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Arizona Desert Swarm 12 hours ago
Pac-12 considering adding more conference games to basketball schedule

Pac-12 considering adding more conference games to basketball schedule

Other Power Five conferences are starting to do this, and the Pac-12 might follow suit The Arizona Wildcats only play the UCLA Bruins and USC Trojans once this season, which has people upset. And understandably so, as it means college basketball fans are missing out on two games between likely-top-25 teams. But with 12 teams in an 18-game conference schedule, not every team can play everyone twice like they did in the good ole Pac-10 days, so these types of things happen. Some have suggested the Pac-12 should change its scheduling so that teams like Arizona and UCLA — the conference’s...
Arizona Desert Swarm 15 hours ago
Utah vs. Arizona: Wildcats position group grades vs. the Utes

Utah vs. Arizona: Wildcats position group grades vs. the Utes

Let’s grade how each position group did in Friday’s loss to utah Turnovers and mistakes cost the Arizona Wildcats a chance at an upset Friday against the Utah Utes, but all that has been beaten into the ground, so let’s take a look at how each position group played that night instead. Quarterback: D Brandon Dawkins had four turnovers. You can’t win a game if your quarterback gives the other team the ball that many times. All of his interceptions were on forced throws. His fumble, in my opinion, wasn’t a thing since he was down. However, it came after Arizona recovered an onside...
Arizona Desert Swarm Sep 24, 2017
Arizona soccer’s offense too much for Oregon in 3-1 win

Arizona soccer’s offense too much for Oregon in 3-1 win

The Mulcahy Stadium scoreboard couldn’t keep up with the Wildcats’ attack, either. The Arizona Wildcats’ offense was too much for the Oregon Ducks — and the Mulcahy Stadium scoreboard — to handle Saturday, as the Wildcats tallied 20 shots and 15 corner kicks in a 3-1 win in front of a standing-room-only crowd. The scoreboard said Arizona had nine corners in the match, but that’s because it literally couldn’t count higher than that. “We haven’t really ever had that many corners,” said UA midfielder Cali Crisler, who took a majority of them. “Your leg gets tired after a...
Arizona Desert Swarm Sep 23, 2017
Arizona volleyball: Wildcats fall at home to Washington State

Arizona volleyball: Wildcats fall at home to Washington State

Wildcats lose Pac-12 home opener in four sets It was shades of 2016 for the Arizona Wildcats against longtime Pac-12 foe Washington State Cougars on Saturday night. Saturday’s match, like both matches a year ago, saw the Cougars top the Wildcats, this time doing so in four sets, 25-22, 25-21, 24-26 and 25-17. Washington State was in cruise control for much of the match, behind 18 kills and eight digs from junior outside hitter Taylor Mims, who was the backbone of a seemingly-impenetrable WSU front line. Kendra Dahlke was the bright spot for longtime Arizona Coach Dave Rubio, with 19...
Arizona Desert Swarm Sep 23, 2017
Arizona soccer to host Oregon Ducks in Pac-12 opener Saturday

Arizona soccer to host Oregon Ducks in Pac-12 opener Saturday

The term ‘student-athlete’ doesn’t really apply to Oregon right now When the Arizona Wildcats host the Oregon Ducks on Saturday, it will almost be misleading to call it a college soccer match. The Ducks, beneficiaries of their university’s quarter system, don’t start school until Sept. 25, so soccer is their No. 1 priority right now. “They’re like pro players, man,” joked Arizona head coach Tony Amato, who believes it’s an advantage for Oregon. “I’m sure they feel like they can accomplish a lot soccer-wise.” If it is an advantage, the Ducks have put it to good use,...
Arizona Desert Swarm Sep 23, 2017
Utah vs. Arizona postgame press conference: Rich Rodriguez, Wildcats discuss loss to Utes

Utah vs. Arizona postgame press conference: Rich Rodriguez, Wildcats discuss loss to Utes

See what RichRod and a few players had to say following a tough loss to Utah The Arizona Wildcats fell to the Utah Utes 30-24 on Friday night at Arizona Stadium. The Wildcats were doomed by turnovers and other miscues as they let a winnable game slip away. Here’s what an understandably distraught Rich Rodriguez had to say after the contest: And here’s what quarterback Brandon Dawkins, and linebackers Tony Fields II and Colin Schooler had to say: Follow Ryan Kelapire on Twitter at @RKelapire
Arizona Desert Swarm Sep 23, 2017
Utah vs. Arizona: 3 takeaways from the Wildcats’ loss to the Utes

Utah vs. Arizona: 3 takeaways from the Wildcats’ loss to the Utes

Time for a QB change? Yeah, probably The Arizona Wildcats lost 30-24 to the No. 23 Utah Utes on Friday in a game that was certainly winnable. But the Wildcats turned the ball over five times and had several other miscues, preventing them from coming away with the upset. Here are some takeaways from that game: The defense seems legit, at least Let’s start with something positive. There are things to be excited about on the defensive side of the ball. Arizona held Utah (albeit the Utes were using their backup QB for three quarters) to just 341 yards and a 2-for-10 conversion rate on third...
Arizona Desert Swarm Sep 23, 2017
Utah vs. Arizona: Wildcats players of the game vs. the Utes

