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Throwback Thursday: Arizona Wildcats 1985-86 Pac-10 champions shirt


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Next season will mark the 30th anniversary of Arizona's first Pac-10 title (Javier Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Next season will mark the 30th anniversary of Arizona’s first Pac-10 title (Javier Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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Going through some of my belongings today, I noticed a lot of Arizona memorabilia I have kept.

The “Arizona Basketball 1986 Pac-10 Champions” shirt with the old Arizona saguaro, mountain and sunset logo add to the intrigue.

When the T-shirt was purchased I was only 18 years old. That seems like a lifetime ago.

The upcoming 2015-16 season marks the 30th anniversary of Arizona’s first Pac-10 championship. I remember listening on the radio when Arizona clinched that title in 1986 at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion, a fitting place to start becoming one of the conference’s premier programs.

The Wildcats have won 13 Pac-10 and Pac-12 titles since. Here is the team that took home the title in 1985-86:

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Site founder and award-winning sports journalist Javier Morales has published his first e-book, “The Highest Form of Living”, a fiction piece about a young man who overcomes a troubled upbringing without his lost father and wayward mother through basketball and hope. His hope is realized through the sport he loves. Basketball enables him to get past his fears. His experience on the court indirectly brings him closer to his parents in a unique, heartfelt way. Please order it at Amazon (for only $4.99) by clicking on the photo:
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Pac-12 Champs 1985-86


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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He has also written articles for Bleacher Report and Lindy’s College Sports.

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