Arizona offensive lineman Jordan Morgan — one of the Pac-12’s top players — will return to Tucson for the 2023 season.
One important aspect of the roster building process, the NFL Draft announcement game, broke the Pac-12’s path this winter.
We won’t know until later this week if it’s a one-sided victory or a narrow escape. While Monday was the deadline for early adopters to apply for the April 27-29 draft, the news will trickle out for a few more days. Some prospects just aren’t interested in posting their decisions on social media (imagine that!).
But enough stay-or-leave decisions have been announced for the Hotline to offer a preliminary verdict…
Comment: The Wildcats aren’t loaded with pro prospects, but they kept three key players: tailback Michael Wiley, receiver Jacob Cowing and left tackle Jordan Morgan. The least known of the trio outside of Tucson, Morgan’s decision is the most important. This may interest you : Peach Bowl CEO Stokan on Georgia-OSU: ‘We couldn’t have written a better script’. He might have made the jump to the draft if he hadn’t injured his knee in the season-ending game against UCLA. Assuming good health to start the season, Morgan will be one of the Pac-12’s best at the high-value position.
Commentary: Several key players are ineligible, including star quarterback Kyle Soelle, while other starters have transferred. (Offensive lineman LaDarius Henderson, for example, is headed to Michigan. To see also : Boris Becker showed off a new haircut in the first interview after prison ….) But the immediate damage to ASU from the draft decisions is minimal as new coach Kenny Dillingham works to reshape the roster.
Comment: We also considered dismissing this case, as the Bears weren’t exactly loaded with draft-eligible talent. However, one key stay-or-go decision went in the direction they had hoped: All-conference first-team punter Jackson Sirmon will return for the 2023 season. Read also : Friday Update: Etienne “gets better every week…”. It should be noted that punter Jamieson Sheahan declared for the draft — not so much for the fallout. for next season, but because we’re excited about the players who are signing up for the draft.
Commentary: Like ASU, the Buffaloes had a limited number of players whose NFL decisions in 2023 would affect the course of the program for better or worse. (It’s coach Deion Sanders, who works on the transfer portal.) The departure of receiver Daniel Arias isn’t nearly important enough to make a ruling.
Commentary: The biggest news broke a week before Christmas when pitcher Bo Nix announced his comeback plan. However, he is not alone in this endeavor. Offensive lineman Steven Jones accepted the draft. So does linebacker Mase Funa. Also returning are linebackers Brandon Dorlus, Casey Rodgers and Popo Aumavae. (The Ducks will be deployed up front.) However, two of the conference’s top defensive players, inside linebacker Noah Sewell and cornerback Christian Gonzalez, potential first-round picks, have turned pro.
Commentary: Several key OSU players have used up their eligibility — cornerback Rejzohn Wright, for example — and another anchor, linebacker Omar Speights, is transferring. The list of top talents who had a chance to return for the ’23 season and chose to draft instead include cornerback Alex Austin and tight end Luke Musgrave. As a counterweight, the Beavers received some good draft news from safety Kitan Oladapo.
Commentary: This verdict shouldn’t come as much of a surprise – Stanford has had very little going right over the past 18-24 months. Quarterback Tanner McKee declared for the draft in early December, perhaps a year too late. (His value dropped to the point during a dismal season at Stanford that the university would have to offer him compensation.) And for good reason: The Cardinal also lost all-conference player Kyu Blu Kelly. It wasn’t long ago that Stanford had enough players with high draft value to create drama at the deadline.
UCLA star Zach Charbonnet, who ran for a long first-half touchdown against Arizona on Nov. 12 in the Rose Bowl, has declared for the 2023 NFL Draft.
Commentary: The Hotline reserved judgment on the Bruins until word came from Westwood at lunchtime Monday that star tailback Zach Charbonnet was headed to the NFL. (No surprise: He’s the rare tailback who deserves a high grade.) Charbonnet joins a slew of teammates who have already declared, including receiver Kaz Allen and offensive lineman Jon Gaines. However, a key decision is not yet public: the Laiatu Latu curb.
