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Weekend Recruiting Trail Notebook

Arizona moves to No. 1 for 2015 classes On the eve of July’s live evaluation periods, we took an early look at the top-10 recruiting classes in place for the 2015 recruiting cycle. The Syracuse Orange held the top slot due to four top-100 recruits are committed, until Sunday. The Arizona Wildcats took over as ...
Via Hoopniks
24 days ago  |  Discuss

5-star guard commits to Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Sean Miller added a third five-star prospect to his 2015 recruiting class Sunday morning, getting a commitment from shooting guard Allonzo Trier. It's very likely that when recruiting ends, Miller will have his fifth consecutive top five class, and this one has a chance to be No. 1. Trier, who will attend Findlay Prep in the Las Vegas area as a senior, is rated...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Senior safety Bondurant leaves Arizona football team

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona senior safety Tra'Mayne Bondurant is no longer with the Wildcats, coach Rich Rodriguez said after the team's first practice Saturday night. Rodriguez said Bondurant, a key to Arizona's defense for the past few seasons, with 30 career starts, failed to "do some discipline things he had to do." "He chose to leave the program so he...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Arizona Football Releases A Hype Video That Wants Its Fans To #BeThe1

It’s year three of the Rich Rodriguez era at Arizona, and even though the team suffered some major losses, it will still play some of the most entertaining football in America. While the team did lose star running back Ka’Deem Carey and starting quarterback B.J. Denker, it will still look to get into shootouts and play up-tempo football because Rodriguez is not exactly a fan...
Via College Spun
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Hollis-Jefferson ready to shoot into nation's elite

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Summer of Rondae features 3-point shots, two elite camps and one really juicy quote. "We have the best starting five in the country," Rondae Hollis-Jefferson said earlier this month of his Arizona Wildcats, a sentence that traveled at Internet speed to Kentucky fans everywhere. "I was checking out the reaction," said Hollis-Jefferson, a 6...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 6 – Arizona

No. 6 – Arizona – Note … This is the seventh in a series of previews for the 2014 season, ranking CU’s opponents from the easiest to most difficult. – Overview Arizona is as combustible and unpredictable as their head coach, Rich Rodriguez. After taking West Virginia to new heights and Michigan to new depths, Rodriguez has led the Wildcats to a pair of 8-5 seasons in...
Via CU at the Game
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona on right path under Rodriguez but not yet at elite level

Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez joked Wednesday that he didn't want to be reminded about not being successful against UCLA, USC and Arizona State in the Pac-12 South. The feeling among the Pac-12 media is he'll continue to struggle against the trio, given they are all picked ahead of the Wildcats in 2014 race. UA was picked fourth in the South. It will be up to the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Sean Miller's recruiting efforts at Arizona are five-star

When Arizona hired Sean Miller as its basketball coach in May 2009, one of the narratives -- shaped as a concern -- was whether he could recruit the West Coast. It was a legit question. Miller grew up in Pittsburgh, played at Pitt, and spent his entire coaching career entrenched well east of the Mississippi River, including as head coach at Xavier in Cincinnati. When he met to discuss...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Byrne: Arizona to add difficulty to football schedule

Arizona Wildcats athletic director Greg Byrne is "going to gear up" the football team's non-conference schedule now that coach Rich Rodriguez is settling in for his third season. Byrne made the comment while appearing in-studio at Fox Sports 910 in Phoenix on Thursday. Arizona doesn't have a non-conference opponent from another Big 5 conference -- ACC, Big 12, Big...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Superb wing Ray Smith will Bear Down

It’s been a good news, bad news week for 6′-7″ Rekwon “Ray” Smith, a talented 2015 prospect from Las Vegas (NV). On the bad side, Smith tore his ACL at the adidas Unrivaled event in Chicago, but just days later, he committed to the Arizona Wildcats. Smith previously narrowed his substantial list of suitors to nine programs in ...
Via Hoopniks
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Wildcat Nick Johnson shines in NBA summer league

Former Arizona Wildcats guard Nick Johnson capped an impressive week in the Orlando Summer League with a triple-double -- and another highlight dunk -- for the Houston Rockets on Friday. Johnson, in the team's 101-75 victory over Brooklyn, had 15 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, a performance that also included a 360-degree dunk -- the kind of move that Arizona fans saw from...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Behind the making of Arizona's wild RichRod YouTube videos

The Arizona Wildcats have become known for their ambitious and creative YouTube videos featuring head coach Rich Rodriguez. Here's the latest episode and the story of how they're made.
Via Fox Sports
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 37 Arizona Wildcats season preview

The Arizona Wildcats come into 2014 behind third-year head coach Rich Rodriguez looking to build on their recent success. The Wildcats will have to work quickly to fill the holes left after losing some key starters from the last year's squad. "I think the Pac-12 is more talented today than it has been in a really long time and I think that will be even more so five years...
Via College Football Universe
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Aaron Gordon going higher in NBA Draft than Julius Randle

