ARIZONA WILDCATS NEWS

Solomon, Wildcats roll over Rebels

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Anu Solomon threw for 425 yards and four touchdowns in his first career start, and Arizona broke a 45-year-old school record with 787 total yards in a season-opening 58-13 rout over UNLV on Friday night. Solomon shook off some early-game jitters with a series of big plays to break the school freshman record for passing yards, highlighted by a 92-yard touchdown pass...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
22 days ago  |  Discuss

UNLV Rebels at Arizona Wildcats: Betting Odds, point spread and tv info

On Friday night the UNLV Rebels and Arizona Wildcats will kickoff their season with a game against one another. Kickoff of the UNLV and Arizona game will get underway at 10:30 pm ET (7:30 pm PT) from Arizona Stadium in Tucson, AZ. Coverage of this game will air on ESPN and WatchESPN. The Odds: UNLV is a 24 point underdog against Arizona. The over/under for this contest is 57 total...
Via Tireball.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

New stars, and old, will keep Arizona offense flying

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Arizona Wildcats return only 23.6 percent of their offensive production from last season, the lowest mark in the Pac-12. But that doesn't even close to being a defining number. Two-time All-American running back Ka'Deem Carey (1,885 yards rushing, 173 receiving) and quarterback B.J. Denker (2,516 yards passing, 949 rushing) are gone, but third-year Arizona...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Wildcats' defense trending in right direction

Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez inherited quarterback Matt Scott, running back Ka'Deem Carey and receiver Austin Hill when he arrived, a trio of nice parting gifts from Mike Stoops. No such luck on defense. Rodriguez and defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel began their rebuild with a few nice pieces, including now-departed linebacker Jake Fischer, but the words Rodriguez most often...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN expects Wildcats to contend in the south

The collegiate football season is underway for some teams. The Arizona Wildcats season does not begin until Friday. This is when Rich Rodriguez will field his 2014 roster, featuring the teams fourth quarterback in as many years. The team does however hope that Anu Solomon can become the teams starter for the next four seasons. ESPN’s Ivan Maisel, believes that the team from Tucson...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas transfer Jones eager for second chance with Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. -- It was a year ago, almost to the week, when receiver Cayleb Jones arrived on the University of Arizona campus looking -- hoping -- for a second chance at success. It's not like he didn't possess the talent. He was been a high school All-American. But life at Texas didn't work out. He was suspended for what was later classified a misdemeanor after allegedly...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Wildcats name their starter

Mandatory Credit: (Tyler Besh / Arizona Daily Wildcat) One of the biggest questions the Wildcats faced this offseason was who their starting quarterback would be come August 29th. Well the team laid that question to rest on Monday naming their starter. Anu Solomon will be the teams starter come Friday. According to Arizona’s head coach however, he is by no means a lock to stay...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Anu Solomon to start at QB for Arizona vs. UNLV

Anu Solomon will start at quarterback for the Arizona Wildcats on Friday in the season opener against UNLV, Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez announced today.
Via Pro Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona names Solomon its QB

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Rich Rodriguez has his man at quarterback -- at least for now. It's redshirt freshman Anu Solomon. "He's earned the right to start the first game," Rodriguez said Monday afternoon, ahead of the Wildcats' opener Friday against UNLV. Rodriguez made it a point to say the decision doesn't mean Solomon will be the starter all year or that he...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Nose guard Worthy embraces fresh start at Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Jeff Worthy was in his bedroom in Boise when his phone rang. It was Boise State coach Chris Petersen. Come see me. We need to talk. By the time Worthy, a sophomore-to-be defensive tackle, returned to his room, he was off the team, his world spinning, one door closing on a promising college football career. "I didn't really say anything to anybody for about...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

How a car wreck impacted Arizona's QB race

TUCSON, Ariz. -- There was a reason why Arizona quarterback Jesse Scroggins began fall camp in the Breakfast Club. It's a series of grueling early-morning workouts, supervised by the man himself, Rich Rodriguez, for those players who failed to report with the fitness standards demanded by the coaches. Not a club you want to join. Scroggins was there because he missed about a...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Scroggins on Arizona's QB race: 'May the best man win'

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Jesse Scroggins seems to have a peace about him that he says he's never really felt in his football career. "I'm more comfortable, less anxious and less overwhelmed," said Scroggins, speaking for the first time this camp at Arizona's annual media day on Sunday. That might be the calm amid the storm as the stakes remain high in the Wildcats&...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Arizona pledge Tyler Dorsey has finalists