Comment: There is a bit more nuance to this decision than you might expect. Yes, the Trojans took a combined gut punch with the losses of leading receiver Jordan Addison and the best defensive player in the conference, lineman Tuli Tuipulotu. However, offensive lineman Justin Dedich and linebacker Shane Lee return. And an important point: Quarterback Caleb Williams is not eligible for the draft until the spring of 2024, which limits the range of outcomes for the Trojans.
Comment: The Utes lost a ton of talent, but still came out victorious in the announcement game, largely because quarterback Cam Rising is back (though his health is still an issue after suffering a serious leg injury in the Rose Bowl). Top receiver Devaughn Vele and conference tight end Brant Kuithe also return. Still, the Utes lost Clark Phillips III, perhaps the best cornerback in the conference, along with tight end Dalton Kincaid and linebackers Gabe Reid and Mohamoud Diabate.
Our verdict: Winner (by far)
Commentary: The Huskies lost their starting tailback (Wayne Taulapapa) and key edge rusher (Jeremiah Martin) but still finished as the Pac-12’s top scorer. Because quarterback Michael Penix is coming back. So are his favorite targets, receivers Jalen McMillan and Roma Odunze. And edge rushers Bralen Trice and Zion Tupuola-Fetui. And Tuli Letuligasenoa’s huge defensive system. And all-conference left guard Troy Fautanu. Add it up and those seven form the core of what should be a top-10 preseason team.
Comment: The Cougars have been hit hard by the transfer portal, but they have received some good, if somewhat limited, draft news. Ron Stone Jr. and Brennan Jackson are returning. Their presence ensures that the range will be limited if the Cougars’ front seven falters – the supporting unit has been hit hard by attrition.
The University of Arizona once had a live “Wildcat” mascot; however, the current mascot ─ with some changes involving wife Wilma on the way ─ Wilbur the wild cat has been a Tucson favorite for more than 60 years.
Photos of every University of Arizona homecoming since 1914
1914: The University of Arizona defeated Pomona College, 7-6, on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 1914, in the first Homecoming game. The Wildcats were named that year after a tough football game against the Occidental College Tigers on November 7, 1914. The team “showed the fight of the Wildcats,” according to the Los Angeles Times.
1915: University of Arizona wildcat mascot “Rufus Arizona.” The original mascot, first named “Tom Easter,” arrived on campus on October 17, 1915, and was introduced to students the next day at a convocation in Herring Hall. It was a gift from a freshman who raised the funds ($9.91) with George Schreer to purchase it from F.W. Fawkins. blacksmith in Company B, 9th Cavalry, U. S. Army, stationed at Douglas. It was officially named “Rufus Arizona” after President Rufus B. von Kleinsmid.
1916: The University of Arizona Football Team in the 1916-17 UA Yearbook. The team defeated the New Mexico Aggies 73-0 in their 1916 home game. The yearbook’s synopsis of the game included this line: “At the beginning of the season, Coach McKale stated that he would rather win the Aggie game than either of the other two games.”
1917: “Big Bill” McGowan, center, played right tackle and even handled the snap of the ball. He was elected captain of the UA football team that defeated Whittier College in the Homecoming game in 1917. At the end of his senior year, he joined the Army and fought in World War I.
1918: A page from the “Seniors” chapter of the 1919 University of Arizona yearbook showing a US military aircraft. There was no Homecoming or football that season because of World War I.
1919: Texas Miners 0, UA 46. The Homecoming game was Occidental, which UA won 27-0.
1920: The UA football team’s 1920-21 title and quarterback “Slony” Slonaker, with a broken rib, led the team to victories in the final two games of the season, New Mexico and Redlands.
1921: Playing against Whittier College, the UA football team shown in this photo defeated the disgraced and defeated New Mexico Military Institute 110-0.
1922: Florine Pinson, a junior English major from Miami, Ariz., was chosen as the yearbook’s “1923 Queen of the Desert.” This isn’t Homecoming royalty (although it may be a precursor), as the first official Homecoming queen wasn’t crowned until 1947. Also, the traditional Homecoming franchise family doesn’t usually opt for risqué poses.
1923: “Screamers” during UA’s 1923 football season. Gotta love hats.
