Arizona Rumors & News

  • Top 60 recruit Greg Johnson verbally commits to Wildcats

    Arizona Desert Swarm "The Arizona Wildcats landed a big-time commitment late Tuesday night, with Greg Johnson, a 5'10", 185lb athlete. Johnson is ranked 4th among all athletes and 58th regardless of position, a consensus 4-star prospect. With some work this season, he could even be elevated to a 5-star prospect. He..." March 03

  • Ex-Cal LB Michael Barton to join Arizona as grad transfer

    San Francisco Chronicle "Michael Barton will play his final season of eligibility at Arizona, the former Cal linebacker announced Sunday on Twitter. “I’m proud to be a part of the Wildcat family and eager to compete once again in the Pac-12,” Barton wrote. His choice of school comes seven weeks after Barton made..." February 01

  • Arizona RB Jonathan Haden intends to transfer

    Fox Sports - College Football "Arizona running back Jonathan Haden intends to transfer from the school, according to head coach Rich Rodriguez. Haden, a freshman, played mostly on special teams in the 2015 season." January 30

  • Arizona parts with defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Wildcats have shaken up their coaching staff, as it was announced Monday defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Jeff Casteel along with defensive line coach Bill Kirelawich will not return for the 2016 season. Both were long-time assistants under head coach Rich Rodriguez,..." January 04

  • Arizona's Scooby Wright to enter NFL Draft

    Tuscon News Now "Scooby Wright was 7 years old when he first said the words out loud. His teacher asked the "What do you want to do with your life?" question, and Scooby answered: "I want to play in the NFL." That's not an uncommon response for a kid, but only a precious few end up having the body, the..." December 20

  • Source: RichRod to meet with South Carolina about coaching vacancy

    Fox Sports - College Football "Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez is set to meet with South Carolina about the Gamecocks' coaching vacancy, a source told FOX Sports college football insider Bruce Feldman on Thursday morning. The 52-year-old Rodriguez, a former Clemson OC, won the Pac-12 South in 2014, going 10-4. It was only the..." December 04

  • Arizona QB Anu Solomon day-to-day, LB Jake Matthews out for season

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "The status of Arizona (6-5) quarterback Anu Solomon is up in the air headed into Saturday’s Territorial Cup game against Arizona State (5-5). Solomon suffered a concussion late in the win over Utah over the weekend when he took a helmet-to-helmet hit on a slide. Wildcats coach Rich Rodriguez..." November 18

  • Rich Rodriguez may not be long for Arizona

    The Score "Rich Rodriguez is not a happy man. He let loose a string of expletives entering the locker room after Arizona lost 38-30 at USC on Saturday night, fulfilled his media obligations with a terse press conference that lasted 97 seconds, and launched another bitter and sarcastic objection to the string..." November 10

  • Rich Rod leads list of 6 candidates to replace Beamer at Virginia Tech

    CBS Sports "When Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer stepped down Sunday effective at the end of the season, a trend continued. College football is increasingly becoming a young man's game. In a span of 19 days, college football has lost four of its five oldest coaches. For various reasons, Steve Spurrier..." November 02

  • Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez considering 2-quarterback system

    The Score "Arizona is looking for some consistency at the pivot position, and the answer could be a dual-quarterback system, Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez said. Anu Solomon has been Arizona's starter throughout the season, but Jerrard Randall has had success in relief in the past two games, prompting..." October 29

  • Could Rich Rodriguez Replace Steve Spurrier at South Carolina?

    The Big Lead "Steve Spurrier retired. The South Carolina Gamecocks will be replacing him this winter. ESPN’s Travis Haney has thrown out an interesting name for the position: Rich Rodriguez. Rodriguez did not immediately come to mind when I started to think about potential candidates for South Carolina. I..." October 22

  • Arizona to file complaint with Pac-12 over late kickoffs

    The Score "Arizona is filing a complaint with the Pac-12 in an effort to limit the school's late kickoff times. Prior to coach Rich Rodriguez's Monday press conference, it was announced the Wildcats will travel to Washington for an 8 p.m. PT game on Oct. 31. Rodriguez has taken exception to what he..." October 20

