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  • Rumors have Arizona’s Sean Miller seriously considering Maryland job

    Is Maryland better than Arizona in November? It might be for one college basketball coach. Thanks to Gary Williams’ retirement Maryland is searching for its first new basketball coach in 22-years. Rumors are flying around about who will replace the legendary coach, with all signs beginning to point directly at the University of Arizona’s Sean […]
  • Derrick Williams had to go pro, hard to blame him

    Derrick Williams knows what he’s going to miss. “If I were to stay, we would have a great chance to win a national championship, but at the same time, not too many people get this opportunity, to move on to the next level,” he said during what is his final press conference as an Arizona […]
  • Offense will carry Cats if line can hold up

    If the Arizona Wildcats are to contend in the Pac-12 South next season it will be the offense that leads the way. Senior quarterback Nick Foles has a number of pass catchers to throw the ball to, including Juron Criner and Texas transfer Dan Buckner. However, their biggest question mark is up front, as the […]
  • Pac-12 looking at Sunday games possibility

    Even if the NFL lockout continues into the fall, the tradition of Sunday football might not be as nonexistent as fans believe. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott sees an opportunity on that beloved day of the week and most likely isn’t the only conference commissioner with that mindset. “We are always looking at the chess pieces […]
  • UA star Williams to declare for NBA Draft

    Sorry Tucson. Arizona basketball star Derrick Williams, after weeks of speculation, has decided to forgo his final two years of eligibility and enter the 2011 NBA Draft, according to “After careful consideration and with the support of my family and Coach Miller, I have decided to declare for the 2011 NBA Draft,” said Williams. […]
  • Derrick Williams on others going pro: NoSirNotMe

    Arizona Wildcats fans, anxious over Derrick Williams’ potential departure, have found themselves hanging on his every word…and tweet. In the latest installment of “As Derrick Williams’ Draft Status Turns,” the sophomore responded to the news of Duke star Kyrie Irving entering the draft with, well, an interesting choice of words. Damn.. Everybody leaving today..?! #NoSirNotMeless […]
  • Wildcats come oh-so-close against Huskies

    Two to tie. Three to win. A miss gets you a ticket on the first bus back to Tucson. If only this game were a Buffalo Wild Wings commercial — I would have sent the game into overtime. I watched the red and blue get sucked out of U of A fans at Majerle’s in […]
  • Analyst Seth Davis discusses the future of the Wildcats

    When CBS college basketball analyst Seth Davis was asked to describe the Arizona Wildcats’ 2010-2011 season on KTAR 620’s Doug and Wolf Monday morning he simply replied with one word: “Brilliance.” Davis, who has also been a writer at Sports Illustrated since 1995, attributed a considerable portion of that “brilliance” to second year Head Coach […]
  • Derrick Williams to the NBA? Odds set at 50-50

    For University of Arizona fans looking for something to smile about, ESPN’s Chad Ford may have thrown you a big, meat-filled bone. In an ESPN Insider report Ford lists the All-America forward in the “50-50” group for players thought to be declaring for the NBA Draft. Much better than the assumed odds, no? Ford does […]
  • 165 minutes of basketball led Wildcats to Elite 8

    “If we go to the Elite 8, I’m watching it with you.” The next text message from my friend Natasha arrived almost instantly. “*When we go to the Elite 8.” Arizona Wildcat fans have been living on the edge of reality for the last two weeks thanks to a series of heart-stopping contests on the […]
  • Arizona and UConn playing best basketball

    Cinderella lives in Tucson, wears a No. 23 jersey and dominated Duke on Thursday night. Arizona Wildcats fans can argue they knew Derrick Williams would do this all along, but how many truly believed what this team as a whole was capable of? The excitement and pressure doesn’t stop here, though. The sophomore forward must […]
  • Duke had no answer for Williams early, Arizona as a whole late

    Duke had just scored 44 points and was heading to the locker room with a six-point lead over Arizona in the Sweet 16 on Thursday evening. CBS sideline reporter Leslie Visser caught up with Duke’s coach Mike Krzyzewski as he headed for the tunnel. First, Coach K did not have the look of a coach […]
  • Cardiac ‘Cats renew rivalry with Duke

    The Cardiac ‘Cats are back. The fifth seeded Arizona Wildcats (29-7) have returned to the Sweet 16 for the second time in three years in the most dramatic of fashion. The men from Tucson escaped from Tulsa needing a last second Derrick Williams block of Wesley Witherspoon to sneak past Memphis 77-75 and a three […]
  • Opportunistic Wildcats look to continue run vs. Duke

    Not many people can say they were expecting this. The NCAA Tournament’s beloved first weekend ended with the Arizona Wildcats among this year’s surprise teams crashing the Sweet Sixteen party. Mike Krzyzewski and his top-seeded Duke Blue Devils now stand in their path. Some fans may find themselves satisfied knowing the Wildcats outdid all other […]
  • Former coach Pennell discusses weekend’s controversies

    Former University of Arizona head basketball coach Russ Pennell stopped by to chat with Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and Wolf Monday morning. He discussed the first weekend of March Madness and sided with the ref’s decision not to give Texas guard Cory Joseph a timeout in the controversial finish to Sunday’s game against the Wildcats. […]
  • Relieved, Wildcats live to see another day

    TULSA, Okla – Derrick Williams averages just under 0.7 blocks per game, not enough to crack the top 250 nationally. Williams’ block of Wesley Witherspoon with 0:02 remaining propelled the no. 5 seed Arizona Wildcats over the no. 12 seed Memphis Tigers 77-75 Friday afternoon. In a tournament highlighted by upsets on day one, Arizona […]
  • Wildcats vs. Tigers in a battle of familiarity

    Though it has been a nerve-wracking two years for the Arizona Wildcats basketball program, as advertised, head coach Sean Miller has the program back on track. “Over the long haul, as long as we continue to recruit the right players and treat them right and develop them, success will follow, especially at a place, like […]
  • Former Wildcat Pastner now coaches against them as a Tiger

    March Madness means dramatic finishes and story lines that could not be invented by the human imagination. The NCAA Selection Committee punctuated that thought Sunday night as they matched the No. 5 seed Arizona Wildcats with the No.12 seed Memphis Tigers. Memphis is led by Arizona alum and a Tucson favorite Josh Pastner. Pastner, who […]
  • Zona faces intriguing matchup against Memphis

    To advance to the second round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament, the Arizona men’s basketball team will have to beat one of their own: Memphis head coach Josh Pastner. While fans fondly remember Pastner as one of the nation’s top recruiters for legendary coach Lute Olsen, many forget his presence on the 1997 national championship […]
  • Huskies outlast Wildcats in thrilling Pac-10 title game

    LOS ANGELES – Both participants in the 2011 Pac-10 title game were looking to cut the nets down for a second time in a row. For the #15 Arizona Wildcats (27-7, 14-4) they were looking to add to their Pac-10 regular season title. For the Washington Huskies (23-10, 11-7) they were trying to repeat as […]