ZonaZoo yelled “A.R.I.Z.O.N.A.” as Arizona Wildcats took on the Utah Utes in an intense game that left fans standing in McKale Center on Sunday. After a struggle to gain points during the first half, UA came back and gained control of the score board during the second half.
Arizona beat the Utah Utes, 65-56.
Wildcats defeated CU Buffaloes 69-57 at McKale Center on Thursday. Wildcats reached 19-0 and tied the modern school record.
When several hundred marchers made their way to the Demeester Outdoor Performance Center at Reid Park from the UA Mall Monday, they were welcomed by keynote speakers, vendors, and performing groups such as the Silver Lace Steppers, The Gospel Music Workshop of America and dancers from The Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church. The crowd was composed of people from all walks of life: politicians, retirees, educators, church leaders, children, extended families, students, city council members and youth groups. Alicia Kirkland has been attending the MLK celebration since 1992.
“Events like this bring everybody together and shows how equal we are. It also shows unity when so many people show up.”
The ceremony also included a special tribute to Nelson Mandela.
With McKale Memorial Center filled with screaming fans, ASU “boo’s”, Big Head cutouts of Aaron Gordon, Nick Johnson, Brandon Ashley, T.J. McConnell, furbies and Ron Burgundy and hardly anything but red, the UA Wildcats played against the ASU Sun Devils Thursday evening. UA won by a 23 point lead with the final score of 91-68.
Acrobats and canine capers took over Reid Park on Sunday in a one-ring tent for the Zoppé Family Circus. The circus was brought to Tucson, for the third year in a row, through UA Presents. Audience members were pulled into the ring to participate in performances with Nino the Clown. This family circus has been performing since 1842 and prides itself on being family orientated.
Many Tucson citizens of all ages came to the Beyond Tucson event at Armory Park and were educated on health and fitness on Saturday. Different UA departments participated in the event and set up booths with activities and educational pamphlets. Tucson citizens benefited from learning about being healthy through yogurt samples, Zumba dancing, interactive activities, and much more.
On Saturday the UA Wildcats took on the Washington Huskies at the McKale Memorial center, in a game that tested the Wildcats No. 1 ranking in the country, left fans shouting and screaming “A-R-I-Z-O-N-A.”
At half time, the Washington Huskies led the scored board with a 2 point lead, while UA Wildcats kept up with the speed of the huskies. By the time of the final buzzer, UA Wildcats beat the huskies, 71-62.
The UA Wildcats still remain the No.1-ranked basketball team in the country.
UA and BC fans filled the Independence Stadium stands in Shreveport Louisiana to support their fellow Wildcats and Eagles during the AdvoCare V100 Bowl Game Tuesday, Dec. 31. With an interception by UA sophomore safety William Parks, three UA touchdowns by Ka’Deem Carey, William Parks and Trey Griffey and two field goals by BC kicker Nate Freese in the first half, UA leds the score board, 21-6. Then with three more UA touchdowns by Ka’Deem Carey, B.J. Denker and Trey Griffey, a BC touchdown by Andre Williams and one field goal by Nate Freese in the second half, UA Wildcats win the AdvoCare V100 Bowl Game 42-19.
UA and Boston College football fans gathered at the Louisiana Boardwalk Monday for the AT&T Parade and Pep Rally for the AdvoCare v100 Bowl Game. The Parade includes a Mardi Gras float and the UA and BC bands, cheerleaders and floats. The parade ended in front of the Bass Pro Shop with a battle of the bands and cheers from the fans. UA Wildcats take on the Boston College Eagles at 10:30 MST Tuesday at Independence Stadium in Shreveport Louisiana.
The band started to play as more than 900 students took their seats on the floor of the red and blue McKale Center at the UA’s 149th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday morning. Families and friends of students filled the stadium from top to bottom, cheering as their students entered to take their seats. The first hour consisted of a series of speeches by representatives from the Arizona Board of Regents, Student Affairs and others. The last half hour was full of cheers as each of the college’s graduates were recognized. Students moved their tassels from left to right, and then a snowball fight with cotton balls ensued.
The Wildcats defeated UNLV 63-58 on Saturday at the McKale Center.
The Wildcats defeated Texas Tech 79-58 Tuesday at the McKale Center.
The Wildcats defeated Rhode Island 87-59 Tuesday at the McKale Center.
The Wildcats defeated Fairleigh Dickinson 100-50 at the McKale Center on Monday.
The Wildcats were defeated by Washington State 24-17 on Saturday at Arizona Stadium.
Arizona basketball beats Long Beach State 91-57 on Monday.