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Arizona Desert Swarm 1 hour ago

Arizona football: A look at everything that went into the Wildcats' fake field goal vs. Washington

The stories behind Arizona's now famous fake field goal are hilarious. The Arizona Wildcats caught everyone off-guard when Rich Rodriguez called for a fake field goal late in the second quarter against the Washington Huskies. Everyone including pretty much the entire Arizona sideline. "I was shocked," freshman running back Nick Wilson said. "Everyone was jumping up and down screaming, and I was kinda confused at first, and then I saw what happened." "At first I kinda got scared because I thought it was a high snap," joked Wilson. "And then I saw Casey (Skowron) running and I was like 'Oh,...
Arizona Desert Swarm 2 hours ago

Arizona vs. Utah: Cam Denson, Terris Jones-Grigsby listed as questionable for Wildcats

The Wildcats have gotten a little healthier heading into the crucial final two games of the season The Arizona Wildcats are heading to Salt Lake City slightly healthier than they were last week. Here's a look at the team's official injury report: PROBABLE: none QUESTIONABLE: Cam Denson (hip), Terris Jones-Grigsby (ankle), Parker Zellers (ankle) DOUBTFUL: none OUT: Trevor Ermisch (arm), Chase Gorham (abdominal strain), DeAndre' Miller (shoulder), Adonis Smith (concussion) Other names that should probably be on here but aren't are Tra'Mayne Bondurant and Anu Solomon. Solomon said to head...
Arizona Desert Swarm 3 hours ago

Arizona basketball: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson embraces coming off the bench for Wildcats

Not a lot of teams have one of their best players coming off the bench The Arizona Wildcats have been bringing Rondae Hollis-Jefferson off the bench rather than starting him so far in the early part of this season, and that trend is going to continue for the foreseeable future. "I had a talk with Rondae between our last game and tonight's game," Sean Miller said after the win over UC-Irvine. "And I really let it up to him," as far as coming off the bench or being in the starting lineup. "He's clearly one of our five-best players," Miller continued. "And he's earned that through...
Arizona Desert Swarm 20 hours ago

Arizona basketball video: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, T.J. McConnell, Gabe York talk Wildcats' win over UC-Irvine

Rondae was eating fruit snacks while talking about dunking on people because Rondae
Arizona Desert Swarm 21 hours ago

Solomon Hill hits the game-winner as Pacers beat Hornets

The former Wildcat has already made himself known this year by averaging 13 points and six boards a game.
Arizona Desert Swarm 21 hours ago

UC Irvine vs. Arizona score: Wildcats stand up to Anteaters late, win 71-54

A nine-minute stretch helped Arizona barely beat the spread, but otherwise Sean Miller got a shoddy performance from his team. The national telecast on Tuesday of top-ranked Kentucky's rout of No. 5 Kansas may have put them in a class of their own, ahead of No. 2 Arizona and whoever might be better than the Wildcats at this early point in the season. Still, the thought in Tucson may linger: Can this Arizona team compete with the other Wildcats and their 10-deep rotations, the second of which is arguably as talented, though not as experienced, as Arizona's starting unit? The answer to that...
Arizona Desert Swarm 22 hours ago

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson dunks on 7'6 Mamadou Ndiaye

Don't try Rondae with that sorry wingspan, Mamadou. Look at Rondae. Now he's dunking on 7'6 center Mamadou Ndiaye. Rondae don't care.
Arizona Desert Swarm Nov 19, 2014

Arizona basketball recruiting: T.J. Leaf is UA's first 2016 commit

The versatile power forward gave Sean Miller the first recruit in the 2016 class. Days after Miller began closing the book on the heralded 2015 class, he's back at it again by earning the commitment from the 15th-ranked member of his class, by ESPN's rankings. T.J. Leaf, a 5-star forward prospect out of El Cajon, Calif., gave his verbal commitment to the Arizona Wildcats on Wednesday, making him the first unofficial member of Sean Miller's 2016 class. A 6'9 forward who has a bit of weight to gain at 205 pounds, it is Leaf's skill that has him so highly-ranked. The Foothills Christian High...
Arizona Desert Swarm Nov 19, 2014

UC Irvine vs. Arizona: Mamadou Ndiaye and the tall-standing Anteaters visit McKale

The Arizona Wildcats host a UC Irvine team with a bit of size across the roster. Arizona's performance on Sunday against the Cal State Northridge Matadors was a much better than the first matchup against Mount Saint Mary’s. Once again though, the Wildcats committed way too many turnovers on offense. Miller will certainly have stressed this week to take better control of the ball. It was just silly little mistakes that will surely be fixed as these groups of players get to know each other more and understand where their tendencies. The UC Irvine Anteaters will be coming into the McKale...
Arizona Desert Swarm Nov 18, 2014

Arizona hockey: Making the case for the Wildcats to do what Arizona State did; move to NCAA Division-1

Arizona should follow ASU into the world of NCAA Division-1 hockey Arizona State announced Tuesday that it would become the 60th NCAA Division-1 hockey program, by bumping up its National Champion ACHA team beginning next season. And Arizona should do the same. The main argument against this is the sheer cost of changing a club sport into an NCAA-sanctioned varsity sport. ASU needed to raised $32 million to make its move, and received the largest private donation in the history of the school to do it. But Arizona's cost to move up would not nearly be as great as ASU's. Arizona State does...
Arizona Desert Swarm Nov 18, 2014

