Sports

Campus Guide '17: Dave Rubio sets up volleyball for another season

For years, the Wildcat volleyball program toiled in futility, often dwelling at the bottom of the conference standings. However, shortly after head coach Dave Rubio arrived, the program made a stunning turnaround. Rubio’s teams have gone to the NCAA tournament 19 times in his 25 years heading the program. Read more

Campus Guide '17: Arizona’s proud basketball tradition

Arizona basketball boats one of the proudest traditions on the West Coast. Anchored by a large community that remembers watching the 1997 championship and bolstered by a rabid student fan base known as the Zona Zoo, UA basketball is cherished in a similar manner as SEC football is in the South. Read more

Opinion: Rich Rodriguez will have the last word

Arizona head football coach Rich Rodriguez hasn’t been having the best of times in Tucson lately. The latest blow came July 22 when Matt Dudek, general manager and director of player personnel, took a position as the director of recruiting at the University of Michigan. Dudek’s departure is just the latest of a seemingly endless run of players and coaches leaving the Arizona football program in search of a better opportunity or, more importantly, stability. Read more

Zoe Barrie ready to assist Arizona soccer

Barrie was just four years old when she started playing soccer, and since then her passion for the fast-paced sport has only grown. She also played softball while growing up, but knew she would have to pick one sport over the other if she hoped to play at the college level. Read more

Adia Barnes continues to reel in high recruits

In the past two months, head coach Adia Barnes and her staff have been relentless, scouring every corner of the earth for talent. She has gotten it in a hurry by way of freshmen and transfers, both local and international. However, the program’s turnaround won’t be a sudden worst-to-first scenario for the Wildcats — at least not yet. Read more

Heeke hopes to bring a ‘culture of excellence’ to UA

In his first few months on the job, new Arizona athletic director Dave Heeke called the transition to Tucson a “fast and furious” process. The former Central Michigan athletic director comes to Arizona with high praise and already feels right at home in the Old Pueblo. Read more

Kadeem Allen took the road less traveled to the NBA

Arizona guard Kadeem Allen will have a shot at the big time after being selected by the Boston Celtics in the second round of the NBA Draft. For much of his collegiate basketball career, this year’s 53rd overall pick didn’t fit the mold of those selected in the draft. Read more

Rich Rod looking for a few good recruits

In college football recruiting can change a lot between the end of the regular season and National Signing Day. Arizona head coach Richard Rodriguez and the Arizona football team witnessed those changes firsthand as a highly touted recruiting class disintegrated almost overnight.  Read more