1924: The 1925 UA Desert Yearbook, while summarizing the 1924 game against the California Aggies, mentions Homecoming one of the first years: “The annual Homecoming Day football classic found the Wildcats in top form and for the first time all season the team played real football and was awarded the a 12-6 win.”
1925: The 1926 UA Desert Yearbook details the 1925 Homecoming game against the Nevada Wolfpack: “The game ended 0-0, but was clearly a moral victory for a crippled and desperate Wildcats group. In four heartbreaking quarters that they were held, and at times outplayed, surprised and amazed by the Nevada team.”
1926: Footage of the 1926 Homecoming from the 1927 Desert Yearbook, including the parade through downtown Tucson.
1927: The 1928 UA Desert Yearbook called the 1927 Homecoming game against UCLA one of the best of the season. “The Bruins came here with the idea that the matchup would be a practice game, but they learned otherwise from the beginning.” The deciding point was a pass to “Swede” Sorenson in the third quarter, which provided the Wildcat’s touchdown. “Sorenson took the ball while being choked by two UCLA defenders and ran five yards with players hanging on him.”
1928: Arizona played New Mexico to a 6-6 tie on Homecoming in 1928. The Desert Yearbook notes, “Arizona underestimated the strength of the Lobos and didn’t capitalize on scoring opportunities until it was too late.” The team would settle for a tie the next week when they faced defending national champions USC and “got cut,” 78-7.
1929: UA defeated Caltech 35-0 on October 12, 1929, the first home game played in the new Arizona Stadium. It was dedicated by Governor J.C. Phillips in front of a 6,000-strong crowd.
1930: Scenes from the 1930 UA Homecoming as featured in the 1931 Desert Yearbook. Note the huge “A” built over the entrance at the main gate.
1931: The UA Homecoming game against Rice was the first played under stadium lights. Rice “snapped a Homecoming Day winning streak that had dated back to 1915 and ruthlessly routed the Cats, 32-0,” according to the 1932 Desert Yearbook.
1932: Kappa Alpha Theta float, called the Spirit of A, on University Boulevard at UA Homecoming circa 1932-35.
1933: The Desert Yearbook makes no mention of the 1933 Homecoming. Nevertheless, Arizona won its final two games of the season, against NAU and Whittier College.
1934: Homecoming Week as featured in the 1935 Desert Yearbook.
1935: Two days before a 1935 game against the mighty Oklahoma City Goldbugs, Coach Oliver of the Arizona Wildcats lamented the loss of a forward, flanker and two backs to injuries. Turns out it wasn’t worth losing sleep over. Arizona won 27-0.
1936: An ad in the Arizona Daily Star on the day of the 1936 UA Homecoming game urges last-minute holdouts to secure tickets. Primo reserved seats were a steep $1.65 but worth it.
1937: Homecoming Parade. The Wildcats defeated the Kansas Jayhawks 9-7 on November 20, 1937.
1938: The universities of Arizona and Montana played in the Homecoming football game. Arizona lost 7-0.
1939: The Kappa Sigma house won Homecoming Decorations in 1939, the second year in a row for the honor. The Desert Yearbook described it as an “Alley Oop going down the red-nosed gentleman” to show the Wildcats’ game against Centenary College. Arizona won 7-0.
1940: UA Homecoming gets two pages in the Desert Yearbook, the last big splash before World War II. The yearbook noted that more than 1,000 “old graduates” returned to campus. Delta Gamma won first place in the float contest. The Wildcats won their game against Louisiana Centenary Gentleman, 29-6.
1941: A large cutout of the “astrophe cat” stands in front of the student residence. Two wild cats are holding a score sign.
1942: The Wildcats defeated the Oklahoma A&M Aggies, 20-6, in a low-key 1942 Homecoming game that had no official campus events due to World War II.
1943: Football was suspended in 1943 and 1944 due to World War II. The Desert Yearbook has published pages with pictures of former Wildcats who are now serving in the military. The campus became home to U.S. Navy cadet pilots who lived in Yavapai Hall, had a campus for classroom instruction, and Gilpin Airport with flight instructions on China and I-10, which is now home to Costco and Walmart.