Utah vs. Arizona: Wildcats players of the game vs. the Utes

Taking a look at the UA players that stood out Friday night The Arizona Wildcats dropped a tough one to the Utah Utes on Friday to open Pac-12 play, losing 30-24 as their comeback bid fell short. Arizona (2-2) committed five turnovers and had several other costly mistakes, but not everything was bad from that game. Here’s a look at Arizona players who stood out in the defeat. Offense Tony Ellison, WR: 6 rec, 78 yds, 1 TD Ellison continues to show that he is a reliable option along the outside for the ‘Cats. He quietly had himself a solid game until he caught a 30-yard touchdown pass,...
Arizona Desert Swarm Sep 23, 2017
Utah vs. Arizona final score: Utes beat Wildcats 30-24, despite losing Tyler Huntley to injury

Utah vs. Arizona final score: Utes beat Wildcats 30-24, despite losing Tyler Huntley to injury

Arizona squandered away a winnable game, thanks to some costly miscues by the offense and special teams After Shawn Poindexter recovered an onside kick with 2:47 left, Brandon Dawkins took the field with a chance to be the hero on a night when so many things went awry. Instead, the redshirt junior quarterback fumbled on the very next play, and the Arizona Wildcats lost 30-24 to the No. 23 Utah Utes on Friday night in front of 36,651 at Arizona Stadium (the lowest attendance number since 1997). Dawkins had four turnovers on the night as Arizona’s offense, marred by miscues, squandered an...
Arizona Desert Swarm Sep 22, 2017
Utah vs. Arizona open thread, updates, live stream, TV info

Utah vs. Arizona open thread, updates, live stream, TV info

Come chat with us! It’s game day! The Arizona Wildcats are set to host the 23rd-ranked Utah Utes at 7:30 p.m. MST at Arizona Stadium. Here’s how you can watch, listen, and stream the game, and we’ll be chatting about it in the comment section below. Join us! Viewing info Game time: 7:30 p.m. MST TV: FOX Sports 1 Live stream: FOX Sports Go Announcers: Brian Custer (play-by-play), Ben Leber (analyst), Jennifer Hale (sideline) Radio info Radio stream: Arizona IMG Sports Network Tucson stations: 107.5 FM and 1290 AM Phoenix station: 910 AM Announcers: Brian Jeffries (play-by-play),...
Arizona Desert Swarm Sep 22, 2017
5 Arizona Wildcats to watch vs. Utah

5 Arizona Wildcats to watch vs. Utah

These five Wildcats need to step up for Arizona to upset Utah The Arizona Wildcats are opening up Pac-12 play against the 23rd-ranked Utah Utes on Friday night, and while the team responded well after Houston loss, this serves to be another critical game for the future of Arizona football. To win, Arizona’s offense needs to come away with explosive plays. I’m not sure this offense has enough to sustain long drives and keep the ball away from the opposing offense. And on defense, the young guys are going to have to limit their mistakes and digest all the information they can one play at...
Arizona Desert Swarm Sep 22, 2017
Utah vs. Arizona: Previewing Utes-Wildcats by the numbers

Utah vs. Arizona: Previewing Utes-Wildcats by the numbers

This isn’t the same old Utah that we’ve seen in recent years This Friday, the Utah Utes travel to Tucson to face off against the Arizona Wildcats. The Utes pair something old (their consistent excellence on the defensive line) with something new (a different look on offense). How do the Wildcats stack up? We dove in and took a look at the numbers underlying this week’s match-up. 47.9% The Utes’ offense has a distinctly different flavor to it this year. Last year, Utah relied heavily on running back Joe Williams, who carried the ball more than 200 times for more than 1,400 yards. In...
Arizona Desert Swarm Sep 22, 2017
How to watch Utah vs. Arizona: Live stream, TV channel, game time, radio info

How to watch Utah vs. Arizona: Live stream, TV channel, game time, radio info

Pac-12 play is here, and we’re here to make sure you don’t miss any of the action The Arizona Wildcats begin Pac-12 conference play Friday, when they host the 23rd-ranked Utah Utes at Arizona Stadium. Utah is currently a 3.5-point favorite over Arizona, and the Wildcats will be vying for an upset. The last time these two teams played in Tucson, Arizona beat then-No. 10 Utah 37-30 in double overtime. Here’s how you can watch, stream, and listen to Friday’s game. Viewing info Game time: 7:30 p.m. MST TV: FOX Sports 1 Live stream: FOX Sports Go Announcers: Brian Custer (play-by-play),...
Arizona Desert Swarm Sep 22, 2017
Arizona volleyball sweeps ASU in Tempe

