Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 02, 2013
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Coach Rodriguez’s weekly radio show is in full swing. The show airs live from 7-8 p.m. at Sir Veza’s (220 W. Wetmore, Tucson Mall location) on Wednesday before each game. Although the show will take a break due to travel for the Thursday game at USC, it will return to the airwaves on Wednesday, Oct. 16 to preview the Wildcats’ next home game against Utah on Oct. 19 (BUY TICKETS).

I want to encourage all of our fans in the Tucson area to attend in person, but if you can’t make it to Sir Veza’s, you can listen live in Tucson on KCUB 1290 AM and in Phoenix on Fox Sports 910 AM. Brian Jeffries, the Voice of the Wildcats, hosts the hour-long show with Rodriguez to talk national, Pac-12 and Wildcat football.

At each week's radio show, fans have a chance to win game tickets and an autographed football. In addition, fans can submit questions for coach Rodriguez to answer by tweeting @ArizonaFBall using the current game week hashtag (i.e. #AZvsUtah).


A lot of you will remember downloading our app that was connected to our previous website provider, the “Bear Down” app. That app no longer exists (you can delete it if you still have it on your device). As we continue to implement our mobile and digital strategy, we are pleased to announce that a new app is available, free of charge, to enhance your football gameday experience, the “UA Gameday” app. Complete with a social media photo stream, stadium and parking map, gameday information, score updates and live-stats (in-game), this will be a nice enhancement to our game day. iPhone and Apple users can download the app by clicking here. Android users can download the app by clicking here


As you may have heard over the last few weeks, demand for 2013-14 Arizona men’s basketballseason tickets has been extremely high, and we don’t want you to miss out on the best available non-priority (“N”) seats in the McKale Center. Place a deposit and guarantee a seat location for the 2013-14 season! Call the ticket office on Thursday, Oct. 3, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 520-621-CATS (2287), or submit your deposit online now by clicking here. Online deposits will close promptly at 8 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 4. If you place a deposit, you will be contacted by the ticket office on Friday, Oct. 4. At 9 a.m. on Friday, we will open up any remaining seats and sell new season tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please make sure we have a phone number where you can be reached Friday morning. In order to accommodate all fans, anyone who placed a deposit but cannot be reached by our ticket staff will no longer be guaranteed season tickets. Their deposit can then be applied to mini-plans or holiday packs, which go on sale Saturday, Oct. 12. We also have a limited number of priority area season tickets still available. Click here to submit your request for priority area season tickets. Thanks again to everyone that has already purchased season tickets and to those fans that helped sell out the McDonald’s Red-Blue Game for the third year in a row!


A heads up to our 
baseball season ticket holders. Make sure to check your email inbox this week for your 2014 renewal e-mail. The deadline is Nov. 15 for baseball season ticket renewals. The reserved areas for Hi Corbett Field were sold out last year and there is a waiting list for this season, so make sure you get your renewal in before the deadline to ensure you don’t lose your seats. Click here to log into your account to renew today. If you don’t see a renewal email, please check “My Account Manager” and make sure we have your correct email address.

New general admission season tickets for baseball are also on sale now and you can click here to purchase.


Volleyball is back in action this weekend at the McKale Center and there are several promotions for fans. On Friday at 6 p.m., the Wildcats will take on the 2012 NCAA runner-ups, Oregon. It’s Military Appreciation Night, which includes “Block A” dog tags to the first 500 fans and a National Anthem performance from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base personnel. On Sunday at 11 a.m., the Wildcats will host the Oregon State Beavers. The first 500 fans in attendance receive “Roof, Roof, Roof” cheer cards. Get to McKale and support the volleyball team. For tickets, call (520) 621-CATS (2287) or click here to buy online. 


women’s basketball team will be starting the season in a new way by hosting their very own 5K run/1 mile walk for all fans. The inaugural Arizona Women’s Basketball 5K will take place on Sunday, Oct. 27 on the campus Mall with an 8 a.m. race start. Come out and support the Cats, celebrate healthy living and meet the entire team and coaching staff. To view an official invite fromCoach Niya Butts click the video link below. To register for the event, click here or call 520-621-CATS (2287) for additional information. The Cats will host Fort Lewis College on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. in McKale to begin the 2013-14 season.


