The Arizona Wildcats’ campus bookstore posted Elite Eight shirts on their website for purchase before their Sweet 16 game had even been played.
The ad read:
“The Wildcats had an amazing season and made it all the way into the Elite Eight. It may be the end of basketball season, but don’t let it end your devotion. Show the Wildcats that you’re proud of how hard our University fought. Cheer on the Wildcats, and Bear Down!”
The bookstore then offered up this statement:
“The University of Arizona BookStores experienced an unintentional leak of a hidden web page that was never meant for public release,” the statement read. “This page included designs created in preparation for March Madness, a common practice for most retailers. The mistake does not reflect any assumptions about tournament outcomes and the UA BookStores sincerely regrets the error.”
I mean, I know that San Diego State isn’t quite up to Arizona’s talent level, but this was a cold blooded error.