7:30 PM EST, Tue January 19, 2021
Arizona Desert Swarm 3 hours ago
Young Arizona volleyball team grateful to have a season despite unusual schedule

Young Arizona volleyball team grateful to have a season despite unusual schedule

Photo by Ryan Kelapire Every coach in every sport gets asked for an opinion on this season’s amended schedules. Arizona volleyball coach Dave Rubio refuses to even entertain criticisms. It is his nature to stress the concept of gratitude in college sports—for both student-athletes and coaches. As the Wildcats prepare for the delayed season that is set to kick off on Jan. 22, he seized the opportunity to drive that point home once again. “I feel fortunate that we have a schedule,” Rubio said. “I feel fortunate that we actually have an opportunity to...
Arizona Daily Star 18 hours ago
How former Arizona Wildcats fared in the NBA on Monday

How former Arizona Wildcats fared in the NBA on Monday

Former UofA stars Deandre Ayton, Aaron Gordon and Lauri Markkanen all score 18 points.
Arizona Daily Star 21 hours ago
Arizona Wildcats land Queen Creek Casteel OT Jaxon McBride for 2021

Arizona Wildcats land Queen Creek Casteel OT Jaxon McBride for 2021

The 6-7, 290-pound offensive tackle will join the Wildcats as a walk-on despite interest from Ole Miss, UCLA, Cal and BYU, among other Power 5 programs.
Arizona Desert Swarm 22 hours ago
3-star Arizona offensive lineman Jaxon McBride commits to Wildcats

3-star Arizona offensive lineman Jaxon McBride commits to Wildcats

Recruiting Arizona has been an early priority for the Arizona Wildcats under new head coach Jedd Fisch, and that effort paid off Monday when they landed a commitment from three-star offensive lineman Jaxon McBride. COMMITTED!! #ItsPersonal #Beardown #UOfA @CoachJeddFisch @brennanpcarroll @CoachPaopao @adamgorney @MattGOAZCATS @P_MAGLOIRE #2021 pic.twitter.com/y7wE5DHTtu— Jaxon Mcbride 6’7 305 2021 (@mcbride_jaxon) January 19, 2021 The 6-foot-7, 305 pound tackle attends Casteel High School in Queen Creek. Though he will join the Wildcats as a preferred walk-on, he is...
Arizona Daily Star 22 hours ago
Scheduling adjustment means UA, ASU will meet twice in five-day span

Scheduling adjustment means UA, ASU will meet twice in five-day span

Arizona Wildcats will visit Tempe on Thursday and then host rival Sun Devils next Monday night at McKale Center.
Arizona Desert Swarm 23 hours ago
Arizona’s home finale vs. ASU moved to Jan. 25

Arizona’s home finale vs. ASU moved to Jan. 25

Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports Anyone up for a home-and-home Territorial Cup? The Arizona Wildcats announced Monday its home game against ASU, originally set to be the regular-season finale on March 6, will now be played Jan. 25 at McKale Center. Tip time is 9 p.m. MST and the game will be shown on ESPN2. The change means Arizona (10-3, 4-3 Pac-12) will play two consecutive games against ASU (4-6, 1-3). The Sun Devils host the Wildcats at 7 p.m. MST Thursday on ESPN. The schedule change leaves the final week of the regular season open for both Arizona and ASU, which have...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jan 18, 2021
Wildcats played ‘Arizona defense’ and learned from losses in sweep of Oregon, OSU

Wildcats played ‘Arizona defense’ and learned from losses in sweep of Oregon, OSU

Photo courtesy Arizona Athletics When the Arizona Wildcats fell into an early 11-2 hole against Oregon State on Sunday, it felt reminiscent of the Cal loss last season. If you remember, Arizona was coming off a huge upset of No. 4 Stanford and came out flat against the last-place Golden Bears two days later, falling 55-54 in McKale Center. It was a stunner that spoiled Arizona’s Senior Day. Evidently, it also served as a learning lesson. The Wildcats were able to avoid a similar letdown Sunday, building off their big win over No. 10 Oregon by blowing out the Beavers,...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jan 18, 2021
Arizona back in Top 10 after sweeping Oregon schools; Adia Barnes named ESPN Coach of the Week

Arizona back in Top 10 after sweeping Oregon schools; Adia Barnes named ESPN Coach of the Week

Photo by Lexi Horsey/Arizona Athletics The Arizona Wildcats are back in the Top 10 after capturing their first sweep of the Oregon schools since 2011. UA checks in at No. 10 in latest AP poll, one spot up from last week. The Wildcats have been ranked as high as No. 7 this season. They are 10-2 overall and 8-2 in the Pac-12, just one game behind first-place Stanford. “It’s good to be back, but we’re not satisfied yet!” UA head coach Adia Barnes tweeted. “Time to get better.” Other Pac-12 teams in the AP Top 25 include: Stanford (5), UCLA (6) and Oregon (13)....
Arizona Daily Star Jan 18, 2021
Arizona Wildcats climb back into top 10 of AP poll after sweeping Oregon schools

Arizona Wildcats climb back into top 10 of AP poll after sweeping Oregon schools

After sweeping the Oregon schools for the first time under Adia Barnes, the Arizona Wildcats are a top-10 team, again.
Arizona Daily Star Jan 18, 2021
UCLA jumps into Associated Press Top 25; Mathurin nominated for Pac-12 honors

UCLA jumps into Associated Press Top 25; Mathurin nominated for Pac-12 honors

UA nominated Bennedict Mathurin for Pac-12 player and freshman of the week awards.
Arizona Daily Star Jan 17, 2021
Wildcats ride Helena Pueyo's red-hot shooting to easy win over Oregon State

Wildcats ride Helena Pueyo's red-hot shooting to easy win over Oregon State

UA finishes sweep of Oregon schools with 67-51 victory at McKale Center on Sunday to improve to 8-2 in Pac-12 play.
Arizona Daily Star Jan 17, 2021
Arizona by the numbers: How the Wildcats earned a weekend sweep against the Oregon schools

Arizona by the numbers: How the Wildcats earned a weekend sweep against the Oregon schools

The Wildcats swept the Oregon schools for the first time in 10 years. Here's how they did it.
Arizona Desert Swarm Jan 17, 2021
Helena Pueyo rises to the challenge in Arizona’s win over Oregon State

Helena Pueyo rises to the challenge in Arizona’s win over Oregon State

Photo by Ryan Kelapire Arizona sophomore Helena Pueyo hasn’t always come in and performed up to her capability this season. That was hindering her and her team, according to her coach. “She’s got to come ready to play,” Adia Barnes said earlier in the week. “She’s got to be ready to play and just take the shots when she’s open.” Pueyo was ready against Oregon State as the Arizona Wildcats defeated the Beavers 67-51 to complete their first sweep of the Oregon schools since 2011. They led the entire second half by double digits despite falling into an...
Arizona Desert Swarm Jan 17, 2021
Adia Barnes says Arizona’s 2021 recruiting class is likely final and 2022 will be ‘very strong’

Adia Barnes says Arizona’s 2021 recruiting class is likely final and 2022 will be ‘very strong’

Photo by Jacob Snow/Icon Sportswire via Unless the Arizona Wildcats can land the transfer that Adia Barnes has in mind, they are likely done adding to their 2021 recruiting class, which currently consists of Aaronette Vonleh, Anna Gret Asi and Madi Conner, who recently joined the team as an early enrollee. The possibility of seniors like Sam Thomas and Trinity Baptiste returning next season just creates too much uncertainty to add more recruits comfortably. “Before that, definitely for sure,” Barnes said of adding another 2021 recruit. “Now, there’s one or two...

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