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Sitton, voice of UA football, basketball, dies

PHOENIX -- Dave Sitton, the longtime voice of University of Arizona football and basketball games, the school's rugby coach and one-time congressional candidate, has died. He was 58.

Julia Strange at Tucson Medical Center says Sitton died there, but she could not provide further details.

While Sitton ran for the GOP nomination to replace U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona's 8th Congressional District after the congresswoman was shot and resigned, he is best known for calling UA football and basketball games from 1990-2012.

Sitton won the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Award for basketball in 2010 and for football a year later.

Congressman Ron Barber called Sitton a friend who left ``enormous footprints on the Tucson community and will be deeply missed.''

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