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Arizona Desert Swarm 10 hours ago
Arizona baseball: Louis Boyd close to returning to Wildcats lineup

Arizona baseball: Louis Boyd close to returning to Wildcats lineup

Some much-needed help in the infield may be coming back sooner than later Heading into the third weekend of Pac-12 play, the Arizona Wildcats may be getting a crucial defensive piece back in the lineup when they host the USC Trojans this weekend. Louis Boyd, who suffered a left arm injury on February 26th against McNeese State, was supposed to miss six weeks, but it looks like it could end up being closer to five. “Possibly,” head coach Jay Johnson said when asked if Boyd would be in the lineup this weekend. “He’s emptying the tank. This might be it for him and his baseball career...
Arizona Desert Swarm 14 hours ago
Arizona softball: Danielle O’Toole earns Pac-12, national Pitcher of the Week honors after dominating Washington

Arizona softball: Danielle O’Toole earns Pac-12, national Pitcher of the Week honors after dominating Washington

O’Toole threw a no-hitter against Washington on Friday After two stellar starts against the No. 6 Washington Huskies, including her first career no-hitter, Arizona left-hander Danielle O’Toole was named the NFCA National Pitcher of the Week, USA Softball Player of the Week, and Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week, it was announced Tuesday. The redshirt senior tossed 14 innings over the weekend as the Wildcats swept the Huskies, surrendering just three hits and two runs, while striking out 10. "I'm proud of the outing our team had this weekend and I am thankful to have them and be a part of such...
Arizona Desert Swarm 16 hours ago
Arizona basketball: Sean Miller deletes his Twitter account, Wildcat fans freak out

Arizona basketball: Sean Miller deletes his Twitter account, Wildcat fans freak out

This is so 2017 In the year 2017, every little thing is over-scrutinized. So when Arizona Wildcats head coach Sean Miller inactivated his Twitter account on Monday, UA fans everywhere started to freak out. What does it mean? Is he leaving? Oh my God what did we do? That’s just a smattering of what happened on Arizona internet after this was announced: @APlayersProgram why??? I liked reading his tweets talking about how awesome the fans are — Justin (@firebenderjdb) March 27, 2017 @APlayersProgram I hope this isn't a harbinger of bad things or news on the way... — Damon Duerr...
Arizona Desert Swarm 19 hours ago
Arizona baseball: Wildcats fall in national rankings after Oregon State sweep

Arizona baseball: Wildcats fall in national rankings after Oregon State sweep

Will some home games get this team back on the right track? After a winless weekend in Corvallis, the Arizona Wildcats have fallen in all of the national rankings, checking in just outside the top ten. Here’s a look at where the various polls have them now. After the weekend, the Oregon State Beavers also surged to the top of just about every poll, having now won 15 straight games. OSU now has an overall record of 20-1 this year, and is clearly the best team in the Pac-12. They also have an obvious case for being considered the best team in the country. So while a winless weekend on the...
Arizona Desert Swarm Mar 28, 2017
Arizona softball: Wildcats approach each opponent with ‘Sally mentality’

Arizona softball: Wildcats approach each opponent with ‘Sally mentality’

Arizona doesn’t play GCU on Wednesday, it plays Sally No matter who the Arizona softball team plays, whether it’s the Drake Bulldogs or a top-10 Washington Huskies squad, every team is the same to them. “They’re just Sally,” said UA utility player Tamara Statman. “Each girl is Sally. We don’t care about the name that would be on their back. Every girl is Sally.” Sally is a generic name the team labels every opponent it faces, an approach it picked up from Ken Ravizza, a renowned sports psychologist who has worked with several collegiate and professional teams, including the...
Arizona Desert Swarm Mar 27, 2017
Arizona basketball: Assessing the Wildcats’ scholarship situation for the 2017-18 season

Arizona basketball: Assessing the Wildcats’ scholarship situation for the 2017-18 season

How many more players will Arizona be able to add this offseason? It depends The Arizona Wildcats have four signees in the incoming 2017 recruiting class, and Sean Miller plans to add at least one more player to the mix, “maybe even two.” Arizona needs a sufficient number of scholarships to do that, but where does it stand in that regard? Let’s take a look. Players on scholarship for 2017-18 (13) Parker Jackson-Cartwright Dusan Ristic Chance Comanche Dylan Smith Keanu Pinder DeAndre Ayton Alex Barcello Ira Lee Brandon Randolph Rawle Alkins Kobi Simmons Lauri Markkanen Allonzo...
Arizona Desert Swarm Mar 27, 2017
Arizona basketball: Joe Pasternack to interview for UNC-Wilmington head coaching position, per report

Arizona basketball: Joe Pasternack to interview for UNC-Wilmington head coaching position, per report

Sean Miller may have an opening on his coaching staff soon Sean Miller may soon be looking for a new associate head coach. Arizona Wildcats associate head coach Joe Pasternack is interviewing for the head coaching position at UNC-Wilmington, according to Wilmington news outlet WECT. UNC-Wilmington has reached the NCAA Tournament the past two seasons and has to replace Kevin Keatts, who left to be the head coach at NC State. Pasternack, 39, arrived at Arizona in 2011 and was promoted to associate head coach in 2013. The Indiana alum is heavily involved in recruiting, being the top recruiter...
Arizona Desert Swarm Mar 27, 2017
Arizona football: Wildcats stumble on K’Hari Lane late in recruiting process