1944: Football was suspended for the 1944 season at UA due to the war. Pages from the 1945 Desert Yearbook show hundreds of U.S. Navy cadets during ceremonies on the UA campus, including the graduation of the Naval Indoctrination School, which was disbanded in the spring of 1945 as the war drew to a close.
1945: University of Arizona football team.
1946: With World War II in the rearview mirror, the 1946 UA Homecoming returned with a bang. The Desert Yearbook noted that more than 1,500 alumni returned to campus. A giant red letter “A” greeted guests at Old Main. The football team battled Santa Clara to a 21-21 tie.
1947: Ruth Tackett of Alpha Phi was crowned the first official UA Homecoming Queen during a dance in Bear Down Gym in 1947.
1948: Alpha Phi float for the 1948 Homecoming Parade.
1949: UA Homecoming with the Aggie House float.
1950: The oft-forgotten UA Homecoming princesses of 1950 — the ones who narrowly missed out on the big honor — as featured in the 1951 Desert Yearbook.
1951: University of Arizona-Idaho football game 1951. Arizona won 13-6.
1952: University of Arizona Homecoming Rally at Stone and Pennington, October 25, 1952
1953: Les Brown and the Band of Renown entertained graduates and students at the 1953 UA Homecoming Dance, as seen in this photo gallery in the 1954 yearbook. Brown also crowned Homecoming Queen Kay Mason. According to Wikipedia, “Les Brown and the Band of Renown performed with Bob Hope on radio, stage and television for nearly fifty years. They performed 18 USO tours for American troops around the world and entertained more than three million people.”
1954: The 1954 whale-shaped University of Arizona Homecoming float.
1955: UA Homecoming Queen Joey Holter at the October 1955 Homecoming Parade.
1956: UA Homecoming Queen Nancy Haddad, with attendants Pat Finley, left, and Bobbi Corr in 1956.
1957: The UA Homecoming parade on Stone Ave in downtown Tucson passed the Pioneer Hotel and Tucson’s largest department stores: Steinfeld’s, Jacomé’s and J.C. Penney.
1958: Members of Kappa Sigma fraternity won first place in the “Proposition 200” category with a funeral procession to protest a controversial ballot initiative to change the name of Arizona State College in Tempe to “Arizona State University.” Tucsonans turned around as the UA was a de facto state university for 73 years.
1959: Alpha Xi Delta Sorority portrays snapshots of UA students – Class of 1900 – in the 1959 UA Homecoming Parade.
1960: Last minute (never!) fleet construction on the UA campus before the 1960 Homecoming game. From the 1961 Desert yearbook.
1961: The caption for this photo of the 1961 UA Homecoming parade in the Tucson Citizen was both sweet and sexist: “Four radiant female students set the tone for the slogan that carried the Pi Beta Phi float in the University of Arizona’s annual homecoming parade. The girls also , as a lesson in economics, they carry symbols of Arizona-made products along with pretty girls.”
1962: Caption from the Tucson Citizen: “Today’s homecoming parade theme, ‘Smoke Signals to Satellites: Communications,’ was all the inspiration Gamma Phi Beta sorority members needed to come up with this float. At left, Bobbi Stephenson, Phoenix and Sue David, Fullerton, Calif., portray Indian girls sending smoke signals Vicki Carlson, also of Phoenix, holds Navy semaphore flags as the satellite at right “orbits” around Earth.
1963: Sigma Chi’s “Cough it Up!” in 1963 they participated in the UA Homecoming Parade, which was an incentive for UA alumni to donate money to establish a medical school. The College of Health was founded in 1967.
1964: Delta Chi fraternity members and others work on their UA Homecoming slogan, “We’ve Grown, We’ve Struggled, We’ve Made Progress,” in front of the fraternity house in November 1964
1965: The message on this float, “Arizona’s Finest Woman,” in the 1965 UA Homecoming parade is anyone’s guess.
1966: UA cheerleaders ride in the back of a 1955 Chevy Bel Air during the 1966 UA Homecoming football game against BYU at Arizona Stadium.
1967: Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority won first place for its 1967 UA Homecoming campaign, “All Hail Pop McKale,” the famous Arizona football coach who died on June 1 of that year. The float shows the proposed “Poland House” to be named after McKale (McKale Center, opened in 1973). One minor error on the float: They misspelled McKale’s name (McHale).
