TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tedy Bruschi is returning to Arizona football.
The school announced Monday Brusci will serve as a senior advisor to new coach Jedd Fisch.
Jedd Fisch was a law student wanting a chance to witness history when he followed O.J. Simpson's lawyers into the courthouse elevator. After being confronted, he made a good enough case to earn a...
SAN FRANCSICO (AP) — The Pac-12 Conference has set the schedule for its final weekend of football games.
The conference announced Sunday its teams will play six games, including Washington...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Sumlin set a decent foundation his first season at Arizona, winning five games and just missing a bowl game.
The program went on downward trend in the two years...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arizona and UCLA are in their third seasons of the Kevin Sumlin and Chip Kelly eras, but going into Saturday's game at the Rose Bowl, the two programs are trending in opposite...
The Arizona Wildcats are preparing for not one but possibly three Utah quarterbacks. They also may see four different Ute tailbacks.
That's a lot of scenarios and contingency plans to go...
Coach Kevin Sumlin had done well bringing in talented players on defense, appearing to put Arizona in position to turn the corner on the side of the ball that has long held the program...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Former Arizona linebacker Sterling Lewis has died after being hospitalized for valley fever. He was 32.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona football coach Kevin Sumlin is returning for a third season in the desert.
Arizona athletic director Dave Heeke made the announcement after the Wildcats’ 24-14...
Arizona (4-5, 2-4 Pac-12) at No. 6 Oregon (8-1, 6-0, No. 6 CFP), Saturday at 10:30 p.m. EST (ESPN).
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona fired defensive coordinator Marcel Yates in hopes of jumpstarting a defense that has allowed 132 points the past three games.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona coach Kevin Sumlin has fired defensive coordinator Marcel Yates and linebackers coach John Rushing.
Sumlin promoted defensive analyst and former NFL assistant...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona played without its starting quarterback and its most productive running back, a combination that would have likely led to disaster last season.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate failed to live up to the Heisman Trophy hype a year ago, hampered by injuries and a new offensive system.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona rallied from a season-opening loss by scoring quickly and building an insurmountable halftime lead.
The Wildcats let down in the second half and had too many...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona coach Kevin Sumlin sat next to defensive back Scottie Young Jr. during the team's flight back from Hawaii, discussing what went wrong in the Wildcats'...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's offense revved up after a slow start in its opener against Hawaii, reeling off big-chunk plays, scoring 35 points in the middle two quarters.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona gathered as a team in January to discuss what went wrong in coach Kevin Sumlin's first season and what the Wildcats needed to change for year two.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has hired former NFL player DeMarco Murray as its running backs coach.
The school announced the addition to Kevin Sumlin's staff on Friday.
Murray was recruited by and played for Sumlin at Oklahoma and joins the Wildcats after seven NFL seasons with Dallas, Philadelphia and Tennessee. He rushed for 7,174 yards and had 2,165 receiving yards before retiring last summer.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate will return for his senior season.
Tate made the decision Tuesday after talking it over with his family and Wildcats coach Kevin Sumlin.
Tate instantly made a name for himself as a sophomore, setting an FBS rushing record for a quarterback with 327 yards after replacing injured started Brandon Dawkins against Colorado.
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas Southern has hired Arizona assistant Clarence McKinney as its head coach.
A school statement Monday announced the selection of McKinney, who spent this season as associate head coach and running backs coach at Arizona.
McKinney replaces Michael Haywood, who last week resigned after a 2-9 season. He was 8-25 in three seasons at the Houston school.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State's first season under coach Herm Edwards has been a solid one. The Sun Devils beat some good teams, lost some close games and are bowl eligible.
Arizona has had a similar first season under Kevin Sumlin, except for bowl eligibility.
The Wildcats need a win on Saturday to become bowl eligible, adding a level of intensity in an already-heated rivalry.
Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference:
Arizona (5-5, 4-3 Pac-12) at No. 9 Washington State (9-1, 6-1, No. 8 CFP), 10:30 p.m. EST (ESPN).
Line: Washington State by 10.
Series record: Arizona leads 27-16.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Washington State looking to stay on track for its first Pac-12 North title and longshot bid for a College Football Playoff berth. The Cougars seek their first 10-win season since 2003. Arizona is seeking to become bowl eligible in Coach Kevin Sumlin's first season.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — After losing two straight games following a three-game winning streak, Texas A&M will try to finish better on Saturday against Mississippi.
The Aggies (5-4, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) have been outscored 28-0 in the fourth quarter of losses at Mississippi State and Auburn.
"It disappoints me like it does everyone else in that you know that you're very close," coach Jimbo Fisher said.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — J.J. Taylor burst through holes and leaped over defenders. Khalil Tate was sharp in his return. The defense created turnovers, so did special teams.
Stuck in a recent rut, Arizona picked a great time to play its best game of the season.
Taylor ran for 212 yards and two touchdowns, Tate threw for three scores and the Wildcats dominated No. 19 Oregon 44-15 on Saturday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Sumlin's last trip to the Rose Bowl was a nightmare as UCLA rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Texas A&M. The first-year Arizona coach now faces a return without his best player as the Wildcats face UCLA.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Disrupting the run game has become Utah's defensive trademark once again.
After leading the Pac 12 in rushing defense in 2015 and 2016, the Utes slipped to third place a year ago. Only one league opponent, Washington State, failed to generate at least 100 yards on the ground against Utah.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — California, searching for its first Pac-12 road victory in three years, dominated Arizona statistically on Saturday.
But turnovers doomed Cal in another loss to the Wildcats in what Arizona coach Kevin Sumlin called "a really gutty performance" by his team.
The California Bears made a brief appearance in the national rankings before slamming back to earth with a 42-24 home loss to Oregon last weekend.
