Sports

The Arizona Wildcats will be far, far from home for their first-round game Thursday in the NCAA Tournament. (Photo: Stan Liu/Arizona Athletics)
March 15, 2016
The UA's first-round game Thursday night in the NCAA Tournament is about as far as you can get from the friendly confines of McKale Center. Providence, Rhode Island, is a 39-hour drive from Tucson.
Feb. 5, 2016
Sports-related concussions have become part of the national conversation, and a team of UA researchers — including football players Jason Sweet and Scooby Wright — is teaching athletes to recognize the signs.
The UA's Bonnie Brandon has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials for a third time. She placed in the top five in two events at the 2012 Trials. (Photo: Arizona Athletics)
Jan. 22, 2016
An Olympic year is a year unlike any other for swimmers Bonnie Brandon and Emma Schoettmer, whose goal is to make the powerhouse U.S. team. That won't be easy. Part Five in a six-part series on stories to watch in 2016.
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.

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