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UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (1/19)
777 14 %
Total (8/4)
127,198 3,646 %
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated January 19, 2021

Details on the Pac-12 conference-only football schedule

The Pac-12 released its full 10-game schedule for each conference team on Friday, July 31. The season is headlined by a Territorial Cup between the University of Arizona and ASU followed by USC vs. UCLA and the University of Washington vs Stanford University in week one. The NCAA 20-hour practice rule will begin on Aug. 3 with training camps beginning on Aug. 17. The conference plans on beginning its football season on Sept. 26.  Read more

Christian Koloko discusses gaining weight, speaking French, staying in-contact with his teammates and more

Arizona men’s basketball center Christian Koloko captured the hearts of many Wildcat fans last season with his shot-blocking ability and seven-foot frame. Koloko was written off by many as he was part of Arizona’s loaded 2019 recruiting class that included NBA prospects Nico Mannion, Josh Green and Zeke Nnaji. 247sports described him as “raw” and “physically immature” coming out of high school and was seen by many as a work in progress.   Read more

Pac-12 joins Big-10 and ACC in conference-only schedule

The Pac-12 announced on Friday, July 10, it will be moving to a conference-only season for several fall sports as well as delaying the start of all mandatory athletic activities until further notice. The conference still intends on playing sports in the fall.   Read more

Recent Jason Terry hire raises questions about campus wide hiring freeze, furloughs

The recent hiring of Jason Terry, an 19 year NBA veteran, former NCAA National Player of the Year and team leader on the 1997 Arizona Men’s Basketball national championship squad as an assistant coach to the men’s basketball team means good news for an athletics program in mid-crisis. However, the decision to make a major athletics hire during a campus wide hiring freeze and during major furloughs of university faculty and staff has raised major questions about university management during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Ira Lee finds music as a way to cope with racial injustice

Arizona men’s basketball senior Ira Lee doesn’t know when the next time he’ll be able to safely play basketball again. He doesn't even know when he will be allowed to return to Tucson and use the university’s training facilities. So, for now, training at a gym in his hometown of Los Angeles with his dad is all he can do. But bigger things are on Lee’s mind during this time: police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement.  Read more

UA alumna aims for gold in 2021: Her journey to becoming an Olympic athlete

University of Arizona alumna Christina Birch sits on her family’s cattle ranch in Montana preparing for the day where she finally lives out her dream of becoming an Olympic track cyclist representing Team USA on the biggest stage possible.  Birch is one of nine women to be named to the countries’ Track Cycling Long Team in the upcoming Summer Olympics and her journey is unlike any other. Read more