Arizona football: Wildcats stumble on K’Hari Lane late in recruiting process

Will the overlooked recruit do big things in Tucson? “Oh Lord, it was after Signing Day.” Not usually what you hear from a coach when you ask them when the first time they saw film of one of their quarterback recruits, but that’s exactly how Arizona Wildcats quarterbacks coach Rod Smith reacted when asked about K’Hari Lane. Arizona had two quarterbacks lined up in their 2017 recruiting class for the longest time — Rhett Rodriguez and Braxton Burmeister — but at the last possible second, early enrollee Burmeister bailed for Oregon, leaving the Wildcats scrambling. “We didn’t...
Arizona Desert Swarm Mar 27, 2017
Arizona football recruiting SitRep: Wildcats doing well with multiple targets

Arizona football recruiting SitRep: Wildcats doing well with multiple targets

The Wildcats hosted some visitors this week and are in great shape with multiple prospects This week saw the Arizona Wildcats coming back from Spring Break. That meant getting back to work finishing out spring ball and hitting the recruiting trail. Let’s not forget the 13 or so players who participated in Pro Day on Friday, where Paul Magloire and Trey Griffey showed out. So let’s dive into this week’s Weekly SitRep. Jalen Nailor The 3-star Bishop Gorman High School (Las Vegas, NV) receiver took a visit to Tucson a few weeks ago with a group of other Las Vegas-area players. He really...
Arizona Desert Swarm Mar 27, 2017
Arizona basketball: Which Wildcats will declare for the 2017 NBA Draft?

Arizona basketball: Which Wildcats will declare for the 2017 NBA Draft?

Let’s try to make some educated guesses The Arizona Wildcats’ season came to a close last Thursday, as they disappointingly lost to the Xavier Musketeers in the Sweet 16. So, what’s next in Tucson? First up is figuring out which Wildcats will be back next season, and which players will depart for the NBA Draft. Arizona has four players — Allonzo Trier, Lauri Markkanen, Kobi Simmons, and Rawle Alkins — who are considered to be prime candidates to go pro this summer. But which ones are going to stay? Here’s my prediction (which is only a prediction): Lauri Markkanen — will...
Arizona Desert Swarm Mar 26, 2017
Erika Hanson Barnes becomes role model as Arizona’s interim athletic director

Erika Hanson Barnes becomes role model as Arizona’s interim athletic director

Having a former softball player running things has been eye-opening for the current student-athletes On April 1st, Erika Hanson Barnes’ run as the Arizona Wildcats interim athletic director will come to an end, but her influence on the current student-athletes will likely live on forever. Barnes, a former softball player at The University of Arizona until 2001, originally came back to her alma mater because she cared so much about the place. “I’m so blessed to be working here,” she said on her final Sunday as head of the Arizona Athletics department. “The place I love, the place...
Arizona Desert Swarm Mar 26, 2017
Arizona football: B.J. Denker returning to Wildcats’ coaching staff

Arizona football: B.J. Denker returning to Wildcats’ coaching staff

The legend is coming home After a couple of years away, B.J. Denker is coming back to Tucson. On Saturday afternoon, the ex-quarterback announced he would be joining the Arizona Wildcats coaching staff again. Had an incredible 2 years at A&M. Thanks Coach Sumlin & everyone I worked w/but now it's back home to the desert. Tucson I'm back! #BearDown pic.twitter.com/ue0drqcAgr— BJ Denker (@BJDenker) March 26, 2017 Denker has spent the last two years as an offensive grad assistant at Texas A&M, working under Kevin Sumlin and company. Prior to that, he was on the Arizona staff as a...
Arizona Desert Swarm Mar 26, 2017
Arizona softball: Mike Candrea wins 1,500th game as Wildcats complete sweep of Washington

Arizona softball: Mike Candrea wins 1,500th game as Wildcats complete sweep of Washington

It was a historic day for Arizona softball A 10-gallon bucket filled to the brim with ice water was being hauled out of the Arizona dugout, and Mike Candrea knew what was coming his way. He began to backpedal, attempting to distance himself from the oncoming swarm of players. “I tried to,” Candrea said. “I thought I was away from it.” He wasn’t. The Wildcats doused the 32-year head coach after he won his 1,500th career game on Saturday, as they beat No. 6 Washington 5-2 to compete a three-game sweep of the Huskies. “They’re a great team and to cap off the weekend with a sweep...
Arizona Desert Swarm Mar 26, 2017
Videos: Arizona celebrates Mike Candrea’s 1,500th career win as head softball coach

Videos: Arizona celebrates Mike Candrea’s 1,500th career win as head softball coach

