March 16, 2011
This is a reposting of the Wildcat Wednesday weekly email sent by Athletic Director Greg Byrne to all the wildcat fans around the country. If you would like to sign up to receive the email directly please sign up here.
MARCH MADNESS IS HERE!
Congratulations to both our men’s and women’s basketball teams for advancing to the postseason! Our men’s team plays Memphis in Tulsa on Friday at 11:45 a.m. and our women’s team plays Utah State on Thursday in Logan, UT at 4:30 p.m. Click HERE for the men’s basketball NCAA Tournament Center. For more information on the women’s NIT, click HERE. Best of luck to Coach Miller and Coach Butts and their respective teams this week. GO CATS!
And don't miss our March to Madness insider video posted daily and exclusively on the official Arizona Athletics Facebook page facebook.com/arizonaathletics. Join the thousands of Arizona Wildcats who are already fans.
GAMES AT McKALE CENTER
A few tickets remain for the NCAA Tournament 2nd and 3rd round games being held at McKale Center tomorrow and on Saturday. All-session passes (for all six games) are available for $243 and single session passes (for two games) are $81. You can purchase tickets through the Ticket Office by calling 520-621-CATS (2287) or stopping by on game day. Hope you can come out and enjoy “March Madness” first hand.
MAKE TUCSON A SEA OF RED AND BLUE
I know you’ll be supporting our teams during the postseason, but make sure you show your pride on Friday and wear your red and blue. We want visitors to Tucson to know this is Arizona Wildcat Country! Plenty ofofficially licensed merchandise is available. You’ll know it’s officially licensed when you see the CLC (Collegiate Licensing Company) hologram hang-tag, which ensures royalties from that particular licensed product will make its way back to the University. I encourage you to support any of our retail partners throughout Arizona who which carry our officially licensed products
NEW BILLBOARD IN PHOENIX
We recently put up a new billboard in Phoenix, near the I-10 and 143 intersection, only one mile from Sky Harbor Airport. As I’ve said before, this isn’t the University of Tucson – it’s the University of Arizona and we want to make sure that people traveling through the Phoenix airport know that all of Arizona is Wildcat Country. Below is a picture of the billboard I took on my phone yesterday.
FOOTBALL IS BACK
Believe it or not, spring football practice begins next Monday, March 21! Our spring football game is free and will be held on Saturday, April 16th at 1:30 p.m. inside Arizona Stadium. We are tentatively scheduled to practice on Monday-Wednesday-Friday-Saturday each week for four weeks, except for Friday, April 15. Please make plans to be at Arizona Stadium on April 16th. Once again, there will not be any charge!
NEW PAC-12 LOGO
Last Friday, four Desert Christian Schools employees (Aaron Jansen, Tenaya Roberts, Ray Phillips, and Amy Phillips) enjoyed lunch at The Good Egg while wearing the colors. Continue sending pictures from Wildcat Fridays to email@example.com.
Softball is participating in the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, CA this week, facing Oklahoma and Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday, Michigan on Friday, and DePaul and San Jose State on Saturday… Women’s tennis defeated #29 Sacramento State on Monday and faces Mississippi in Las Vegas on Thursday and Pepperdine in California on Saturday… Gymnastics heads to the Pac-10 Championships in Los Angeles on Saturday in Pauley Pavilion… After a mid-week two-game series at Wichita State, ArizonaBaseball heads home for a three-game series this weekend against San Francisco March 19-21 (Saturday through Monday)… Men's golf will host the 2010 National Invitational Tournament at Tucson National on March 21 and 22. Thirty-six holes will be played on Monday with continuous play following a shotgun start at 8 a.m. PDT. The final 18 holes will start at 8 a.m. on Tuesday… University of Arizona freshman diver Samantha Pickens was selected to compete at the NCAA Championships next week in Austin, Texas. Pickens will team with UA’s 11 other swimmers who are already qualified for the NCAA’s - half of which are freshman!... Indoor track and field first team All-America honors were awarded to the Arizona women’s team’s two national champions, Brigetta Barrett (high jump) and Julie Labonte (shot put). Christina Rodgers also earned first-team distinction for her fifth-place finish in the 800-meter run… On the men's side, the school-record setting distance medley relay team of Abdi Hassan, Sean Delfani, James Eichberger and Lawi Lalang were named to the first team and Stephen Sambu earned first-team honors for his school-record setting third-place performance in the 5,000-meter run, and both Edgar Rivera-Morales and Nick Ross were named to the first team for the top-eight finish in the high jump.
Continue to do what you can to help Arizona Athletics and:
- Buy Season Tickets
- Join the Wildcat Club
- Wear the Colors (Especially on Friday)
- Get Others to Do the Same