ARIZONA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Arizona’s JJ Matijevic should be the Pac-12 Player of the Year

In the midst of a historic junior season, Arizona’s JJ Matijevic deserves to be the conference player of the year, without question. If you haven’t been following, the Arizona Baseball is having yet another solid season. A big part of their success can be attributed to the magnificent play of the Wildcats’ slugger, JJ Matijevic. […] Arizona’s JJ Matijevic should be the...
Via Zona Zealots
15 hours ago

Get to know Arizona Football target Serra wide receiver and Magic Man Kobe Smith

Arizona Football just offered QB Khalil Tate’s former Serra Football High School teammate and favorite target, WR Kobe Smith. Arizona Football is handing out offers for the class of 2018 as they normally do this time of year. Recently the coaches offered a very special wide receiver from Serra Gardena High School, Kobe Smith (6-foot-2, […] Get to know Arizona Football target...
Via Zona Zealots
16 hours ago

WATCH: Recap: Arizona baseball takes series opener in win over California

Pac-12 Networks' JB Long and Donnie Marbut recap Arizona baseball's 10-3 win over California to take the series opener. UA's Kyle Lewis had 3 RBI, and the Wildcats scored 8 runs in the sixth and seventh innings.
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Arizona's Kyle Lewis on strength of team: 'We just deal with adversity really well'

JB Long and Donnie Marbut of Pac-12 Networks talk with Kyle Lewis after Arizona's 10-3 win over Cal on Friday night in Tucson. Lewis had three RBIs for the Wildcats.
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Wildcats Alum Miles Simon to join Lakers coaching staff

As Player Development Coach Theo Robertson departs the Los Angeles Lakers, in steps Miles Simon to add fifth Arizona Wildcat to the Lakers Organization. Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton brought Theo Robertson over from the Golden State Warriors where he was a video coordinator for two years. Robertson is returning to his alma mater. Robertson is returning […] Arizona Wildcats Alum...
Via Zona Zealots
3 days ago

ESPN Coverage Shuns No. 2 Arizona Softball in Regional Play

Arizona Softball fans were thrilled to be seeded No. 2 in the NCAA tournament and were thrilled to welcome ESPN to Hillenbrand, only to be disappointed by almost no coverage by the network. Although ESPN may argue they not only have their two mainstays, ESPN and ESPN2, they also have ESPN News and ESPNU to […] ESPN Coverage Shuns No. 2 Arizona Softball in Regional Play - Zona Zealots...
Via Zona Zealots
3 days ago

Arizona Baseball: Jay Johnson says he is staying if Bryne comes calling

Why is it when things go well, media seems to push our coaches to look for a new job? Or follow the money and work under a ton more pressure. It’s like biting off the hand that feeds your face, isn’t it? Arizona Baseball Head Coach Jay Johnson says he is staying in Tucson according […] Arizona Baseball: Jay Johnson says he is staying if Bryne comes calling - Zona Zealots -...
Via Zona Zealots
3 days ago

8 breakout stars of the NBA Playoffs

The NBA’s regular season can drag and lose the interest of the casual fan. When the lights turn up in the playoffs, some players shrink and others rise to the occasion. Responding in the postseason can change a player’s career. With free agency and a potentially wild offseason around the corner, players around the league are eager to earn extra money or solidify their spot on...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rawle Alkins will return for sophomore season at Arizona

Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Basketball: 5-Star Commit Emmanuel Akot Reclassifies To 2017

Good news continues to pour in for the Arizona basketball program. On Monday, Evan Daniels of Scout.com reported five-star commit Emmanuel Akot has reclassified and will join the Wildcats in the Class of 2017. “I chose to reclass because I know I’m ready,” Akot told the website. “I want to get better and I know I will get pushed everyday at Arizona. I’ll be on a really...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago

WATCH: Highlight: Arizona baseball scores 5 in the bottom of the 9th to walk off against Washington

