Tedy Bruschi Named to CFB Hall of Fame
Former Arizona defensive lineman Tedy Bruschi is the fourth Arizona football player to be inducted in the NFF College Football Hall of Fame and the third in the last five years. Bruschi (1991-95) ended his UA career with 52 sacks, tied for the most in NCAA history. He was a consensus All-American in 1994 and a unanimous All-American in 1995.
The UA's Davellyn Whyte Selected in WNBA Draft
Senior Davellyn Whyte has made Arizona women's basketball history after being picked 16th overall by the San Antonio Stars in the WNBA draft this week. With the pick, Whyte became the highest drafted player in Arizona women's basketball history. Ify Ibekwe was picked 24th by the Seattle Storm in 2011, and Adia Barnes was selected 32nd by the Sacramento Monarchs in 1998.
Wildcats Head to Sweet 16
The No. 6 seed Arizona men's basketball team will open play in the 2013 NCAA West Regional semifinal against No. 2 seed Ohio State on March 28 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This will mark the second trip to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 under head coach Sean Miller and Arizona's 15th trip to the regional semifinals in program history.
Arizona to Open Play in 2013 NCAA Tournament
The No. 6 seed Arizona men's basketball team will open play in the 2013 NCAA Tournament's West Region against No. 11 seed Belmont in a March 21 second-round game in Salt Lake City. This will be the UA's 30th NCAA Tournament appearance overall (counting two vacated appearances), and the program has an official 46-26 (.639) record in its previous NCAA Tournament action.
Quarterfinals Await Wildcats in Las Vegas
The No. 4 seed Arizona men's basketball team (24-6, 12-6 Pac-12) will travel to Las Vegas for the 2013 Pac-12 Tournament and will open play in the second quarterfinal on March 14. Arizona's 21 wins and four championships (1988-90, 2002) in this event are league bests. Since 2002, the Cats are 12-10 in tournament play and advanced to four title games.
The UA's new copper football helmets will debut at the Oregon State game on Sept. 29 – the Copper Game. Over the years, Arizona football helmets have included a variety of designs using the colors red, white and blue. The Wildcats’ newest helmet design boldly highlights the color copper to pay tribute to the state of Arizona and its great mining history.
UA baseball assistant coach Shaun Cole has been named winner of the Collegiate Baseball Pitching Coach of the Year award, presented by Edge Charting systems. Cole, who has developed the Wildcats' staff into one of the best in the nation, will be presented with the award at the American Baseball Coaches Association Convention in Chicago in January.
No. 22 Arizona will travel to Eugene, Ore. to take on No. 3 Oregon in the Pac-12 football opener for both schools on Sept. 22. Two of the nation's longest current win streaks will push their limits, with the winner gaining a leg up on competition in its respective Pac-12 division. The game will be televised live on ESPN beginning at 7:30 p.m. PDT.
Lots of recyclable materials are used at each home sports game. A collaboration among several UA units aims to make sure they go in the right bins. Students for Sustainability has placed students at the Arizona Stadium gates to collect recyclables from people entering, and it has added recycling in the tailgating area.
Two land-grant institutions separated by nearly 2,000 miles will square off for the first time on the gridiron Sept. 15 when Arizona hosts South Carolina State at Arizona Stadium. The football game will be televised on Pac-12 Arizona beginning at 7:30 p.m. MST.
Seven UA athletes who competed in the 2012 Paralympics made a strong showing in London: Zachary Abbott, Bryan Barten, Jordan Bird, Tanner Gers, Adam Kellerman, Jennifer Poist and Noah Yablong. The games ran from Aug. 29 through Sept. 9.