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Arizona football recruiting: Former Baylor kicker Spencer Evans can ‘absolutely’ see himself as a Wildcat

Arizona football recruiting: Former Baylor kicker Spencer Evans can ‘absolutely’ see himself as a Wildcat

Arizona is on the verge of landing a five-star kicker The Arizona Wildcats struggled to find consistency from their kickers down the tail end of the season, swapping between Josh Pollack, Jake Glatting and Matt Aragon, along with Edgar Gastelum, who is longer with the program. The staff is looking to address these issues, sending out an offer to former Baylor kicker Spencer Evans. Evans was a walk-on at Baylor in 2014, serving as the place kicker his freshman and sophomore seasons. Amid the Baylor football controversy, mixed with some other frustrations, Evans decided to pursue other...
Arizona Desert Swarm 5 hours ago
Arizona basketball: Three things we learned from the Wildcats’ loss to Gonzaga

Arizona basketball: Three things we learned from the Wildcats’ loss to Gonzaga

It was just one of those days After several years of the Arizona Wildcats being a thorn in the side of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, playing close games against the Zags finally caught up with Arizona. At Saturday’s Hoophall LA, Gonzaga got their long-awaited win over Arizona, 69-62. This was a rough one for the Wildcats from the get-go. A slow start snowballed into a large second half deficit. The best player on the team had his first mediocre, let alone bad, performance. The shooting woes caused all kinds of problems. It was just a tough day for Arizona, facing their first consensus legitimate...
Arizona Desert Swarm 6 hours ago
Arizona basketball: Wildcats not looking to add football players like Cam Denson as walk-ons

Arizona basketball: Wildcats not looking to add football players like Cam Denson as walk-ons

Maybe Sean Miller should look to the football team for better athletes With the Arizona Wildcats’ football season over, and the basketball team down to just seven available scholarship athletes for the time being, some roster movement has been happening in McKale. Earlier in the week, the team announced the addition of walk-on Kory Jones, a 6-foot-3 freshman. That was before Parker Jackson-Cartwright injured his ankle against Texas Southern. After that game, Sean Miller was asked if the team could add yet another walk-on to join Jones, Tyler Trillo, Paulo Cruz, and Jake...
Arizona Desert Swarm 17 hours ago
Arizona basketball: Rawle Alkins stands out as Wildcats fall to Gonzaga

Arizona basketball: Rawle Alkins stands out as Wildcats fall to Gonzaga

The freshman still has a few things to work on though The Arizona Wildcats struggled against the Gonzaga Bulldogs, understandably so given the Cats only had seven scholarship players available. Gonzaga was able to take advantage of Arizona’s lack of interior defense, as Przemek Karnowski went right at Dusan Ristic and Chance Comanche throughout the day, leading all scorers with 18. But on the Arizona side, one player stood out above the rest, and that was Rawle Alkins. The freshman put up a team-high 16 points, and also chipped in seven rebounds. “I don’t know where we would be...
Arizona Desert Swarm 19 hours ago
Arizona volleyball: Wildcats upset No. 9 Michigan State, advance to Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament

Arizona volleyball: Wildcats upset No. 9 Michigan State, advance to Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament

The Wildcats beat the Spartans five sets to advance to their eighth Sweet 16 in program history The Arizona volleyball team is headed to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2005. The Wildcats upset No. 9 overall seed Michigan State in five sets in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday in East Lansing, Michigan. All-Pac-12 player Kalei Mau led the Wildcats with 23 kills, while Kendra Dahlke had 22 kills and a team-high 16 digs. Pac-12 Setter of the Year Penina Snuka had 57 assists and 15 assists. Up 2-1, the Wildcats fell behind in the fourth set 13-9, but stormed back to...
Arizona Desert Swarm 21 hours ago
Arizona vs. Gonzaga: Bulldogs use strong start to beat Wildcats 69-62 in Los Angeles

Arizona vs. Gonzaga: Bulldogs use strong start to beat Wildcats 69-62 in Los Angeles

Gonzaga finally got a win against Arizona The fourth time was the charm. The Gonzaga Bulldogs snapped a three-game skid against the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday, beating them 69-62 in a wire-to-wire victory at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. No. 8 Gonzaga improves to 8-0 on the season, while No. 16 Arizona drops to 6-2. The Zags took an early double-digit lead and were able to stave off the Wildcats’ late comeback attempt. The Bulldogs led 38-26 at halftime, and led by as many as 14 in the second half, but the Wildcats made it a single-digit game down the stretch. Arizona cut it to 59-50...
Arizona Desert Swarm Dec 3, 2016
Arizona basketball: Allonzo Trier not dressed for Wildcats’ game vs. Gonzaga