  • Arizona to 'discontinue' pregame haka dance after petition, criticism

    NZ Herald "A video of the American football side performing Ngati Toa's "Ka Mate" haka before a game against UCLA recently was picked up in New Zealand and international media earlier this week. The video - as well another teaching people "How to Haka" - received a mixed reaction from New Zealanders both..." October 02

  • Arizona LB Scooby Wright out several weeks, QB Anu Solomon day-to-day

    CBS Sports "Arizona All-American linebacker Scooby Wright will miss "several weeks" after suffering a foot injury in the 56-30 loss to UCLA, his first game back since suffering a knee injury in the season opener. At his weekly news conference, Rich Rodriguez said that "several weeks" was actually good news..." September 28

  • All-American LB Scooby Wright III to return for Arizona against UCLA

    CBS Sports "Rich Rodriguez confirmed on College Gameday that Scooby Wright III has practiced this week and will play against UCLA on Saturday night." September 26

  • Arizona Linebacker Scooby Wright Back Practicing With 1st Team

    College Spun "The young college football season has been marred by a number of injuries to the sport’s top players. One of the first superstars to go down was Arizona’s prolific linebacker Scooby Wright, who led the Wildcats with a ridiculous 163 tackles (29 tackles for loss) and 14 sacks last season. " September 23

  • Arizona LB Scooby Wright to miss 3-4 weeks following knee surgery

    CBS Sports "Arizona star linebacker Scooby Wright III might only miss "three to four weeks" after undergoing minor knee surgery to repair damage from an injury suffered in the Wildcats' season opener against UTSA on Thursday. Wright underwent a procedure to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his left knee..." September 07

  • Sources: Scooby Wright avoids season-ending knee injury in Arizona opener

    ESPN "Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright's left knee injury is not season-ending, sources told ESPN's Brett McMurphy. Wright, who injured the knee in the first quarter of Thursday night's 42-32 win over Texas San Antonio, underwent an MRI after the game. Results indicate Wright's injury will not cause..." September 05

  • Wildcats linebacker Cody Ippolito out for season

    Arizona Desert Swarm "At his first weekly press conference of the year, Rich Rodriguez did something a little out of the ordinary and gave an injury report. The big news to come out of it was that linebacker Cody Ippolito will miss the season due to a torn ACL. "Cody was having a really good camp and he's a..." August 31

  • Arizona football: OL Carter Wood likely out for season

    Arizona Daily Star "Center Carter Wood, who was the early favorite to win the starting job for the Arizona Wildcats, is likely out for the season with a chronic foot injury. Wood has missed the past two days of practice and when we asked him about it following Saturday's night practice, he said Wood's career may..." August 10

  • UA football player arrested, kicked off team

    Arizona Daily Star "Offensive lineman Jordan Poland is no longer with the Arizona Wildcats football program after being arrested Wednesday by the Tucson Police Department. A Tucson Police Department spokesperson confirmed Wednesday night that Poland was arrested earlier in the day on one count of trafficking in..." July 23

  • Former Arizona, Texas QB Connor Brewer now transferring to Virginia

    Yahoo! Sports "It appears that quarterback Connor Brewer won’t be transferring to Northern Arizona after all. Brewer, who started his career at Texas and spent the last two seasons at Arizona, announced on his Instagram page Tuesday that he’s headed to the University of Virginia. “A new opportunity has..." June 09

  • Former Notre Dame signee Bo Wallace joins ASU

    Arizona Republic "Marshall "Bo" Wallace, a 3-star outside linebacker who once was headed to Notre Dame, signed an athletics Grant-in-Aid letter with Arizona State on Friday, a late addition to the Sun Devils' 2015 recruiting class. Wallace (6-4 and 215 pounds) is expected to compete at Devil-backer, a..." May 19

  • Arizona WR Kaelin DeBoskie to transfer

    Arizona Republic "Arizona's depth at wide receiver has claimed its first victim. Salpointe Catholic High School product Kaelin DeBoskie, who redshirted last year as a freshman, will transfer from the Wildcats. The slot receiver was removed from the team's online roster Tuesday afternoon. DeBoskie, a" May 19

  • Arizona football: DeBoskie will transfer; Hill gets NFL shot

    Tucson Citizen "Arizona’s depth at wide receiver has claimed its first victim. Salpointe Catholic High School product Kaelin DeBoskie, who redshirted last year as a freshman, will transfer from the Wildcats. The slot receiver was removed from the team’s online roster Tuesday afternoon. DeBoskie, a" May 13