Arizona volleyball sweeps ASU in Tempe

Wildcats open Pac-12 play with a dominating win over the school up north It was a banner night for the youthful Arizona Wildcats on Thursday in the unfriendly confines of Tempe. The visiting ‘Cats improved to 7-3 after a convincing 26-24, 25-18, 25-22 effort over ASU, led in part by Kendra Dahlke, who had a team-high 12 kills, while teammate Jade Turner added a career-high 11 kills. The Wildcats, who entered the match off a straight-sets loss to Illinois State at McKale on Saturday, dominated up front against the Sun Devils, with 43 kills on the night. Tyler Spriggs provided a spark for...
Arizona Desert Swarm Sep 21, 2017
Utah vs. Arizona score predictions

Utah vs. Arizona score predictions

Can the Wildcats pull off the upset? The Arizona Wildcats are set to take on the No. 23 Utah Utes on Friday at Arizona Stadium. As this is published, the Utes are listed as a 3.5-point favorite over the Wildcats. Arizona is 4-1 against Utah in the Rich Rodriguez era, and the last time the two teams squared off in Tucson, the Wildcats upset the then-No. 10 Utes 37-30 in double overtime. Will something similar happen this time around? Here’s what our staff thinks. Be sure to make your prediction in the comment section below. Ryan Kelapire — Utah wins 31-21 The Wildcats’ passing game...
Arizona Desert Swarm Sep 21, 2017
Simi Shittu sets official visits to Arizona, North Carolina, and Vanderbilt

Simi Shittu sets official visits to Arizona, North Carolina, and Vanderbilt

The five-star forward will visit Tucson in early November Five-star forward Simi Shittu will officially visit the Arizona Wildcats on Nov. 3-5, he announced Thursday on Twitter. Shittu, the No. 7 prospect in the 2018 class, also set official visit dates to Vanderbilt (Oct. 6) and North Carolina (Nov. 10). Official visits...@TiptonEdits_ pic.twitter.com/R81mH3epJi— Simi Shittu (@LanX_Sims) September 22, 2017 However, Shittu said these aren’t necessarily his top three schools, rather just the ones he has a confirmed date to visit. Shittu narrowed his list to 10 schools back in...
Arizona Desert Swarm Sep 21, 2017
South African native Gerhard de Beer enjoying transition to Arizona football

South African native Gerhard de Beer enjoying transition to Arizona football

“The one thing that made me fall in love with football is just how much you can go and knock the crap out of somebody,” said the UA o-lineman Gerhard de Beer shirked the comforts of home for the squalor of playing in the trenches. The 23-year-old offensive lineman took a gamble five years ago, moving 9,943 miles (the Earth’s circumference, by comparison, is 24,901 miles) from his home in Pretoria, South Africa to compete as a two-sport athlete at The University of Arizona. The towering South African excelled at rugby and track and field at his high school, Afrikaanse Hoer Seunskool,...
Arizona Desert Swarm Sep 21, 2017
Arizona Wildcats safety Scottie Young Jr. among college football’s top freshmen

Arizona Wildcats safety Scottie Young Jr. among college football’s top freshmen

The Wildcats have found a gem The Arizona Wildcats have found themselves a gem in Scottie Young Jr. The first-year safety is the No. 7 freshman in all of college football, according to Pro Football Focus. Heading into Week 4 - here's a look at our highest graded freshman through three weeks of football. pic.twitter.com/1wqyIxL4qq— PFF College Football (@PFF_College) September 21, 2017 Young, a former three-star recruit, has a grade of 83.5 this season. PFF grades by watching every play a player is involved in and then evaluating them on a -2 to +2 scale, with context and performance...
Arizona Desert Swarm Sep 21, 2017
Arizona Wildcats to wear matte helmets, all blue uniforms vs. Utah

Arizona Wildcats to wear matte helmets, all blue uniforms vs. Utah

Arizona’s matte helmets make their debut The Arizona Wildcats will be debuting their matte blue helmets on Friday vs. the Utah Utes, it was announced Thursday. They will be paired with a blue jersey and blue pants, making it all blue everything for the Wildcats this weekend at Arizona Stadium. Tomorrow night, 7:30 pm, @FS1: lids jerseys pants #AllBlueEverything#BearDown pic.twitter.com/GTmEZxWY3X— Arizona Football (@ArizonaFBall) September 21, 2017 Arizona is 9-5 since 2005 when wearing all blue, and it wore this uniform the last time it played Utah at home, when UA upset the...
Arizona Desert Swarm Sep 21, 2017
Arizona football injury report: DeAndre’ Miller, Cam Denson out vs. Utah

Arizona football injury report: DeAndre’ Miller, Cam Denson out vs. Utah

Arizona will have to wait a bit longer to get its top pass rusher back Rich Rodriguez sounded optimistic about DeAndre’ Miller’s progress in his recovery from offseason foot surgery, but the redshirt senior will have to wait a bit longer to make his season debut, as he is out for Friday game vs. the Utah Utes, according to the Arizona Wildcats’ injury report. Here is the full report: Probable: WR Donovan Walker (shoulder) Questionable: DL Parker Zellers (ankle), TE Trevor Wood (ankle) Doubtful: None Out: DE/LB DeAndre’ Miller (foot), DB Isaiah Hayes (shoulder), WR Cam Denson...

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