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Arizona WR Cayleb Jones Has Declared For The NFL Draft

Arizona wide receiver Cayleb Jones revealed his decision to enter the 2016 NFL Draft on Twitter this afternoon.  I’ve decided to enter my name in the 2016 NFL draft! I am so blessed and thankful for this opportunity. Thank You GOD! — Cayleb S Jones (@1caylebjones) December 27, 2015 #beardown THANK YOU ZONA pic.twitter.com/6Q0cKidog8 — Cayleb S Jones (@1caylebjones) December...
Via College Spun
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Arizona Star Linebacker Makes Emotional NFL Draft Announcement Following Bowl Win

Saturday was an emotional day for the Arizona Wildcats football team and their star linebacker, Scooby Wright. After a regular season where he ended up playing just two games total (including missing the past eight games with an injury), Wright showed up in the team’s New Mexico Bowl win. Wright ended up finishing the day with 15 tackles (11 solo) and two sacks in the 45-37 win...
Via Gamedayr
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 13 Arizona outlasts UNLV for 46th straight win at McKale

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona's balance makes it a difficult team to defend. Stop one aspect of the Wildcats' offense, they can turn to another, just-as-effective player to lead them in scoring. With UNLV center Stephen Zimmerman limited due to an injury, it was Dusan Ristic's turn to take over. Ristic scored 16 of his career-high 20 points in the first half, and No. 13 Arizona took advantage...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona LB Scooby Wright III declares for the NFL Draft

The Arizona Wildcats pulled off a huge win against the New Mexico Lobos in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday. It wasn’t much of a surprise, but Wildcats’ linebacker Scooby Wright declared for the NFL Draft following the game. He has been toying with the possibility of going into the draft for some time now and it was not a huge shock that he finally declared since he has...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona holds off pesky New Mexico in New Mexico Bowl

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Anu Solomon threw two touchdowns passes and ran for another score to help Arizona hold off pesky New Mexico 45-37 on Saturday in a wild New Mexico Bowl.Arizona (7-6) and its quick offense overwhelmed the Lobos (7-6) in a game that saw New Mexico surge late after being down as many of 18 points.Jared Baker ran for 107 yards and three touchdowns, and Cayleb Jones...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona LB Scooby Wright declares for NFL Draft

Scooby Wright is headed to the NFL.  Arizona’s star linebacker told reporters of his plans after his dominant performance in the Wildcats’ win against New Mexico in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl Saturday afternoon.  Wright, a junior, was one of the best defensive players in the country this season.  #Arizona's Scooby Wright just told me he will declare for the NFL Draft...
Via College Spun
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Arizona QB Anu Solomon Hits WR Cayleb Jones With 78-Yard Touchdown Pass

The Arizona Wildcats came into the 2015 with higher expectations than  .500 record, but going into the New Mexico Bowl that is exactly what they have. There is a big difference with ending a season 7-6 over 6-7, and the Wildcats made it clear which they aimed to be when the game was over. After falling behind early 3-0, Anu Solomon hooked with Cayleb Jones on a 78-yard play to take...
Via FatManWriting
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch New Mexico Vs. Arizona New Mexico Bowl Online (Live Stream)

You’ll never believe it: New Mexico is playing in the New Mexico Bowl. Yes, the 7-5 Lobos will take on the 6-6 Arizona Wildcats in front of many of their home fans Saturday. However, Arizona is a heavy favorite and beat a ranked Utah team in its second-to-last regular-season game. Here’s how to watch New Mexico-Arizona online: When: Saturday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. ETLive Stream:...
Via NESN.com
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

New Mexico Bowl preview: Winning season at stake for Arizona

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Playing in the postseason has become something of a habit for Arizona. The same isn't true of New Mexico, but the Lobos are hoping to start a similar trend.For Arizona (6-6), Saturday's New Mexico Bowl marks the Wildcats' fourth-consecutive bowl appearance under coach Rich Rodriguez in a season that saw the team battling injuries to key players. Star linebacker...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rich Rodriguez wins dance-off at Arizona practice

Arizona is just days away from playing in the New Mexico Bowl against the hometown Lobos, but the Wildcats are keeping things loose at practice. After Tuesday’s session, the team had a dance-off. The winner appeared to be head coach Rich Rodriguez, who caused the team to explode by hitting “The Dab.” Dab on 'em, Coach. A video posted by University of Arizona...
Via College Spun
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Scooby Wright, Anu Solomon expected to play in New Mexico Bowl

The Arizona Wildcats were expected to be one of the best teams in the PAC-12 South this year, but, unfortunately, that didn’t turn out how they would have hoped. The team went 6-6 and just barely sneaked into the New Mexico Bowl against the New Mexico Lobos. It looks like two of their biggest pieces could be back for the game as both linebacker Scooby Wright III and quarterback...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona State football to face West Virginia at Cactus Bowl

Arizona State football had a rough season with many disappointing losses. A team that was initially expected to crank out another 10-win season didn’t rise to meet the expectations. It is not to say that the Sun Devils didn’t play their hearts out, but things just didn’t quite go their way. Fortunately for Todd Graham and his program, they clinched bowl game eligibility with...
Via isportsweb.com
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona AD says Rich Rodriguez remains with Wildcats