Now the Bears (3-1, 0-1 Pac-12) travel to Tucson on Saturday night to face Arizona, seeking a bit of redemption as well as their first Pac-12 victory. Arizona (2-3, 1-1) is coming off a 24-20 home loss to USC.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — After an explosive game, Arizona running back J.J. Taylor was asked what was working well for him.
"The offensive line," he responded, then chuckled. "All the stuff that we do at practice just showed up today."
Taylor rushed for a Reser Stadium-record 284 yards and two touchdowns, including a 62-yard sprint, as Arizona ran wild over Oregon State 35-14 in the Pac-12 opener on Saturday afternoon.
The previous time he faced Oregon State, Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate rushed for more than 200 yards and two touchdowns. When he sees the Beavers on Saturday, he may have to rely more on his arm.
Tate tweaked his left ankle and his normally potent running ability has been slowed this season. But last week, the dual-threat got his arm going and threw for a career-high 349 yards and five touchdowns in a 62-31 rout of Southern Utah. He had just four carries.
TUSCON, Ariz. (AP) — A sore ankle seems to be slowing that dynamic breakaway speed of Khalil Tate. But the Arizona quarterback sure can still throw the ball.
Tate passed for a career-best 349 yards and five touchdowns, then sat out most of the fourth quarter and Arizona gave Kevin Sumlin his first victory as Wildcats coach with a 62-31 rout of Southern Utah on Saturday night.
The Kevin Sumlin era in Tucson has gotten off to a rocky start, to say the least.
The Wildcats, a team that some college football pundits thought might contend in the Pac-12 South, are 0-2 and coming off a 45-18 rout at Houston.
Fortunately, for the Wildcats, Arizona appears to have a team it can finally beat Saturday night in FCS foe Southern Utah (0-2), which lost 48-25 at Oregon State last weekend.
Arizona was supposed to be the team in the Grand Canyon State that would have the easiest time transitioning to a new coach. Kevin Sumlin was taking over a program that had a Heisman Trophy front-runner, an explosive offense and the potential to be better on defense.
But while No. 23 Arizona State has won its first two games under Herm Edwards, Arizona is 0-2 under Sumlin and facing a litany of issues.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston quarterback D'Eriq King and the rest of the Cougars' offense made it a miserable homecoming for Arizona coach Kevin Sumlin.
King threw for four touchdowns and rushed for two more as the Cougars hammered Arizona 45-18 on Saturday, dropping the Wildcats to 0-2 in Sumlin's first season.
HOUSTON (AP) — Arizona coach Kevin Sumlin wants to see more consistency from his team after the Wildcats struggled to score for the first three quarters in a 28-23 loss to BYU.
He hopes the changes start Saturday when the Wildcats (0-1) travel to face his former team in Houston (1-0).
"We have to be more consistent for four quarters," Sumlin said. "If you run 42 plays in the first half and have 10 points, that's not the efficiency that you need."
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Brigham Young's offensive line pushed Arizona around. Tanner Mangum was effective in his return from an Achilles' tendon injury. The Cougars kept Khalil Tate from breaking off any big runs.
BYU expected to be better after a four-win season ago and sure seems to be after opening the season with a road win over a Pac-12 team.
Squally Canada scored on three short runs and BYU spoiled Kevin Sumlin's Arizona coaching debut with a 28-23 win over the Wildcats on Saturday night.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The hype began when Kevin Sumlin was hired in January. The former Texas A&M coach known for bringing in high-level recruits and developing quarterbacks was being heralded as the man who would turn Arizona into a Pac-12 and maybe someday national-title contender.
For Sumlin's first season in the desert, he has one of the nation's most dynamic quarterbacks in Khalil Tate, an explosive offense, a bigger, deeper defense.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona transfer linebacker Santino Marchiol has been dismissed from the team after a video surfaced of him appearing to use a racial slur to describe former teammates at Texas A&M.
Wildcats coach Kevin Sumlin said during his Monday news conference that Marchiol is no longer with the team, but did not give a specific reason why.
The Dallas Morning News reported last week that a video showed Marchiol using a racial slur to describe teammates while he was at Texas A&M.
Texas A&M says it is reviewing allegations of possible NCAA violations by football coaches made by a former player who transferred to Arizona.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Most times when a new coach takes over a program, the expectations are tempered. Arizona is looking to contend for a Pac-12 South title in Kevin Sumlin's first season.
The Wildcats are loaded with talent offensively, are led by one of the nation's most dynamic players and have a chance to be much better defensively than they were under Rich Rodriguez. Why not anticipate being in contention for a division title?
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has hired Jeff Banks as its special teams coordinator.
Banks, whose hiring was announced Thursday, spent the past five seasons as tight ends coach and special teams coordinator for Kevin Sumlin at Texas A&M. The Aggies ranked third nationally in net punting and second in punt return average last season.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Sumlin calls the head coaching job at Arizona "the right place and the right challenge."
He made the comment at a news conference introducing him as coach on Tuesday.
Sumlin said that when he spoke with Wildcats athletic director Dave Heeke about the job, talk inevitably turned to the Rose Bowl. Arizona is the only one of the original Pac-10 never to play in the game.
Arizona has tabbed former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin as its football coach.
Sumlin is expected to sign a five-year contract, pending approval by the Arizona Board of Regents. An introductory news conference is scheduled for Tuesday.
He replaces Rich Rodriguez, who was fired Jan. 2 amid sexual harassment allegations.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk remembers the sinking feeling in his stomach when he learned that Aggies football coach Kevin Sumlin had been fired.
"It hurt," Kirk said, recalling the team meeting on Nov. 26 when players learned Sumlin was out. "There were a lot of guys walking out of that meeting room with tears in their eyes — and I was one of them. Coach Sumlin gave a lot of guys a chance that nobody else wanted to give them."