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The Arizona Wildcats hoisted the Territorial Cup trophy for the first time in six years after defeating Arizona State 38-35.

Heading into 2022, the betting line for the Wildcats’ win total was three games - but despite a losing record this season, a strong performance against a top-10 team and winning the Territorial Cup show "there’s a lot of positives this season” for the University of Arizona football program. Read more»

Arizona State Sun Devils Guard Luther Muhammad is one of many collegiate athletes cashing in on large social media followings through NIL deals.

Saturday marked the first anniversary of Senate Bill 1296, which allows student-athletes in Arizona to engage in NIL – name, image and likeness - activities without penalty. It doesn’t sound like a long time, but in those 12 months, the realm of NIL has greatly expanded. Read more»

The Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade could have recruiting ramifications at universities in Arizona, which has a pre-Roe abortion ban on the books and where clinics have stopped performing abortion services since the June 24 ruling. Read more»

Olson has one of the most accomplished coaching careers in college basketball history and in addition to the 1997 title, led the Wildcats to four Final Fours.

For the 1997 Arizona men’s basketball team, the Wildcats’ disappointment this year magnified the legacy it forged by winning the first men’s basketball national championship in school history 25 years ago today. Read more»

University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, who for three years swam with the men’s team, became the first transgender athlete to win a Division I NCAA women’s championship this month, winning the 500-yard freestyle. That sparked an open letter from former University of Arizona women swimmers and divers, criticizing the NCAA policy that lets Thomas compete.

A group of former swimmers and divers from the University of Arizona wrote to the NCAA last week urging it to “protect our women athletes,” after a transgender woman won a national swimming title, the latest salvo in a national debate over transgender athletes. Read more»

It was a bittersweet farewell for Sam Thomas (14), seen here during the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament, after she played her final game for the Arizona Wildcats. North Carolina ousted the Wildcats in the second round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament at McKale Center in Tucson.

The 63-45 second-round loss to the Tar Heels in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament wasn’t the ending to their season that Sam Thomas or the University of Arizona Wildcats had in mind, but the Las Vegas native ended her career in Tucson as one of the program’s greats. Read more»

Dalen Terry and the Arizona Wildcats, seen here in the Pac-12 Tournament, have overcome adversity to reach the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament’s Sweet 16 for the first time since 2017.

It took overtime, but Arizona – seeded No. 1 in the South region – outlasted Texas Christian, 85-80, to move on to San Antonio, Texas, where they will face fifth-seeded Houston in the regional semifinals. Read more»

The Arizona Wildcats are receiving the second-highest odds to win it all in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Arizona’s FanDuel Sportsbook at +600.

With sports betting legalized in Arizona on September 9, 2021, this will be the first time the public has the opportunity to wager on what is one of the most bet on sporting events in the United States, and sportsbooks expect to see increased handle and revenue spikes for March Madness. Read more»

Arizona guard Justin Kier showed he could step in for the injured Kerr Kriisa during the conference tournament. Wildcats coach Tommy Lloyd said Kriisa could be available in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Sunday’s reveal of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket had its controversies, but there was no debate where the University of Arizona would be placed as the Wildcats earned a No. 1 seed in the South Region of this year’s NCAA Tournament. Read more»

In at least seven states—Arizona, South Dakota, Georgia, Indiana, New Hampshire, Tennessee and Virginia—Republican lawmakers have filed legislation that would prohibit transgender girls from participating on sports teams for girls and women in high school and college. Read more»

Arizona coach Tommy Lloyd talks to the news media after the Wildcats’ 59-75 loss to UCLA on Tuesday.

Last year was one to forget for Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball and the team needed a hard reset, something it got with head coach Tommy Lloyd, who was hired last spring from Gonzaga University, a powerhouse that rarely misses NCAA March Madness. Read more»

Salpointe Catholic alumnus Taylor Powell now plays with the Sacramento State Hornets, one of 10 teams in the FCS playoffs carrying players with Arizona ties. Powell said he is not surprised at the number of players – 25 – given the level to football talent in Arizona.

None of Arizona’s three Division I football teams will compete for a national championship this fall, but 25 players with Arizona ties will still have a shot at a title - including Tucson alumnus from Salpointe Catholic and Cienega High School. Read more»

Arizona junior Gile Bite Starkute is the first Lithuanian to play college golf in the United States and has emerged as a standout for the Wildcats. She hopes to be her country’s first Olympic golfer.

Tucson and Vilnius, Lithuania are separated by nearly 6,000 miles - and even further in the world of golf - which explains why University of Arizona junior Gile Bite Starkute is an even more important piece of the Lithuanian golf community than Arizona’s vast golf landscape. Read more»

Northern Arizona cross country runners say after training in Flagstaff, they feel well-prepared to compete at sea level.

Flagstaff, the home of Northern Arizona University, has an altitude of almost 7,000 feet, making it a prime spot for endurance training, not only for NAU athletes but for world class athletes from around the globe. Read more»

Victoria Ruelas prepares to field a ball during a Little League game in 1989.

Playing baseball is a beloved tradition across the Southwes, but at a young age, girls are steered toward softball, which has been deemed acceptable for women - and despite more than 30 years of barrier breakers, gender barriers still exist at the highest level of youth baseball. Read more»

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