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Arizona WR Griffey, son of Hall of Famer, selected by Mariners

Trey Griffey is a big-time collegiate athlete, but he is not following in his famous father’s footsteps. The son of former Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds superstar Ken Griffey Jr. plays wide receiver for the Arizona Wildcats, recording 56 catches for 859 yards and four touchdowns through his first three years. He hung up his bat and glove years ago to focus on football, but...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Arizona star Sean Rooks dies at 46

Former Arizona star Sean Rooks has tragically passed away at the age of 46. The center, who played for seven NBA teams from 1992-2004, was most recently an assistant coach with the Philadelphia 76ers. The Undefeated’s Marc Spears first reported on Rooks’ tragic passing. It saddens to report Sixers assistant coach & ex-NBA center Sean Rooks, 46, passed away in Philadelphia...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA world mourns death of former center Sean Rooks at age 46

Sean Rooks, a former Arizona Wildcats star who played center for 12 seasons in the NBA, died Tuesday at age 46, according to multiple reports. No cause of death has been announced.The 6-foot-10 Rooks was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the 1992 NBA Draft and also played for the Minnesota Timberwolves, LA Lakers and Clippers, Orlando Magic and New Orleans Hornets...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA baseball tournament 2016: Arizona wins Lafayette Regional

The Arizona Wildcats were looking to get back on top of the college baseball world as they entered the 2016 NCAA baseball tournament as the second seed in the Lafayette Regional. They had a long road to the regional title, but they were able to pick up the big win on Monday. The Wildcats down the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns for the second time on Monday to move to their fourth...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 5-star Arizona commit Terrance Ferguson skipping college, will play overseas

The Arizona Wildcats are one of the best basketball programs in the country and have been for the last few years. However, they will be taking a big hit this season as five-star shooting guard commit Terrance Ferguson will likely be skipping college. 247Sports’ Jerry Meyer reported that Ferguson is expected not to enroll at Arizona and will instead go overseas to play professionally...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Iguodala praises Arizona for preparing him for NBA

The Arizona Wildcats basketball program received a ringing endorsement from former star turned NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala, who is playing in his second straight NBA Finals with the Golden State Warriors. While speaking with the media prior to Game 2 of the series, Iguodala was asked about his defensive ability — which has been key for the Warriors slowing down Cavaliers star...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gabe York Kings Pre-Draft Workout Interview 5/19/16

Arizona guard Gabe York talks role in college, adapting game for the NBA, his shooting ability and more following today's Pre-Draft Workout.
Via YouTube
May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Draft Workouts: Kaleb Tarczewski

Pacers.com's Wheat Hotchkiss talks with Arizona center Kaleb Tarczewski after his pre-draft workout with the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Via YouTube
May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Hutchinson CC forward Keanu Pinder commits to Arizona

The Arizona Wildcats have picked up a talented front court player from the community college level, with Hutchinson CC forward Keanu Pinder announcing his commitment to Sean Miller’s program over the weekend. “Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years,” Pinder wrote on Twitter, “especially Randy Livingston and my parents for always being there for me! I am...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

UNC Asheville transfer PG Dylan Smith commits to Arizona

The Arizona Wildcats had a solid campaign during the 2015-16 season as they went 25-9 and advanced to the semifinals of the PAC-12 Conference tournament, making a fourth straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. They have just added a pretty good player to their roster in the form of UNC Asheville transfer point guard Dylan Smith. Smith announced his intentions to transfer to...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Lakers: Luke Walton’s Arizona Ties Bring Advantages

Luke Walton brings the Arizona Wildcats and the legacy of the legendary Lute Olson to the Lakers One week ago, Luke Walton was named the newest head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers while the Arizona Wildcats baseball game against USC was being played. Pac-12 and Wildcats announcers alike were beaming with pride when they heard that a […] Lakers: Luke Walton’s Arizona Ties...
Via Lake Show Life
May 06, 2016

Will moving the Arizona Coyotes’ AHL affiliate to Tucson help grow hockey in state?

One year after a four-way swap of NHL/AHL affiliations that saw the Arizona Coyotes switch affiliates from the Portland Pirates to the Springfield Falcons, the Coyotes have plans of moving their new AHL franchise to Arizona. The Coyotes have signed an agreement to purchase the Falcons, who are currently located in Springfield, Massachusetts. Pending the AHL Board of Governor approval...
Via isportsweb.com
May 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Scooby Wright found out the Browns drafted him and jumped in a pool

The Cleveland Browns selected Arizona Wildcats linebacker Scooby Wright with the 29th pick in the seventh round of the NFL Draft, saving Wright from becoming Mr. Irrelevant by three picks. Wright had been waiting for a call all day long, so when he got the word from the Browns, he sprinted outside and jumped into a pool fully clothed. 
Via Fox Sports
May 01, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright gets drafted, loses mind

