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No. 3 Arizona survives first true road game, stays undefeated

T hat is what the road will be about this season for the Arizona Wildcats -- survival. And likely too-close-for-comfort victories over teams ready and willing to take on a college basketball giant. No. 3 Arizona was just good enough in its 60-55 win over host UTEP late Friday night, moving its record to 12-0 through the first quarter of the schedule and with one game left -- UNLV...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rodriguez's success at Arizona began with a simple message

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Arizona journey of coach Rich Rodriguez, from inheriting a downtrodden program to winning the Pac-12 South and earning a Fiesta Bowl berth in a three-year span, began with a simple but powerful first step. After he was hired in late November 2011, Rodriguez met with his new players. Those brought to Arizona by coach Mike Stoops; those facing new schemes on both...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Arizona's McConnell scores as a leader even if shots aren't falling

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona senior guard T.J. McConnell admits he is -- he hopes "was" is a more apt description -- in a shooting slump through 25 percent of the basketball season. He does think about it and, yes, it does bother him at times. But, he fully expects to snap out of it. Until then, he'll do what he does best: Lead, assist, defend, dive, and, well, win. He will get another...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona signs three junior college recruits

Arizona addressed needs by signing three junior college players on Wednesday, including a four-star defensive lineman who picked the Wildcats after making a visit last weekend. That would be Anthony Fotu from Laney College in Oakland, Calif. He also had offers from Washington, TCU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Miami, among others. He is rated as the 25th-best junior college prospect...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona defense picked its spots in season to remember

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The numbers don't tell the complete picture when it comes to the Arizona's defense. Never mind the statistics. Call it a slow burn. Or, as the players say, it's been "a progression." Arizona gave new meaning to "bend-but-don't break" in that it finished 10th in the Pac-12 in total defense, giving up 469.4 yards a game. That's 33 yards more than last year's average...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blowout loss at Arizona is a “great reality check for everyone”

At the beginning of each half of basketball, the crowd at the McKale Center will remain standing until the opposing team records a point. On Saturday, they had a long time to wait until they could be seated. Michigan went scoreless for more than five minutes to start the second frame as No. 3 Arizona helped itself to a 12-0 run that essentially put the game out of reach in an 80...
Via UM Hoops
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Arizona’s Center Barfed On The Ball, Then Snapped It

Arizona fans were probably sick with the way the Wildcats performed against Oregon in last night’s Pac-12 championship game. Arizona’s center was literally sick. Carter Wood, a redshirt junior, barfed on the ball before snapping it to his quarterback in the fourth quarter. Here’s video, if you’re into that kind of thing. Oregon will most likely be playing in the inaugural...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona center pukes on ball, then snaps it anyway (VIDEO)

It was pretty upsetting how badly Arizona was getting beat by Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship Game Friday night.And a lot of Wildcats fans could probably relate to Arizona center Carter Wood when he puked on the ball right before this snap.Props to Wood for not letting an inconvenience like vomiting his pre-game meal all over the ball stop him from playing.And at least the quarterback...
Via The Other Paper
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona’s Vomiting Center Is A Metaphor For The Pac-12 Championship Game

The Oregon Ducks crushed the Arizona Wildcats in the Pac-12 Championship Game on Friday night, 51-13. We could give you some analysis of the beat down, but the video above does a pretty good job summing up our thoughts. [SBNation] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona's big loss puts bowl destination in question

No. 2 Oregon attacked and Arizona watched. It had no choice and basically had no chance vs. the Ducks in the 51-13 loss in Santa Clara, Calif., for the Pac-12 Conference title. "They played well and we didn't," Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said. "They outcoached us and outplayed us. They did a nice job; we didn't execute well." UA tried to stop the Ducks, but couldn't hang on. And...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona center Carter Wood pukes on ball before snapping it (Video)

In what is the perfect metaphor for Arizona’s ghastly performance against Oregon in the Pac-12 championship game on Friday night, center Carter Wood puked on the ball before snapping it. Wood took over at center after Steven Gurrola was ejected for throwing a punch at a Ducks defender. Maybe the nerves got to him, but...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Arizona's One Really Good Offensive Play In the PAC-12 Championship

The PAC-12 Championship was not the Arizona Wildcats finest hour. The defense couldn't stop the Oregon Ducks powerful offense and the offense just couldn't get anything going. On the game they had only 224 yards of offense and went three and out on seven of their 15 drives (14 if you don't count the one play 'drive' at the end of the game).They did, however, have one pretty awesome...
Via FatManWriting
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Arizona Wildcats Head Coach Rich Rodriguez is Not Happy

