There are many factors that go into selecting a university to attend after you graduate high school. Excellent academics, active nightlife, wonderful weather and top sports teams are just some of what future college students hope to have. Well, start looking forward to the beginning of the school year, because the University of Arizona has all four!
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After a year-long delay due to COVID-19, the wait was finally over for Team USA softball. They shut out Team Italy 2-0 on Tuesday, July 20 at Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium in the first event of the Tokyo Olympics.
The greatest athletes in the world will soon take the stage at the biggest sporting event this year, the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
With the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, just weeks away, Team USA’s roster is starting to take shape. Now that the trials are over, the training begins for the world’s largest athletic competition.
Everyone needs a break occasionally, especially those involved with recruiting college athletes.
In a year of many head coaches departing from Arizona, both the men’s and women’s golf teams were able to retain their head coaches. Men’s head coach Jim Anderson signed a three-year extension and women’s head coach Laura Ianello signed a five-year extension.
After a long closure due to the pandemic, live shows will finally return to Broadway in Tucson starting this fall. The theatre rolled over the spring shows from this year into the 2021-22 season, so the schedule will be packed with so much variety, there is sure to be a performance for everyone to enjoy.
I can honestly say that before I became a sports journalist, I did not watch softball. I did not know much about the sport other than the ball was bigger and the pitchers had an odd-looking windup and delivered the ball underhand.
While losing both games in the College World Series was tough for the Arizona baseball team, they took an even bigger blow to the chest a few days later. It was announced on Thursday, June 24, that head coach Jay Johnson would be leaving Arizona to take the head coaching position at Louisiana State University, after longtime head coach Paul Mainieri announced his retirement earlier this year.
The Daily Wildcat interviewed sophomore gymnast Jessica Castles via Zoom. Castles finished her freshman year with career highs in vault (9.850), balance beam (9.900) and floor exercise (9.900).
With the Olympic Games in Tokyo beginning in July, athletes from around the world compete for spots on their country's rosters to compete in Japan. One of the most popular collections of games, track and field, will be some of the fiercest trials. From sprinters running as fast as they can to throwers heaving 16-pound shot puts, every second and inch counts.
The fairytale season for the No. 5 Arizona baseball team came to an end on Monday, June 21 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. The Wildcats lost to Pac-12 rival Stanford 14-5 in an elimination game, ending Arizona’s run at the College World Series title.
The College World Series is where dreams are made or crushed, and the No. 5 Arizona baseball team will have their shot at becoming champions or another school who came and went.
It was a night of celebration on Sunday, June 13 for the No. 5 Arizona baseball team at Hi Corbett Field. The Wildcats crushed No. 12 Ole Miss 16-3 to win the Tucson Super Regional and advance to the College World Series. Our full game recap can be found here.
Editor's note: This story was written prior to the official swimming trials. According to Sporting News, Fail and Imbus fell short in the trials and did not qualify for the 2021 Olympic team.
The packed crowd at Hi Corbett Field witnessed a star-studded performance as the No. 5 Arizona baseball team dominated No. 12 Ole Miss 9-3 on Friday, June 11 in game one of the Tucson Super Regional.
After a dominating 3-0 sweep in the Tucson Regional, the No. 5 Arizona baseball team will remain home for the Tucson Super Regional where they will face Ole Miss. The Wildcats are on fire on both ends of the field, especially defense. Arizona outscored their opponents in the Tucson Regional 19-8. Everything from diving catches and double plays is what makes this defense lethal. Even with their stellar play, second baseman Kobe Kato feels they can get even better.
Friends, family, players and many others gathered inside McKale Center to say goodbye to one of the all-time greats to ever coach the game of softball, Mike Candrea. The celebration started off with Vice President and Director of Athletics Dave Heeke speaking about how much Candrea meant to everyone at the University of Arizona.
After 36 years of coaching the Arizona softball team, head coach Mike Candrea announced his retirement on Monday, June 7. Arizona Athletics announced that associate head coach Caitlin Lowe will be promoted and serve as the next head coach of the Arizona softball team.
The offense and defense were clicking on all cylinders for the No. 5 Arizona baseball team on Sunday, June 6. Arizona defeated UC Santa Barbara 5-2 at Hi Corbett Field to win the Tucson Regional and advance to the Super Regionals. This was Arizona’s first regional championship win since 2016 and No. 19 overall.