  • Four-star quarterback Devon Modster commits to Arizona Wildcats

    Arizona Republic "At exactly 2:22 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, the Arizona Wildcats reaped the first benefit of their 10-win season and Pac-12 South championship. Four-star quarterback recruit Devon Modster, a class of 2016 recruit, verbally committed to the UA. The Las Flores, California, product took to..." April 17

  • QB Connor Brewer transfers from Arizona to NAU

    Fox Sports Arizona "Northern Arizona head football coach Jerome Souers announced the addition of quarterback Connor Brewer, a transfer from Arizona, to the Lumberjacks roster. Brewer, an all-state and all-area selection while in high school, is eligible to compete for NAU this upcoming fall season. "The most..." April 15

  • Former Arizona, Texas QB Connor Brewer transferring to Northern Arizona

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Connor Brewer says he is headed to Northern Arizona. Brewer, a four-star recruit in the 2012 class who started his career at Texas and spent the last two seasons at Arizona, announced his intent to transfer from UA in January. On Thursday, he announced on his Instagram account that he’ll finish..." April 10

  • Arizona commit Khalil Tate is Rich Rod's perfect fit

    Arizona Desert Swarm "Rich Rodriguez has a reputation as one of the best offensive minds in college football and he just might have his quarterback of the future in Khalil Tate. Hailing from Junipero Serra High School (Serra, CA), Tate is ranked as the No. 15 dual-threat quarterback in the nation. Despite being one..." April 07

  • Former Arizona football coach Jim LaRue dies at 89

    Fox Sports Arizona "Jim LaRue, head football coach at the University of Arizona from 1959 to 1966, died Sunday night at the age of 89. LaRue had a record of 41-37-2 at Arizona. His best season was 1961, when Arizona, led by All-America quarterback Eddie Wilson, finished 8-1-1 and ranked 17th in the season-ending..." March 31

  • Arizona, FSU potential landing spots for transferring ex-Irish center

    College Football Talk "After beginning his collegiate career in the Midwest, Matt Hegarty could be headed back West. Or down South. One of the two, probably. Earlier this month, Hegarty announced that he would be transferring from Notre Dame and playing his final season elsewhere. Last week, Hegarty visited..." March 26

  • Keyshawn Johnson helps Arizona land a running back

    Fox Sports Arizona "Former star receiver Keyshawn Johnson was on the Arizona campus Monday with his 7-on-7 youth team, making it a day full of unofficial recruiting visits. And one commitment. Running back Sean Riley, a three-star prospect from Narbonne High School in Harbor City, Calif., received a scholarship..." March 24

  • Rich Rodriguez is best bargain in college football, analyst says

    Detroit News "Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez, the former head man at Michigan, is the best salary bargain among college football coaches, ESPN's Travis Haney says. Using projected 2015 salaries from ESPN and USA Today data, Haney ranks Rodriguez No. 1 on his list of the 10 best bargains. Rodriguez is 26-14 at..." March 24

  • Arizona, Texas Tech schedule a home-and-home series

    ESPN "Arizona and Texas Tech have agreed to a home-and-home series, sources told ESPN. The Wildcats and Red Raiders are scheduled to meet in Tucson, Arizona, in 2019 and in Lubbock, Texas, in 2020. Texas Tech leads the all-time series that dates to 1932 by a 26-4-2 margin. However, the schools..." March 23

  • Arizona's Tyrell Johnson going 'fast-fast' to become all-around receiver

    Fox Sports Arizona "Growing up, Tyrell Johnson was friends with the fastest kid in Lee County. And then he became the fastest kid in Lee County. Johnson, from Cape Coral, Fla., ran the 100 meters in 10.4 seconds in high school, eclipsing the county record of 10.45, held by Sammy Watkins, the noted speedster..." March 10

  • Unhappy ending to 2014 needs to fuel Arizona QB Anu Solomon

    Fox Sports Arizona "That last play. That danged last play. It won't be easy to forget the final failed play of the Arizona Wildcats' memorable 2014 season, the final seconds ticking off after Anu Solomon did the one thing he absolutely could not do. The redshirt freshman quarterback took a sack at the Boise State..." March 07

  • Could former Horns QB Connor Brewer head back to Texas?

