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Saturday Night Live mocks 'UArizona' name change

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Posted at 1:35 PM, Nov 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-03 16:05:15-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Saturday Night Live took aim at the University of Arizona last night.

The joke appeared on SNL's faux-news segment, "Weekend Update," where hosts offer jokes about the news of the day. Cast member Colin Jost made mention of the school's decision to change its abbreviation from UA to UArizona in order to differentiate itself from other schools with the initials.

"Is it just me, or does 'UArizona' sound like the punchline to a joke about Arizona stereotypes?" Jost said. "If you've ever gotten a DUI in a golf cart, UArizona."

Watch the full segment in the clip below: