It used to be that Mike Candrea could recruit the best high school juniors, sign them before their senior years and know exactly what he was getting.
Hallie Wilson and her Wildcats teammates were eliminated in regional play with two losses to Baylor in College Station, Texas.
Mike Candrea has never been in this position before: sitting in his office Tuesday, conducting year-end player interviews, while 16 teams across the country prepared for the NCAA tournament's super regional round.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Whitney Canion shut out the Arizona Wildcats on Friday.
Arizona's Brigette Del Ponte, left, celebrates with Chelsea Suitos after making a double play in the third inning of Arizona's elimination-game win against Penn.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - In the end, the Arizona Wildcats were bounced from the NCAA tournament regional for the same reason they were sent to the Brazos Valley here as the third-highest team in their own pod: because they weren't good enough.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - After losing a regional game for the first time in nine years and putting the season on life support with a 7-0 loss to Baylor, Mike Candrea gathered the Arizona Wildcats on Friday and asked them a question:
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -Penn made its first-ever NCAA tournament appearance Friday, and was greeted by 14 Texas A&M hits in a 12-0, five-inning loss.
Since the Wildcats decided to have more fun and relax on the softball field, they have gone a combined 4-2 against No. 5 Arizona State and No. 13 Stanford. UA faces Baylor today.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - There are easy explanations for how the Arizona Wildcats, one of the great programs in softball history, wound up as the third-best team in a regional in the middle of muggy Brazos County: the late transfer of an All-American, a lack of pitching, an injury to star Ke…
Mike Candrea and his staff lugged a hulking cardboard box into Wednesday’s breakfast-time practice at Hillenbrand Stadium.
In the end, the Arizona Wildcats' most dicey NCAA tournament selection ever yielded surprises - one good, one bad.
The visiting Arizona Wildcats used a ninth-inning homer from Chelsea Goodacre and solid outings from pitchers Nancy Bowling and Estela Piñon on Saturday to win the regular-season finale and the series from No. 13 Stanford.
Their 27th consecutive NCAA tournament appearance all but guaranteed, the Arizona Wildcats nonetheless figure to find themselves in foreign territory when seeds are announced Sunday at 7 p.m.
Lauren Young's three-run homer in the sixth inning gave Arizona the lead for good in its 5-3 win over No. 13-ranked Stanford on Thursday in Stanford, Calif.
When Alex Lavine was a little girl, she had two gloves — one left-handed and one right-handed — that she chose from every day.
The Arizona Wildcats returned to the ESPN.com/ USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 - albeit in the small print - on Tuesday.