Cats receive 32 home games in 2014 - Tucson News Now

Cats receive 32 home games in 2014

Posted: Updated:
  • SportsMore>>

  • Cubs birthday meltdown benefits D-backs

    Cubs birthday meltdown benefits D-backs

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:44:25 GMT
    Fittingly, the Chicago Cubs marked Wrigley Field's 100th birthday with a loss - a dramatic, error-filled one, at that.    One out from victory, the Cubs allowed the Arizona Diamondbacks to rally for five
    Arizona scores five runs in the 9th inning to stun Cubs nation on the 100th birthday of Wrigley Field.
  • Shutdown in Chitown

    Shutdown in Chitown

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:51 AM EDT2014-04-22 04:51:14 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) - Travis Wood hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs to back his nine-strikeout performance on the mound, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday
    Travis Wood hit a three-run homer leading the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the Arizona.
  • Abdirahman will run strong in Boston

    Abdirahman will run strong in Boston

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:47 AM EDT2014-04-21 08:47:31 GMT
    The Black Cactus runs Boston Monday.Tucson High ('95) and Pima College and UA grad ('01) Abdi Abdirahman will run in his first Boston Marathon on Patriot's Day.The elite level competitors was scheduled
    Tucson High, Pima College and UA distance runner Abdi Abdirahman will run his first Boston Marathon on the anniversary of the deadly bombings that killed three people and ignite fear in the city.

Twitter: @Cooney247

TUCSON The Arizona softball team released its 2014 schedule Friday, announced head coach Mike Candrea. The Wildcats will play 56 contests, including 32 home games in 2014.

Seventeen games will be televised, with all 17 airing on the Pac-12 Networks.

Thirty-one of UA's 59 games will be against teams who competed in the NCAA Championships last year. Twenty-three games will come against teams that were ranked in the NFCA's Top-25 at the end of last season, and the Cats will play eight games against teams that advanced to this past season's Women's College World Series.

The non-conference portion of UA's 2014 schedule features some of the nation's top softball programs, with a majority of the games taking place in tournaments. Twenty-one of the Cats' 32 non-conference games will be played in the span of four tournaments. Of these four, UA will host two; the Hillenbrand Invitational (2/13-2/16) and the Wildcat Invitational (2/28-3/2).

Grand Canyon, New Mexico, Tennessee State and 2012 National Champion Alabama are the five schools that will participate in the Hillenbrand Invitational. The four-day competition features two double-headers for the Wildcats (Feb. 15-16).

Partakers in the Wildcat Invitational include Texas-Arlington, Iowa, Indiana, reigning Big South champion Longwood, and back-to-back Horizon League champion Valparaiso. The event will last three days (2/28-3/2), with the first two days being double-headers for the Cats.

Wildcats will also face Texas A&M, Missouri and Nebraska when they travel to Cathedral City, Calif. for the Mary Nutter Classic (2/20-2/22). All three teams were ranked in the top-25 last season and participated in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. This will be Arizona's fifth consecutive trip, and ninth overall, to Cathedral City.

Arizona will battle a pair of Big Ten powerhouses when they travel to Fullerton, Calif. for the Judi Garman Classic (3/7-9). The Cats kick the tournament off with last year's College World Series' participant Michigan, followed by Big Ten Champion Wisconsin. Arizona has competed in the Judi Garman, previously named the CSFU Pony Invitational, Pony-Louisville Slugger and Kia Klassic, every year since 1984.

On March 15, the Cats travel to Los Angeles, Calif. to start conference play against Pac-12 foe UCLA. 


  • UA SportsMore>>

  • SB: Long ball keeps Cats perfect at home

    SB: Long ball keeps Cats perfect at home

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:34 AM EDT2014-04-24 06:34:42 GMT
    Arizona softball hit nine home runs in two games, three off the bat of Courtney Rodriguez, to sweep a doubleheader against New Mexico State at Hillenbrand Stadium Wednesday night, 13-3 (5 innings) in game
    The Wildcats hit nine home runs in a doubleheader sweep of New Mexico State to raise their home record to 24-0.
  • Jackson plans to talk to Kerr about Knicks job

    Jackson plans to talk to Kerr about Knicks job

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:26 AM EDT2014-04-24 07:26:54 GMT
    GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The coaching search is on in New York, and the best possible candidate has already been eliminated. Phil Jackson won't be hiring himself to coach the Knicks. Two days after firing
    Knicks president Phil Jackson sees common ground with former player Steve Kerr (UA '88) and expects to talk with him about the team's vacant coaching job.
  • BB: Punchless in L.A.

    BB: Punchless in L.A.

    Sunday, April 20 2014 2:26 AM EDT2014-04-20 06:26:42 GMT
    Bob Wheatley and Kyle Davis combined for a two-hit shutout, the University of Southern California baseball team pushed across to seventh-inning runs to defeat visiting Arizona, 2-0, and finish off a three-game
    USC shutouts the Wildcats for the 2nd time in three days to complete a three-game sweep.
Powered by WorldNow