6′-4″ combo guard Tyler Dorsey, a top-20 prospect in the 2015 class, has narrowed his list to ten schools. Dorsey, who was formerly committed to the Arizona Wildcats, will officially visit Kansas from October 10-12 and Oregon from September 5-7, according to AAU coach Dinos Trigonis. Dorsey also has Arizona State, California, Colorado, Georgetown, Louisville, St. ...
Via Hoopniks
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

6 Arizona players with something to prove

Everybody has something to prove every day. That's how Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez thinks about it. That's how he likes it. From a walk-on defensive back at West Virginia, to a young coach trying to insert his no-huddle, zone-read offense into major college football, to a guy who got fired at Michigan, proving something always has been part of the job for Rodriguez...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona unveils new jerseys

Arizona will be sporting a new set of red,white and blue uniforms for the 2014-15 college basketball season. A preseason Top 5 team, Arizona brings back a group led by Stanley Johnson, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Brandon Ashley and Kaleb Tarczewski. Take a look at the uniforms they’ll be wearing. The post Arizona Basketball Unveils New Jerseys appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona counts on veteran O-line to ease transition for rebuilt backfield

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Steve Gurrola will be perfectly honest when it comes to evaluating Arizona's offensive line play last season:  "We had no clue what we were doing . . . including myself." That was so 2013 when Arizona's offensive line was still learning the ropes in attempting to block for Ka'Deem Carey. "It wasn't always a nice thing," said Mickey...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Waived/Injured TE Terrence Miller To Make Room For DE Jerel Worthy

  Field Yates of ESPN.com reports that the Patriots have waived/injured TE Terrence Miller to make room for recently acquired DE Jerel Worthy. Miller, 22, signed with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Arizona back in May. However, he lasted close to a month before he was placed on waivers. The Patriots signed Miller to a contract this past weekend, so he was with...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona unveils new basketball uniforms

The Arizona basketball program on Wednesday unveiled new uniforms with an old-school look. The uniforms resemble those worn by Arizona for about a decade, starting in the mid-1990s that included the program's run to the national championship in 1997. The new uniforms have the word "Cats" down the side of the shorts; last year's did, too, although this looks more...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Arizona Releases Promo For New Uniforms, Which “Pay Tribute” To Program’s History

History-rich programs like Arizona basketball will always make sure to pay homage to the teams that built the foundation for success. The Wildcats, coming off of their best season in the Sean Miller era, has unveiled a set of new Nike uniforms which share some resemblance with many of Arizona’s top teams of the past. Home White with Red Trim #APlayersProgram pic.twitter.com/ScBLN8x9K7...
Via College Spun
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

'Laid back' Solomon serious about being Arizona's next QB

TUCSON, Ariz. -- All Anu Solomon can control is, well, what he does. Work hard. Make smart decisions. Stay confident. Be a leader. And oh yes, get faster and be stronger with his arm. Whether that's good enough the win the battle for Arizona's starting quarterback job is anyone's guess. "It's about doing the big stuff," the redshirt freshman Solomon said...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona has depth in backfield, but it's all untested

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The competition to replace Ka'Deem Carey in Arizona's backfield is "running neck and neck" and it likely will be that way depending on other body parts like the knees and heart. Clearly, Terris Jones-Grigsby and Jared Baker offer a nice one-two punch when it comes to running the ball in Rich Rodriguez's spread offense. There will be others,...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Sporting News ranks Arizona No. 1 in preseason hoops

The Arizona Wildcats are ranked as the preseason No. 1 team in the country by The Sporting News college basketball yearbook. The magazine tweeted pictures of its regional covers Monday morning, including one featuring Arizona sophomore wing Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. Sporting News lists its top 10 teams on every cover, with Arizona leading the way, followed by Kentucky, Wisconsin and...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona's Rodriguez looking for 'sense of urgency'

TUCSON, Ariz. -- One week is in the books, and less than three weeks remain before the Arizona Wildcats' season-opener. Coach Rich Rodriguez, naturally, isn't comfortable. It's a race against time in a no-huddle world. "I don't think we have the sense of urgency all the time that we should," Rodriguez said after Saturday night's open practice at Arizona...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Q&A with Wildcats QBs coach Rod Smith

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Arizona Wildcats completed a week of practice with no major public clarification of the quarterback race. "I think we have several guys we can win with," quarterbacks coach and co-offensive coordinator Rod Smith said after Saturday's morning practice. "But we're not ready yet." Smith said quarterback play has been "good in spurts...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rodriguez has idea of which QB 'is starting to get it'

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Austin Hill has seen this movie before. It turned out pretty good in the end. The beginning was a mystery and by the end it was a love story. Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez has a way doing that with his quarterbacks. Or at least this is the second year -- sequel, anyone? "Hopefully it works out in a different way and we can find a quarterback before the first...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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