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Arizona Desert Swarm 12 hours ago
Arizona football: Terris Jones-Grigsby makes most out of first career start

Arizona football: Terris Jones-Grigsby makes most out of first career start

Not a lot of people out there expected a 100-yard rusher for Arizona, let alone two in the same game to start the post-Ka'Deem era With the Arizona Wildcats looking to fill the void left by Ka'Deem Carey leaving for the NFL Draft after his junior season, there were a lot of names on the list of guys that were looking to be that replacement. In Game One, Terris Jones-Grigsby made the most out of his opportunity to be the next guy in line. He picked up 124 yards on 13 carries. Jones-Grigsby is a fifth-year senior, but had never taken a handoff in his Arizona career before starting Friday...
Arizona Desert Swarm 17 hours ago

UNLV vs. Arizona: Austin Hill regains confidence during long TD catch

It was THE play Austin Hill needed to feel he was back at full strength It was the beginning of the second half. The Arizona Wildcats were getting the ball back after a late score in the second quarter because they won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. A penalty on the kick return backed the offense to their own eight yard line. But that was no problem. (Play at 2:05) "He kind of let it loose," Rich Rodriguez said. "He got a nice stiff arm and he showed a little bit of a burst there, so we can't tease him about being the slowest wideout anymore after he took that one for a...
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 30, 2014

UNLV vs. Arizona: Highlights from Wildcats' demolition of Rebels

You like touchdowns? We got touchdowns!
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 30, 2014
UNLV vs. Arizona: Wildcats offense sets all kinds of records

UNLV vs. Arizona: Wildcats offense sets all kinds of records

We've heard about all the weapons. Now we know it's real. The Arizona Wildcats had a record-breaking night against the UNLV Rebels. Arizona set a new school record for total yards (787). They almost had the previous record beat (693) at the end of the third quarter. "That's all Anu," Austin Hill said happily. "If I didn't make so many mistakes, I felt like we could have made more yards," Anu Solomon added. The redshirt freshman also set the new school record for passing yards by a freshman (425). "I'm very proud of the offensive corps as a whole," Solomon said after the game. "We executed...
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 30, 2014
Arizona vs. UNLV final score: Anu Solomon leads UA to 58-13 win

Arizona vs. UNLV final score: Anu Solomon leads UA to 58-13 win

Anu Solomon set freshman records as Arizona cruised. Arizona's best running back in history is gone. The third quarterback in three years of Rich Rodriguez's tenure won the job by a hair over three other contenders -- supposedly. All that meant was a 2014 debut with record-breaking statistics. The Arizona Wildcats put up a record 787 total yards behind redshirt freshman quarterback Anu Solomon's 475 all-purpose yards and a promising performance from running back Terris Jones-Grigsby. The big questions were answered: Who will replace Ka'Deem Carey and B.J. Denker? The answer came on the...
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 29, 2014

UNLV vs. Arizona: Tra'Mayne Bondurant dressed and warming up with first-team

Will he play? Arizona Wildcats safety Tra'Mayne Bondurant is dressed and warming up for the season-opener vs. the UNLV Rebels. Bondurant had left the program on the first day of fall practice, but then was back the next day, where his status was "walking stairs". Bondurant is not listed on the two-deep depth chart for tonight, but it is starting to look like he will actually play.
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 29, 2014

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson makes friends with a nerd at the UofA

Arizona basketball sophomore Rondae Hollis-Jefferson was one of many nice people who were willing to hang out with this guy.
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 29, 2014

Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon gets praise from Yogi Roth

Rick Neuheisel, Yogi Roth and Mike Yam of Pac-12 Networks talk RichRod's decision to start Anu Solomon
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 29, 2014

UNLV vs. Arizona: Wildcats' three keys to victory

What does Arizona need to do to open the season with a win? Football! It's here! Finally! And so is the return of Three Keys! Last year, I went with places in the opposing team's city as the theme. This year, I'm thinking songs from a particular band from that city. So without further ado, here are the three keys for the Arizona Wildcats to take down the UNLV Rebels, courtesy of The Killers! 1. I Feel it in My Bones There will be nerves. There will be lots of nerves. Especially from a certain redshirt-freshman quarterback Anu Solomon, playing against his hometown team in his first college...
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 29, 2014
Arizona vs. UNLV: Time, college football TV schedule and odds

Arizona vs. UNLV: Time, college football TV schedule and odds

What you need to know as the Arizona Wildcats open the season at home against the UNLV Runnin' Rebels. Time Friday, 7:30 p.m. MST TV ESPN Arizona vs. UNLV: What you need to know These are five Runnin' Rebels you should know about heading into the game Friday night. Defensive end Reggie Gilbert is one of few starters listed on the injury report this week. Arizona has few surprises on the depth chart. Here's more on redshirt freshman Anu Solomon making the start at quarterback against UNLV. The Wildcats are 23.5-point favorites against UNLV. Will they top the spread? The Wildcat Radio...
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 28, 2014
UNLV vs. Arizona: Five Rebels to watch vs. Wildcats Friday night

UNLV vs. Arizona: Five Rebels to watch vs. Wildcats Friday night

A quick look at some of the Rebels you should know for the season's first game. The UNLV Rebels had their first winning season since 2000 last year, but Arizona fans may not know that since, well, the Wildcats crushed the Vegas team early on in the season. "They played well at the end of the year," Rich Rodriguez said. "Got their confidence up, and I'm sure we're going to get a pretty good effort from them." UNLV is similar to Arizona in a few ways heading into the 2014 season. The Rebels have a new quarterback, a new running back, a veteran receiving corps and offensive line, and have a...
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 28, 2014