For much of the NBA Draft process, Indiana’s Noah Vonleh, Kentucky’s Julius Randle and the Arizona Wildcats’ Aaron Gordon have been lumped together in a crowded group of talented freshman power forwards. Read 3-5 mock drafts, and you’ll probably see 3-4 different orders as to which they’re drafted. As it turns out, Gordon may be the one who ends up getting drafted first...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona RB Pierre Cormier’s medical condition means end of football career

The Arizona Daily Star is reporting that Arizona RB Pierre Cormier is ending his football career because of a undisclosed medical condition.  He made the announcement via his Facebook page, “Football has always meant the world to me.. Due to a medical condition I’ve been told I can never play again.. This last week and a half has been the hardest ever for me…” What the...
Via NCAA Football Zone
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Top-25 junior Tyler Dorsey splits with Arizona

The first big decommitment in the 2015 class occurred on Sunday, with 6′-4″ combo guard Tyler Dorsey of St. John Bosco (CA) parting ways with the Arizona Wildcats. A scoring-oriented guard, Dorsey was previously set to team with another elite California junior combo guard Justin Simon, who was also a Wildcats pledge. Dorsey is one of the ...
Via Hoopniks
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Arizona WR Garic Wharton to transfer

Report: azcentral.com, Arizona WR Garic Wharton to transfer. It’s not completely certain why the Arizona Wildcats receiver has decided to leave the program.  Depth at the wide receiver position may be one of them.  With one year eligibility remaining, Wharton can play immediately at any program as he has already graduated from the University of Arizona. The Las Vegas native had...
Via NCAA Football Zone
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

UA receiver Garic Wharton leaves program

Garic Wharton is on the move. The Arizona Wildcats receiver has left the program with one season of eligibility remaining. The Las Vegas native had 17 catches for 291 yards and two touchdowns as a redshirt junior last season. Wharton graduated from UA last month and is eligible to play right away if he decides to transfer to another university. Wharton was a member of Mike Stoops...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona’s Brandon Ashley recovering from broken foot slowly

It’s been four months since Brandon Ashley suffered the broken foot in Arizona’s visit to Cal that changed the trajectory of Arizona’s season. And we’re still not close to Ashley being ready to return to full contact, five-on-five action. “This four months really was about healing, really allowing everything to take shape, to stay off it,” Arizona head coach Sean Miller...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Miller: Past season's chemistry lessons will help Wildcats moving forward

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona coach Sean Miller has looked back several times on a season of what could have been. When you're at a school and the head of program where the only expectations are great ones, revisits to the past sometimes help with the future. What stands out most to him was Arizona lost five games by a total of 12 points, so "it's almost as if every game...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

University of Arizona Wildcats Football Gets Four Games On National Television in 2014

  College football season is still a few months away but the T.V. schedules were announced yesterday and the University of Arizona Wildcats will be featured on national television at least four games this upcoming season. They open the season with back to back nationally televised games and two of the four on ESPN.   Arizona Wildcats vs UNLV Runnin Rebels The Wildcats get to...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona at the top of early 2014-15 rankings

Great expectations. That could be the slogan next season for Arizona basketball, even after the loss of All-American Nick Johnson, the team's undisputed leader from the backcourt, and Aaron Gordon, expected to be a lottery pick after one standout, highlight-filled season. After taking some post-draft-decision time to assess what's left on each team moving forward, The Sporting...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

BC transfer Ryan Anderson commits to Arizona Wildcats

Former Boston College forward Ryan Anderson committed to the Arizona Wildcats tonight, after taking a recruiting visit to Tucson today. Anderson chose the Wildcats over Iowa State, where he visited last week, and Indiana. Boston College was just 8-24 last season, after which coach Steve Donahue was fired, and Anderson opted to leave. “Coming from BC, I wanted a chance to compete...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Touted junior guard Justin Simon picks Arizona

The Arizona Wildcats landed a verbal commitment from 6′-4″ junior guard Justin Simon of Temecula Valley (CA) on Tuesday, one of the top-25 prospects nationally in the 2015 class. Simon is the second top-25 prospect in the junior class to commit to Arizona, as fellow Californian Tyler Dorsey made a commitment several months ago. Both players are essentially capable ...
Via Hoopniks
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Wildcats QB Nick Isham to transfer

Scratch one name off the quarterback competition for the Arizona Wildcats. Nick Isham informed UA coaches this morning that he will transfer and look for an opportunity to play elsewhere. The Calabasas, Calif., native has two seasons of eligibility remaining. Isham, a non-scholarship player, transferred to the UA from Louisiana Tech before the 2012 season and sat out that year...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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