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Arizona transition year close to title season

Arizona transition year close to title season

A year ago Arizona’s Zach Gibbons, Cody Ramer and Ryan Aguilar finished their junior season reduced to thinking they would do what they could to make the best of their senior year under a new coach.Who knows what to expect from a coach who didn’t recruit you? ... Click here...

Raising Arizona from ninth to CWS finals

Raising Arizona from ninth to CWS finals

How did Arizona do it?A young Wildcat baseball team with a new head coach, picked to finish ninth in the Pac-12, has advanced to the College World Series finals to extend a season that was once projected to end May 29, the day of the regular-season finale. ... Click here for...

Oliva hot at right time in College World Series

Oliva hot at right time in College World Series

Arizona’s big bat in the College Worlds Series is wielded by a former walk-on who arrived in Omaha, Neb., batting .236. That normally should have found Jared Oliva a place on the bench next to head coach Jay Johnson.That’s especially true since Johnson is a first-year head coach...

Arizona pitcher on right end of elimination game

Arizona pitcher on right end of elimination game

The Arizona Wildcats improved to 4-0 in elimination games in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Their No. 3 starter, a junior college transfer, was on the winning end of that equation.J.C. Cloney pitched seven innings of shutout ball as the Wildcats eliminated UC Santa Barbara, 3-0, in...