ARIZONA RUMORS & GOSSIP

MUST SEE Arizona Football: Are you not Entertained? Yes we are!

Arizona Football and Arizona Athletics put out the latest in a series of preseason promotion videos; this one is the one of the best! Wildcats fans everywhere have been anticipating with bated breath for Coach Rich Rodriguez and his team to put out their 2016 Gladiator-themed, Hard Edge promo video. We have received glimpses of the players […] MUST SEE Arizona Football: Are you...
Via Zona Zealots
3 hours ago

WATCH: Are You Not Entertained?

The Wildcats take the field Sept 3rd in Glendale. You Will be entertained!
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wildcat Great Miles Simon to have jersey hung in McKale

Arizona Basketball announces former Wildcat great Miles Simon will finally have his jersey honored by the program this year.  Perhaps a long time coming, but the former Wildcat great Miles Simon will get his long overdue recognition for a storied basketball career, one in which he helped lead the Arizona Wildcats to the 1997 NCAA […] Wildcat Great Miles Simon to have jersey hung...
Via Zona Zealots
17 hours ago

Arizona Football: 2016 Preseason Bowl Media Projections for the Cats

On the eve of the kickoff of the 2016 college football season, Zona Zealots takes a look at which bowl games national publications are projecting or not for Arizona Football. While the AFR Celebration Bowl in the Georgia Dome won’t kick off until noon on December 17th, it is never too early to speculate where a team […] Arizona Football: 2016 Preseason Bowl Media Projections...
Via Zona Zealots
18 hours ago

Arizona Football Hall of Fame DL Ricky Hunley could’ve been a Pittsburgh Pirate

Before Arizona Football legend Ricky Hunley accepted an offer from Coach Larry Smith to play for Arizona, he was given an offer he almost couldn’t refuse: to play in Major League Baseball Did you know that Arizona Football Hall of Fame defensive lineman Ricky Hunley could have been a Pittsburgh Pirate coming out of Peterson High […] Arizona Football Hall of Fame DL Ricky Hunley...
Via Zona Zealots
21 hours ago

Arizona Basketball Travesty: Top 50 List Skips McKale Center

One of the loudest arenas in the country is on the outside looking in, Arizona Basketball’s McKale Center. One of the best things about Arizona Basketball and McKale Center is the feeling of excitement and electricity the crowd exudes every home game. A recent FanSided contribution has made a list of the 50 Best College Sports […] Arizona Basketball Travesty: Top 50 List Skips...
Via Zona Zealots
1 day ago

WATCH: Hard Edge Camp Report - Aug. 18

Wildcats continue preparation for the Sept. 3rd Cactus Kickoff Classic vs. BYU in Glendale.
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rich Rodriguez Camp Report Aug. 15

Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez and Dane Cruikshank discuss today's practice.
Via Arizona Wildcat Athletics
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wildcats enter 2016 with heavy heart after lineman's death

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona went into preseason camp with numerous issues to address. There was a new defensive coaching staff installing a new system, a quarterback competition despite a returning starter and new faces on special teams.All of that became secondary on Aug. 8 when the team learned of the death of offensive lineman Zach Hemmila.The senior died in his sleep, leaving a...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

ASU's Goodman, Arizona's Ippolito among Pac-12 players to watch this year

The Pac-12 has one Heisman Trophy favorite in Stanford's Christian McCaffrey, another legitimate contender in Oregon's Royce Freeman and maybe the most talented quarterback in the country west of Deshaun Watson in UCLA's Josh Rosen.There is star power out West worth staying up late to watch.Looking past the obvious studs, here are six players who could have a major impact on the...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona offensive lineman dies in sleep

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Athletic director Greg Byrne says Zach Hemmila, a senior offensive lineman for the University of Arizona, died in his sleep overnight. Byrne and Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez told the team of Hemmila's death after practice on Monday morning. Byrne says Hemmila was found by a cousin. There was no immediate word on a cause of death. Rodriguez, wiping away tears...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona OL Zach Hemmila passed away in his sleep

Zach Hemmila, an offensive lineman on the University of Arizona football team, has died at age 22. Hemmila was found dead in his sleep Monday morning, according to Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez, who fought back tears while speaking with reporters. “The only thought on my mind right now is with Zach Hemmila’s family,” Rodriguez said Monday. “We lost a great young man...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona OL Zach Hemmila Passed Away In Sleep Last Night

Zach Hemmila, a redshirt senior offensive lineman for the Arizona Wildcats, passed away in his sleep last night. Head coach Rich Rodriguez and athletic director Greg Byrne announced the tragic news this afternoon, after informing the team. SB Nation’s Arizona Desert Swarm posted video of Rodriguez and Byrne’s announcement to the media. A tearful Rich Rodriguez and Greg...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

TSS Roundtable: The Biggest Surprise in the Pac-12 Will Be?

