Pickens, Cordes awarded Tom Hansen Conference Medals

Pickens, Cordes awarded Tom Hansen Conference Medals

By Hannah Barry / UA Sports Information Office Arizona swimming and diving graduating seniors Sam Pickens and Kevin Cordes earned the 2014-15 Pac-12 Tom Hansen Conference Medals, the conference announced on Tuesday. A Conference Medal is awarded annually to each member institution’s senior male and female student-athlete based on the exhibition of the greatest combination […]

Four Wildcats to compete in World Cup of Softball X

Four Wildcats to compete in World Cup of Softball X

By Danny Martinez / UA Sports Information Office Arizona softball will be well represented in the World Cup of Softball X, which kicks off today in Irvine, Calif. Kellie Fox (14-15), Brigette Del Ponte (10-13), Estela Piñon (13-14) and incoming freshman Alyssa Palomino will be competing in the event. Fox (U.S. National Team) and Palomino […]

Cubs’ Strop accepts Bob Costas’ apology

Cubs’ Strop accepts Bob Costas’ apology

June 29, 2015 Mark Gonzales Chicago Tribune Posted with permission from MCT Information Services Republish Reprint ST. LOUIS — Pedro Strop initially didn’t want to meet Bob Costas but wound up happy he allowed the veteran broadcaster to apologize face to face Sunday at the Chicago Cubs’ team hotel. “He also asked me who else […]

LeBron James opts out of contract; intending to stay with Cavaliers

LeBron James opts out of contract; intending to stay with Cavaliers

June 28, 2015 Jon Krawczynski Posted with permission from The Washington Times Republish Reprint For the third time in six seasons, LeBron James is an unrestricted free agent. The difference this time is he has no plans to move again. The Cleveland Cavaliers star will not exercise a $21.6 million option on his contract for […]

Patterson takes second as USA Championships come to a close

Patterson takes second as USA Championships come to a close

Courtesy: Arizona Athletics By Adam Gonzales / UA Sports Information Office  EUGENE, Ore. – Arizona alumna Liz Patterson took second place in the high jump by clearing a mark of 6-2 (1.88m) at the USA Championships in Eugene, Ore. at Hayward Field on Sunday, June 28. Even though she finished in the top three, she […]

NCAA, DoD chip in big money for extensive concussion study

NCAA, DoD chip in big money for extensive concussion study

June 25, 2015 EDDIE PELLS Displayed with permission from The Washington Times More than 35,000 college athletes and cadets at U.S. service academies are helping researchers write a new, extensive and groundbreaking chapter in the study and tracking of concussions. With about $22 million in funding from the NCAA and Department of Defense, the college […]

2015 Arizona Women’s Soccer schedule finalized

2015 Arizona Women’s Soccer schedule finalized

By Adam Gonzales / UA Sports Information Office The University of Arizona women’s soccer team is set to kick off the regular season on Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. MST against Abilene Christian at Mulcahy Stadium. Also, as announced by the Pac-12, the Wildcats will play in eight games that are scheduled to be aired […]

Araiza, Boughan and Norrix earn NJCAA academic awards

Araiza, Boughan and Norrix earn NJCAA academic awards

By Raymond Suarez / PCC Sports Information Office Three Pima Community College student-athletes earned academic achievement awards on Wednesday as the NJCAA released its 2014-15 Academic Student-Athlete Awards. The three pictured above from left to right are Sprinter Sandra Araiza, distance runner Sarrah Boughan (Canyon del Oro HS) and baseball pitcher Ryan Norrix (Tucson Magnet […]

Thirteen Track Cats to compete in USA Championships

Thirteen Track Cats to compete in USA Championships

By Adam Gonzales / UA Sports Information Office The University of Arizona had 13 current and former athletes qualify for the 2015 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. from June 25-28. Four men and nine women qualified for the meet. On the men’s side, volunteer assistant coach Bernard Legat […]

Celebrations continue for American Pharoah two weeks after winning Triple Crown

Celebrations continue for American Pharoah two weeks after winning Triple Crown

Trainer Bob Baffert hails from Nogales, Ariz. – Ed. June 21, 2015 Richard Rosenblatt Posted with permission from The Washington Times Republish Reprint The party’s still on for the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years – and the owner, trainer and jockey. Since American Pharoah completed his sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes […]

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