Football

'Jacks lumber into town for season opener

The Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks come to Arizona Stadium for the first game of the 2017-18 season. The Lumberjacks last made an appearance in Tucson Sept. 19, 2015, where they gave up 77 points to the Wildcats en route to a 64 point loss. Arizona leads 13-1 in the all-time series, winning the last 12 in a row. Read more

Commentary: 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