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  • Former Arizona DE Justin Belknap to transfer to Montana

    Arizona Desert Swarm "Justin Belknap was among the Arizona Wildcats players who participated in Senior Night last November, but not long after he wasn’t done playing college football. Now he’s found a place to finish his career. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound defensive..." July 01

  • Arizona pauses plan for athletes' return to campus amid COVID-19 surge

    ESPN "Arizona paused its plan to bring athletes back to campus Monday, citing a surge in COVID-19 cases in Pima County and the coronavirus pandemic's impact on the local healthcare system. On June 15, the school started bringing athletes back for voluntary workouts in groups of..." June 30

  • Former Arizona safety Scottie Young Jr. commits to West Virginia

    Arizona Desert Swarm "The most recent Arizona Wildcats player to leave the program has already found a new home. Scottie Young Jr., who surprisingly decided to transfer last month, announced his commitment to West Virginia on Saturday. The 5-foot-11, 201-pound Young started 30..." May 18

  • Pac-12 members have discussed potential conference-only football season

    Larry Brown Sports "It looks increasingly likely that the 2020 college football season will not look like it usually does, and the Pac-12 is actively discussing a rather unique scenario. USC coach Clay Helton said Monday that a conference-only schedule is a “viable” option that has been..." May 11

  • Arizona's Sean Miller, Kevin Sumlin among coaches taking 20 percent pay cut

    ESPN "University of Arizona athletic director Dave Heeke and four coaches, including men's basketball coach Sean Miller and football coach Kevin Sumlin, are taking 20% reductions in their salaries. The reductions are in line with the university's financial mitigation plan..." May 06

  • Consensus growing around potentially shortened college football season

    Yardbarker "College football is still sorting out how to progress as the coronavirus pandemic continues, and a new plan may be taking shape. Longtime sports broadcasting personality Dan Patrick said on Monday’s episode of “The Dan Patrick Show” that consensus is growing around a..." May 04

  • Arizona president says fall football increasingly unlikely, more answers needed

    ESPN "University of Arizona president Dr. Robert Robbins said Wednesday that he does not anticipate the Wildcats playing football this fall, even though the university plans to bring students and faculty back to campus for face-to-face instruction during the fall semester. In an..." April 23

  • NCAA grants additional season of eligibility for spring-sport athletes impacted by coronavirus

    CBS Sports "The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to permit an additional season of competition and eligibility to all spring-sport athletes who were unable to complete the 2019-20 athletic year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision does not apply to athletes in winter sports like basketball..." March 30

  • Former Arizona Linebacker Sterling Lewis Dies from Valley Fever

    People "The University of Arizona is mourning the death of one of its former football stars. Sterling Lewis, who played as a linebacker for the Arizona Wildcats in 2008 and 2009 under coach Mike Stoops, died on Wednesday at the age of 32, the school confirmed to PEOPLE. He is..." February 28

  • Arizona safety Troy Young enters transfer portal

    247 Sports "Arizona senior safety Troy Young entered the transfer portal on Friday morning. As of now, he will have to sit out a year before being eligible to play. This is the second time this week that Arizona has lost a safety to transfer with Xavier Bell being the..." February 01

  • Arizona's Xavier Bell enters transfer portal

    247 Sports "Arizona redshirt junior safety Xavier Bell has entered the transfer portal. Bell played as a reserve in the past two seasons, but was never unable to breakthrough and become a starter. Sources indicate he will graduate and be eligible to play right away, but as of now there is no..." January 29