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How Tony Amato transformed Arizona women’s soccer into a winning program

It wasn’t too long ago that Arizona women’s soccer was begging for wins at the bottom of the Pac-12 standings. In 2011, the team had a 1-9-1 conference record and ended the season 1-16-2. The program had only been to the NCAA tournament twice in the prior 15 years and finished with a winning record only two times in that span. It was obvious that the program was in desperate need of someone to reverse its losing ways.  Read more

Q&A with Arizona hockey goalie Anthony Ciurro

The Daily Wildcat recently spoke to the starting goalie for Arizona hockey, No. 30 Anthony Ciurro, after the team’s 2-4 home loss to ASU. Ciurro, a junior from Peoria, Ariz., attended Centennial High School in his hometown and is currently majoring in pharmaceutical sciences. Read more

Arizona hockey drops first match in series against ASU Sun Devils

In a closely contested matchup on the ice of Tucson Arena between two in-state rivals, Arizona hockey found some early momentum as they outshot Arizona State. No. 14 Cully Olsen, assisted by Dawson Marshall and Duke Litwin scored the first goal of the game for the Wildcats in the first period with 4:35 remaining.  Read more

Preview: Arizona hits the road facing question marks

Arizona heads on the road for its first big test of the season against No. 18 Baylor, hoping to redeem themselves after was described as an “embarrassing” performance last season. The status of two of their top players, however, remains murky. Read more

Arizona hockey takes on ASU at home

No. 5 Arizona hockey will play host to their in-state rival, the No. 15 ASU Sun Devils, this weekend for a two-night duel on the ice. Each game starts at 7:30 p.m. with the opener this Friday and a second game on Saturday night. Read more

Three key plays in Arizona's Territorial Cup loss

There were few positives for the Wildcats’ 24-14 loss to the Arizona State Sun Devils this past weekend. On the plays that the Wildcats did well on, they were able to pick up huge chunks of yards through the air and on the ground.  Read more

Why the 2019-20 Arizona men's basketball team is better than previous years

Arizona men’s basketball has started its 2019-20 season undefeated, going 9-0 in the first month of the season. The squad has had a similar start as last year’s team, who also began the year 6-0, and the 2017-18 team that went 5-1 in its first six contests. The resemblance between the past teams can make this season’s performance feel not unusual for Arizona basketball.  Read more

Arizona women's basketball faces Monmouth at home

Arizona women's basketball (7-0) looks to stay undefeated as they face off against Monmouth on Monday, a team they have only faced once in school history. The last and only time the two teams played each other, Arizona won with a final score of 84-42 back in 1996. Monmouth (1-4) will undoubtedly devise their best game plan to upset Arizona with their efforts to turn things around after a rocky start to the season. Read more

Smith and Jeter guide Arizona to Wooden Legacy title in Anaheim

On a night where the heralded Arizona freshman class struggled to find a rhythm, two seniors proved to be the difference. Behind perhaps their best defensive game of the season, along with 20 points from Dylan Smith and 17 from Chase Jeter, Arizona pulled out a 73-66 victory in the championship game of the Wooden Legacy over Wake Forest, the Wildcats’ first non-conference tournament title since the 2014 Maui Invitational. Read more

Staff predictions for Arizona football against ASU

Arizona football travels up to Tempe, Ariz. to take on the ASU Sun Devils for the annual Territorial Cup. The Wildcats are currently on a six-game losing streak heading into the weekend. Beat reporters, Jack Cooper, Amit Syal and Austin Wales predict what will go down this weekend on the road. Read more