthia guides your writing process, is it caused by your music or is it kind of a give-and-take experience?

It’s a give-and-take. It makes things easier, like if you gave me a painting and asked what it sounds like, that is easier for me than having a visual reference. So I do enjoy using lights and colors and bursts and shapes and even tastes that I get from certain sounds. Also, if I’m going to be playing these songs so many times in a year, I need them to physically match them or else I won’t feel it, and that would be obvious.

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Home cooking for softball ROBERTO PAYNE Fresh off winning one of three at ASU, the No. 10 Arizona softball team will return home to face the No. 24 Stanford Cardinal (24-11, 4-2 Pac-12) for a three-game series starting Friday. Arizona (29-8, 4-5) has gone 9-7 over its last 16 games after starting the year with a dominating 20-1 record. The recent slump has seen offensive struggles against highly ranked teams and growing frustration. The Wildcats average 7.5 runs per game, but scored below that average in 11 of their last 16 games, with five of those games having one or fewer Arizona runs scored. However, members of the team feel like the offense is doing fine and that the team just isn’t getting clutch hits. Senior pitcher Estela Piñon, the team leader in wins, appearances and complete games, said the offense will come around. “We haven’t given up,” Piñon said. “It’s just having the key hit. … We’ve been hitting, we just haven’t produced any runs. I really believe in my team and know they’re working hard.” The Cardinal relies heavily on freshman pitcher Madi Schreyer, and for good reason. Schreyer is fourth in the Pac-12 in strikeouts with 119 and has already thrown 153.1 innings in 28 appearances. As good as Schreyer has been, the rest of the Stanford pitching staff has been pedestrian at best. Only one other player has more than six appearances all season. If Arizona is going to have a productive series offensively, getting Schreyer off the mound quickly could be the answer. That means the top of the batting order is key for success. Arizona head coach Mike Candrea recently changed up the top portion of the batting order by moving redshirt junior Chelsea Suitos from the No. 2 spot down to the No. 9 spot in the final game of the ASU series. The move resulted in the highest run total of the series.

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FRESHMAN KATIYANA MAUGA doubles and drives in a run as the Wildcats beat the Oregon State Beavers 9-0 on March 22 at Hillenbrand Stadium. Arizona is 19-0 at home, with 16 mercy rule wins.

The three-game series against Stanford should provide a good chance for Arizona to get the bats back in action. Stanford allows 2.97 runs per game — which is sixth in the Pac-12 — and 1.3 runs per game more than Arizona allows . “Our team loves playing at home and

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After losing nine of its last 10 games, Arizona baseball will travel to Salt Lake City to face a Pac12 team that has yet to earn a conference win in nine tries. On Friday, the Wildcats (12-18, 2-7 Pac-12) will begin a three-contest series versus Utah (917, 0-9). The first pitch of all three games will be thrown at 11 a.m. at Smith’s Ballpark. The Utes find themselves at the very bottom of the Pac-12 standings. All three conference opponents so far for Utah, No. 7 Oregon State (22-6, 6-3), No. 9 Oregon (20-8, 6-3) and California (14-12, 3-3), broke out the brooms against it. Still, UA head coach Andy Lopez said he won’t be thinking about that. “I don’t really know anything about Utah,” Lopez said after Sunday’s 11-0 loss to Oregon State. “If you told me Utah was 44-0, you’d give me information.” Friday’s pitching matchup will feature a couple of right-handers. James Farris (4-2) will toe the rubber for Arizona, looking to get back on track after a couple of shaky starts. Utah will hand the ball to its ace, Mitch Watrous (1-4), who is the only hurler on the team to have started every game he’s appeared in (seven). Last season the Wildcats swept the Utes at Hi Corbett Field right at the end of March and outscored it 21-8. That weekend, two of the games were decided by one run, but in the Friday affair Arizona won convincingly in a 15-4 blowout. Even though in two of the games last weekend the UA was held to two runs or less, it still has a high team batting average of .303. Junior second baseman Trent Gilbert has

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Final Four: Florida vs. Connecticut

Connecticut has been on a great roll throughout the entire tournament, but this time it is taking on a different kind of opponent. Florida is the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament and has looked unstoppable in every game it has played since the tournament began. Florida 78, Connecticut 75

Final Four: Kentucky vs. Wisconsin

Kentucky started the season with another bunch of All-American freshmen, and even though it hit some rough spots during the season, the young team has figured it out at the right time. Julius Randle and twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison are showing they are worthy of all the hype. Kentucky 71, Wisconsin 65

Arizona softball vs. Stanford

The Wildcats are looking to get back to their high-scoring ways and rebound after losing to in-state rivalsASU. Arizona faces a tough opponent in Stanford, but if it wants to have a chance at a Pac-12 title, it will need to win this series. Arizona 2 games, Stanford 1 BY ZOE WOLKOWITZ The Daily Wildcat

Final Four: Florida vs. Connecticut

The last time these two teams met, Connecticut’s Shabazz Napier’s buzzer-beating jumper gave UConn a 65-64 victory. The Huskies have perhaps the best backcourt in the entire country. Florida point guard Scottie Wilbekin has been phenomenal thus far, but Florida will have to take an all-around team effort defensively. UConn 68, Florida 59

Final Four: Kentucky vs. Wisconsin If Kentucky continues to shoot well from the 3, it has the win in the bag. The Harrison twins and James Young combined to shoot about 31 percent from 3-point range during the regular season, and 44.9 percent from deep in the NCAA tournament. Aaron Harrison and James Young made gamewinning 3’s against Louisville, Wichita State and Michigan. Kentucky 76, Wisconsin 73

