12:14 AM EDT, Mon May 17, 2021
Arizona Desert Swarm 33 mins ago
Mike Candrea, Arizona players react to Selection Sunday and preview NCAA Tournament

Mike Candrea, Arizona players react to Selection Sunday and preview NCAA Tournament

Arizona softball gets (at least) one more chance to play in Tucson this spring. The Wildcats were selected as the No. 11 overall in the NCAA Tournament and will host the Tucson Regional, where they’ll be joined by UMBC, Villanova and Ole Miss. After that, they may have to travel to Arkansas for a Super Regional against the No. 6-seeded Razorbacks. It is Arizona’s 34th consecutive trip to the postseason, all coming under head coach Mike Candrea. Candrea, shortstop Jessie Harper and outfielder Janelle Meoño discussed the Wildcats’ postseason draw and previewed the...
Arizona Desert Swarm 2 hours ago
Arizona softball earns No. 11 overall seed in NCAA Tournament

Arizona softball earns No. 11 overall seed in NCAA Tournament

Photo by Ryan Kelapire Arizona softball has earned the No. 11 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and will host the Tucson Regional this weekend, welcoming UMBC, Villanova, and Ole Miss to Hillenbrand Stadium. Should the Wildcats advance, they will face No. 6 Arkansas on the road in a best-of-three Super Regional (barring any upsets, of course). This is about where Arizona was projected to be seeded after going 36-13 in the regular season, including a 12-10 mark in Pac-12 games, good for fifth in the conference. Ole Miss, who Arizona beat in Supers in 2019, is the top...
Arizona Desert Swarm 5 hours ago
Arizona baseball hits 4 homers to complete sweep of Washington

Arizona baseball hits 4 homers to complete sweep of Washington

Arizona Athletics Homefield advantage is a very real thing in college baseball, and Arizona has one of the best edges in the country. With another Pac-12 sweep in the books, the Wildcats’ chances of starting out the postseason at Hi Corbett Field are looking very good. Arizona hit four home runs in an 11-2 win over Washington on Sunday afternoon, sweeping a third consecutive conference foe at home. The Wildcats (35-13, 19-8) wrapped up the home portion of their league schedule at 13-2, their best mark of the Pac-10/12 era. “I’ve always viewed this place as a...
Arizona Desert Swarm 9 hours ago
Former Arizona forward Tibet Görener transfers to San Jose State

Former Arizona forward Tibet Görener transfers to San Jose State

Arizona Athletics Another member of Arizona’s 2020-21 squad that opted to play elsewhere has found a new home. Forward Tibet Görener, who appeared in eight games for the Wildcats as a freshman, has transferred to San Jose State according to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. The 6-foot-9 Görener, originally from Turkey, averaged 1.1 points and 0.8 rebounds in 30 total minutes of action. All nine of his field goal attempts were from 3-point range, making three, including two against NAU in his collegiate debut on Dec. 7. At San Jose he will be reunited with David Miller, who...
Arizona Desert Swarm 15 hours ago
Where Arizona softball stands as Selection Sunday begins

Where Arizona softball stands as Selection Sunday begins

Photo by Jacob Snow/Icon Sportswire via The Arizona softball team will learn their postseason fate on Sunday when the Selection Show begins at 6 p.m. PT on ESPN2. Based on media projections, they are a virtual lock to be a top-16 seed but on the outside looking in for a top-8 seed. That would mean Arizona would get to host the Regional round of the NCAA Tournament but have to go on the road for Super Regionals before (hopefully) heading to Oklahoma City for the Women’s College World Series. College Sports Madness projects the Wildcats as the No. 14 seed and...
Arizona Desert Swarm May 15, 2021
UCLA explodes late to beat Arizona softball, put UA’s hopes for top-8 seed in doubt

UCLA explodes late to beat Arizona softball, put UA’s hopes for top-8 seed in doubt

Mariah Lopez | Photo courtesy Arizona Athletics Arizona went pitcher by committee and eventually got burned. After being blanked by Mariah Lopez and Hanah Bowen through the first four innings, No. 2 UCLA exploded for seven runs off Alyssa Denham and Devyn Netz in the fifth to take the series finale, 7-2. It was the first time all season the Wildcats used more than three pitchers in a game. Usually, they stick to one or two. No. 8 Arizona finishes the regular season 36-13 overall and 12-10 in the Pac-12. Losing three of four to UCLA drops them to 5-13 against ranked...
Arizona Desert Swarm May 15, 2021
How Arizona football recruiting looks entering the summer

