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  • Mike Stoops statement following dismissal

    TUCSON – Mike Stoops was fired as head football coach at the University of Arizona Monday and issued the following statement through his agent. “I am very proud of the Wildcat football program and the many accomplishments we have enjoyed. Topping that list is our qualifying for consecutive bowl games the past three seasons for […]
  • Who could coach the Wildcats next season?

    The Arizona Wildcats need a new football coach, and athletic director Greg Byrne has said he will conduct a thorough search for Mike Stoops’ replacement. While many names will be thrown around — some bigger than others — it’s important to note that the chances of anything being done before the end of the season […]
  • Mike Stoops out as Arizona coach

    It appears a road loss to previously winless Oregon State was enough to cost Mike Stoops his job. “We’re appreciative of Mike’s dedicated work for the Arizona Wildcats,” Arizona Athletic Director Greg Byrne said. “Coach Stoops had many successes as our head coach over the last eight seasons. It was a difficult decision but I […]
  • Snapshot: Wildcats continue to tumble

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  • Mike Stoops, Wildcats have tough road ahead

    The Arizona Wildcats just finished a brutal three game stretch where the team saw college football’s best wide receiver, best quarterback and best running back. The Wildcats lost all three games by at least three touchdowns. The opponents were Oklahoma State, Stanford and Oregon all of which are currently ranked in the top 10. The […]
  • Snapshot: No. 10 Ducks are too much for Wildcats

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  • Arizona vs. UConn in 2010 Carrier Classic

    The Arizona Wildcats and UConn Huskies will have a rematch of their 2011 Elite 8 game next season as the teams square off in the Carrier Classic. The game, according to CBSSports.com, will be played on a U.S. Naval carrier and likely be on November 9, 2012. Chances are it will be one of the […]
  • Inside the Headset: Dissecting ‘Stoops Speak’

    Arizona head coach Mike Stoops is one of the most cryptic head coaches in all of college football. I am often left scratching my head walking out of a press conference, as I assume most others are. In search of enlightenment, we will take a closer look at Stoops’ verbage from Monday’s post-Stanford/pre-Oregon press conference. […]
  • Mark May says Mike Stoops won’t last at Arizona

    Three straight bowl games will not be enough to save Mike Stoops’ job at Arizona. That’s the opinion of ESPN College Football Analyst Mark May, who joined Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo Wednesday afternoon. “They’re going to struggle to make a bowl, and I don’t believe they will,” May said. “I think all the […]
  • Juron Criner will not play Thursday at Oklahoma State

    The Arizona Wildcats will take on the No. 9 Oklahoma State Cowboys without their leading receiver, as senior Juron Criner did not travel with the team for Thursday’s game. Arizona Sports’ Mark Asher has learned there was an issue with Criner’s appendix, and it was later reported that the receiver underwent an appendectomy Monday in […]
  • Reports: Arizona receiver Criner out vs. Oklahoma State

    The Arizona Wildcats will play Thursday night’s game at Oklahoma State without star wide receiver Juron Criner, according to Wildcatsportsreport.com. After Criner missed Monday’s practice due to an undisclosed illness Coach Mike Stoops said he would still travel to Oklahoma with the team. Scratch that about WR Juron Criner being on trip. WildcatSportsReport.com says he’s […]
  • Is Arizona’s Nick Foles the most underrated player in college football?

    Arizona Wildcat fans know how good Nick Foles is. Two seasons in Tucson have produced 5,677 yards, 39 touchdowns and appearances in the Holiday and Alamo Bowls, and the senior-to-be is poised to finish his career as one of the best quarterbacks in the school’s history. However, Foles isn’t exactly a known commodity outside of […]
  • Arizona Wildcats nab Brandon Ashley, another top recruit

    The rich keep getting richer? Sean Miller and the Arizona Wildcats, already having landed one of 2012’s best recruiting classes, added another verbal commitment Monday, this time from a five-star recruit. According to the Arizona Daily Star, the Findlay product chose Arizona for a variety of reasons. “I just think he had a familiarity and […]
  • Arizona’s Greg Byrne talks Rose Bowl for Wildcats

    Greg Byrne wants to see the Arizona Wildcats reach the Rose Bowl. “We’ve been knocking on that door of getting over the hump, and now we need to do that,” he told ArizonaSports.com’s Bearing Down with Adam and Jarrett podcast. And, from the sounds of it, Byrne thinks Mike Stoops is the guy to get […]
  • Arizona football loses another player to injury

    University of Arizona lost another player to a knee injury when sophomore cornerback Jonathan McKnight tore his anterior cruciate ligament after jumping for a pass and landing awkwardly, according to the Arizona Daily Star. McKnight was expected to be a starter on defense after playing in all 13 games as a freshman. “You feel very […]
  • Food held Arizona QB Foles back

    Arizona quarterback Nick Foles passed for 3,191 yards and 20 touchdowns last season, leading the Wildcats to the seven wins and an appearance in the Alamo Bowl. A solid season, sure, but the signal caller enters his senior season with a new diet, one that should help him perform even better. According to the Tucson […]
  • ESPN coming to Tucson for Arizona basketball

    The last time the Arizona and Washington played was in the Pac-10 Championship game, when the Huskies won 77-75 in overtime. The time before that the teams met at the McKale Center in Tucson and the Wildcats, thanks to a last-second block by Derrick Williams, escaped with an 87-86 victory. The teams combined for a […]
  • UA coach Stoops aiming for next level

    The University of Arizona Wildcats have been to a bowl game for three straight seasons, accomplishing the feat for the first time in the school’s history. Heading into his eighth season in Tucson, head coach Mike Stoops says the goal is to get to the next level. “We’re looking to try and make another jump, […]
  • UA QB Foles says he must improve for team to get better

    The Arizona Wildcats started last season 7-1 and held Rose Bowl aspirations. The team finished the season 7-6, and having lost their entire offensive line as well as a few defensive stars, expectations for the team are not exactly high as they enter season number one in the Pac-12. The one sure thing on the […]
  • Lute Olson involved in possible ponzi scheme

    In 2009, Lute Olson retired from coaching and probably expected to step out of the limelight. While that may have happened for a couple of brief years, the former University of Arizona head basketball coach is back in the news for all the wrong reasons. Olson was named as one of many Division I coaches […]