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Football Guide '17: Pro baseball to Arizona football

After a six-year professional baseball career, freshman quarterback Donavan Tate’s transition from the diamond to the football field was risky.  The 26-year-old hasn’t played organized football in eight years; his last game was in 2009 at Clarenceville High in Georgia, where he finished as an ESPN Top 100 recruit before being drafted third overall in the Major League Baseball draft by the San Diego Padres.  However, Tate’s natural athleticism has helped him stand out during camp this year.  “He’s an athletic, tough guy. Read more

Football Guide '17: Stand and Deliver

Arizona head coach, Richard Alan “Rich” Rodriguez, is no stranger to scrutiny, so coming into the 2017 season with the constant chatter of whether he can save his job is no new obstacle. Ever since his days at West Virginia and the drama associated with his jump to Michigan, Rodriguez has had to deal with people questioning his every move. Read more

GymCats coach Yim leaves for Stanford

With Arizona gymnastics for two seasons, head coach Tabitha Yim will be leaving the GymCats to become a Cardinal once again as she has been named head coach for Stanford gymnastics as of Wednesday, Aug. 23. Read more

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