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  • 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 […]
  • Wildcats nearing defensive coordinator hire

    Jeff Casteel could be on his way to Tucson in the near future. Speculation is rising that Jeff Casteel will rejoin Rich Rodriguez at Arizona. Casteel was Rodriguez’s defensive coordinator at West Virginia for all seven years of Rich Rod’s tenure with the Mountaineers. In 2007 Rodriguez took the head coaching job at Michigan and […]
  • Breakdown: Arizona Wildcats down USC

    After a disappointing loss at UCLA in a very winnable game – the Wildcats stepped up in a big way on the road against USC. The Trojans were coming off their own disappointing loss for very different reasons due to a blowout loss to Arizona State Thursday. This 57-46 win lifted the ‘Cats to 2-1 […]
  • Report: Mike Stoops headed back to OU

    Former Arizona head coach Mike Stoops is reportedly headed back to Oklahoma football. According to News9.com in Oklahoma, who cites multiple sources close to the OU program, Stoops will rejoin his older brother Bob’s coaching staff at OU this week. The reports indicate that Stoops will be named co-defensive coordinator, sharing duties with Brent Venables. […]
  • Breakdown: ‘Cats fall on the road to UCLA

    The second game of conference play was setup nicely for the Wildcats because this is not your father’s UCLA Bruins team. Before the game even started it was marred as star big man Joshua Smith was inactive for the Bruins thanks to a concussion suffered in practice on Wednesday. In his place the sophomore Wear […]
  • Wildcats have little trouble in beating ASU

    And here… We… Go… PAC-12 basketball is alive and kicking in the desert as the Arizona State Sun Devils visited Tucson and the Arizona Wildcats Saturday (today). A few other teams kicked off conference play earlier this week and with the resounding 68-51 win the Wildcats are at the top of the new expanded conference. […]
  • Top 25 AZ Sports Stories of 2011: #10 The U of A coaching change

    The staff of ArizonaSports.com has compiled their list of the top 25 Arizona sports stories of the year 2011. We’ll be unveiling them over the next couple of weeks all leading up to the top story of 2011. In October of 2010, the Arizona Wildcats football team was sitting on top of the world — […]
  • Top 25 AZ Sports Stories of 2011: #12 Wildcats advance to Elite 8

    The staff of ArizonaSports.com has compiled their list of the top 25 Arizona sports stories of the year 2011. We’ll be unveiling them over the next couple of weeks all leading up to the top story of 2011. Sean Miller’s second year as the head coach at the University of Arizona was a rebirth of […]