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  • ESPN: ASU one of worst jobs, UA one of the best

    As far as coaching opportunities go, there could not be much more of a gap between the Pac-12 schools that reside in the state of Arizona. According to, which ranked the conference’s jobs, the one in Tucson is second-best, while the one in Tempe is ranked ninth. 2. Arizona: Like UCLA, the past few […]
  • Red helmets ‘not on radar’ for U of A football

    Two weeks ago, the University of Arizona athletic department made it known that they were adding a third helmet to the Wildcats’ football wardrobe. The new copper-colored alternate joins Arizona’s more traditional blue and white helmets, and will be worn some time during the 2012 season. Sunday, another photo of another alternate helmet — this […]
  • Arizona Wildcats add copper helmet for 2012

    The Arizona Wildcats are getting a new look for 2012. Or, at least, another option for game day headwear. The school announced Wednesday it is adding a copper helmet, giving it three options (blue and white being the others) to choose from. “Copper will not replace our traditional colors of red and blue, and the […]
  • Bad refs are a natural part of Arizona sports

    Phoenix teams and their fans are no strangers to poor officiating. Many a time has a game, series or season turned on some questionable calls, which consistently seem to go against Arizona’s teams. Are we complaining too much when, in reality, our teams are just not better? Perhaps. But that doesn’t change the frustration of […]
  • Seven Wildcats earn preseason Pac-12 team honors

    Though they are not one of the Pac-12’s best teams, the Arizona Wildcats do not exactly lack talent, either. Longtime college football expert Phil Steele released his preseason All-Pac-12 Team, and seven Wildcats can be found on the list. Four Wildcats made their respective second teams, with center Kyle Quinn earning the honor on offense […]
  • Irony turns out to be helpful for Arizona Wildcats

    Irony can be helpful. The Arizona Wildcats, in dire need of a point guard for the 2012-13 season, were able to find one in Xavier transfer Mark Lyons, who is graduating this summer and will be eligible to play this upcoming season. “Very seldom do you leave a player as a college coach and then […]
  • Wildcats land Xavier transfer Mark Lyons

    The Arizona Wildcats overcame the long odds and landed the highly regarded transfer star they coveted. Former Xavier guard Mark Lyons tweeted he committed to the Wildcats Sunday. I excited to be a wildcat!!!!!! — Mark mooga Lyons (@Mooga_Mark) May 6, 2012 Lyons reportedly had interest in Kentucky and Kansas, but ultimately chose to reunite […]
  • Wildcats to be visited by Xavier guard Lyons

    The Arizona Wildcats roster for the 2012-13 season is taking shape, with depth up front and on the wings. What they’re missing is a point guard, though it’s possible that won’t be an issue much longer. According to Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star, Xavier transfer Mark Lyons is planning on visiting Arizona this […]
  • Arizona QB Foles drafted by Eagles

    Arizona’s Nick Foles was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles with the 88th pick in the third round Friday, making him the school’s first drafted QB since Eddie Wilson in 1962. Foles deserved to be picked. The 6-foot-5, 240 pound QB started for Arizona the last two-and-a-half years, and finished his career as the school’s all-time […]
  • Departures drop Wildcats in way-too-soon rankings

    A little more than a week ago, the Arizona Wildcats were ranked by ESPN’s Andy Katz as the 12th-best team in NCAA heading into next season. That was before Josiah Turner elected to transfer (not good) and Kyryl Natyazhko decided to leave school to pursue a professional career in Europe (not bad). Their departures, along […]
  • Wildcats C Natyazhko to leave school, play professionally

    Kyryl Natyazhko has decided to leave the University of Arizona to pursue a professional career in Europe. According to a release by the school, Natyazhko has yet to sign with a club, but will sign with an agent. “I’d like to thank the fans, my teammates and the coaching staff at Arizona,” said Natyazhko. “It […]
  • Arizona guard Josiah Turner to transfer

    Josiah Turner arrived at the University of Arizona as a five-star recruit and one of the best point guard prospects in the country. He’s leaving one year later as a disappointment who just couldn’t get a handle on college life. The school announced Wednesday that Turner has decided to transfer to another school, though he […]
  • Wildcats land Duquesne transfer McConnell

    The rich get richer. Or at least so it would seem. Head coach Sean Miller’s 2012 recruiting class is already ranked as the top collection of incoming talent in the country by many publications. Tuesday, the Arizona basketball program added another weapon to their arsenal for the future by adding guard T.J. McConnell, who will […]
  • Wildcats ranked 12th in way-too-soon top 25

    It’s never too early for a top-25, right? Well, ESPN’s Andy Katz is putting that theory to the test, as he released his list shortly after Kentucky was crowned the 2012 NCAA Tournament champion. And while Kentucky’s Wildcats are ranked fourth, it’s Arizona’s version who may be a bit of a surprise to some, since […]
  • Cardinals to take a look at AZ college players

    The Arizona Cardinals are considering drafting local collegiate talent in the upcoming NFL Draft. According to ProFootballTalk, several players have scheduled either private workouts and/or visits to the Cardinals facility leading up to the draft. Two of them are local products: ASU cornerback Omar Bolden and Arizona wide receiver Juron Criner. Bolden, who missed the […]
  • ESPN’s Mark May: UA’s Byrne ‘will own the state of AZ’

    Most everyone agrees Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne has done a great job since taking over for Jim Livengood on May 1, 2010. With Sean Miller already on board for basketball, the AD turned his focus to football, where Arizona has struggled not only on the field, but off it as well. Byrne has worked […]
  • Arizona Wildcats to practice in the Valley

    Phoenix-area Wildcats fans won’t have to go far to get their first look at the Rich Rodriguez-led team. The school announced it will hold its spring football practice at Glendale Community College on Saturday, March 24. The team is expected to scrimmage during the event, which will also feature prize giveaways, chances to purchase season […]
  • Breakdown: U of A shocked by Bucknell

    The Lowdown: The NIT history for Arizona is a bleak one to say the least. Three appearances (first since 1951) and they are 0-3 in their opportunities. On the other hand, they also have 29 appearances in the NCAA Tournament including 25 in a row from 1985-2009. The first 35 minutes of the game were […]
  • Breakdown: ‘Cats move to Pac-12 Championship

    The Lowdown: Throughout the first half of this Pac-12 Tournament semifinal matchup, Arizona head coach Sean Miller had to be thinking “Did Oregon State really do us a favor knocking off Washington?” Early on the Beavers were all over the Wildcats jumping out by as much as nine points. The Beavers’ quick launch was fueled […]
  • Breakdown: Arizona moves past UCLA

    The Lowdown: Arizona took control of the game early and did not look like they would relinquish it for the first 8-10 minutes. Solomon Hill was on fire and aggressive from the perimeter knocking down three consecutive three-pointers that made him look to the UCLA bench as if to say, “Who is going to guard […]