Arizona Wildcats commentary, analysis and interviews, emanating from the Valley of the Sun.
Arizona Wildcats football -- especially the defense -- took a step back in a loss at Cal. What went wrong, and what will Arizona need to do to ensure against a letdown vs. Colorado? Former Wildcat captain Barrett Baker joins us to diagnose Arizona's challenges and provide reasons for optimism, including why the Wildcats will reclaim the Territorial Cup this year. Plus, Shane and Eric make their weekly predictions, including Cats vs. Buffs.
After a nail-biting win over a very tough North Dakota State team, the Arizona Wildcats head into conference play with a 2-1 record and, dare we say it, a real chance at a bowl game? Pac-12 insider John Canzano joins us to talk Wildcat football, the latest on conference realignment, and Herm Edwards' dismissal from ASU. Plus, we make our predictions for Arizona's Pac-12 opener at Cal.
What went wrong against Mississippi State, and what do the Arizona Wildcats need to fix in order to beat FCS giant North Dakota State? Also: Was scheduling this game a good idea? Arizona football and men's basketball PA announcer Jeff Dean joins us to discuss. Plus, we make our predictions for some of Week 3's biggest matchups, including Arizona vs. NDSU.
The Arizona Wildcats football team is 1-0! What will it take to improve to 2-0? Former UA football captain Barrett Baker joins us to provide in-depth analysis of the Wildcats' dominant win at San Diego State, and what needs to happen in order for Arizona to pull off the upset at home over Mississippi State. Plus, we make our predictions for 11 games on this weekend's calendar, including UA-MSU.
Arizona Wildcats football is back and, at least on paper, better than it has been in years. Will that translate to immediate on-field success? Former Arizona football SID Blair Willis joins us to preview and predict Arizona's matchup at San Diego State, as well as make predictions on other big Week 1 games, the 2022 Heisman Trophy winner, and the CFP champion.
The Arizona Wildcats' 2022 football season is nearly upon us. They look significantly better on paper, but how about on the field? Super Bowl champion and longtime college football analyst Mark May joins us to preview the season, give some Pac-12 and CFP predictions -- and tell us why Herm Edwards is still ASU's football coach. Plus, if we had $100, which Pac-12 team(s) would we bet on to win the conference?
Corey Leff, AKA JohnWallStreet, stops by again to update us on the latest conference realignment talk, and the Arizona Wildcats' (possible) long-term future in the Pac-12. Plus, has Arizona looked as improved on the field as they do on paper during football camp? And which true freshmen will make the biggest impact right away? We discuss it all on a brand-new episode of Wildcat Country.
Arizona Wildcats football camp is underway, conference TV contract talk continues to heat up, and Kylan Boswell may miss significant time in his freshman year. Plus, can you picture a world where Arizona and ASU play in different conferences? We discuss it all, and a lot more.
Kwame Evans got away, but the Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team still has plenty of options on the recruiting trail. GOAZCATS.com senior editor Matt Moreno stops by with the latest intel, as well as a football preview, and whether Arizona is destined for the Big 12. Plus, we reflect on another big recruiting win for Adia Barnes and Arizona women's basketball, and discuss a pair of softball players defecting to UCLA.
Will the Arizona Wildcats' impressive offseason lead to better things on the field? Phil Steele, author of Phil Steele's '22 College Football Preview, joins us to look ahead to Jedd Fisch's second season in Tucson, as well as conference realignment. Plus, Wildcat alum and Ice Shaker founder Chris Gronkowski stops by to talk about the business and his brother Rob's future with the company after football.
It's the middle of July, and somehow we still have plenty to talk about. We discuss the Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team's scheduled home-and-home with Duke, as well as the latest conference realignment rumors, and we chat with our good friend, Wildcat legend and USFL champion Scooby Wright.