1968: Three interceptions helped seal a 28-14 victory over Washington State in the 1968 Homecoming game. Photo shows halfback Dan Hustead on an eight-yard run to give the Cats a 21-0 lead.
1969: Student protesters of the Vietnam War gathered around a coffin with an American flag draped over it. Students listen to the Reverend Don Eckstrom read scripture aloud on the University of Arizona Mall during Homecoming Week in the United States in 1969.
1970: Rufus the Wildcat died in October 1970 before the Homecoming game against Air Force. The Desert Yearbook said an autopsy showed stress caused by an ulcer or virus. A veterinarian was quoted as saying that the games were “terrible stress for the animal.” The ASUA Senate passed a resolution to end the use of a live animal as a mascot. The yearbook said, “So there will be no more Rufus. The only mascot for the university will have to be Wilbur…”
1971: UA President John P. Scheafer kisses 1971 Homecoming Queen Mattie Green during the halftime ceremony Oct. 30 at Arizona Stadium. Green was the first African-American to be crowned in the university’s history.
1972: This UA Homecoming float is a tribute to Arizona’s A1 beer, a student favorite in the 1940s-70s
1973: UA Homecoming Queen finalists paint a mural at El Con Mall on Oct. 28, 1973, before the big game. From left, Nancy Miller, Denise Bina, Lisa PIckett, Rachel Gjerding and Sherri Giuendelsberger.
1974: The UA football team lost to BYU in October, but finished the season with Colorado State, Air Force, Wyoming and ASU.
1975: Jim Young’s Wildcats lost to the New Mexico Lobos in the 1975 Homecoming Game, 44-34, ending their WAC title hopes.
1976: Earl Mendenhall accompanies 1976 UA Homecoming Queen Natalie Fabric.
1977: Orville “Speedy” McPherson, 1914 UA football fullback, left, reminisces with Harold C. Schwalen, 1917 Distinguished Engineering Graduate, during the 1977 UA Homecoming Alumni Dinner at the Ramada Inn Tucson. A member of the famous Pop McKale team that “fought like a wild cat,” McPherson spent 30 years in journalism. Schwalen was a professor and head of the Department of Agricultural Engineering until 1965.
1978: Get down to the sounds of that disco beat at the 1978 UA Homecoming Ball at the Doubletree Hotel in Alvernon.
1979: Dancers bob their heads and hair to the music of Chuck Wagon and the Wheels during the 1979 Homecoming Rally at the UA Mall.
1980: The University of Arizona mascot, Wilbur the Wildcat, tries to cheer at the 1980 Homecoming Pep Rally on the UA Mall. Under Wilbur’s head? Sophomore Nancy Benedict.
1981: American University students donned homemade Orange and Grape Crush soda cans (and little else) in keeping with the 1981 homecoming parade theme of “Crush Washington State.”
1982: 1931 UA head football coach Fred Enke Sr., left, talks about the good times with players Milton Morse, center, and Peter Kusian during the 1982 UA alumni Homecoming Reunion at the Plaza International Hotel in Tucson.
1983: UA head football coach Larry Smith leads his team, including All-American linebacker Ricky Hunley (right), during a cheer at the 1983 UA Homecoming bonfire rally at the UA Mall.
1984: Students and faculty take turns smashing a junk car emblazoned with “Crush the Cardinal” during the 1984 UA Homecoming Rally on the UA Mall before the Stanford football game. People were able to take home all the parts that fell off after the impacts.
1985: The UA Homecoming Pep Rally at the UA Mall included an egg toss. The participant on the left is wearing a t-shirt from guitarist Eric Clapton’s tour. Clapton was nicknamed “Slow Hand”. But tossing the eggs requires quick hands or it can get messy.
1986: American University students do their best surfing moves on a float in the 1986 UA Homecoming Parade at the UA Mall on November 1, 1986.
1987: Homecoming royalty nominees participated in the “Date Game” on Nov. 3 at the UA Mall. The participants were given m.c. and the audience.
