The No. 8 Arizona Wildcats did not play well Tuesday night against Southern Miss, starting sluggishly, which led to a eight-point halftime deficit and 27 turnovers. Sophomore guard Nick Johnson led the team in scoring with 23 points, but also committed six turnovers. The Wildcats played much better defense in the second half, only allowing the Golden Eagles to make nine field goals of 25 attempted shots.
President Ann Weaver Hart’s daylong inauguration culminated Friday afternoon with a ceremony in Centennial Hall after a procession of UA faculty made their way from Old Main to the hall’s stage. The event featured speeches from government officials, student leaders and several of Hart’s cabinet members. A reception followed the ceremony with a meet-and-greet with Hart and performances on the lawn in front of the Arizona State Museum.
Arizona welcomed UA alum, and NAU head coach, Jack Murphy to McKale Center for his first time as the Lumberjacks head honcho. It wasn’t exactly a successful homecoming for him, though, as Arizona won 93-50.
Arizona defeated Long Beach State 94-72 at McKale Center as senior forward Solomon Hill scored his 1,000th career points.
In Arizona’s second game of the season, the Wildcats held off UTEP in a 72-51 victory in McKale Center. Arizona had eight players score at least six points, led by Mark Lyons with 17 points.
In Arizona’s homecoming game, the Wildcats beat Colorado by a final score of 56-31. With Ka’Deem Carey leading the way with 366 total yards and five touchdowns, and backup quarterback B.J. Denker scoring two touchdowns of his own, the Wildcats secured their position for a bowl game.
Arizona closed out its preseason with its second straight dominant victory, defeating Chico State by a score of 98-60. The Wildcats first regular season game is on Sunday against Charleston Southern at 4 p.m. in McKale Center.
Coming off an upset against USC, Arizona was riding high off the possibility of claiming the Pac-12 South. That was until the Wildcats traveled to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., and UCLA knocked them back to reality in a 66-10 blowout.
With a 108-67 win over Humboldt State on Oct. 31, the Arizona men’s basketball team framed a smooth path for the upcoming season.
UA football beat No. 9 USC 39-39 on Oct. 27, 2012, at Arizona Stadium. Rallying back from 28-13, Matt Scott threw for 469 yards and scored a total of four touchdowns, making the UA record 5-3.
Arizona basketball hosted their annual red-blue game at McKale Memorial Center on Oct. 21, 2012. Those in attendance included Lute Olson and the 1987 UA basketball team.
Arizona defeated Washington 52-17 on Oct. 20, 2012, at Arizona Stadium. Passing for 256 yards and a career high four touchdowns, Matt Scott has lead UA to a 4-3 overall record (1-3 Pac-12).
Tucson’s annual Tucson Meet Yourself, a three-day folk-life and food festival, was held downtown this weekend. Bringing out Tucsonans, the event is to interpret and present the communities art and research the Arizona regions.
Making its way through downtown and scaring plenty of onlookers, Tucson Zombie Walk was held this past Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Featuring activities such as costume contests, dance parties and a free concert, Tucson Zombie Walk is an annual event that benefits the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.
Club Crawl brought Tucson residents and Arizona natives downtown to bring in some night life. The event featured numerous bands playing on four different stages.
The Pride of Arizona marching band hosted its 59th Annual U of A Band Day on Oct. 6, 2012. High school bands from across the country competed at the event for individual rankings. The POA marches an exhibition performance for the students and parents. This year’s show was titled Radiohead 2.0.
Arizona fell to No. 18 Oregon State 38-35 on Saturday at Arizona Stadium. Coming back from behind to take the lead at halftime, UA would eventually be overtaken in the final minutes of the fourth quarter.
The space shuttle Endeavour flew over the UA Mall Thursday, during its flight from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Tucson leg of Endeavour’s flight honored former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, the astronaut who commanded Endeavour’s final mission in May 2011. The shuttle, mounted to a 747, descended to 1,500 feet and flew directly over the Mall, where spectators cheered as it appeared.