Will the Pac-12 survive USC and UCLA's departures -- and what's the best long-term outcome for the Arizona Wildcats? Pac-12 insider John Canzano joins us with the latest rumblings, including a possible alliance with the ACC, and what will become of Pac-12 Networks. John also gives us a preview of Arizona's football season. Plus, we discuss whether Kylan Boswell's reclassification makes the Arizona men's basketball a lock for the preseason top 15.
With UCLA and USC headed to the Big Ten, what will become of the Arizona Wildcats? Sportico's Corey Leff, AKA JohnWallStreet, is as plugged in to the situation as anyone, and he stops by to share all the latest intel. Plus, reaction to five-star point guard Kylan Boswell's commitment to Arizona and reclassification to the 2022 class.
Two of our most popular (and frequent) guests return, as Aaron Torres stops by to preview the upcoming Arizona Wildcats football and men's basketball seasons, and Wildcat alum/Phoenix Mercury forward Sam Thomas checks in to discuss her favorite Wildcat moments and what it's like to play in the WNBA (and in Sun Devil country). Also: Who's the most beloved Wildcat athlete over the past decade? Shane and Eric debate.
With two players taken in the top 20 and three in the top 33, was this the best NBA Draft in Arizona Wildcats history? We'll discuss. Then, we're joined by Wildcat radio analyst Lamont Lovett, who provides plenty of reasons why fans should be excited about the 2022 Arizona football season. Plus: Is Gronk retired for good this time? One of our hosts isn't so sure.
The Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team has added a pair of transfers, and Arizona football is already loading up on commits for 2023. We bring back GOAZCATS.com Senior Editor Matt Moreno to help us make sense of everything that has taken place in the last week, including whether UA men's basketball has done enough to be a top-tier contender under Tommy Lloyd again next season.
The Arizona Wildcats' 2021-22 athletic season is officially over -- but that doesn't mean we don't have a lot to talk about, as Arizona Daily Star men's basketball reporter Bruce Pascoe joins us to dissect the Wildcats' current situation, including the possibility of finally adding some talent through the transfer portal. Also, which of Arizona's first-year head coaches -- Tommy Lloyd, Jedd Fisch, Chip Hale and Caitlin Lowe -- exceeded expectations the most?
The Arizona softball team's improbable postseason run continues with a trip to the Women's College First Series in Caitlin Lowe's first year at the helm. We'll talk to slugger Allie Skaggs about the Wildcats' journey to Oklahoma City, and what it'll take to keep that journey going. Also, Dalen Terry has become the third UA men's basketball player to officially leave for the NBA. Can the Wildcats fill the void and be competitive again next season? We'll break it down. And we'll make our predictions for the Arizona baseball team as they head to Miami for Regionals.
Tommy Lloyd has landed yet another top international recruit, as Estonia big man Henri Veesaar has committed to the Arizona Wildcats. We learn about him, get an update on Dalen Terry's draft status and much more, with Rafael Barlowe, NBA Draft Junkies founder and NBA Big Board director of scouting, who's very plugged in to the European hoops scene. Plus, can Wildcat softball continue to shock the world and advance to the College World Series -- and will the elimination of divisions help or hurt Arizona football?
We've got a fantastic Arizona Wildcats football preview AND the latest UA men's basketball recruiting and transfer news... Pete Fiutak of College Football News explains why he's optimistic about Jedd Fisch's team heading into the 2022 season, and Rivals national basketball recruiting analyst Travis Graf provides the latest intel on possible Wildcat men's basketball commits -- and whether Dalen Terry is likely to return for another season.
Will Dalen Terry follow Benn Mathurin and Christian Koloko to the NBA -- and should Arizona Wildcats fans be concerned that Tommy Lloyd has yet to land a transfer for next season? Plus, NIL expert Andrew Donovan joins us to make sense of the new world of collegiate endorsements, and how that world might change dramatically in the next year.