Huge milestone On Sunday afternoon, Mike Candrea recorded his 1,500th career victory as the Arizona Wildcats’ head softball coach. Immediately after the game, Candrea got the ice water bath, and there was a presentation in the Hillenbrand Stadium infield that included a tribute video to the school’s most legendary coach. You can watch all of that here: Mike Candrea wins his 1,500th career game!Posted by AZ Desert Swarm on Sunday, March 26, 2017 Here’s the actual tribute video that they played: Congratulations, @CoachCandreaUA! #FifteenHundred pic.twitter.com/3Wjn6BkRdI—...
Arizona Desert Swarm Mar 25, 2017
Arizona soccer recap: Wildcats erase early deficit in 2-1 win over UTEP

Arizona soccer recap: Wildcats erase early deficit in 2-1 win over UTEP

The Wildcats improve to 2-0-0 in the spring The pregame message was simple. “Everybody has to play with positive energy,” Arizona head coach Tony Amato told his team before it took the field. “I’ll coach the rest but I won’t coach that.” Seven minutes later, the Wildcats trailed UTEP 1-0. The Miners converted on a set-piece. Arizona started with the “opposite” of positive energy. “We talked about the positive energy and the effort and defending a set-piece comes down to those things,” Amato said. “You gotta be organized, you gotta have effort, and I thought we had a...
Arizona Desert Swarm Mar 25, 2017
Arizona baseball recap: Wildcats fall to Oregon State in walkoff fashion for second time

Arizona baseball recap: Wildcats fall to Oregon State in walkoff fashion for second time

Ever seen a walkoff strikeout? Well, now you have For the second consecutive day, the Arizona Wildcats lost in walk-off fashion to the top-ranked Oregon State Beavers in Corvallis. Arizona dropped this one 5-4 after coming back to tie the game up in the top half of the ninth. Cory Voss was called upon to pinch hit against star Beaver closer Max Engelbrekt, and Voss delivered in the biggest way possible, launching a poorly located ball over the left field fence. TIE GAME! Cory Voss hits a solo shot to left to tie the game in the 9th! #BEARDOWNhttps://t.co/5Km6OQJDLY— Arizona Baseball...
Arizona Desert Swarm Mar 25, 2017
Arizona softball: Wildcats rout No. 6 Washington 12-0 behind 8-run first inning

Arizona softball: Wildcats rout No. 6 Washington 12-0 behind 8-run first inning

This game was decided quickly This game was over shortly after it started. Arizona softball scored eight runs in the first inning as they run-ruled the No. 6 Washington Huskies 12-0 in five innings on Saturday afternoon at Hillenbrand Stadium. “Good performance,” said head coach Mike Candrea, who picked up his 1,499th career victory. “We were hitting on all cylinders and unfortunately over my career I’ve been on both sides of those things. It’s tough to go through. They’re a very good team, and today was our day.” The Wildcats (31-1, 5-0 Pac-12) tallied nine hits in the first...
Arizona Desert Swarm Mar 25, 2017
Arizona soccer: Wildcats to host UTEP on Saturday in second game of spring season

Arizona soccer: Wildcats to host UTEP on Saturday in second game of spring season

Kickoff is at 4 p.m. and admission is free Soccer is back at Mulcahy Stadium. On Saturday, the Arizona soccer team will host its first match of the spring season, taking on the UTEP Miners in its second of five spring games. Arizona beat GCU 1-0 in Phoenix in its first spring game on March 4, as a late goal by Zoe Barrie allowed the Wildcats to capture a road victory. “We had one game that was a little slower than expected, but we’re hoping that this game goes a little smoother,” said UA midfielder Gabi Stoian, who has led Arizona in points in each of the last three seasons. UTEP went...
Arizona Desert Swarm Mar 25, 2017
Arizona baseball recap: Oregon State opens series with walkoff win over Wildcats

Arizona baseball recap: Oregon State opens series with walkoff win over Wildcats

Disappointing start for Arizona On Friday night, the Arizona Wildcats and Oregon State Beavers started the biggest three-game series in the Pac-12 this year, and it certainly lived up to the hype. After JC Cloney and Luke Heimlich pitched to a 1-1 tie through seven innings, the offensive fireworks picked up in the eighth, but OSU got the last little explosion. With two on and two out in the ninth, KJ Harrison came up and smacked a walkoff single through the infield, giving the Beavers a 4-3 win and a 4-0 record in Pac-12 play. KJ ALL DAYKJ Harrison's walk-off hit earns the @BeaverBaseball...
Arizona Desert Swarm Mar 25, 2017
Arizona softball: Danielle O’Toole throws first career no-hitter as Wildcats beat No. 6 Washington, 3-0

Arizona softball: Danielle O’Toole throws first career no-hitter as Wildcats beat No. 6 Washington, 3-0

Somehow she hadn’t thrown one before that One by one the sold-out crowd at Hillenbrand Stadium rose to their feet as Danielle O’Toole readied to throw an 0-2 pitch. The left-hander had yet to surrender a hit, but it wasn’t until that moment, with two outs in the seventh inning, that she started to think about her no-hit bid. “I was like ‘OK, I’m just going to throw it,’” O’Toole said, “and if she hits it that’s OK.’” The 0-2 pitch was delivered, but it wasn’t hit. Washington slugger Sis Bates swung and missed, and O’Toole’s first career no-hitter was in the...

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