1988: Wilbur the Wildcat invites all fans to the UA Homecoming bonfire at the UA Mall on October 28.
1989: A mud tug-of-war marked the first day of UA’s Homecoming Week festivities on October 23, 1989. Some royals, including Diane Kocour, center, tried to avoid the dirt. It was sponsored by senior honorary Bobcats.
1990: Actor Craig T. Nelson, who attended the University of Arizona on a drama scholarship, waves to the crowd at the 1990 Homecoming Parade on the UA Mall. Nelson struggled after college, but landed a good role in the Al Pacino movie, “And Justice for All.” He went on to star in Steven Spielberg’s Poltergeist. But he is perhaps best known for the TV series “Coach”.
1991: The University of Arizona Alumni Band, Lite Beer can firmly wedged in the bell of his alto saxophone, marches with fellow Pride of Arizona alumni during the 1991 UA Homecoming Parade on the UA Mall.
1992: Members of the Sigma Pi Epsilon fraternity raise their beers during the 1992 UA Homecoming Parade at the UA Mall on Nov. 7.
1993: Anne Marie Hall puts on her sweater for the UA game on November 2, 1993. Hall was 90 at the time and had been to every UA game in the past 50 years.
1994: Members of Gamma Phi Beta and Sigma Phi Epsilon fend off a beer attack during the 1994 UA Homecoming Parade on the UA Mall on November 5. The theme of their performance was: “This is the world of wild cats.”
1995: UA cheerleaders run down the route of the 1995 UA Homecoming Parade at the UA Mall on November 11.
1996: Members of Gamma Phi Beta sorority and Fijian fraternity cheer from the top of a truck along with a soccer ball and goalpost during the homecoming parade.
1997: Jeremy Crutchfield, president of the Bobcats senior group at the University of Arizona, smears mud on the head of homecoming queen finalist Robyn Connolly during a mud war on the UA Mall to promote UA spirit during homecoming week. .
1998: Alpha Phi girls and Beta Theta Phi boys work to make flowers for Beta’s homecoming float. Hundreds of paper flowers were made for the float.
1999: UA’s Homecoming Parade at the UA Mall before the Nov. 6 game.
2000: Danielys Zepeda, 7, cheers during the United States Homecoming Parade on University Blvd.
2001: Arizona pride marches down the UA Mall off Old Main during the homecoming parade on November 10, 2001.
2002: Homecoming festivities included UA’s 100th anniversary celebration. Here, Jack Lee, 81, former band director at UA who wrote “Bear Down Arizona” fifty years ago, waves a napkin while receiving a standing ovation in Bear Down Gym.
2003: University of Arizona cheerleader Taylor Hendrickson is thrown into the air on November 8, 2003 during the homecoming parade along the UA Mall.
2004: It was an emotional homecoming Saturday at the UA-Oregon State football game when longtime twirling coach Shirlee Bertolini was honored at halftime. Bertolini, who came to the University of Arizona as the first female twirler in 1954, became the twirling coach in 1958.
2005: One of the thousands of fans who stormed the field at Arizona Stadium gets a ride after Arizona’s home opener against UCLA. The Wildcats, who have won just one Pac-10 conference game, scored the first four times they had the ball on Saturday en route to a 52-14 victory over the Bruins. UCLA entered the game undefeated and ranked No. 7 in the nation.
2006: C.L. “Stub” Ashcraft, no. 20, he points in this 2006 photo, which is reflected in a University of Arizona team photo from 1941. By his count, it was his 388th consecutive home run since returning from World War II duty in 1945.
2007: Arizona quarterback Willie Tuitama is surrounded by fans after their 34-27 Homecoming win against UCLA on November 3, 2007.
2008: Excited Arizona fans fill up before the Wildcats’ home game against Southern California at Arizona Stadium on October 25, 2008.
2009: University of Arizona students participate in the unofficial commencement tradition of homecoming, running across campus in their underwear at the UA Mall on November 5, 2009.
2010: A group of University of Arizona students get into the school spirit after Pie-in-the-Pants on the University of Arizona Mall on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, as they prepare for homecoming.