Scooby Wright III has led the Birmingham Stallions to be the only remaining undefeated USFL team. The former Arizona Wildcats star dishes on the league, his future goals (an NFL return?), his thoughts on the future of Arizona football -- and his impressive sports card collection. Also, Arizona men's hoops still hasn't added a big transfer for next season. Should fans be concerned? And has NIL gotten out of control in college sports -- and if so, what should be done about it?
On the 100th episode of Wildcat Country, we discuss what the Arizona Wildcats' 2022-23 men's basketball roster will look like, favorite (and most awkward) interviews of the first 100 shows, and let you know how you can get your hands on a free Ice Shaker bottle.
Benn Mathurin and Christian Koloko are gone. How will Tommy Lloyd go about replacing them on the Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team? We dive into it, and then chat with Rivals national recruiting analyst Adam Gorney to get a closer look at the newcomers on the 2022 Arizona football team. And Clancy Shields, head coach of the Pac-12 champion Arizona men's tennis team, stops by to discuss his team's success and what it'll take to build on last year's Sweet 16 run.
The Arizona Wildcats' 2022 Spring Football Game is in the books, and GOAZCATS.com Senior Editor Matt Moreno joins us to discuss who stood out to him, and what Arizona's strong recruiting class could mean for the 2022 season. Matt also dishes on what the 2022-23 men's basketball roster could look like, including a 2023 commit who could reclassify. And who will stay at Arizona the longest: Tommy Lloyd, Adia Barnes or Jedd Fisch? Eric and Shane debate.
With the Arizona Wildcats' spring football game upon us, we check in with Pac-12 Network analyst Yogi Roth to preview the upcoming season and learn who he's most excited to watch on the field this weekend. Also, Arizona All-American catcher Daniel Susac stops by to discuss why he stuck with the Wildcats despite the coaching change, and what it'll take for UA to get back to the College World Series. And is the men's basketball tournament an unfair format? We'll dive in.
Following the disappointing end to an incredible season, Arizona Wildcats PA announcer Jeff Dean stops by to help us recap what went wrong for the UA men's basketball team in San Antonio, and a quick look ahead to how good the 2022-23 Wildcats could be. Plus, we discuss how good Arizona football can be next season, and make our Final Four predictions.
The Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team survived an instant overtime classic vs. TCU to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. But the road to the Final Four doesn't get any easier, as a matchup with Houston awaits. We'll make our predictions for that game, and break it down with A.J. Bramlett, who was part of the 1997 Wildcat team that won a couple overtime games on their way to the national championship. Plus, we look back on the UA women's basketball season that came to an end Monday night.
As the Arizona Wildcats men's and women's basketball teams get set for the NCAA Tournament, we check in with Pac-12 Network analyst Matt Muehlebach to recap the men's Pac-12 championship in Las Vegas and get his prediction for the Wildcats in the Big Dance, and women's hoops super senior Sam Thomas stops by to talk about Arizona's upcoming game vs. UNLV at McKale Center, and what it means to face her sister in that matchup. Plus, Eric and Shane make their predictions for the men's Final Four.
The Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team has earned a No. 1 seed in the South Region in the 2022 NCAA Tournament. We break down that part of the bracket, and make some initial predictions for which teams are headed to the Final Four.
The Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament is here. How much work (if any) do the Arizona Wildcats need to do to secure a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament? Pac-12 and FOX Sports analyst Casey Jacobsen stops by to preview the tournament and gauge Arizona's strengths and weaknesses heading into the Big Dance. Also, legendary coach Steve Spurrier joins us to discuss what he'll be talking about at Arizona's Be A P.R.O. coaching clinic later this month, as well as his thoughts on Jedd Fisch and what it'll take to turn Wildcat football around.
The Arizona Wildcats are your 2021-22 Pac-12 regular season champions following their demolition of No. 16 USC. Hosts Eric Cohen and Shane Dale break it down and look ahead to the final two games on the Wildcats' schedule, and what must happen in order to lock up a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Plus, a look at the women's basketball team heading into the Pac-12 Tournament, and UA baseball is up while softball is a bit down.
