Sports

The traumatic brain injury that led to a lifelong love for golf

“The doctors said that I was lucky to be alive,” said Deegan Bee, a 13-year-old junior golf phenom who has been traveling the country to compete in high-stakes golf tournaments. Bee’s path to discovering his love for the game of golf was a bit different; he discovered the game after a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, that left him having to re-learn how to walk and write. Read more

Women's golf has a podium finish in Stanford Intercollegiate tournament

This past weekend, the women’s golf team traveled to Stanford, Calif. to play in the Stanford Intercollegiate Tournament. After the three-day weekend, the Wildcats finished tied for third with the University of Southern California finishing four strokes below par. Stanford finished second with five strokes below par and Stanford finished first in a landslide victory with 10 strokes under par.  Read more

Arizona cross country coach James Li talks about what running means to him

For every parent who has instinctively put their kids in sports just to keep them out of trouble, University of Arizona’s associate track coach James Li shows how far that simple instinct can take a kid. In the hot China summers during the 1970s, there wasn’t much to offer a kid for entertainment, so Li’s mother influenced him to really start running when he was a teenage boy.  Read more

The traumatic brain injury that led to a lifelong love for golf

“The doctors said that I was lucky to be alive,” said Deegan Bee, a 13-year-old junior golf phenom who has been traveling the country to compete in high-stakes golf tournaments. Bee’s path to discovering his love for the game of golf was a bit different; he discovered the game after a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, that left him having to re-learn how to walk and write. Read more

Arizona football takes on Washington Huskies for Family Weekend

Two of the top teams in the Pac-12 are playing each other here in Tucson this weekend. The Washington Huskies (4-2) travel to Tucson for the first time since beating Arizona 35-28 in overtime in 2016. The Huskies are coming off of a 23-13 loss to Stanford last week, which should be a key point in this game. Read more

Arizona women’s soccer cracks top 25 ahead of weekend road trip

For the first time all season, the Arizona Wildcats are ranked among the top 25, checking in at No. 25 in this week’s United Soccer Coaches poll. Arizona will look to add to its resume this weekend as the squad travels to the northwest region to face No. 15 Washington State on Thursday and Washington on Sunday. Read more

Arizona men's tennis falls in San Diego, looks forward to Oklahoma

The continuation of Conner Olsen’s winning streak came to an end at the Aztec Men’s Tennis Fall Invitational. Four of Arizona men's tennis players traveled to San Diego, Calif. this weekend to compete in the Aztec Invitational on the home courts of San Diego State University. The Wildcats were fighting for a championship title in the Aztec Brack, State Bracket and Warrior Bracket. Two out of the four Wildcats made it to championship rounds. Read more

Soaring high with our Cheer 'Cats: Get to know the team behind the loud cheers

Red face paint, loud cheers and unique stunts that put you on the edge of your seats at sporting events. Sound oddly familiar? Arizona Cheer is and always has been an integral part of Arizona Athletics and our local Tucson community. Despite the fact that our cheerleaders spend the majority of a sporting game on the sidelines screaming their voices out, it is no doubt that they can be credited with helping our sporting teams have so much success.  Read more

Arizona soccer falls to fifth-ranked USC at home

Arizona was on cloud nine coming into this game after defeating No. 16 UCLA at home last Thursday. The Wildcats, however, couldn’t keep the momentum going, as its 12 shots and eight corners weren’t enough to get a goal on Sunday, losing to No. 5 USC 1-0. The Trojans picked up their ninth win of the season and moved to 9-1-1 overall, while Arizona falls to 7-3 this season.  Read more