Scooby Wright is ready to jump headfirst into the NFL. And into a pool, for that matter. The Arizona linebacker was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the seventh round with the No. 250 overall pick on Saturday. He reacted to the news with a celebration for the ages: by spontaneously diving into the backyard family pool. Whilst fully clothed. Scooby Wright got drafted by the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Scooby Wright III ARIZONA WILDCATS 2016 NFL Draft

The Miami Dolphins have a lot of holes to fill. They have needs at CB, RB, guard, DE, and linebacker. Mr. Tannenbaum will have some decisions to make in this draft. He should be fully aware of the needs on this team, highlighted by the fail attempt to keep or catch a reliable optio to Jay Ajayi in the backfield. There are many draft scenarios for the Dolphins. It is almost certain...
Via Phins Phocus
April 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Three Teams Set To Make A Leap In 2016-17

After one of the most dramatic finishes in college basketball history, it's time to look ahead. Right after Kris Jenkins made history, the countdown to the 2016-17 season began. It's fun to debate if Villanova will repeat, or who the Top 5 will be, but what about the teams who didn't succeed this past season? Who will bounce back?Here are a few teams that can take a major step forward...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Arizona Wildcats land five-star recruit Terrance Ferguson

Sean Miller and the Arizona Wildcats got some good news Wednesday as wing player Terrance Ferguson announced his commitment to play in Tucson. To God be the glory
Via Arizona Sports
April 13, 2016

3 Arizona commits make ESPN.com’s top 25 freshmen for 2016-17 season

Sean Miller isn’t done yet with his recruiting class, but it’s already impressive, with three five-star recruits committed to play ball in Tucson. All three made ESPN.com’s Jeff Borzello’s list of the top 25 freshmen of the 2016-17 season. The first name to make the list is the most unfamiliar. Lauri Markkanen, the 6-foot-11 stretch power forward from Finland, is No. 15...
Via Arizona Sports
April 06, 2016

Arizona coach Sean Miller jokes sweaty shirt ‘has worked out well for me’

It would be fair to say the night of March 18 did not go particularly well for Sean Miller. The Arizona basketball coach could only do so much as his team struggled against a more experienced Wichita State team in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, ultimately losing 65-55. It was the earliest tournament exit in Miller’s career, and the defeat left the Wildcats and Miller searching...
Via Arizona Sports
April 06, 2016

Arizona Wildcats near top of many too-early rankings

For the first time in Sean Miller’s Arizona tenure, his Wildcats were bounced in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. This past season, UA went 25-9, finished tied for fourth in the Pac-12 and and saw its season end when it fell to Wichita State in what was mostly a non-competitive game. Coming off a pair of seasons that saw Arizona among the nation’s best teams as it reached...
Via Arizona Sports
April 05, 2016

Arizona guard Allonzo Trier returning for sophomore season

Arizona guard Allonzo Trier is returning for his sophomore season. The talented 6-foot-6 guard was projected as a late first-round pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, but opted to stay at Arizona. The school announced his decision on Monday. A highly touted recruit from Seattle, Trier was Arizona's third-leading scorer with 14.8 points per game, with a high of 27 against Fresno State...
Via AP on Fox
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Allonzo Trier to return to Arizona

Arizona Wildcats guard Allonzo Trier will return to the desert for his sophomore season, according to an official statement from the university and coach Sean Miller. “I am ecstatic about Allonzo’s decision to return to school for his sophomore year,” Miller said in the release. “I believe he will become one of college basketball’s elite players next season.” Miller then...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Allonzo Trier will return for sophomore year at Arizona

Arizona freshman Allonzo Trier announced he will return to the Wildcats for the 2016-17 season after considering entering the 2016 NBA Draft. For the first time, underclassmen are allowed to enter the draft and go through an evaluation process without losing their eligibility, but Trier did not even go deep into testing the waters. “I am ecstatic about Allonzo’s decision to return...
Via Arizona Sports
April 04, 2016

Rattlers dominate Steel in 2016 AFL season opener

The Arizona Rattlers opened the 2016 Arena Football League season in convincing fashion, destroying the Portland Steel 80-28 Friday night at Moda Center. Receiver Rod Windsor and fullback Mykel Benson each scored four touchdowns and Arizona’s defense scored three times en route to head coach Kevin Guy’s seventh win in eight season openers as Rattlers head coach. It’s hard to...
Via Arizona Sports
April 02, 2016

The four best sneakers in Final Four history

The Final Four is here, and that means there is still a lot of entertaining basketball left to be played. With this year’s NCAA Tournament being more thrilling than years past, the element of excitement has been paramount. At this time of the year, we get the opportunity to witness great story lines, unheralded teams achieving success, impressive coaching, quality basketball...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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