Sports

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.
College athletes can be highly effective allies for the LGBT community because of their visibility on campus, a UA researcher says.
Jan. 30, 2017
UA researcher Russell Toomey has developed a scale to measure college athletes' engagement in LGBT ally behaviors. Toomey says that student-athletes can be highly effective allies because they often serve as role models on campuses, and he hopes his study will start a nationwide conversation.
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.
A number of integrated efforts will launch during Homecoming to help reduce waste, increase recycling and encourage composting. Led by the Office of Sustainability, the effort involves about 100 students and employees from across campus. (Photo: Jacob Chinn/UA Alumni Association)
Oct. 26, 2016
Led by the Office of Sustainability, partners from across the UA campus are working to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills after Homecoming weekend.
Basketball players Darlene Hunter and Jennifer Poist in Rio. The 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio is the second-largest presence of current and former UA Adaptive Athletes in the program’s history.
Sept. 12, 2016
A group of current and former UA athletes is competing for medals in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Paralympic Games, which opened last week and run through Sept. 18.
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."
Aug. 19, 2016
UA sport psychologist Amy Athey says the world's elite performers trust their training and do their best to stay in the moment, trying to not overthink what they have prepared to do.
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.

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