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for our conference roundtable series to continue. This week, we’ll be discussing the Pac-12. We’ve also included a complete list of all the leagues that we’ve covered at the bottom of the article. Q: Who is the player to watch in the Pac-12 this season? Kevin CauseyOn Twitter @CFBZ A couple of teams from Arizona took a dip last season...
Via The Student Section
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

TSS Top 50: No. 32 Arizona Wildcats

Arizona Wildcats 2015 record: 7-6 overall, 3-6 Pac 12 (defeated New Mexico 45-37 in New Mexico Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Will the 2014 or 2015 Wildcats Show Up this Season? Arizona’s drop from rising football power to the bottom of the Pac 12 was as sudden as it was surprising. We all knew that the Pac 12 South was going to be one of the deepest and toughest divisions in college...
Via The Student Section
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Arizona SG Terrance Ferguson skipping college to play professionally

The Arizona Wildcats were hoping to have one of the best recruiting classes going into the 2016-17 season, but it just took a huge blow. The team announced on Thursday that five-star shooting guard Terrance Ferguson will skip college and play professionally. Reports of him possibly skipping school this to play one year of professional basketball overseas before heading to the NBA...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Arizona WR Griffey, son of Hall of Famer, selected by Mariners

Trey Griffey is a big-time collegiate athlete, but he is not following in his famous father’s footsteps. The son of former Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds superstar Ken Griffey Jr. plays wide receiver for the Arizona Wildcats, recording 56 catches for 859 yards and four touchdowns through his first three years. He hung up his bat and glove years ago to focus on football, but...
Via College Spun
June 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Arizona star Sean Rooks dies at 46

Former Arizona star Sean Rooks has tragically passed away at the age of 46. The center, who played for seven NBA teams from 1992-2004, was most recently an assistant coach with the Philadelphia 76ers. The Undefeated’s Marc Spears first reported on Rooks’ tragic passing. It saddens to report Sixers assistant coach & ex-NBA center Sean Rooks, 46, passed away in Philadelphia...
Via College Spun
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

NCAA baseball tournament 2016: Arizona wins Lafayette Regional

The Arizona Wildcats were looking to get back on top of the college baseball world as they entered the 2016 NCAA baseball tournament as the second seed in the Lafayette Regional. They had a long road to the regional title, but they were able to pick up the big win on Monday. The Wildcats down the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns for the second time on Monday to move to their fourth...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright gets drafted, loses mind

Scooby Wright is ready to jump headfirst into the NFL. And into a pool, for that matter. The Arizona linebacker was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the seventh round with the No. 250 overall pick on Saturday. He reacted to the news with a celebration for the ages: by spontaneously diving into the backyard family pool. Whilst fully clothed. Scooby Wright got drafted by the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Allonzo Trier to return to Arizona

Arizona Wildcats guard Allonzo Trier will return to the desert for his sophomore season, according to an official statement from the university and coach Sean Miller. “I am ecstatic about Allonzo’s decision to return to school for his sophomore year,” Miller said in the release. “I believe he will become one of college basketball’s elite players next season.” Miller then...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Sean Miller's shirt drenched with sweat during first half

The NCAA Tournament can be a stressful time for college basketball coaches, especially when trying to avoid an upset. So when Wichita State jumped out to an early lead on the sixth-seeded Wildcats Thursday night, it shouldn’t surprise you that Arizona’s head coach Sean Miller was feeling the heat. At one point, CBS Sports’ Jordan Cornette even captured a photo of Miller standing...
Via College Spun
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Sean Miller: An Arizona player is going to punch a fan

Sean Miller wants the Pac-12 to address court-storming and cautions that the practice could lead to one of his players punching a fan. Miller’s Arizona Wildcats lost to Colorado in Boulder in Wednesday 75-72. After the game, Buffaloes fans celebrated by storming the court. Miller feels this is unsafe because it could lead to injuries or worse — an assault. He spent several...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Arizona Basketball: Wildcats finally piecing together a recruiting class

The recruiting process can’t be easy. Sean Miller knows that. All college coaches and recruiting personnel across the nation know that. Ever since Sean Miller came to Tucson, however, he’s made the process look effortless and easy in the same way that those players he recruits play the game they love. Arizona, since Miller’s arrival, has accumulated five straight recruiting...
Via isportsweb.com
January 27, 2016  |  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
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