After her third round of chemotherapy, the hospital doctors had some unfortunate news to share with Lexe Selman-Richards and family. The cancer fight was over.
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Fans and students walk by the new Ginny L. Clements Academic Center on the south side of Enke Drive every single day. Few know what goes on behind the scenes in the hustle and bustle inside the CATS Academics building.
When Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton’s phone rang, former Interim Athletic Director Erika Barnes was on the other line. An emcee opportunity of the first ever CATSYS Awards Banquet was on the table.
As a young boy, Zak Said walked out into the streets of Tripoli, Libya carrying a soccer ball. Cleats in hand and a jersey on his back, he grew to love the game so many take for granted.
Thirteen-year-old Brian Jeffries sat next to the radio listening to Seattle Supersonics games. Jeffries did his best to catch all 82 games and listen to the legendary voice of longtime Supersonics play-by-play man Bob Blackburn.
In what would be their final time in McKale Center this season, Arizona gymnastics fell to in-state rival ASU 195.700-195.375 on Senior Day in front of an announced crowd of 2,410.
Erika Barnes stepped into McKale Center for the Arizona women’s basketball game against Washington State looking forward to the matchup. Six hours later, she was officially named Interim Athletics Director by UA President Anne Weaver Hart, replacing esteemed predecessor Greg Byrne, who would leave for Alabama.
Overlooking the city of Philadelphia, Will Parks rested his face on the hotel balcony ledge as tears fell from his eyes. With the 219th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos selected the safety from the UA.
Jaybird stepped into a dingy hotel room in Tucson. He stood at 6-foot-1, head shaven and tattoo sleeves on both arms. In this moment, he was a ruthless explosives trafficker, buying pipe bombs from a husband and wife team. When he returned home later, he would become Jay Dobyns, father and husband.
As UA students enter the Student Memorial Center to grab a bite to eat from Chick- fil-A, few know the significance of the building they walk into. The SUMC is modeled after the USS Arizona, which sunk in the Pearl Harbor Attacks in 1941.
Arizona football has graced the UA with a Homecoming football game for the past 99 years. This Saturday will be no different, beside the fact the Wildcats will be well-rested after coming off a bye week for the first time in two seasons.
Sam Manley was 11 years old when she decided to take a chance on a sport she had never played.
Arizona Athletics celebrated 90 student-athletes at the first annual “Declare Your Major Day” outside the Hall of Champions on Sunday afternoon.
At the age of 16, high school senior Rick “Rocket” DeMont was on top of the world. That is, until his world came to a crashing halt.
Quarterback Pat White and his West Virginia teammates took hold of a coiled rope hanging off the locker room door before setting out onto Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.
Friday night at the Rodriguez household is all about football. Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez and family join son and Catalina Foothills High School quarterback Rhett Rodriguez out on the field. It’s not until the next night that the Rodriguez family gets to do it all over again. This time though, Rich and Raquel Rodriguez lead their respective teams out onto the field at Arizona Stadium.
Kevin Cordes was nervous as he walked toward the pitcher’s mound, glove in hand. He was set to throw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field in front of 40,546 fans in attendance. With his gold medal dangling from his neck, the Chicago native hurled the ball to Chicago Cubs pitcher Rob Zastryzny behind home plate before walking off the field to cheers from fans.
Heather O’Connor made her way to AT&T Stadium in Dallas on a cold and rainy day in May for her preliminary audition with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. She had graduated from the UA the night before and flew out for her once-in-a-lifetime shot to be a DCC.
Nothing has ever come easy for Arizona men’s tennis head coach Clancy Shields. He played 35 weeks out of the year on the professional tennis circuit at the age of 17. While many of his competitors stayed in lavish hotels, Shields enjoyed a cozy van with his father Pat.
Wildcat fans and the city of Tucson better be ready because game day will be here in less than four months. Arizona will take on Grambling State at Arizona Stadium on Sept. 10, which will most certainly feature some high-powered football. In order to maximize your full game day potential, here are some of the biggest tips to ensure you have an unforgettable experience.