Call it a hunch, but I think he wants someone to just open their eyes. That's probably a good idea. Whoever he is talking to should really listen to him. Read more »
Via FatManWriting
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Gurrola ejected for fighting against Oregon (Video)

Arizona senior offensive lineman Steven Gurrola was ejected from the second half of his team’s game against Oregon in the Pac-12 championship game on Friday. Gurrola was penalized for a personal foul for fighting following an interception thrown by backup quarterback Jesse Scroggins. A replay showed that the Wildcats center threw a punch at DeForest...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Wildcats 2014-15 Season Betting Odds

Betting odds for the Arizona Wildcats 2014-15 season.
Via Gamedayr
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Scooby Wright is hellbent on proving every one of his doubters wrong

His Twitter handle is dang near perfect. TwoStarScoob. It plays off his recruiting label, off the snub from something so many players get caught up in. The recruiting star-system often becomes part of a player’s identity. It's certainly become part of linebacker Scooby Wright's persona. When he first signed up for Twitter, the Arizona star said he thought 'TwoStarScoob' would be...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Arizona Basketball Will Wear Alternate Gray Uniforms Tonight

The No. 3 Arizona Wildcats have worn a few different uniforms during this young season, but they are moving in a different direction for tonight’s game against Gardner-Webb. Arizona will be donning new gray jerseys with blue lettering and red trim, according to the basketball program’s Twitter account. #APlayersProgram will be wearing the alternate gray @nikebasketball uniforms...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona’s Director Of Player Personnel Trolls ASU With Territorial Cup Photo

The Arizona Wildcats have had a pretty solid 2014 campaign. The team knocked off No. 2 Oregon earlier in the year, took the Pac-12 South, and beat its main rival, Arizona State, for the Territorial Cup this past Saturday. The victory was the 48th in school history against the Sun Devils – and they now hold a nine-game lead in the all-time series. Monday, Matt Dudek, Arizona’s...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pop quiz hotshot: does Helfrich clip the blue wire or the red wire to foil Rich Rod?

Rich Rodriguez was the mastermind of a 10-2 season for the Arizona Wildcats this season. He even got to hug the pretty girl at the end (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports photo). Mark Helfrich is 21-1 against the rest of the PAC-12. He’s 0-2 against Rich Rodriguez. The Ducks thought they had a Stanford problem until Rich Rod came along. Twice now he’s bamboozled an injury-riddled...
Via The Duck Stops Here
19 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA stumble, Territorial Cup rumble set up rematch in PAC-12 title tilt

Raucus Baucus: Mickey Baucus and the rest of the Wildcats celebrate after Arizona’s 42-35 win over Arizona State in the Territorial Cup Friday in Tucson (Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports photo). Stanford upset UCLA in the Rose Bowl while Arizona topped Arizona State in Tucson to set up a Ducks-Wildcats rematch in the PAC-12 Championship next week. The Cardinal looked more like...
Via The Duck Stops Here
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rich Rodriguez Went Absolutely Insane After A Late Personal Foul Call

Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez was all smiles after his Wildcats upended Arizona State for the Pac-12 South title, but in the game’s final minutes, he almost blew a gasket after his senior lineman Steven Gurrola got an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty when the team was lined up in the victory formation. Rodriguez practically had steam coming out of his ears while trying to get...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Vine: Arizona Ran A Fake Field Goal, Kicker Casey Skowron Scored A Touchdown

Fake field goals are among the biggest “boom or bust” plays in college football. The one that Arizona ran against Washington today was absolutely a “boom.” The Wildcats lined up for a field goal against the Huskies, but kicker Casey Skowron took the ball, ran to his right and scurried in for an 18-yard touchdown run. It was one of the most perfectly executed fake field goals...
Via College Spun
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona's Solomon has been unusually wise for a freshman

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Some of what Arizona Wildcats quarterback Anu Solomon has done is quantifiable. He is the national leader among freshmen in attempts (239), completions (402), yards (2,816), yards per game (312.9) and touchdowns (25). He has four games with at least four touchdown passes. So, if nothing else, we know he's passed a lot, and usually pretty well. Then there are the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

College Basketball 2014-15: Arizona Wildcats Team Preview

College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17. ...
Via Athlon Sports
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU accepts Ka’Deem Carey’s All-American award

I admit I have made the mistake of saying the Arizona Wildcats play in Tempe, Arizona before and I heard plenty of it from the fans of the Wildcats. I imagine any confusion between Arizona and Arizona State is a sensitive subject for some, and understandably so. I try to double check anytime I write or talk about either to make sure I haven’t slipped. And if I were to ever mail...
Via The Student Section
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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