Catch the final play of No. 19 Arizona's 12-11 walk-off win over Washington on Sunday in Tucson. The Wildcats scored five runs in the bottom of the ninth.
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Recap: Arizona baseball's huge 9th inning comeback leads to sweep of Washington

Pac-12 Networks' Guy Haberman and Scott Erickson recap No. 19 Arizona's 12-11 win over Washington on Sunday in Tucson. The Wildcats scored five runs in the bottom of the 9th to walk off.
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Recap: Cameron Ming's 1st-career complete game helps pace Arizona baseball past Washington

Pac-12 Networks' Guy Haberman and Scott Erickson recap Arizona baseball's 3-1 win over Washington on Saturday night at Hi Corbett Field. U of A's Cesar Salazar's 2-run homer in the bottom of the 4th paced the Wildcats to the win. Cameron Ming pitched his first career complete game, dealing six strikeouts.
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
22 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB draft bust Donavan Tate to play QB at Arizona

A former top MLB draft pick will be attempting to play another sport.Donavan Tate, who was the No. 3 pick by the San Diego Padres in the 2009 draft, will be walking on to the Arizona football team as a quarterback this summer.The Arizona Daily Star’s Michael Lev shares the news on Tate: The note about the Padres paying for his college is a standard aspect of baseball contracts...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Wildcats name Romar associate head coach

Via Associated Press
April 15, 2017  |  Discuss

The Mulligan: Why Sean Miller deserves more March, less madness

Forget always a bridesmaid, never a bride — Sean Miller just wants an invite to the wedding. Another March has come and gone, and yet again, a team coached by Sean Miller failed to win its region in the NCAA Tournament. Thus, he continues on as the NCAA basketball coach who gets bestowed most often with the backhanded compliment “best coach to never make the Final Four.”Worse...
Via Yardbarker
April 07, 2017  |  Discuss

5 players who need to step up in the Sweet Sixteen

A one-and-done tournament like the NCAA Tournament can be so difficult because one bad night ends your season. Pressure is on star players to bring their best every night if they don’t want to go home far earlier than they would have hoped. Teams who want to get to the Final Four need big performances from their star players, and a few of them have failed to deliver that as of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Wildcats withstand Gaels, punch another ticket to Sweet 16

SALT LAKE CITY -- Arizona and Saint Mary's are no strangers after scrimmaging during the preseason three times in the last four years. So, the Wildcats weren't surprised when the Gaels punched them in the mouth early. Lauri Markkanen and Allonzo Trier shined and No. 2-seeded Arizona rallied to defeat No. 7 Saint Mary's 69-60 on Saturday night and advance to the West Regional's Sweet...
Via Associated Press
March 19, 2017  |  Discuss

20 years of Victory: Arizona's 1997 Conquest and Biggie's last verse

Ayo, the sun don’t shine foreverBut as long as we here, we might as well shine togetherBetter now than never… — Puff Daddy, “Victory”Basketball is driven by narratives, adjectives and cliches. It allows us as a country to throw on our old colors and root hard for our alma maters once a year. It allows us to root for teams with whom we never gave a dime the satisfaction...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Arizona gets 20 from Markkanen, Alkins, rolls into 2nd round

SALT LAKE CITY -- Arizona's freshman combination of Lauri Markkanen and Rawle Alkins didn't act their age Thursday night in their NCAA Tournament debut. The pair combined for 40 points as the Wildcats began what's expected to be a deep postseason run. Markkanen scored 20 points as second-seeded Arizona cruised to a 100-82 victory over No. 15 North Dakota in the first round of the...
Via Associated Press
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Five NBA prospects to watch in the NCAA Tournament

Two years ago, I provided a list of players to watch during the NCAA Tournament. Last year, I gave reasons why the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is not as good as you may believe. This year, I would like to provide a list of players you may not know are quality NBA prospects. These players are likely to declare for the NBA Draft whenever their seasons end. So this serves as...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss
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