Football

Arizona football: 2019 recruiting class breakdown

Sumlin’s success or failure on the recruiting trail may not be evident until the start of next season, but in the meantime it’s possible to predict how several signees can make an immediate impact for the Wildcats. Due to essential needs, and looming concerns, these are the players that will be expected to assume key roles at some point throughout the 2019 season.  Read more

Growing Pains: Year one of the Sumlin Era

Building a program takes time, and one can’t judge future success of of just one season when trying to establish a culture of their own. While patience will be key, there is no doubt that the up and down season that was will leave a sour taste around Arizona football until next season. Read more

Commentary: Arizona football season awards

The 2018 season will largely be remembered for the team’s inherently frustrating inconsistencies. That’s why these players performances were so vital to the ‘Cats overall success on a weekly basis. Listed below are the guys that made an irreplaceable impact all year long. Read more

Arizona football: Six seniors that stood out against ASU

Paired with questionable offensive play calling on the ‘Cats final offensive drive, Arizona was simply doomed down the stretch. There were several senior studs dressed in red, though, on this beautiful November day. Without these players, Arizona didn’t stand a chance.  Read more

Five moments that sealed Arizona's fate against ASU

A 19-point lead in the fourth quarter proved to be the tipping in which Arizona seemingly decided they were content with the lead, letting the Sun Devils rally for a 41-40 win to keep the Territorial Cup in Tempe. Questionable play-calling by coaches and mistakes by UA players doomed the Wildcats and allowed the Sun Devils to celebrate wildly on Arizona’s turf. Read more

Analysis: Three keys to an Arizona victory over ASU

Arizona and ASU have traded victories over Thanksgiving weekend for the last five years. In the previous three matchups, the team with fewer wins entering the game has prevailed. Trends aren’t always significant, but in a rivalry game as heated as the Territorial Cup they often, at the very least, dictate each team’s mindset ahead of the opening kickoff.  Read more

Stakes are high for Territorial Cup

Saturday afternoon’s tilt also marks the beginning of a new era of the Territorial Cup. For the last six years, the rivalry had been coached by UA’s Rich Rodriguez and ASU’s Todd Graham. Now, it’s part one of Sumlin vs. Edwards.   Read more

Arizona Football: Five stats that defined Arizona's blowout loss

Arizona finishes their road travels for the season with only a single victory, against Pac-12 doormat Oregon State. In a seaon that see’s the Wildcats needing a win in their last game in order to be bowl eligible, saw many opportunities on the road either slip through their fingers (UCLA), or fail to materialise entirely (Utah) leading to a season of mediocrity and frustration.  Read more