Join UA Alumni Association President Melinda Burke '75 '81, Wilma and the Arizona Cheerleaders at the official WILDCAT COUNTRY TAILGATE PARTY in downtown Phoenix at Alice Cooper'stown.

This scholarship fundraising event is a great way to meet other Wildcat fans in the Phoenix area, cheer on Arizona as they take on USC, and support the Phoenix Alumni Chapter's efforts to award scholarships to future Wildcats from the Valley of the Sun. Doors for the event open at 6 p.m. and kickoff time for the game is at 7:30 p.m. Complimentary valet parking is available.

To reserve your seat, visit


Felicity Willis, an Arizona women’s basketball and softball letterwoman ’00, has worked hard to better the Tucson Community and the world of women’s basketball. During her career at Arizona, she played in both the Sweet 16 and the NCAA softball championship game. Felicity left college and joined the WNBA and was also a member of the Puerto Rican National Team. She even played for a local professional fastpitch team, the Arizona Heat. Recently, Willis has furthered her career as a high school and junior college basketball referee and will move on to officiate in the Big Sky and West Coast Conferences this coming season. Congratulations Felicity, Bear Down!


While watching the Wildcats on the Pac-12 Network or in the stands, you might spot student managers working to help our student-athletes and coaches be successful. While they spend a lot of hours contributing behind the scenes and can be a tremendous help for any athletics program, they do need to be full-time undergraduate or graduate students. The traditional duties that a manager performs include assisting with laundry, equipment, water and running the clock at practice. On the court or the field, managers may also participate in limited activities that include retrieving balls, assisting with drills, throwing batting practice and signaling in plays at the direction of a coaching staff member. However, under no circumstances may a manager provide instruction to student-athletes or be a practice player, other than the limited on-court or on-field activities, without being counted as a coach, and there are limits to the number of coaches each sport can have. Additionally in baseball, managers forfeit any remaining baseball eligibility at the school where the individual serves as a manager. If you see one, make sure to tell them hello and thank them for their efforts!


Homecoming is right around the corner (Nov. 7-10) and we want to invite all letterwinners to come back and join us for a weekend packed with events. For complete information on the weekend and to RSVP, click here … Golf’s Lindsey Weaver captured the individual medal at the Windy City Classic after posting a 5-under 208. Weaver helped the Wildcats finish tied for third overall … Both the men’s (Sept. 27) and women’s (Sept. 30) basketball teams started practice last week. Check out this feature on senior guard Kama Griffitts and her relationship with her sister … Fall baseball practice gets rolling on Monday, Oct. 7. 


Here is a look at this week’s Arizona Athletics events (Home events in BOLD). To purchase tickets for home events, click here.
No Events Scheduled
All Day: Men’s Tennis at Aztec Invitational (at San Diego, Calif.)
4:00 p.m.: Soccer at Stanford (TV: Pac-12 Networks)
6:00 p.m.: Volleyball vs. Oregon
All Day: Men’s Tennis at Aztec Invitational (at San Diego, Calif.)
All Day: Men’s Tennis at Aztec Invitational (at San Diego, Calif.)
11:00 a.m.: Volleyball vs. Oregon St. (TV: Pac-12 Networks)
1:00 p.m.: Soccer at California
All Day: Men’s Golf at Jerry Pate Intercollegiate (Vestavia Hills, Ala.)
All Day: Men’s Golf at Jerry Pate Intercollegiate (Vestavia Hills, Ala.)
No Events Scheduled


NOTE: When submitting photos for Wildcat Wednesday, please ensure they are clear and properly lit. Also, please make sure to identify everyone in the photo so we can highlight them accordingly. Thanks for your help.

Continue to do what you can to help Arizona Athletics and:

    1.   Join the Wildcat Movement
    2.   Buy Season Tickets
    3.   Wear the Colors (Especially on Friday)
    4.   Get Others to do the Same

Bear Down with Pride,

Greg Byrne
Vice President for Athletics
The University of Arizona

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