Arizona athletics and academics
In their first year under coach Rich Rodriguez, the Arizona Wildcats had a better graduation rate than any other football team in the Pac-12.
LAS VEGAS - The UCLA Bruins entered Saturday's Pac-12 tournament championship with a one-man bench.
Shabazz Muhammad's average of 18.3 points per game is tops among the nation's freshmen. It might help the Bruin win Pac-12 Player of the Year.
Ben Howland's list of basketball's five greatest players starts with Bill Russell, and continues to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar before reaching Michael Jordan at No. 3, Magic Johnson fourth, and Kobe Bryant fifth.
Pac-12 Tournament bracket
When Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller was asked Saturday about possibly facing Colorado again in the Pac-12 tournament, he hesitated.
Ben Howland’s list of basketball’s five greatest players starts with Bill Russell, and continues to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar before reaching Michael Jordan at No. 3, Magic Johnson fourth, and Kobe Bryant fifth.
Arizona quarterback Matt Scott scrambles from South Carolina State's Justin Hughes during the second quarter of the University of Arizona vs. South Carolina State college football game Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz.
The shots weren't falling for Missouri point guard Phil Pressey against No. 12 Illinois on Saturday.
At 6 feet 10 inches, freshman Grant Jerrett is a big man who likely will find himself in the post most of the time, but his three-point shooting has impressed coach Sean Miller during early-season workouts.
The opening weekend of college basketball season isn't quite what it used to be.
The number of kickoff returns, like this one by UA's Daniel Jenkins against Louisiana-Lafayette last season, may decrease this year because of rule changes to improve safety.
The Pac-12 season kicks off Thursday. The touchbacks, though, are just beginning.
University of Arizona coach Lute Olson watches his team with mouth open as they suffer an upset defeat at the hands of Santa Clara, losing 64-61 in a 1st round NCAA game, Thursday, March 19, 1993, Salt Lake City, Utah. (AP Photo/Jack Smith)
Once a source of embarrassment, the Arizona Wildcats' academic report card came back with good grades Wednesday.
Heat, what heat? UA coach Andy Lopez is happy to be hosting the super regional against St. John's, but he feels "a little bad because it's probably going to hurt the gate a little bit."
The Arizona Wildcats can advance to the College World Series without leaving Tucson. But they're going to have to sweat.