Sports

Students for Sustainability members Michael Rabbani (left) and Stephanie Choi collect bags of compostable items after Arizona's win against Utah on Nov. 14. (Photo: Rachel Spitz)
Dec. 15, 2015
The UA scored a top-three finish in its first Pac-12 Zero-Waste Football Challenge, diverting nearly 12 tons of waste that otherwise would have ended up in a landfill.
The scene after UA alumnus Bob Baffert's horse, American Pharoah, won the Belmont Stakes — and the Triple Crown — won't soon be forgotten. (Photo: Horsephotos.com)
Nov. 16, 2015
From camping out for basketball tickets as a student to naming thoroughbred horses after UA coaches, trainer Bob Baffert has remained a Wildcat through and through.
Shelby Hoglund stands outside the McKale Center prior to the zero-waste UA men's basketball game last March. The first zero-waste football game will take place at Arizona Stadium on Saturday. (Photo: James Garlant)
Nov. 10, 2015
UA fans will be watching two outcomes on Saturday at Arizona Stadium, one involving football and the other tracking recycling and composting levels against other Pac-12 Conference schools.
Margo Geer (Photo courtesy of Arizona Athletics)
Oct. 23, 2015
Swimmer Margo Geer is more than a world-class athlete. While at the UA, she was known just as well for her leadership and community-outreach efforts.
UA alumnus Randy French (obscured behind vest) gets Jimmy Kimmel into the shot at college football's national championship game last January in Dallas. (Photo: Ryan Lacher)
Sept. 25, 2015
Camera operator Randy French has made the most of an opportunity with ESPN, which hired him straight out of school and has rewarded his technical expertise.
The UA's concussion app team (from left): Ricardo Valerdi, Jonathan Lifshitz and Dr. Hirsch Handmaker
Sept. 23, 2015
UA engineering and biomedical researchers are building a virtual-reality experience targeting concussion awareness, to encourage NCAA student-athletes to report the real thing.
The UA's Amy Athey: "These students are talented, but they've also worked hard. Our job is helping them get there more consistently." (Photo: Jacob Chinn/UA Alumni Association)
Aug. 21, 2015
Amy Athey, the UA's director of clinical and sport psychology, is working to help student-athletes improve their lives, even when they are away from competition.
The Pac-12 Conference decided to join the Green Sports Alliance, following the lead of institutions such as the UA, which has made significant and important sustainability-related improvements in its athletics programs. (Photo: Patrick McArdle/UANews)
June 30, 2015
With a history of commitment to sustainability, the UA has been a member of the Green Sports Alliance since 2013 and in March hosted a "zero waste" men's basketball game.
Surrounded by media, trainer Bob Baffert and owner Ahmed Zayat hoist the trophy after their horse, American Pharoah, won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. (Photo: Horsephotos.com)
June 7, 2015
Alumnus Bob Baffert, who trained Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, is among many trained by the UA for careers in horse racing through its nationally recognized program.

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