The Arizona Wildcats survived a big challenge on the national stage with their win over Oregon. With a No. 1 seed in sight, we'll chat with Arizona men's basketball beat writer Bruce Pascoe about this team's strengths and potential weaknesses as we near the NCAA Tournament, and preview UA's upcoming three-game road trip. Plus, is Kerr Kriisa an asset, liability or both heading into the Tournament -- and will Tommy Lloyd be a better postseason coach than Sean Miller? We'll debate in our Buy or Sell segment. Plus, a rundown of Arizona baseball, softball and women's hoops, including the injury to star forward Cate Reese.
Arizona Wildcats men's basketball continues to plow through the Pac-12. We'll talk about the Wildcats' prospects for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, and much more, with Fox Sports Radio's Aaron Torres and longtime Arizona equipment manager, AKA the #EMOY, Brian Brigger, who also sheds some light on future basketball uniforms. Plus, Eric and Shane talk UA women's basketball, softball and baseball. And we announce our new partnership with Ice Shaker, founded by Wildcat alum Chris Gronkowski.
The Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team just beat UCLA, USC and ASU in a 5-day span. We'll look back at an incredible week, and preview what lies ahead, with former Wildcat great and Pac-12 Networks analyst Matt Muehlebach. Also, the women's basketball team keeps rolling ahead of back-to-back games with the Sun Devils. And we make a super-early prediction for the 2022 Territorial Cup game in Tucson.
Payback! The Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team came away with a huge win over No. 3 UCLA at McKale Center. Special guest Corey Leff, AKA JohnWallStreet, joined Shane and Eric for a livestream right after the game to discuss what the win means for the program, and whether the Wildcats can keep things rolling in upcoming games vs. USC and ASU.
After a rough stretch of Arizona Wildcats men's basketball -- and big games against UCLA and USC coming up -- Pac-12 Networks lead commentator Ted Robinson joins Wildcat Country to break down Tommy Lloyd's team and what it'll take to get back on track. Also, Arizona baseball coach Chip Hale stops by as the Wildcats get set to defend their Pac-12 championship. And we take a look at a big week ahead for women's hoops, including a showdown with Oregon in what has become a very personal rivalry for Adia Barnes' team.
The Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team was humbled at UCLA. What should we make of it, and will the Wildcats win the rematch? AJ Bramlett, member of the 1997 national championship team, provides some insight. Also, GOAZCATS' Matt Moreno joins us to break down the Polynesian Bowl, the latest transfers (including Jayden de Laura), and just how improved Arizona football could be next season.
The Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team has moved up to No. 3 nationally but has three big road games coming up. Will they win them all? And what should we make of Adia Barnes' actions at the end of Arizona's game at Oregon? Also, former Wildcat fullback Chris Gronkowski stops by to discuss his hit product, the Ice Shaker, and why he signed three Wildcats to NIL sponsorships.
The Arizona Wildcats football team continues to land one impressive recruit (and transfer) after another. We'll talk to one of them, four-star running back and All-American Bowl MVP Rayshon Luke, about why he chose Arizona, teaming with his former Servite opponents, and his relationship with Snoop Dogg. Also, Arizona assistant men's basketball coach TJ Benson stops by to chat about UA's long layoff and preview the Wildcats' Pac-12 matchups against Colorado and Utah.
After a series of postponed games due to COVID, Arizona men's basketball is back on the court, and the women will be soon. Former Wildcat and current radio analyst Reggie Geary stops by to discuss UA's win over Washington and possible concerns for the team going forward, and women's hoops star Sam Thomas checks in to discuss her undefeated squad, how they're navigating COVID, and how the new NIL rules have impacted her personally. Also: Could Arizona football be a bowl team as soon as next season? We'll debate it!