    College Football Talk "You know what they say: if you love a quarterback let him transfer to Arizona, and if he comes back he is yours forever. A four-star recruit out of Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., Connor Brewer signed with Texas as its quarterback for the 2012 class. He was then-offensive..." January 16

  • Arizona QB Connor Brewer Released from Scholarship, Will Transfer

    ESPN "Arizona quarterback Connor Brewer said Wednesday that he has received a release from his scholarship to transfer. Brewer is graduating but has two years of eligibility remaining." January 15

  • Arizona LB Scooby Wright beats out Alabama's Landon Collins for Nagurski Trophy

    Alabama "Scooby Wright III was named this year's Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner on Monday night, here at the Westin Hotel in downtown Charlotte. The Arizona linebacker beat out Alabama safety Landon Collins, and three other finalists, for the award that honors the best defensive player in college..." December 09

  • Arizona mum on quarterback situation for Territorial Cup

    Fox Sports Arizona "There was no indication from Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez on Monday whether redshirt freshman quarterback Anu Solomon will be healthy enough to start Friday's Territorial Cup game against Arizona State. As the Wildcats (No. 12 in this week's AP poll) prepare for their most significant rivalry..." November 25

  • Arizona freshman Johnson next up at receiver

    Fox Sports Arizona "Arizona's depth at wide receiver will be tested down the stretch. Sophomore Nate Phillips, last year's leading receiver for the Wildcats, suffered a broken foot last week, has had surgery and will miss the rest of the season, coach Rich Rodriguez said. The player who should benefit the most..." November 13

  • Phillips out for rest of season

    Arizona Daily Star "Rich Rodriguez confirmed on today's Pac-12 coaches teleconference that receiver Nate Phillips will miss the rest of the season with a broken foot. Phillips, who was the UA's leading receiver last season, injured his left foot in the first half of Saturday's game against Colorado. He exited..." November 12

  • Arizona RB Jones-Grigsby could miss Thursday game

    Tucson Citizen "The Arizona Wildcats may be without starting running back Terris Jones-Grigsby tomorrow night when they take on UTSA. Jones-Grigsby, who rushed for 124 yards and a touchdown last week against UNLV, is listed as questionable on the team’s injury report, which was released this morning. The..." September 03

  • Wildcats' defense trending in right direction

    Fox Sports Arizona "Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez inherited quarterback Matt Scott, running back Ka'Deem Carey and receiver Austin Hill when he arrived, a trio of nice parting gifts from Mike Stoops. No such luck on defense. Rodriguez and defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel began their rebuild with a few nice..." August 28

  • Anu Solomon to start at QB for Arizona vs. UNLV

    Arizona Republic "Anu Solomon will start at quarterback for the Arizona Wildcats on Friday in the season opener against UNLV, Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez announced today. " August 26

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Arizona parts ways with starting safety Bondurant

    College Football Talk "Arizona safety Tra’Mayne Bondurant, a defensive leader for the 2013 Wildcats, will no longer be a part of the defensive secondary for Arizona in 2014. Head coach Rich Rodriguez announced Bondurant is no longer with the team due to some disciplinary issues, but the door is not locked behind him..." August 03

  • UA running back Pierre Cormier says career is over because of medical issue

    Arizona Daily Star "Pierre Cormier’s football career is over because of a medical condition, the running back posted tonight on his public Facebook page. Cormier wrote “Football has always meant the world to me.. Due to a medical condition I’ve been told I can never play again.. This last week and a half has been..." June 15

  • UA receiver Garic Wharton leaves program

    Arizona Republic "Garic Wharton is on the move. The Arizona Wildcats receiver has left the program with one season of eligibility remaining. The Las Vegas native had 17 catches for 291 yards and two touchdowns as a redshirt junior last season. Wharton graduated from UA last month and is eligible to play right..." June 13

  • Arizona extends contracts of Rich Rodriguez, Sean Miller

    USA Today "A University of Arizona benefactor has come up with a retention plan that could help keep men's basketball coach Sean Miller, football coach Rich Rodriguez and vice president and director of athletics Greg Byrne in Tucson for the next eight years. Arizona also has agreed to contract extensions..." May 30

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