It’s Monday which means it’s time to recap another week of Arizona Wildcats athletics. Let us know in the comment section if we missed anything!
Track and field
- Fifth-year senior Carlos Villarreal (Mexico) and former UA track star Sage Watson (Canada) won gold at the Pan American Games in the 1,500-meter run and 400-meter hurdles, respectively.
- The Wildcats opened practice Tuesday and held their Red-Blue Game on Saturday. Head coach Tony Amato says it’s the fittest team he has ever had.
Tony Amato’s takeaway from @ArizonaSoccer’s Red-Blue Game: “This team competes, there’s no question about that. ... All the little things, we gotta get a lot better at, but the foundation of that competitiveness is awesome.”— Ryan Kelapire (@RKelapire) August 11, 2019
He said it’s the fittest team he’s ever had. pic.twitter.com/8gCOnHjxJP
- Here’s an in-depth preview of what’s to come, as well as a look at the freshman class, which hopes to make an immediate impact.
- The Wildcats take on San Diego on the road Friday in their lone exhibition match.
- Senior catcher Dejah Mulipola and Team USA also won gold at the Pan Am Games.
- Volleyball opened practice on Saturday. Here’s a good preview of the team.
- Kevin Ginkel got called up by the Diamondbacks after posting ridiculous strikeout numbers in the minors. In three innings in the MLB, he’s allowed one run while striking out five.
- Joey Rickard got called up by the Giants.
- Nick Hundley is reportedly going to latch on with the Phillies for the stretch run.
- The Mariners hired Nathan Bannister as an assistant at their Dominican Academy.
- Kyle Fogg is staying in the CBA, signing with the Beijing Royal Fighters. Their head coach? Stephon Marbury.
- The McKale Center court got a small change.
- Three-star forward Chibuzo Agbo has Arizona in his Top 5.
- Brandon Williams is out for the season after undergoing knee surgery. Here’s an in-depth look at what that means for the Wildcats.
- Our staff discusses how Williams’ absence changes our outlook of the 2019-20 season.
- Arizona offered 2021 prospect Peyton Watson.
- 5-star forward Ziaire Williams has Arizona in his Top 7.
- Safety Tristan Cooper, an El Paso native, talked about the shooting in his hometown.
- A Tucson trio could be a big part of Arizona’s receiving corps this season.
- Arizona has a lot more bodies on the defensive line this season, allowing it to mix and match depending on the matchup.
- Almost kicked off the team a couple years ago, safety Scottie Young Jr. has become a leader with the Wildcats.
- Our Adam Green outlined 5 keys to Arizona having a successful 2019 season.
- Texas running back Frank Brown has Texas in his Top 5.
- Khalil Tate had more than just an ankle injury last season.
- J.J. Taylor is willing to be a workhorse again this season.
- But he might not have to, because Arizona is teeming with depth at RB and other positions.
- Hear what Kevin Sumlin and Khalil Tate had to say after Saturday’s scrimmage.
- And here is a recap of such scrimmage.
- Brian wrote a feature about Tate, what makes him such an enigma, and how he has changed since last season.
- Our recruiting experts took a deeper look at new Arizona commit Alphonse Oywak.
- Scott ranked the Pac-12 offenses. Do you agree with where he put Arizona?