For Arizona Wildcats athletics, 2021 had more than its fair share of ups, downs and changes. Former Arizona SID Blair Willis joins Eric and Shane to recap the biggest moments, surprises and disappointments of 2021, and offer predictions for 2022. We also pick every New Year's Six bowl game, including our predictions for who will compete in the national championship game.
Blame a poor start, bad officiating or all of the above -- the Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team suffered its first loss of the season at Tennessee. Aaron Torres joined us right after the game to break it down and look ahead to a pair of big matchups in LA next week. Also, Matt Moreno from GOAZCATS.com stops by to break down Arizona's impressive football recruiting class, including 5-star receiver Tetairoa McMillan's commitment, and who might still be on the Wildcats' radar.
In a special live stream of Wildcat Country, Corey Leff, AKA JohnWallStreet, joins Shane and Eric to discuss the highest-rated commitment in Arizona Wildcats football history, five-star wide receiver Tetairoa McMillan. Also, the men's basketball team improved to 11-0 with a win over Cal Baptist, but a showdown at Tennessee is looming. We'll unpack it all!
Tommy Lloyd's Arizona Wildcats kept rolling with a big win at Illinois. Arizona Daily Star beat writer Bruce Pascoe joins us to discuss the big win, whether Arizona is a true title contender, and the latest on possible sanctions. Also, how impressive does Jedd Fisch's 2022 class look at Early Signing Day arrives?
Signing Day is almost here, the transfer portal is filling up, and Johnny Nansen is the Arizona Wildcats' new offensive coordinator. We'll unpack it all with Adam Gorney, national recruiting director for Rivals, as Arizona looks to add some more key pieces to an already impressive recruiting class. Also: Is Arizona men's basketball the best team in the Pac-12 -- and what are their chances to remain undefeated this week? We'll look ahead to intriguing matchups against Wyoming and Illinois.
Football season is over, and hosts Eric Cohen and Shane Dale play a little "Buy or Sell" with the future of Jedd Fisch and the Arizona Wildcats. Also, former UA star basketball player-turned-grad assistant Ryan Anderson stops by to discuss the early success of this year's team and what it'll take to sustain it. And Wildcat voice Jeff Dean evaluates the current state of the football and men's basketball programs, and helps us make picks for this weekend's conference championship games.
It's Territorial Cup week, and former Arizona Wildcats star O-lineman John Fina joins us to discuss his memories, and what it'll take for the Wildcats to pull the upset against the team up north. Also, former Arizona football SID Blair Willis stops by to share some Territorial Cup memories and make some weekend football picks. Oh -- and Arizona men's basketball just knocked off No. 4 Michigan. How good is this team? We discuss in our weekly Buy or Sell segment.
Busy week, busy show! Reigning Pac-12 Player of the Week Cate Reese joins us to talk about the Arizona Wildcats' big win over No. 6 Louisville. Former men's basketball standout and current Arizona radio commentator Reggie Geary stops by to discuss the early results in the Tommy Lloyd era and some of his memories as a player. And Wildcat fanatic/podcast host Lauren Joffe helps us make some football picks, including Arizona vs. Washington State.
Arizona football won a game, and the Wildcat basketball teams followed suit. We'll discuss all of them, beginning with a chat with Pac-12 Networks analyst Yogi Roth about the future of Arizona football and the upcoming Senior Day game vs. Utah. Also, former Wildcat men's basketball great Solomon Hill stops by to discuss his favorite moments in Tucson, his current team (the Atlanta Hawks) and a lot more.
After a promising performance in LA, that dangerous feeling of hope has once again surrounded Arizona Wildcats football. Wildcat radio analyst Lamont Lovett joins us to discuss the current state of the team and the Wildcats' chances to get a win this season, beginning Saturday vs. Cal. Also, Pac-12 Networks analyst and former Wildcat sharpshooter Matt Muehlebach joins us to break down what he saw in Arizona men's basketball's exhibition win, and just how good the Wildcats can be in Tommy Lloyd's first season.