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International call: Arizona’s Mathurin, Koloko symbolic of talent pool in NBA Draft

The 2022 NBA Draft, set for Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, will have an international flair - the University of Arizona's Bennedict Mathurin, who grew up in Canada, and Cameroon native Christian Koloko are expected to be select in the draft.... Read more»

A family affair: Arizona’s run in the Women’s College World Series points to a bright future

With a roster this year that was mostly underclassmen and featured just a pair of redshirt seniors and one graduate student, the Arizona Wildcats softball team demonstrated confidence during their run to a third consecutive Women’s College World Series.... Read more»

Pac-12 turns heads with trio of teams in Women’s College World Series

With the 2022 Women’s College World Series underway in Oklahoma City, it is impossible to ignore how much Pac-12 schools - including the University of Arizona, Oregon State and UCLA - have dominated storylines in the postseason softball tournament. ... Read more»

'Trust the process': Tommy Lloyd optimistic about future of Arizona men’s basketball

A year to the day he was hired as Arizona men’s basketball coach, Tommy Lloyd found himself reminiscent about the journey, and looking toward next season and an attempt to field a team that will contend for a national championship again.... Read more»

UA, ASU softball programs heading in opposite directions

Both the University of Arizona and ASU have storied softball programs, but their seasons are going in opposite directions heading into the stretch run of the 2022 season.... Read more»

'The Cardiac Cats': 25 years later, memories of Arizona men’s championship run endures

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»

Arizona Coyotes Alumni team determined to help grow hockey in state

The past staved off the future when an Arizona Coyotes Alumni team skated to victory against the men’s club team from the University of Arizona - an exhibition game to help raise money to defray the considerable costs for a Wildcats club program that is looking to continue to improve.... Read more»

Bittersweet exit for Sam Thomas as Arizona women eliminated in NCAA Tournament

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»

Wildcats emerge from tough times, advance to men’s Sweet 16

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»

Arizona sportsbooks expecting large crowds, revenue for first March Madness betting cycle

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»

'Real chance' Kerr Kriisa could play in Arizona’s NCAA Tournament opener

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»

Arizona holds off Stanford but awaits news on injured starting point guard Kerr Kriisa

The University of Arizona Wildcats survived a physical battle against Stanford Thursday at T-Mobile Arena in the opening game of the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament - but may have lost a key player in the process.... Read more»

A new era: Mike Candrea passes torch, remains confident in future of Arizona softball

Mike Candrea’s University of Arizona softball teams accumulated 1,674 victories, played in the Women’s College World Series 24 times, won eight national championships and produced 53 All-Americans - and now, one of those All-Americans, Caitlin Lowe, takes the helm as coach. ... Read more»

Arizona’s hot start puts men’s college basketball world on notice

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»

Soccer notes

Amato tapped as new Wildcat soccer coach

Tony Amato, Southland Conference coach of the year the past two seasons at Stephen F. Austin, has been hired to become the new University of Arizona women’s soccer coach. ... Read more»

Reason 101 ASU sucks

Football fan or not, most Tucsonans are fans of the University of Arizona, and thus not fond of Tempe Normal School, or whatever they're calling it these days.... Read more»