Arizona Athletics

Arizona guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright and his teammates have their eye on the ball: a trip to the Final Four in Glendale, Arizona, if they can win two more games in the West Region. (Photo: Stan Liu/Arizona Athletics)
March 22, 2017
If Arizona gets past Xavier in tonight's rematch of a 2015 West Region semifinal, the Wildcats will face the winner of Gonzaga vs. West Virginia on Saturday. At stake: the UA's fifth trip to the Final Four — and the first for coach Sean Miller, who has been to the Elite Eight three times at Arizona.
Feb. 25, 2017
Dave Heeke, a 28-year veteran of college athletics, comes to the UA from Central Michigan University, where he oversaw athletic success, academic excellence, national media exposure, record fundraising and a commitment to facilities. He also has Pac-12 Conference experience.
Former UA baseball star Terry Francona (center), with Wildcats head coach Jay Johnson and interim director of athletics Erika Barnes (Photo: Stan Liu/Arizona Athletics)
Jan. 31, 2017
The donation by the former UA star and current Cleveland Indians manager will help build an indoor hitting facility for the Wildcats at their Hi Corbett Field home.
Jan. 24, 2017
Former administrators "Rocky" LaRose and Cedric Dempsey will help in the president's search to replace Greg Byrne, who recently moved on to the University of Alabama.
Forty-three percent of athletes surveyed said they get less than seven hours of sleep a night.
Jan. 19, 2017
With support from the NCAA, UA researchers Michael Grandner and Amy Athey developed Project REST to help student-athletes improve their sleep and, in turn, their athletic performance. The findings were presented at last week's NCAA annual convention.
Arizona Athletics' new academic center bears the name of donor Ginny L. Clements and is now open on the south side of Enke Drive. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
Nov. 2, 2016
Tucson community leader Ginny L. Clements has committed funds for the new Arizona Athletics academic center, which houses tutoring rooms, study areas, a computer lab and other student-athlete amenities. "This is a game-changer for us," says John Mosbach, UA associate director of athletics.
Chad Shoopman, director of the Pride of Arizona Marching Band and Pep Band, selected the music of Earth, Wind & Fire to lead the band's new season. Shoopman was a Pride of Arizona member during his years at the UA.
Aug. 31, 2016
Saturday night's football season opener for the Arizona Wildcats will mark the debut of Chad Shoopman, a UA alumnus who now directs the 240-piece Pride of Arizona. For fans of the horn-driven sound of Earth, Wind & Fire, this band's for you, and Shoopman promises "visual and musical surprises."
Starting pitcher Bobby Dalbec took the final-game loss for the Wildcats despite not allowing an earned run. (Photo: Stan Liu/Arizona Athletics)
June 30, 2016
Although the Wildcats narrowly missed winning a fifth NCAA championship, their improbable postseason charge to the College World Series finals won't soon be forgotten.
Tjasa Oder, a student in the Eller College of Management, is among the UA-affiliated athletes who will compete in the Olympic Games this summer. Oder will compete for her native Slovenia. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Athletics)
June 29, 2016
Several current and former UA student-athletes have qualified to compete in the Rio Olympics and Paralympic Games.