Arizona softball vs. Stanford

Arizona is returning home and is pumped to beat Stanford. Although Stanford is a tough competitor, the Wildcats were undefeated (19-0) at home. A conference win like this would help the Wildcats win the Pac-12 title. Arizona 2 games, Stanford 1

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Ryden leads UA to 28th NCAAs MATT WALL Sporting a bright pink collared shirt, Arizona women’s gymnastics head coach Bill Ryden is always an easy find at meets. He is constantly encouraging and getting the gymnasts motivated for every rotation, especially in the postseason for their upcoming meet. “The goal first and foremost is to qualify onto the finals,” Ryden said. “Then the secondary goal is for us to have a great competition and put on our best gymnastics and not leave any tenths on the floor.” Ryden has coached the Gymcats for the last 16 years. Over the last 28 years, the Gymcats have made the postseason every year. Experience is of no concern to Ryden. During his coaching tenure at Arizona, he has coached in 22 Pac-10/12 Conference Championship meets and 18 NCAA Championships. Ryden understands the pressures involved in being a gymnast. He competed both nationally and internationally for ASU from 1978 to 1983. During his senior season, he was ranked second in the nation on the horizontal bar. He said he understands that when one gymnast struggles, it can bring down an entire team. “The gymnasts put a lot of pressure on themselves to perform for the team, and when it doesn’t happen, they can definitely run into the case of being down,” Ryden said. “We let them know that everybody is still behind them and that they still have a job to do and pick up their role the next time they are out there.” The Gymcats may need to bring all of Ryden’s experience and the team’s determination into the Baton Rouge Regional as they face LSU, Stanford, Auburn, Kent State and Iowa State this Saturday. Ryden can use his experience to help the

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Final Four: Florida vs. Connecticut

Final Four: Kentucky vs. Wisconsin

It’s hard to not side with Kentucky. However, Wisconsin’s stellar perimeter shooting can be as dangerous to defend as its star, Frank Kaminsky. The Badgers play tough defense as well, and that will help them move on. Wisconsin 61, Kentucky 55

Arizona softball vs. Stanford

Arizona is in a little funk, as it has lost five of its last 11. But the losses all came on the road. Hopefully returning to play at home will get it back on track. Arizona 3 games, Stanford 0

Gymcats stay focused in order to advance to the NCAA National Championships. “We have known that we would get to the postseason pretty early on, so we have been sort of working on them mentally and I think ... they have really stepped up,” Ryden said. “In the Pac-12 meet, going one at a time, television cameras in your face, it is going to be nerveracking. We have been going all year and putting them into situations so that they would be prepared for this time.”

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Florida’s path to the Final Four has not been as tough as the Huskies’ run. UConn’s Shabazz Napier is playing out of his mind. Florida has not lost since Dec. 2, which was actually against UConn, but the Gators’ inexperience pulling out the victory late will ultimately favor the Huskies. UConn 65, Florida 59

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ARIZONA GYMNASTICS head coach Bill Ryden has led the Gymcats for 16 seasons. Arizona will compete in the postseason for the 28th year in a row this Saturday in Baton Rouge, La.

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Arizona baseball vs. Utah: 11 a.m., live stream on pac-12.com Arizona men’s tennis vs. Washington: 11:30 a.m., Pac-12 Networks Arizona softball vs. Stanford: 6 p.m., Hillenbrand Stadium, live stream on pac-12.com. It is a white out game.

Arizona baseball vs. Utah: 11 a.m., live stream on pac-12.com Arizona softball vs. Stanford: 6 p.m., Hillenbrand Stadium, live stream on pac12.com. Fans are encouraged to wear pink in honor of breast cancer awareness.

New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat : 10 a.m., ABC Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants : 5 p.m., ESPN2

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Sand volleyball heads to Irvine lesson that isn’t a fun one to learn.” Walker said his squad did a poor job of exploiting each team’s weaknesses, and needs to focus on what it does best in the transition game. “We played into what they did well instead,” Walker said. “Passing and serving need to stay up to par the whole time as we definitely have the potential to win those matches … instead of the games being so close.” Despite being in the midst of a fourmatch skid, Walker still sees his squad improving week to week. Arizona struggled to adjust to an aggressive style of serving against Hawaii and USC in the Hawaii Tournament almost two weeks ago, but Walker has seen that problem dwindle since then. “We have done a much better job defending and covering the aggressive serving,” Walker said. “That is not really too much of a weakness for us anymore.”

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Arizona sand volleyball looks to end its four-match losing streak as it heads to Irvine Valley College for two contests Friday. Its first match is against Long Beach State at 11 a.m., with another following immediately after against Irvine Valley College (3-4). Arizona (5-4) still does not get a break against top competition, though, as three of its past four games have been against ranked opponents. Long Beach State (4-4) captured the 2013 national title after defeating the two-time defending champions in Pepperdine. Irvine Valley College won the Intercollegiate Sand Volleyball Conference State Championship last year, and finished second in the first year of the championship in 2012. Arizona could not close out the final game of the three-set match of dual play in both losses against Grand Canyon University and Nebraska last Friday. However, UA head coach Steve Walker said he saw the close losses as a learning process for his players.

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McKenna and Madison Witt rally for teammates against Tulane on March 15. The Wildcats have not won a team match since.

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