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  • Arizona football looking to win on and off the field

    Rich Rodriguez just signed his first recruiting class for the University of Arizona, adding 24 new players to a roster that won just four games last season. But his biggest challenge going forward? “I think the biggest challenge that we face is changing a little bit of the mindset and culture that maybe our guys […]
  • 2012 Arizona Football recruiting class

    2012 Arizona Football Recruiting Class Name Pos Ht Wt Yr. Exp Hometown (School) Jamar Allah CB 6-1 190 Fr. HS Phoenix, Ariz. (North Canyon) Javelle Allen QB 6-2 204 Fr. HS Prosper, Texas (Prosper) Jarrell Bennett WR 5-10 160 Fr. HS New Orleans, La. (Edna Karr) Beau Boyster OG 6-4 275 Fr. HS Bellflower, Calif. […]
  • ESPN analyst: Arizona, Pac-12 down but not out

    Picking on the Pac-12 has been pretty popular this season, as the conference has certainly struggled to pick up signature wins against top-flight competition. California is currently on top of the conference with a 17-5 (7-2) record, and traditional powers Washington, UCLA and Arizona have all had their share of struggles. ESPN NCAA Hoops analyst […]
  • Breakdown: ‘Cats derailed by Washington

    The Lowdown: With Jay Bilas and the Game Day crew in Tucson the Arizona Wildcats had the National stage to make a statement against the top team in the PAC12 this season, the Washington Huskies. It was a back-and-forth affair until Terrence Ross and the Huskies took a commanding 62-52 lead with 3:39 to go. […]
  • Breakdown: ‘Cats thump Washington State

    The Lowdown: Thursday seems to be kind to the Wildcats as they improved to 5-1 with a convincing 85-61 win over the Washington State Cougars. The team was led by dynamic freshman Josiah Turner and team leaders Kyle Fogg and Solomon Hill. In the first half, a three-point barrage led to a double- digit lead […]
  • Arizona’s Criner getting attention before Senior Bowl

    University of Arizona’s Juron Criner isn’t expected to go very high in the 2012 NFL Draft, but he isn’t being ruled out as a quality pick after showing what he can do at practices for the Senior Bowl. NFL Network analyst and draft guru Mike Mayock noticed the wide receiver at practice and said, “He’s […]
  • Arizona Wildcats to unveil new uniform

    Though they are not yet on par with Oregon when it comes to uniform combinations, the Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball team will don its seventh different uniform over the past two seasons next month when they host the UCLA Bruins on February 25. The Wildcats will wear the uniform just once this season. Arizona is […]
  • Breakdown: ‘Cats fall in Boulder

    Tough, clutch shots down the stretch led to the Arizona Wildcats being in a very good position to win in their first game against the Colorado Buffaloes as a member of the Pac-12. Behind a Kyle Fogg three, a Solomon Hill tough and-one finish in the lane, and a Kevin Parrom jumper put them up […]
  • ASU, UA get different grades for coaching hires

    The flurry of coaching hires in college football is now pretty much over, so the time for reflection has begun. In all, there were 25 new coaches hired in FBS, and Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated has kicked that reflection into high gear by assigning grades to those schools who participated. Mandel’s assessments turned out […]
  • Breakdown: Wildcats fall at home to Oregon

    At home Arizona had a prime chance to make a statement and get some National recognition playing on CBS before, and during NFL Playoff action. The Wildcats did not disappoint delivering another wild finish at home against an Oregon school. Thursday night, it was the Wildcats defeating Oregon State in overtime with some minor fisticuffs. […]
  • New DC Casteel took paycut to join Arizona staff

    Apparently the opportunity to coach with Rich Rodriguez for the University of Arizona was enough to lure Jeff Casteel away from West Virginia, because he certainly didn’t come for the money. According to the Arizona Daily Star, Jeff Casteel will make $425,000 annually at the UA, with bonuses for making a bowl game. That, the […]
  • Pac-12 Commish: ‘There will be change’

    It would appear the snoozefest that was Monday’s BCS National Championship Game has inspired change. Rumblings that a playoff-type system could be on the way have grown louder in recent days, though Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott told Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo that it doesn’t mean change is imminent. “Obviously there’s complicated details, otherwise […]
  • Rich Rod’s band of BCS brothers

    Rich Rodriguez is getting the band back together. Although none of the band members play an instrument, they are adept at building average college football programs into contenders. They are coaches that blow whistles instead of trumpets and scream instructions instead of lyrics. They are a band of coaching brothers that have produced gold records […]
  • Report: Wildcats to announce hire of Jeff Casteel Wednesday

    It appears Arizona’s long wait to hire a defensive coordinator has come to an end. According to the Arizona Daily Star, new coach Rich Rodriguez will announce West Virginia’s Jeff Casteel as his defensive coordinator at a press conference Wednesday. Casteel coached under Rodriguez at West Virginia from 2001 to 2007, serving as the defensive […]
  • Wildcats could be poised for surprising season

    Arizona fans moved past the 2011 season sometime in October, so therefore it is really never too early to look at 2012. That’s why UA fans may be pleased to see ESPN Pac-12 blogger Ted Miller ranks Arizona No. 7 in the conference in his “Early 2012 Pac-12 power rankings.” The Wildcats have more potential […]