Arizona’s Rich Rodriguez has heard his name mentioned in some coaching rumors over the past couple of days. Some reports have linked him to the South Carolina opening. Football Scoop reported Saturday night that “tea leaves” indicated he’d be the Gamecocks’ next coach.  The 52-year-old coach has addressed the speculation. Rodriguez posted the following tweet, seemingly...
Via College Spun
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona C Kaleb Tarczewski out 4-6 weeks with foot injury

Arizona Wildcats starting center Kaleb Tarczewski suffered a stress reaction and muscle strain in his left foot during the team’s win over Santa Clara on November 26 and will be out for the next four to six weeks. Tarczewski’s injury was announced by the university and reported by Arizona Sports. Tarczewski, a senior from New Hampshire, was averaging 8.6 points and 7.2 rebounds...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Scooby Wright expects to play in Arizona’s bowl game

The Arizona Wildcats expected to be one of the better teams in the PAC-12 at the beginning of the season. They have fallen off since being ranked in the top 20 and finished the year 6-6. It can be said that a lot of their struggles were because of All-American linebacker Scooby Wright missing most of the year with injuries. He missed the first few games of the year after tearing...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Football: Finding an identity after a tough loss

Saturday was a disappointing day for Arizona football fans. Having to lose to the Arizona State Sun Devils is something no Arizona Wildcat fan wants to see. Arizona football needs to take a step back and figure out what kind of team they are going to be. They must choose to decide whether they are a run focus team or a pass focus team. Early in the year it looked like the Arizona...
Via isportsweb.com
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Arizona WR Trey Griffey Shows Embarrasses Arizona State Defense During 95-Yard Touchdown Reception

Trey Griffey has not done much this season in Arizona. with just seven catches for 82 yards to his name, but the opportunity arose for him to make a play or two Saturday against Arizona State and he rose to the occasion. He only had two catches on the night, but they went for 69 yards and 95 yards.The 95-yard one went for a touchdown and saw him make half the Arizona State fall down...
Via FatManWriting
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah coach Whittingham: Star RB Booker out for bowl game

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah running back Devontae Booker has played his last game for the 13th-ranked Utes.Coach Kyle Whittingham said Booker won't be back in time for a bowl game after having surgery on his left knee Thursday to repair a torn meniscus. Whittingham made it official after Utah (8-3, 5-3) lost to UCLA 17-9 on Saturday and fell out of contention for the Pac-12 South title...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

ASU fans prank Arizona by giving school land back to Mexico

The Arizona Wildcats battle the Arizona State Sun Devils this Saturday in the battle for the Territorial Cup. The game is in Tempe this year, so the Sun Devil fans wanted to do something creative when they prank the Arizona fans. A group of Sun Devil fans got together and came up with an elaborate prank that nearly gave Mexican residents the right to come into the country and attend...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

ASU pranksters draw first blood in Territorial Cup week

It's Territorial Cup week and Arizona, and fans of the Arizona State Sun Devils and Arizona Wildcats know what that means. It's time for the sneakiest and cleverest devotees to figure out how to prank the other school 100 miles down the road. Typically, the hijinks involve painting of the "A" on the rival's mountain/butte: A coat of Cardinal red on the butte overlooking Sun Devil...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona football: Wildcats are bowl eligible after Utah win

The Arizona Wildcats (6-5) won a double overtime victory against the #10 Utah Utes (8-2) in their final home game of the season. The victory was the Cats sixth of the season, making them officially bowl eligible. Since arriving in Tucson to coach the Arizona football team in 2012, Rich Rodriguez has helped the program earn a victory over a top ten team in four consecutive years....
Via isportsweb.com
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Arizona WR Nate Phillips Makes Fantastic Catch For Go-Ahead Touchdown In 2OT

Arizona wide receiver Nate Phillips has not been a big part of the Wildcats offense this season with just 36 catches for 473 yards and three touchdowns. Saturday against Utah he didn't make a ton of catches (just three), but his last one ended up being pretty important.On the first play in double overtime Arizona quarterback Jerrard Randall hit him with a beauty of a 25-yard touchdown...
Via FatManWriting
November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Releases Amazing Star Wars-Themed “The Force Awakens” Hype Video For Utah

The Arizona Wildcats are looking to bounce back after losing their last three games, and they’re looking to fight back against a Utah team that has taken control of the Pac-12 South.  As the Wildcats hit the road to take on the Utes Saturday night, they’ll have one thing on their side – they have nothing to lose. So to make sure fans are ready for the battle the lies ahead...
Via College Spun
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Wright may have been killed by man he met on Grindr

Former Arizona Wildcats star and New York Knicks draft pick Michael Wright was found dead on Tuesday in Brooklyn, and police are investigating what they believe is a possible homicide. Wright, 35, was found dead sprawled out in the back of his Lexus SUV Tuesday around 11:00 am, according to the New York Daily News....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

From Air Force Special Operations to Arizona special teams

Many great stories flood the sports pages on Veterans Day, and some of the most intriguing are those about athletes who have also served the country. Such is the case with the story of Jason Sweet, a former Air Force Special Ops pararescue jumper now playing football at the University of Arizona.  AZCentral's Scott Bordow gives an intimate look at Sweet, a "fighter" in every sense...
Via Yardbarker
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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