Arizona vs. UNLV football uniforms are blue tops and jerseys

The Arizona Wildcats will open the season with blue tops and white pants. Who's excited for #UNLVvsAZ?! Combo for @ArizonaFBall game tomorrow is blue lids/jerseys & white pants. #BearDown pic.twitter.com/0F81cTzxZl — Ernesto E. Figueroa (@thaFlu2) August 28, 2014 The Arizona Wildcats will wear blue helmets, blue tops and white pants in the 2014 season opener against the UNLV Runnin' Rebels. It's the first look of the new non-gradient numerals. Sorry to those of you who wish the rainbow sleeves would be gone as well -- worse things have happened.
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 28, 2014

Arizona football depth chart: Scooby Wright ready to lead linebackers

Zoinks, Scoob! The Arizona linebacking corps can be viewed a few ways. On one hand, the group is replacing two of its best defensive players from the first two years of the Rich Rodriguez era. Looked at from another perspective, it's hard to imagine replacements for captain Jake Fischer and heat-seeking tackler Marquis Flowers being any more ready. Expectations are a little easier to process when the list of returning players are at least familiar names. Sort of. Key losses: Jake Fischer, Marquis Flowers Key returners: Scooby Wright III, Derrick Turituri, DeAndre' Miller, Makani...
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 27, 2014

UNLV vs. Arizona: Wildcats DE Reggie Gilbert listed as questionable on injury report

Three Wildcats on the opening week injury report This week's Arizona Wildcats injury report has one name on it who will continue to play. Senior Reggie Gilbert is listed as questionable with a foot injury. Gilbert suffered the injury about three weeks ago, and spent a significant amount of camp in a walking boot. Also on the official injury report are offensive lineman Jacob Arzouman and defensive lineman Jerod Cody. Both of their injuries are listed as career ending, Arzouman with a knee, and Cody with concussion issues. For what it's worth, most players that were listed as questionable...
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 27, 2014

Pac-12 power rankings: Surprise, Oregon starts at the top in 2014

The Ducks are on top, but UCLA isn't far behind. 1. Oregon Ducks: Until there's any evidence that the Ducks are on the decline, there's no doubt Mark Helfrich's squad starts atop this guy's power rankings. In fact, it would be hard to find anyone betting against Oregon, though well-respected Fox Sports writer Stewart Mandel thinks they'll be the flop team in the Pac-12. The second year past the Chip Kelly era and first without defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti -- now a Pac-12 Networks analyst -- could mean trouble. Plus, the Ducks are without vet left tackle in Tyler Johnstone and start...
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 26, 2014
Arizona Fall League Rosters: Seth Mejias-Brean returning to AZ representing Cincinnati Reds

Arizona Fall League Rosters: Seth Mejias-Brean returning to AZ representing Cincinnati Reds

Arizona fans will have the chance to watch a National Champion again this fall. The Arizona Fall League preliminary rosters were announced today, and there is one former Arizona Wildcat on them. Seth Mejias-Brean will become the first player from the 2012 National Championship team to play in the developmental league. The Arizona Fall League is the premier off-season developmental league for Major League Baseball, having produced some of the game's biggest names. Last year, former Wildcat catcher Jett Bandy participated, playing on the Mesa Solar Sox. The most notable team in recent times...
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 26, 2014

Arizona football opens season against UNLV

Anu Solomon will start at quarterback for the Arizona football team as it opens the year against UNLV on Friday at 7:30 p.m. MST on ESPN. UPDATE (1:35 p.m. MST): Rich Rodriguez has announced Anu Solomon will indeed be the starting quarterback against UNLV. RichRod said he told the QBs last night that Anu was starting Friday — AZ Desert Swarm (@azdesertswarm) August 25, 2014 Check back for more on the quarterback situation. *** The Arizona Wildcats released their depth chart for the 2014 opener against UNLV, and it comes as no surprise that coach Rich Rodriguez isn't tipping his hand...
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 26, 2014

College football predictions: Paul Myerberg picks Arizona ahead of ASU

USA Today's Paul Myerberg is a lot more cautious of the Sun Devils and a bit more optimistic about the Arizona Wildcats' upcoming season. It was the big question during Pac-12 Media Days in Los Angeles: What do the Arizona Wildcats have to do to beat the Arizona State Sun Devils? Coach Rich Rodriguez's answer was simple enough. Be the better team. There are a few reasons why Todd Graham has beaten Rodriguez in the first two Duel in the Desert meetings between them. There's a reason it's a topic of conversation, so much so that one mailbag question to ESPN's Pac-12 Blog a few weeks back...
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 25, 2014
Anu Solomon named Arizona Wildcats starting quarterback

Anu Solomon named Arizona Wildcats starting quarterback

The nightmare is over, we have a public decision! Rich Rodriguez announced at his weekly Monday press conference that Anu Solomon will start at quarterback for the Arizona Wildcats Friday night in the season-opener against UNLV. Solomon, who is a redshirt freshman, dressed for one game last year. That game: UNLV. He is from Las Vegas, which probably makes this a little extra-special for the QB. Solomon will become the first freshman quarterback to start a game at Arizona since Willie Tuitama in 2005, when he started the final four games of that season. He will be the first freshman to start...
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 25, 2014
Arizona football depth chart for UNLV game released

Arizona football depth chart for UNLV game released

Still no news on the starting quarterback, but other questions have been answered. The Arizona Wildcats released their depth chart for the 2014 opener against UNLV, and it comes as no surprise that coach Rich Rodriguez isn't tipping his hand at who will start behind center. The depth chart lists Anu Solomon, Jesse Scroggins, Jerrard Randall and Connor Brewer as potential starters. There are, however, a few clarifying notes elsewhere. At running back, Ka'Deem Carey's successor will be Terris Jones-Grigsby, the former walk-on and half brother of former UA running back Nic Grigsby. Behind him...

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