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  • Arizona Wildcats 11th in USA Today coaches poll

    The first USA Today men’s basketball coaches preseason poll has been released, and the Arizona Wildcats are ranked 11th. Arizona, who earned a total of 411 points, is the highest-ranked Pac-12 team, ahead of No. 13 UCLA. Indiana tops the poll, and is followed by Louisville and defending champion Kentucky. It’s worth noting that the […]
  • Arizona’s Rodriguez knows importance of recruiting

    Rich Rodriguez is trying to build Arizona into one of the premier football programs in the nation, and he knows that will not be accomplished without solid recruiting. A guest of Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf, the first-year coach said things have gone well on the recruiting so far. “High school coaches have been […]
  • Arizona men’s basketball seniors will hold together team

    Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller frequently talks and tweets about building a “players” program. He instills this mindset in freshmen before they step on campus, so that by the time they’re seniors they can instruct younger players in the same way Miller taught them. No class in a coach’s recruiting career is as important as […]
  • Arizona football notes: remainder of season a clean slate for Wildcats

    • This story is courtesy of the Arizona Daily Wildcat Partly because of injuries, but mostly because its soaring expectations have been grounded again, Arizona (3-3, 0-3 Pac-12) is getting a fresh start to its season. After dropping three straight Pac-12 contests, the Wildcats had a bye last week and used the time to not […]
  • Arizona basketball trying to fill role of designated shooter

    • This story is courtesy of the Arizona Daily Wildcat Brendon Lavender was the sniper, the designated three-point shooter. In 2011-12, Lavender carved out a role as the team’s best three-point shooter, and he embraced it. In a pinch, Lavender could shoot with the best of them. In fact, his 48.7 percent three-point shooting ranked […]
  • Putton steps in for Arizona football’s offensive line

    • This story is courtesy of the Arizona Daily Wildcat On the converted outfield wall of Arizona’s makeshift practice field, the phrase “Pull the Rope” overlooks the players, its bold white letters standing in stark contrast to the blue mat. The motto is both literal and symbolic — it represents both a drill designed to […]
  • UA matchup vs. USC to be nationally televised

    The Arizona Wildcats’ Oct. 27 showdown against the USC Trojans will be at 12:30 p.m. and aired on national TV. This will mark Arizona’s seventh nationally televised game of the season and the third game on an ABC/ESPN network. Arizona has lost nine of its last 10 meetings against the Trojans, but the games have […]
  • UA, ASU players named to Phil Steele’s midseason All-Pac-12 list

    The Arizona Wildcats and Arizona State Sun Devils had a collective 15 selections to highlight Phil Steele’s Midseason All-Pac-12 Team. The Wildcats had an impressive 10 selections, good enough for second most among the conference teams. Oregon and USC led the pack with 11 nods each. Quarterback Matt Scott, center Kyle Quinn, linebacker Marquis Flowers […]
  • Cat Scan: Arizona’s bye week

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  • Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey ‘runs angry’

    Lost in the gaudy numbers put up by Arizona’s offense is the emergence of running back Ka’Deem Carey. A sophomore, Carey has accumulated 670 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground, and has added 220 yards and one score as a receiver. He’s coming off an impressive performance in Arizona’s loss at Stanford in which […]
  • Experts weigh in, and they’re high on Arizona Wildcats

    The Arizona Wildcats will enter the 2012-13 season with one of the nation’s top-rated freshman classes and a fifth-year senior transfer in point guard Mark Lyons. They’re bringing high expectations with them. In a piece on, five NCAA hoops writers gave some preseason predictions. Jeff Goodman, Doug Gottlieb and Jeff Borzello have the Wildcats […]
  • Arizona football is a tease, and that’s OK

    • This story is courtesy of the Arizona Daily Wildcat The Arizona football team is a tease, there’s no sugar coating that. And Saturday’s 54-48 overtime loss cemented that idea. A 3-0 start gave rise to delusions of grandeur, and performance in games against Oregon, Oregon State and Stanford didn’t help that. The Wildcats trailed […]
  • ESPN insider: Shame Scott, Rodriguez have only one year together at UA

    Before the 2012 season, senior quarterback Matt Scott was a virtual unknown both on the UA campus and around college football. In his first three seasons in Tucson, Scott had six touchdowns and less than 200 pass attempts to his name — most of which came during mop-up duty or as a backup. Just six […]
  • Cat Tracks: Arizona falls to No. 18 Stanford in overtime

    Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won’t tell you everything that happened in a football game. So, we give you ‘Cat Tracks’, providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from Arizona’s October 6 loss to Stanford. Final score: Stanford 54, Arizona 48. The Good: […]
  • Wildcats football looks to run past and around larger Cardinal

    • This story is courtesy of the Arizona Daily Wildcat The size and strength of Stanford is well documented, from its style of play to its massive interior players and tight ends. Now that Arizona is preparing to take on the Cardinal in Palo Alto, Calif., the Wildcats’ lack of size on the line is […]
  • Arizona coach Rodriguez encouraged by his team’s play

    The Arizona Wildcats were ranked as high as 22nd in the nation just a few weeks ago, but now find themselves with a 3-2 record and a two-game losing streak. The view in the Old Pueblo is certainly less sunny now than it was before, and with a schedule that still has No. 18 Stanford, […]
  • UA’s Kyle Dugandzic wins Pac-12 honor

    Arizona Punter Kyle Dugandzic has been named the Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week after his impressive performance in a 38-35 loss to the Oregon State Beavers. Dugandzic punted five balls for 234 yards for an average of 46.8 yards per kick. Four of Dugandzic’s five punting attempts landed inside the 20 yard-line, including […]
  • Ship sailing straight on course for Arizona football

    • This story is courtesy of the Arizona Daily Wildcat After Arizona’s second straight loss and a season sweep by the Oregon schools, the Wildcat nation is sounding a bit pessimistic about the season. Only 44,153 fans piled into Arizona Stadium to watch the Wildcats lose a back-and-forth shootout to No. 18 Oregon State — […]
  • Cat Tracks: Arizona falls late to No. 18 Oregon State

    Arizona quarterback Matt Scott (10) hands off the ball to Ka'Deem Carey (25) during the first half against Oregon State in an NCAA college football game at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Ariz., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Wily Low)
  • Arizona football faces season-defining test against Oregon State this weekend

    • This story is courtesy of the Arizona Daily Wildcat After a humiliating whipping on national television, with an overachieving Oregon State team next on the schedule, pundits like to throw around the phrase “must-win” for Arizona’s Saturday matchup against the Beavers at Arizona Stadium. Anyone who says that is wrong, and sort of bad […]