UA's Lalang Named Finalist for The Bowerman
For the second consecutive year, UA senior Lawi Lalang has been named a finalist for The Bowerman, an award given annually to the best male and female student-athletes in American collegiate track and field. Lalang is only the second male to ever be named a finalist more than once.
Hazzard to Represent UA on Pac-12 Tour of China
Jacob Hazzard and other members of the Pac-12 Conference all-star men's basketball team will head to China in August to play a Chinese all-star team, as well as the Shanghai Sharks, the Jiangsu Dragons and the 2013-14 Chinese Basketball Association regular season champion, the Guangdong Southern Tigers.
Labonte Wins Fourth Conference Title in Shot Put
UA senior Julie Labonté has become the first woman in Pac-12 conference history to win four titles in the women's shot put. She also won all four Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championships during her indoor career.
The UA women's cross country team jumped into the top five of the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association national poll this week. The UA women now sit at No. 2. Additionally, the women moved up four spots in the regional poll to now sit at No. 1 in the NCAA West Region.
Unbeaten and 18th-ranked Oregon State will visit Arizona for a Pac-12 showdown on Sept. 29. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m., and the game will be shown live on the Pac-12 Networks. The UA will pay tribute to its state and the rich mining history by donning copper helmets.
The UA's new copper football helmets will debut at the Oregon State game on Sept. 29 – the Copper Game. Over the years, Arizona football helmets have included a variety of designs using the colors red, white and blue. The Wildcats’ newest helmet design boldly highlights the color copper to pay tribute to the state of Arizona and its great mining history.
No. 22 Arizona will travel to Eugene, Ore. to take on No. 3 Oregon in the Pac-12 football opener for both schools on Sept. 22. Two of the nation's longest current win streaks will push their limits, with the winner gaining a leg up on competition in its respective Pac-12 division. The game will be televised live on ESPN beginning at 7:30 p.m. PDT.
Two land-grant institutions separated by nearly 2,000 miles will square off for the first time on the gridiron Sept. 15 when Arizona hosts South Carolina State at Arizona Stadium. The football game will be televised on Pac-12 Arizona beginning at 7:30 p.m. MST.
Seven UA athletes who competed in the 2012 Paralympics made a strong showing in London: Zachary Abbott, Bryan Barten, Jordan Bird, Tanner Gers, Adam Kellerman, Jennifer Poist and Noah Yablong. The games ran from Aug. 29 through Sept. 9.