Arizona basketball: Allonzo Trier not dressed for Wildcats’ game vs. Gonzaga

He’s on the trip, but not playing still For the first time all season, Arizona Wildcats guard Allonzo Trier traveled with the team when they flew from Tucson to Los Angeles on Friday for Saturday’s showdown with the Gonzaga Bulldogs. However, the sophomore is still not suited up for this particular game. .@ISO_ZO will not suit up for @APlayersProgram tonight. pic.twitter.com/PeSG3ZtrXO— Saul Bookman (@Saul_Bookman) December 3, 2016 Allonzo Trier in sweats. Not participating in team shootaround at Staples Center. #ArizonaWildcats pic.twitter.com/YYrQSNL8UW— Mike Christy...
Arizona Desert Swarm Dec 3, 2016
Arizona football: Donté Williams reportedly accepts offer to join Nebraska Cornhuskers staff

Arizona football: Donté Williams reportedly accepts offer to join Nebraska Cornhuskers staff

A big blow to the Arizona coaching staff After just one season with the Arizona Wildcats, cornerback coach Donté Williams has accepted an offer to join the Nebraska Cornhuskers coaching staff as the new cornerbacks coach, according to Ryan Bartow of 247 Sports. #Arizona cornerbacks coach Donte' Williams heading to #Nebraska. https://t.co/BS5Q5AERuN pic.twitter.com/NDYQrcLs1k— Ryan Bartow (@RyanBartow) December 3, 2016 Rumors began on Friday after Rivals Nebraska affiliate Huskersonline.com reported that Nebraska was closing in on a deal to have Williams join the program. The...
Arizona Desert Swarm Dec 3, 2016
Arizona vs. Gonzaga: Three things to watch as the Wildcats take on the Bulldogs at STAPLES Center

Arizona vs. Gonzaga: Three things to watch as the Wildcats take on the Bulldogs at STAPLES Center

Gonzaga is the best team Arizona has faced this season. Arizona is as short-handed as it’s been all year. So how can the Wildcats pull out a victory? This Saturday, the short-handed Arizona Wildcats face off against the Gonzaga Bulldogs at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. With a very short bench, how can the Wildcats pull off a win over the Zags? Let’s take a look at three things to watch for in this match-up: Can the Wildcats keep Gonzaga off the line? Gonzaga is good at almost everything offensively. They’re a great 3-point shooting team, averaging 38.7 percent from...
Arizona Desert Swarm Dec 2, 2016
Arizona basketball: Allonzo Trier reportedly travels with the Wildcats to Los Angeles

Arizona basketball: Allonzo Trier reportedly travels with the Wildcats to Los Angeles

The sophomore reportedly hasn’t been cleared to play, though Unlike previous road trips, Allonzo Trier is traveling with the Arizona Wildcats for Saturday’s game against No. 8 Gonzaga in Los Angeles, it was reported by Scout’s WildcatAuthority.com and the Arizona Daily Star’s Greg Hansen on Friday. As of now, Allonzo Trier is not cleared. He did travel however.— WildcatAuthority.com (@AZAuthority) December 3, 2016 Allonzo Trier accompanied UA on flight to Los Angeles for Gonzaga game today. Is he playing? Good question.— Greg Hansen (@ghansen711) December 3,...
Arizona Desert Swarm Dec 2, 2016
Pac-12 Championship Game: Open thread, viewing info, live updates, and game chat

Pac-12 Championship Game: Open thread, viewing info, live updates, and game chat

Let’s chat about the Colorado/Washington game! There is just one Pac-12 football game left this year, and it’s between the Colorado Buffaloes and Washington Huskies with a potential College Football Playoff spot on the line. Let’s chat about it as Arizona Wildcats fans in the comments section below. (Disclaimer: I’m rooting for Colorado). Or we can just turn this into an AMA. Whatever you want. I’ll be around for the entirety of the game. This game is scheduled to kick-off at 7 PM MT, and will be broadcast on FOX. You can also stream it on Fox Sports GO, or the Fox Sports GO...
Arizona Desert Swarm Dec 2, 2016
Arizona volleyball: Wildcats sweep Cleveland State, advance to second round of the NCAA Tournament

Arizona volleyball: Wildcats sweep Cleveland State, advance to second round of the NCAA Tournament

The Wildcats will play for a Sweet Sixteen berth on Saturday The Arizona volleyball team beat Cleveland State in three sets to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday in East Lansing, Michigan. This is the fourth year in a row Arizona has made the NCAA Tournament, and it’s the third time it has made it into the second round since 2013. The Wildcats dominated the Vikings in all three sets, winning the first set 25-14, the second set 25-17, and the final set 25-13. Set 1 goes to @ArizonaVBall! #BearDown pic.twitter.com/uhRO7JrOpl— SMA Arizona (@uofa_sma) December 2,...
Arizona Desert Swarm Dec 2, 2016
Arizona vs. Gonzaga: Wildcats and Bulldogs set to square off in STAPLES Center

Arizona vs. Gonzaga: Wildcats and Bulldogs set to square off in STAPLES Center

The short-handed Wildcats are looking for their fourth win over the Bulldogs in as many seasons They meet again. For the fourth time in as many seasons, the No. 16 Arizona Wildcats will square off against the No. 8 Gonzaga Bulldogs. The two teams faced off in the NCAA Tournament in 2013, in Tucson in 2014, and then in Spokane in 2015. Arizona won all three matchups, with the last two victories being by a combined eight points. “We’re very excited.” Arizona guard Kadeem Allen said of the upcoming game at STAPLES Center. “It’s a chance for our team to really bring out the best in...
Arizona Desert Swarm Dec 2, 2016
Arizona vs. Gonzaga: Get to know the Bulldogs from The Slipper Still Fits

