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Injuries to star players piling up in Pac-12

PHOENIX (AP) Not long after his team's loss to its biggest rival, Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez got a little emotional while talking about the Wildcats' litany of injuries this season. ''When a coach says those things it sounds like excuses, but the reality is that it has been a challenge since week one,'' he said after the 52-37 loss to Arizona State on Saturday. ''I told the...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  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...
1 day ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah coach Whittingham: Star RB Booker out for bowl game

Devontae Booker runs with the football against the Arizona Wildcats in the first quarter at Arizona Stadium on Nov. 14. Jennifer Stewart Getty Images North AmericaSALT 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...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Wildcats vs. Arizona State Sun Devils: Betting odds, point spread and tv streaming

Two Pac 12 schools face off against one another when the Arizona Wildcats travel to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils. Arizona (6-5) and Arizona State (5-5) each look for their fourth conference win in this one. Coverage of this game airs beginning at 3:30 pm ET from Sun Devil Stadium. The Odds: Arizona State opened as a 6 point favorite but this one has fallen off the big board...
4 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Utes vs. Arizona Wildcats: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The No. 10 Utah Utes will travel to take on the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday in a Pac-12 showdown. A loss to USC is all that stands in the way from Utah (8-1) being unbeaten on the season while Arizona (5-5) would love to hand them their second loss and move over .500 with a win in this one. Coverage of this game airs on FS1 beginning at 10:00 pm ET from Arizona Stadium. The Odds...
11 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Arizona star Michael Wright dies at age 35

The Arizona Wildcats family was struck by some tragic news on Wednesday, when it was reported that former basketball star Michael Wright, who played for the program from 1998-2001, had died at the age of 35. Farragut High School coach Wolf Nelson passed the news along to the Chicago Tribune. Farragut coach Wolf Nelson has confirmed that Michael Wright died last night. He was 35...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona State football recruiting update

Arizona State football has recently added three more verbal commits to their 2016 roster. This upcoming team is full of strong players who have tons of talent and motivation to make an immediate impact in the game. ASU is currently continuing to move up in the rankings, and Sun Devil fans everywhere can only hope that this trend stays. ASU got their first verbal commitment since...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Football: Feeling the Pain

Anyone who is a University of Arizona football fan is shaking their heads and hoping for the torment to stop. The defense has now allowed 45, 49, and 38 points in each of the last three games respectively, and the offense just can’t seem to keep their production going for all 60 minutes. This self-destructing trend may be due to having no bye week in one of the toughest conferences...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Arizona's Ryan Anderson throw down a one-handed dunk

Ryan Anderson was the top scorer in Arizona's exhibition game on Sunday evening. Greg M. Cooper Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY SportsArizona cruised to a 90-54 exhibition win over Chico State on Sunday evening.The play of the game came from Sean Miller's two transfer forwards connecting on an alley-oop.Early in the second half, with the Wildcats leading by double figures, Mark Tollefsen...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wildcats cannot hold off Trojans' rally

LOS ANGELES -- JuJu Smith-Schuster had a plate and a screw surgically installed in the palm of his broken right hand only five days earlier, so Southern California's star receiver had to make eight catches for 138 yards using "all fingers," he said with a grin. Although the Trojans are all hanging onto the chance for a memorable season by their fingertips, a gritty comeback win over...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Struggling Arizona looks to slow USC's surge

LOS ANGELES -- Southern California has persevered through its midseason upheaval and emerged with relative serenity heading down the regular-season stretch.The drama is still heavy at Arizona, and it might get even worse in November if these two programs continue on their divergent paths at the Coliseum on Saturday night.USC (5-3, 3-2 Pac-12) has won its last two games under interim...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona 5-star freshman out for season with torn ACL

Arizona Wildcats five-star freshman forward Ray Smith has a torn ACL and will miss the 2015-16 season, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported Smith’s injury on Twitter. Arizona confirms that freshman Ray Smith has torn his ACL. Will miss season. Had a good chance to start at some point this year. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) October 24, 2015 A former star at Las Vegas High School...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Stellar international talent Lauri Markkanen picks Arizona

The Arizona Wildcats started their 2016 recruiting class off with a bang, landed a verbal commitment from a player expected to be one of the top international talents in the class, 6′-10″ post Lauri Markkanen of Finland. The commitment was first reported by, and came after Markkanen seriously considered North Carolina and Utah. With …
Via Hoopniks
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Scooby Wright has sprained foot, out several weeks

Arizona Wildcats star linebacker Scooby Wright has a sprained right foot and will be out for the next “several weeks,” according to coach Rich Rodriguez, whose announcement was reported on Twitter by local sports correspondent Anthony Gimino. RichRod on Scooby Wright: Injured his right foot. Sprain. He is out several weeks. Yikes. — Anthony Gimino (@AGWildcatReport) September...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona’s All-American Linebacker To Return Vs. UCLA From Injury

If the Arizona Wildcats wanted another piece of good news heading into their crucial Pac-12 South match up against UCLA, they got it from head coach Rich Rodriguez on the set of College GameDay, when he announced the status of injured All-American linebacker Scooby Wright: Wright has been out since injuring his knee in the season opener against Texas-San Antonio. It was initially...
Via Gamedayr
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Star Linebacker Could Return For Showdown Vs. UCLA

In the Arizona Wildcats’ season opener against UTSA, fans of ‘Bear Down’ Nation were put into a state of fear when the team’s star linebacker, Scooby Wright, went down with what was later diagnosed as a torn meniscus. Wright hasn’t played since, as he was expected to miss close to a month while recovering. As it turns out, that recovery could allow him to play this weekend...
Via Gamedayr
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Basketball Releases Hype Video That Team Watched At 1st Meeting Of 2015-16 Season

Fans aren’t the only ones that love hype videos. Players enjoy watching them to get pumped up for big games, or to get ready for the season, as well. While college football has just gotten underway, basketball is just around the corner. The Arizona Wildcats recently held their first team meeting, where they were shown this hype video, consisting of clips from the 2014-15 season...
Via College Spun
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Arizona Releases Hilarious “Licence To Thrill” Hype Video

While college football teams around the country are putting together hype videos for the upcoming season packed full of highlights from past seasons and clips from preseason camp, the Arizona Wildcats want to do things their own way. In order to get Wildcats fans excited about 2015, Arizona put together quite the production – a spoof on one of the films from the James Bond series...
Via College Spun
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Unveiled Its 2015 Football Poster Ahead Of Tonight’s Spring Game

The Arizona Wildcats football team has its spring game tonight, and the program has unveiled this season’s team poster just in time for the event. Fans in the area will have a chance to grab it at the game tonight. It’s now time to reveal the 2015 @ArizonaFBall schedule poster. Available for free at tonight’s spring game! — Arizona Athletics (...
Via College Spun
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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