Arizona basketball: Clark Kellogg talks all things Wildcats

Clark Kellogg joined us courtesy of the Capital One Cup, which is awarded to the nation's top performing athletics department in all sports. You can learn more about the Capital One Cup on their Facebook and Twitter pages. CBS basketball analyst Clark Kellogg joined us to talk Arizona Wildcats basketball, and to explain how Arizona can win the Capital One Cup. Last season, Arizona Athletics finished in the top-25 in the Capital One Cup standings thanks to the men's basketball team finishing in the top-ten in the polls. Any sport that finishes in the top-ten of its poll at the end of the...
Arizona Desert Swarm Nov 18, 2014

Arizona Basketball: The Time Is Now

With all the pieces in place, the 2015 Arizona Wildcats are primed and ready to get back to the Final Four. There is nothing I hate more in sports than after a season ending loss by a great team, fans console each other by saying, ‘we’ll get ‘em next year.’ Of course, in sports there can only be one champion and this means that virtually every fan in the world sees their season end the same way; without a championship. The one thing all fans have in common is the faith that next year will end better. While the hope and promise of a new year is certainly a comforting thought, the...
Arizona Desert Swarm Nov 17, 2014

Arizona football: A relieved Rich Rodriguez talks all things Washington win

The whole Cardiac Cats thing is getting out of hand
Arizona Desert Swarm Nov 17, 2014

Arizona football: Wildcats kicker Casey Skowron on his big day against Washington

Casey Skowron got almost all of the questions after Saturday's win over Washington. He talks about everything he did against UW, and how USC was still in his thoughts during every kick.
Arizona Desert Swarm Nov 17, 2014

Rich Rodriguez isn't a candidate for Florida football coaching job

According to a report by ESPN's Brett McMurphy, Greg Byrne's two fantastic hires won't be in the running for the Florida Gators football head coaching job. Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez won't be a candidate to replace outgoing Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp, sources told ESPN's Brett McMurphy. That news should sit well in Wildcat Nation, where Rodriguez's success caused a mild amount of worry as he and another Greg Byrne hire, Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen, were considered potential candidates by merit leading to speculate more than legitimate report. Rodriguez, in...
Arizona Desert Swarm Nov 17, 2014

Arizona basketball dominates in win over CSUN

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson put together a complete game and Stanley Johnson led the Wildcats with 17 points. The Arizona Wildcats' second game of the year was a much easier test than the first, as they handled the Cal State Northridge Matadors, 86-68, in the opening round of the Maui Invitational. The Wildcats led from wire to wire in McKale Center on Sunday and had an advantage as large as 29 at one point. It was a total team performance as all positions contributed to the offensive scheme as well as performed well on the defensive side of the ball. Stanley Johnson led Arizona with 17 points,...
Arizona Desert Swarm Nov 16, 2014

How Arizona football can win the Pac-12 South

The Pac-12 South is the most complicated division in college football, but for Arizona it's really quite simple. There are so many scenarios to play out in the Pac-12 South. Five of the six teams -- sorry Colorado -- can potentially win the division and make their way to the Pac-12 Championship game to face Oregon, but it's really quite simple for the Arizona Wildcats. Luckily for the lazy, ESPN's Kyle Bonagura was brave enough to sort it all out based on this set of tiebreakers. Arizona football's two losses to the Los Angeles area schools and current 1-2 Pac-12 South record hurt it to...
Arizona Desert Swarm Nov 16, 2014

Arizona basketball: Cal St. Northridge up next for Wildcats

The Arizona Wildcats' second game of the year pits them against a dangerous forward duo. Sean Miller expressed concern about his team's tentativeness after his Arizona Wildcats opened the season with a victory against Mount St. Mary's. As many dunks as there were by Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and as good as Brandon Ashley looked in his first official game action since his foot injury a year ago, the Wildcats had holes. The defense didn't play with consistent intensity, and the offensive flaws most people expected reared its their heads. Arizona must prove it can shoot and that it is willing to...
Arizona Desert Swarm Nov 15, 2014

Washington vs. Arizona score: Casey Skowron kicks game-winner for Arizona

Casey Skowron hit two field goals and ran for a touchdown in a 27-26 Arizona football win. It was just Casey Skowron's day. Arizona turned to the same kicker that came into Saturday against Washington in a funk and took advantage of three Huskies turnovers to win 27-26 on the leg -- and legs -- of the former women's soccer manager. Skowron scored 13 of the UA points, making up for an ugly offensive outing by the Wildcats, who next face Utah with an 8-2 record. In a funk himself for the third game in a row, Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon had Arizona ready to win by a touchdown minutes...
Arizona Desert Swarm Nov 15, 2014

Arizona kicker Casey Skowron takes fake field goal to the house

A TRICK PLAY Arizona's had a couple of trick plays ran against them the last couple weeks, so RichRod pulled this out. Casey Skowron new second-string running back?