Arizona Rumors & News

  • 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 Scout.com..." 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 Scout.com..." 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

  • Arizona football lands LSU transfer Jordan Allen

    Arizona Desert Swarm "The Arizona Wildcats made a splash on Tuesday when LSU defensive end Jordan Allen decided Tucson would be his transfer destination, according to Daniel Berk of the Arizona Daily Star. Allen, who will be a fifth-year senior, graduated in December and as a graduate transfer will be able to..." April 29

  • Wildcats add sixth 2015 commitment with offensive lineman Alex Kosinski

    Arizona Desert Swarm "The news of 2015 three-star OL Alex Kosinski committing to the Arizona Wildcats has put the 2015 recruiting class at six players total, three from California, and three from Arizona. So maybe the coaching staff is being deliberate and is just further along by placing an emphasis on players..." April 28

  • Football walk-on Parker Zellers opening eyes at UA

    Arizona Republic "University of Arizona defensive-line coach Bill Kirelawich sat in his customary post-practice seat at Kindall/Sancet Stadium after a recent session with a cigar burning in his right hand. He was breaking down each of his guys, and it was standard response after standard response — until he got..." April 04

  • Wildcats entering home stretch of spring football drills

    Fox Sports Arizona "While most of southern Arizona's sporting attention has been focused on Sean Miller's basket Cats and their run to the Elite Eight, Rich Rodriguez has been stealthily been directing his football team through spring practice in the Old Pueblo. No news, apparently, has been good news for the..." April 02

  • UA football's QB battle runs deep; 5 still in hunt

    Arizona Republic "At this point last year, Rich Rodriguez had a pretty good idea that B.J. Denker was going to be his starting quarterback for the 2013 season. Of course he wouldn't share that with anyone, but he knew Denker was his guy. "I think it was because he had a little more experience and his..." April 02

  • Arizona football's Rich Rodriguez doesn’t ease up for spring drills

    Arizona Republic "Before his team opened spring drills on Monday at Kindall/Sancet Stadium, Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said he could be a little more relaxed during these practices than he is during the season. Yeah, right. Rodriguez and the Wildcats opened things up Monday afternoon, and UA’s near two-hour..." March 04

  • 40-yard dash not friendly to ASU's Sutton, Arizona's Carey

    Fox Sports Arizona "While all eyes at the NFL Combine on Monday were on Jadeveon Clowney and his absurd 4.53-second 40-yard dash at 266 pounds, things haven't been going as well for the big-name players representing the state of Arizona. Earlier in the day, ASU defensive tackle Will Sutton posted a disappointing..." February 25

  • Is Ka’Deem Carey the draft’s No. 1 RB?

    USA Today "You have to feel for a running back set to enter the NFL. The position has been so devalued in recent years. The preponderance of spread systems in college doesn’t necessarily get them ready for the NFL. Prospects usually aren’t ready for the pounding of the NFL or the complexity of the..." February 20

  • Proposed football rule has RichRod seeing red

    Arizona Daily Star "This is normally the time of year when Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez has a chance to catch his breath. Maybe nine holes on the golf course in the afternoon, a little family bonding in the early evening and some alone time in the weight room with his headphones. That plan was spoiled on..." February 19

  • Arizona loads up with another class of Rodriguez's 'kind of guys'

    Fox Sports "Bigger, stronger, faster -- that's what Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez believes he got in his third recruiting class. "We got a little bit of everything in this recruiting class," Rodriguez said Wednesday in discussing his 25-player class. "I think we've met a lot of our needs and some..." February 06

  • Predicting Destinations for Top 25 Uncommitted 2014 College Football Recruits

    Bleacher Report "Top uncommitted recruits are without a doubt the hottest commodities on the recruiting trail right now. At this point, many of the nation's best prospects have a decision on where they are going to college. Yet some recruits are still mulling their options. That means college coaches are..." January 20

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