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  • At it again

    At it again

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:25:34 GMT
    Former Wildcat Dan Buckner is back with the Arizona Cardinals. 
    Former Wildcat Dan Buckner is back with the Arizona Cardinals. 
  • A hometown hit on the road

    A hometown hit on the road

    Sunday, July 27 2014 1:42 AM EDT2014-07-27 05:42:22 GMT
    Glendale native Nick Evans' three-run homer capped Arizona's four-run 10th inning to beat the Phillies. 
    Glendale native Nick Evans' three-run homer capped Arizona's four-run 10th inning to beat the Phillies. 
  • Mathieu needs to chill?

    Mathieu needs to chill?

    Saturday, July 26 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-07-27 00:16:08 GMT
    Tyrann Mathieu was with his teammates on the field for day one of camp, but says he's only 50-60 percent right now. 
    Tyrann Mathieu was with his teammates on the field for day one of camp, but says he's only 50-60 percent right now. 

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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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  • Stanley's global game shines

    Stanley's global game shines

    Sunday, June 22 2014 12:15 AM EDT2014-06-22 04:15:31 GMT
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Stanley Johnson scored 18 points to help the United States beat Mexico 100-46 on Saturday night in the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship.    On Friday night, the U.S. opened
    Incoming Wildcat freshman Stanley Johnson scored 18 points to help the United States beat Mexico 100-46 on Saturday.
  • Pletcher's ponies rule

    Pletcher's ponies rule

    Monday, May 26 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-05-26 22:37:21 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Todd Pletcher became thoroughbred racing's leading money winning trainer when Jack Milton rallied from last to win the $300,000 Poker Stakes on Monday at Belmont Park. Pletcher's runners
    Former Wildcat Todd Pletcher became thoroughbred racing's leading money winning trainer on Monday.
  • Cats clean up track honors

    Cats clean up track honors

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-06-17 23:55:49 GMT
    Tucson, Ariz. – The University of Arizona Wildcat No. 7 men's track and field team claimed two individual honors on Tuesday. It was announced by the Pac-12 office that Senior Lawi Lalang was named the
    Senior Lawi Lalang was named the 2014 Pac-12 Men's Track Athlete of the Year while senior Nick Ross was the 2014 Pac-12 Men's Field Athlete of the Year.
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