How Arizona football recruiting looks entering the summer

Photo by Jacob Snow/Icon Sportswire via The Arizona Wildcats recently finished their first spring camp under the new staff. However, recruiting never stops. Jedd Fisch and company are still out on the trail making offers, setting up official visits, and getting players to join the program. Read on below to find out what Arizona has been up to the last month or so on the recruiting side. Recent 2021 commitments TE Carson Cota South Medford High School (Medford, Oregon) 6-foot-5, 230 pounds 247Sports Composite 3-star (No. 1,744 nationally, No. 91 TE, No. 7 player in...
Arizona Desert Swarm May 15, 2021
Arizona baseball scores 4 in 10th to escape last-place Washington, avoid horrible loss

Arizona baseball scores 4 in 10th to escape last-place Washington, avoid horrible loss

Simon Asher / Arizona Athletics Teams at opposite ends of the Pac-12 standings met at Hi Corbett Field on Friday night. So, naturally, what ensued was an extra-inning nailbiter that took more than five hours to play. Arizona scored four runs in the bottom of the 10th inning, all with two out, rallying to beat last-place Washington 17-16 in a game it could not afford to lose. The Wildcats (33-13, 17-8) were actually down to their last strike, as sophomore Tyler Casagrande—a 9th-inning defensive replacement for No. 5 hitter Ryan Holgate in right field—roped an 0-2...
Arizona Desert Swarm May 15, 2021
Dejah Mulipola, Devyn Netz clutch as Arizona softball breaks through vs. UCLA in second game of Friday doubleheader

Dejah Mulipola, Devyn Netz clutch as Arizona softball breaks through vs. UCLA in second game of Friday doubleheader

Photo courtesy Arizona Athletics Even though Arizona fell short in the first game of Friday’s doubleheader, Dejah Mulipola’s late-inning homer served as a springboard for what was to come next. The senior catcher drove in four runs in the second game as the No. 8 Wildcats bounced back to beat No. 2 UCLA, 5-1, at Hillenbrand Stadium. UA will go for the four-game split on Saturday at 1 p.m. MST, likely needing a win if they want a top-8 seed in the NCAA Tournament. “Moving into the second game I think we were a little bit more confident, we trusted who we were, we...
Arizona Desert Swarm May 14, 2021
Arizona baseball makes preliminary list as NCAA Tournament host

Arizona baseball makes preliminary list as NCAA Tournament host

Arizona Athletics The Arizona Wildcats are one of 20 programs that are in contention to host regional and Super Regional games in next month’s NCAA Baseball Tournament, it was announced Friday. However, only 16 of those sites will be used for the postseason, with the final announcement of who will be hosting coming on May 30. “We deserve to be on the list,” UA coach Jay Johnson said Wednesday. “With that being said, there’s so much baseball left to play. We have to earn that. The season is not over.” Arizona, which is tied for first in the Pac-12 heading...
Arizona Desert Swarm May 14, 2021
Arizona baseball’s bullpen remains key to success as regular season winds down

Arizona baseball’s bullpen remains key to success as regular season winds down

Dawson Netz | Arizona Athletics Arizona had just finished its second Pac-12 series of the season, taking two of three from Oregon at Hi Corbett Field, yet the most recent game showed just how much the Wildcats still needed to improve in a certain area in order to really compete for a conference title. An 18-13 home loss to the Ducks on March 28 saw the UA crank out 17 hits but give up 21, with 16 of those coming from six relievers with each of them allowing at least a run. That game served as a “tipping point” for Arizona’s bullpen, coach Jay Johnson said this...
Arizona Daily Star May 14, 2021
Arizona basketball drops

Arizona basketball drops "A Players Program' recruiting slogan

The Wildcats can now be found under the more standard "ArizonaMBB" handle.
Arizona Desert Swarm May 13, 2021
Breaking down Arizona soccer’s 2021 recruiting class

Breaking down Arizona soccer’s 2021 recruiting class

Photo courtesy Arizona Athletics Arizona soccer is adding another large crop of newcomers this fall—nine freshmen and a junior college transfer—but unlike previous years they might not need them to contribute right away. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Wildcats will be returning at least three of their four seniors, possibly their entire starting lineup and every key reserve from a team that went 9-5-1. Their roster could be bigger than ever, which means playing time could be sparser than ever. “There’s no major holes to fill and so it’s them...
Arizona Desert Swarm May 12, 2021
5-star point guard TyTy Washington commits to Kentucky over Arizona, others

5-star point guard TyTy Washington commits to Kentucky over Arizona, others

Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Five-star point guard TyTy Washington committed to the Kentucky Wildcats over the Arizona Wildcats and other teams on Wednesday. The Arizona native was initially going to commit on May 15 but decided he didn’t need to wait that long to make his college decision. .@tytywashington3, who is ESPN's No. 12 overall recruit in the 2021 class, has committed to @KentuckyMBB, per @PaulBiancardi. ( :: @theballdawgs) pic.twitter.com/Y7TPdoBxJk— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 13, 2021 Kentucky was the overwhelming favorite,...

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