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  • ASU Spring Game

    ASU Spring Game

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:45:41 GMT
    Tempe, AZ - Thousands flocked to Sun Devil Stadium on Saturday morning for the second-annual ASU Football Fan Fest. Burgers sizzled on maroon-and-gold grills, children bounced their way through various
    Over 8,000 fans flocked to Sun Devil Stadium on Saturday morning for the second-annual ASU Football Fan Fest.
  • BB: Farris' best outing is not good enough

    BB: Farris' best outing is not good enough

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:56 AM EDT2014-04-18 07:56:59 GMT
    Wyatt Strahan outdueled James Farris, and the Southern California University baseball team savored a first-inning run en route to a 1-0 victory over visiting Arizona on Thursday night in the opener of
    James Farris was good for Arizona but the Trojans Wyatt Strahan was better in a 1-0 USC win.
  • D-backs hope to end Dodger skid

    D-backs hope to end Dodger skid

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:00 AM EDT2014-04-18 07:00:22 GMT
    After barely avoiding their first series sweep, the Los Angeles Dodgers are hoping Adrian Gonzalez and an unbeaten Zack Greinke can duplicate last weekend's performances against the slumping Arizona Diamondbacks. The
    After barely avoiding their first series sweep, the Los Angeles Dodgers are hoping Adrian Gonzalez and an unbeaten Zack Greinke can duplicate last weekend's performances against the slumping Arizona Diamondbacks. The

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Tucson, AZ (KOLD) - Starting with the Washington game, Wildcat senior QB B.J. Denker's struggles were exposed at times and the inconsistency carried over in the following weeks. The critics were out on in full effect after getting fat and happy off what Nick Foles and Matt Scott were able to do in recent history.

Denker not only managed to weather the storm with his coach in his corner, maybe by default, but he weathered the storm. He went wire to wire as the Zona starter with doubters seemingly questioning every move he made.

Denker's numbers aren't eye popping, but he thrived in the running game. It may have been the sole factor that allowed him to keep his job as he ad libbed through many tough spots in critical situations. Going into the Advocare bowl Denker has gained 898 yards on the ground.

His one and only season as Arizona's shotcaller is about to come to an end. Denker took time recently to refelect on going through the love hate relationship with the media and fans.

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  • TENNIS: UA Women finish perfect at home

    TENNIS: UA Women finish perfect at home

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:38 AM EDT2014-04-20 05:38:45 GMT
    Arizona women's tennis (17-4, 6-4) finished the 2014 regular season with an upset over No. 22 in-state rival Arizona State (18-7, 5-5) on senior day with a 4-2 win at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center Saturday afternoon.
    Wildcats' seniors thrive on singles side to bring home Territorial Cup point.
  • BB: Cats suffer 2nd straight one-run loss

    BB: Cats suffer 2nd straight one-run loss

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:12 AM EDT2014-04-19 07:12:48 GMT
    The University of Southern California pitching staff stifled the Arizona offensive attack, and Omar Cotto Lozado delivered a walk-off single with two down in the bottom of the 12th inning to hand the Trojans
    USC's Omar Cotto Lozado delivered a walk-off single with two down in the bottom of the 12th inning to hand the Trojans a 5-4 series-clinching victory over the Arizona Wildcats.
  • UA recruit Johnson shows skillz at Jordan all-star game

    UA recruit Johnson shows skillz at Jordan all-star game

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:14 AM EDT2014-04-19 06:14:34 GMT
    Arizona Basketball recruit Stanley Johnson scored a West team-high 24 points Friday night in a 157-148 losing effort at The Jordan Brand Classic all-star game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Duke
    Arizona Basketball recruit Stanley Johnson scored a West team-high 24 points Friday night in a 157-148 losing effort at The Jordan Brand Classic all-star game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Duke
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