TUCSON AZ - OCTOBER 23: Quarterback Matt Scott #4 of the Arizona Wildcats throws a pass during the college football game against the Washington Huskies at Arizona Stadium on October 23 2010 in Tucson Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
CBS's Dennis Dodd has the next feature in a long line of how Rich Rodriguezcoming to Tucson just might work. No, it's probably nothing you haven't heard before, but it's still a good read, and an interesting glimpse into how RichRod has the tall task of changing the football culture, not only with the players, but with the entire city of basketball-loving Tucson.
Avinash Kunnath of Pacific Takes wonders if 2013 recruit Aaron Gordon, a powerfully-athletic, yet undersized power forward, just might be the next Derrick Williams. Washington and Stanford are also in the chase, but you can't underestimate Sean Miller's recruiting savvy.
The ESPN Magazine article that details those pesky Oregon Ducks smoking the ganja. Yes, it's the thing to do in Oregon, but as a recent college graduate, don't think that it's not common across sport and across the nation. Some Duck fans were upset the story targeted them, and while it's definitely a better story because of the marijuana use in the state of Oregon, it's just a point to be made that it's something that teams look the other way can't catch.
The softball team avoided a series sweep against the No. 1 California Golden Bears this week by taking the final game, and they're led by the next youngster in a long line of Mike Candrea successes -- freshman Shelby Pendley, who's just four homers off fellow Wildcat Brigette Del Ponte's freshman record. The Wildcats are now 31-12 on the year.
The Arizona baseball team, ranked No. 13, dropped one against the No. 20 ASU Sun Devils on Wednesday night, and fell to 24-12 on the season. It came painfully, with the Wildcats giving up a five-run lead. Andy Lopez's squad is third in the Pac-12 currently, but have an equal 10-5 conference record as do leaders UCLA and Oregon.
Anthony Gimino writes on running back Daniel Jenkinstough injuries and the role he's looking to play this season. It's probably obvious that Jenkins' shiftiness is a nice change-up to Ka'Deem Carey, who will likely be the No. 1 back coming into the 2012 season. And despite a recent hammy injury, Jenkins looked solid at the spring game, ripping off a nice touchdown run in between the tackles.
Below, if you haven't peeped it already, is a cool highlight package by the athletic department that includes Matt Scott being wired for sound, and wondering if his teammates are "working hard or hardly working."