Sports

Biggest fight happens off the ice

 For the fourth year in a row, the team held their “Pink the Rink” night, where all who have battled cancer are honored and remembered, and all but a handful of Wildcat players were selected to wear custom pink jerseys. The name plate was stitched with a name that wasn’t their own, but rather someone affected by cancer. Many of the names on their jerseys hit very close to home.  Read more

Odd Man Out

 During Sumlin’s introductory news conference, he was asked how significant it was to be the first black head coach in UA history. It’s a common question, especially to Sumlin, who has been asked that question for the third time in a row now after taking over as a head coach of a football team, if you go back to his prior stops at Houston and Texas A&M.  Read more

Deason, Rivas named top 2018 MLB draft prospects

 After a year in which they both received Pac-12 honors, pitcher Cody Deason and outfielder Alfonso Rivas III were both named to D1baseball.com’s college baseball top 100 prospects. Both players played in the Cape Cod league over summer and be key players to watch for Arizona baseball in 2018.   Read more

New UA football coach Kevin Sumlin: 'I really believe this is a special place.'

In Sumlin’s opening statement and throughout his Q&A session, the 53-year old head coach outlined a vision for the future of Arizona football. The vision, according to Sumlin, will be built on being a leader of young men, an involvement in the community and success on and off the football field. Sumlin even said he plans to do what no other Arizona football coach has been able to accomplish: get the team to a Rose Bowl. Read more

Sumlin contract: $14.5 million over five years

 He will also be the highest paid employee on campus, agreeing to a $14.5 million contract over five years, pending approval by the Arizona Board of Regents according to a UA press release. He will make $2 million during his first two years, and $3.5 million for the next three seasons.   Read more

Arizona women's basketball falls to Oregon State 88-48

In the 40-point blowout loss against Oregon State, key players for the Wildcats failed to have a good performance. Senior leaders Destiny Graham and JaLea Bennett scored four and six points respectively, and didn’t see the court for more than 20 minutes.  Read more