Arizona vs. Gonzaga: Get to know the Bulldogs from The Slipper Still Fits

We asked the experts about the Zags A battle of two ranked teams will take place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon. The No. 16 Arizona Wildcats will be squaring off against the No. 8 Gonzaga Bulldogs as part of Hoophall LA. While these two schools have played each other in each of the past three seasons — with the Wildcats winning all three matchups — both squads have faced significant roster turnover, so there still isn’t a whole lot of familiarity. Of course, we are already familiar with Arizona, but we wanted to know more about Gonzaga, so we asked our friends...
Arizona Desert Swarm Dec 2, 2016
Arizona football recruiting: Donte’ Williams reportedly close to joining Nebraska’s coaching staff

Arizona football recruiting: Donte’ Williams reportedly close to joining Nebraska’s coaching staff

If true, this would be a huge loss Arizona Wildcats defensive back coach Donte’ Williams is close to joining the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ coaching staff, according to HuskersOnline, the Rivals affiliate for Nebraska. #Huskers close to filling open coaching staff position with dynamic Pac-12 recruiter (FREE) https://t.co/in2rJeyU1O— Nate Clouse (@NateClouse) December 2, 2016 Donte’ Williams has been a huge contributor on and off the field, working with Dane Cruikshank and Jace Whittaker as the two premier corners for Arizona’s secondary in 2016. Off the field, Williams has a...
Arizona Desert Swarm Dec 2, 2016
Arizona football recruiting: In-home visits, official visits and new potential targets

Arizona football recruiting: In-home visits, official visits and new potential targets

A lot of recruiting updates as we enter the offseason With programs being eliminated from conference championship games and bowl season, we’re going to start to see a huge flurry of recruiting as we approach the dead period, which begins in mid-December. Coaches will be flying out to schools to visit kids, schedule in-home visits, and offer scholarships. The Arizona Wildcats have already been making their own rounds to check in on their commits as well as some potential new additions. People have been concerned, and for good reason, that the class is going to see a heavy wave of...
Arizona Desert Swarm Dec 1, 2016
Arizona basketball: Three things we learned from Arizona’s victory over Texas Southern

Arizona basketball: Three things we learned from Arizona’s victory over Texas Southern

Get ready to see plenty more Tyler Trillo minutes The end result of Wednesday night’s game felt like Arizona’s season in a nutshell thus far — a nice victory with some really bad news and an impending sense of doom. The Arizona Wildcats roughed up the Texas Southern Tigers on Wednesday night, 85-63. Now, there was plenty to be happy, even surprised, about from Wednesday’s game. The offense was firing on all cylinders and the shooting was out of this world. But, an unfortunate set of circumstances have left the Wildcats without yet another important piece to their puzzle. Without...
Arizona Desert Swarm Dec 1, 2016
Arizona football: Greg Byrne publicly voices support for Rich Rodriguez

Arizona football: Greg Byrne publicly voices support for Rich Rodriguez

This is what we all knew was coming As the Arizona Wildcats embark on what is probably the most important offseason of the Rich Rodriguez era, we know one thing, and that is that Rodriguez will not be fired. Greg Byrne, who has publicly supported Rodriguez on a few occasions this season, did so again in the university’s weekly Wildcat Wednesday email. In it, Byrne writes: As you could see on Friday night, our staff and student-athletes never stopped working and produced one of their best efforts against our rivals. We set a school rushing record with 511 yards and posted three 100-yard...
Arizona Desert Swarm Dec 1, 2016
Arizona football: Cody Ippolito to transfer for sixth year

Arizona football: Cody Ippolito to transfer for sixth year

The Wildcats’ linebacker will seek a sixth year elsewhere After tearing his ACL three separate times in college, Arizona Wildcats linebacker Cody Ippolito will be seeking a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA, but it won’t happen in Tucson. I'd like to thank Coach Rod and UofA for the past five years. It's been a good ride but my 6th year is going to be somewhere else— Cody Ippolito (@CodyIpp57) November 29, 2016 The writing has been on the wall for this decision since the day Ippolito injured his knee this season. The linebacker had been constantly tweeting that he wanted to...
Arizona Desert Swarm Dec 1, 2016
Arizona basketball: Sean Miller doesn’t want Keanu Pinder shooting 3-pointers

Arizona basketball: Sean Miller doesn’t want Keanu Pinder shooting 3-pointers

The Australian made his first career 3 on Wednesday night, but Miller wasn’t impressed The Arizona Wildcats’ bench was all smiles when a 3-pointer from Keanu Pinder splashed through the bottom of the net. The Australian had just made his first career 3 at Arizona, catching his teammates and even his own head coach off guard. “I was as surprised as anybody when he made the one he shot,” Sean Miller said Wednesday after the Wildcats’ 85-63 win over Texas Southern. Surprised and, well, not quite as happy as Pinder’s teammates were for him. “It’s not a good shot for him or our...

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