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Greg Byrne

Posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 3:42 pm

In case you haven’t been on our website in the past 24 hours, head over to and check out the all-new site design. Kudos to our web manager, Mike Lowery, and his team on the new design. They worked hard over the summer to revamp the site. We always want to be on the cutting edge of technology and social media and our new site reflects that. There is a link for feedback located at the bottom of every page. Browse through the site and let us know what you think. One of my favorite features of the new site is the striking presentation of the main photos that highlight our student-athletes. #AZisWildcatCountry


I hope you have had the opportunity to enjoy the programming on the new Pac-12 Networks. The quality of the production and on-air talent are first-class. We’re just about a week away from our first Pac-12 Networks broadcast, football vs. Oklahoma State. Of course, anyone in driving distance needs to do all they can to get to the game, but if you can’t make it to the game I hope you will continue to let your cable or satellite TV provider know that you want the Pac-12 Networks! The conference is hoping a deal will be struck with other providers soon, including DirecTV, so keep the pressure on. Visit the channel finder to see if your provider is carrying the station.


This past Sunday the Arizona Daily Star put out an in-depth and will written Arizona football preview section. The preview mentioned that at time of printing the Sun Tran shuttle service was still up in the air.

We’re thrilled that the City of Tucson’s Department of Transportation recently announced the Sun Tran shuttle service is coming back. Fans can park at Hi Corbett Field and ride the shuttle to Arizona Stadium. There is no fee to park at Hi Corbett. Round-trip full-fare will be $3, while round-trip half fares will be $1.50 for seniors 65 or older, persons with disabilities, and Medicare cardholders. Kids 5 and under can ride for free. The shuttle service begins two hours prior to every home game. Click here for more information. Special thanks to the city leaders that made this happen.


Speaking of bus service, there is still room on the Cat Cruiser for Saturday’s opener. We work with a great partner, Bon Voyage Travel, to provide transportation from the Valley for our Phoenix-area fans. There are three different pick up locations for fans to choose from. Cost is $30 per person. Click here to reserve a spot on the bus or call 1-800-439-7963.


We’ve been selected by ESPN as one of the top tailgate environments in the nation! That’s awesome, and a testament to our great fans who are a part of our pre-game tailgating. ESPN is hosting a “Tailgate Rivalries” contest where fans vote to determine has the best tailgating experience. We beat Fresno State last week and now face the University of Georgia, which already puts us in the top 16 as one of the best tailgating schools. Now it’s to vote for Arizona each day so we can beat Georgia and move another step closer to claiming the championship. Click here to vote and tell your friends to do the same.

I’m looking forward to walking around campus and taking in the sights and sounds of tailgating. As a reminder, tailgating on the mall begins six hours prior to every home game, so 1:30 p.m. for Saturday’s game. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in making our tailgating environment safe and one of the best in the country. Click here for more information on our tailgating policies.


Arizona is going to miss Justin Silverstein, former golfer (2006-09) and Assistant Coach for our women’s golf team. Justin was hired as the Assistant Women’s Golf Coach for the USC Trojans this past summer. Justin began his coaching career as a volunteer coach here at Arizona and quickly moved up as the Assistant Coach under Head Coach Laura Ianello. Justin had great success here at Arizona and we wish him a successful career in coaching. We know Justin’s wardrobe will now hold maroon and gold but he will always bleed the red and blue…Bear Down!


*Volleyball travels to Malibu, Calif., for a tournament at Pepperdine this weekend. The Cats plays Cal State Fullerton Friday night, an exhibition match against a team from Jiangsu, China, Saturday morning and a match against the host Waves on Saturday night. Good luck, Cats!

*Our cross country teams will send runners to the George Kyte Classic on Saturday afternoon in Flagstaff to open the year. Good luck, Cats!

*Soccer moves to its second week of play with a visit to the pitch at Creighton University on Saturday afternoon. Perhaps there will be some Wildcat fans in Omaha after our baseball team’s successful visit to that fine city in June. Good luck, Cats!

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HS Schedule

Tuesday, September 16

Boys Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Buena, Cienega at Marana

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge, Catalina at Amphi (Silverbell GC)

Catalina Foothills, Pueblo, Sahuarita at Sahuaro

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Mountain View at Rio Rico

Ironwood Ridge at Glendale Ironwood

Swimming (@4 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge, Sahuarita at Desert Christian

Wednesday, September 17

Girls Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Rincon at CDO

Ironwood Ridge, Desert View at Flowing Wells (Silverbell)

Cross Country (@4:30)

Salpointe at Catalina Foothills

Palo Verde, Nogales at Marana

Rincon, St. Gregory at CDO

Sahuarita, Pueblo, Pusch Ridge at Desert View

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Empire at Marana (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

CDO at Queen Creek

Cienega at Mountain View

Sahuaro at Catalina Foothills

Walden Grove at Pusch Ridge

Thursday, September 18

Girls Golf

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Boys Golf

Sahuaro and Salpointe at Ironwood Ridge

CDO, Rincon, Sunnyside at Tucson High

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Marana at Sahuarita

Ironwood Ridge at Sahuaro (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

Catalina Foothills at Rincon

Pusch Ridge at San Manuel

Swimming (4 p.m.)

Marana vs. Tucson at Quincy Douglas Pool

Cienega at Marana

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Amphi

Catalina Foothills at Sahuaro

Freshman Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Flowing Wells at Marana (4 p.m.)

Desert View at Mountain View

Cienega at CDO

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

JV Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Amphi at Marana

Santa Cruz Valley at Pusch Ridge

Mountain View at Desert View

CDO at Cienega

Buena at Ironwood Ridge

Sahuarita at Catalina Foothills

Friday, September 19

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge at Mt. Carmel Invitational (San Diego, CA)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions

Football (@7 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at Santa Cruz Valley

Catalina at Marana

Desert Vista at Mountain View

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Cienega at CDO

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

Saturday, September 20

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Marana at Old Pueblo Invite(Lincoln Park)

Mountain View at San Diego

Catalina Foothills, CDO at Ojo Rojo (Chandler, AZ)


Marana at Wolves Classic (Chandler High)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions


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