2011: Junior Honorary League “Chain Gang” member Leo Oppenheimer, center, cheers from the bus during the annual homecoming parade on the UA Mall Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. The grand marshal was Ron Barber, a member of Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford’s staff, when he was shot on January 8, 2011.
2012: The University of Arizona’s national champion baseball team takes the Tucson Fire Department’s Ladder 1 during the 98th United States Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. Alumni and fans braved the frigid temperatures to attend Friday night’s bonfire and Saturday’s alumni breakfasts, tailgate parties, parade and homecoming football game against the Colorado Buffaloes.
2013: Sebastian Adamski comes out of the crowd to get a high five from Elvis the Irish for Homecoming before the game against UCLA at Arizona Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.
2014: Wildcat Wilbur rides the Tucson Fire Department’s ladder truck during the University of Arizona’s 100th Homecoming Parade.
2015: Judy Sutter, right, Class of 1971, runs out to meet fellow twirler John Lee as she marches with the Alumni Band in the University of Arizona’s 101st Homecoming Parade.
2016: Bad season redeemed. After eight straight, sometimes embarrassing losses, the Wildcats, with Jacob Alsadek (who has the Territorial Trophy), celebrate a 56-35 victory over the ASU Sun Devils at Arizona Stadium.
2017: The “A” on top of Sentinel Peak (“A” Mountain) is lit with torches to mark the start of Homecoming Week at the University of Arizona in Tucson on October 22, 2017. Members of the Bobcat Senior Honorary placed the torches on the mountain as part of their tradition. The UA Alumni Association has a concise history of “A”:
Back-to-back victories over Pomona College in 1914 and 1915 inspired football player and civil engineering student Albert H. Condron. He went to one of his professors and suggested building an “A” in the rocks on the side of Sentinel Peak as a class assignment.
Construction began on November 13, 1915. It was completed on March 4, 1916.
The land was cleared and the rocks were pulled up the mountain by six-team wagons. The students worked week after week and the “A” was finally whitewashed almost four months after construction began. Total project cost? $397.
2018: Homecoming King and Queen Ahmed Al-Shamari, left, and Jalon Jackson wave to the crowd during the University of Arizona’s 2018 Homecoming Parade on campus on October 27, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona.
2019: Harper Pastore, 5, waves past a moving car during the University of Arizona’s homecoming parade at the UA Mall on Nov. 2, 2019. Headlining was UA women’s basketball head coach Adia Barnes, who led her team to the WNIT championship in April.
2020: Nikita Ganesh, a junior at the University of Arizona studying psychology and Chinese, poses for a portrait on the rugby field at William David Sitton Field. Ganesh, who has played rugby since her senior year of high school and throughout college, was homecoming queen.
2021: Fans storm the field after the University of Arizona beats Cal 10-3 at home for its only win of the football season.
The 2022 college football season continued Wednesday night on FOX and the FOX Sports app as Oregon No. 15 against North Carolina in the Holiday Bowl.
What teams will play in Pac-12 Championship?
2022 Pac-12 Football Championship Game with the no. 14 Utah will face no. 6 USC at Allegiant Stadium | The Pac-12.
Who is Michigan playing in the Big Ten Championship? Michigan and Purdue will play for the 2022 Big Ten Conference Championship at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 3, on FOX. Michigan won the Big Ten East division with a 12-0 (9-0) record. Purdue won the Big Ten West division with a record of 8-4 (6-3).
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- The Stanford Cardinal. …
- UCLA Bruins.
How does Pac-12 Championship work?
Beginning in the 2022 season, the Pacâ12 selected the teams with the two highest conference winning percentages regardless of division play in the conference title game.
Does the Pac-12 have a conference championship? Event Details The 2022 Pac-12 Football Championship Game, presented by the 76, is scheduled to return to Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Friday, December 2.
Who will go to Rose Bowl 2022?
Who will play in the 2023 Rose Bowl? The 2023 Rose Bowl was a college football game played on January 2, 2023 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The 109th annual Rose Bowl featured Penn State from the Big Ten Conference and Utah from the Pac-12 Conference. The match started at 14:11. PST and was broadcast on ESPN and ESPN Radio.
Which Big 10 Team Will Go to the Rose Bowl? 11 Penn State will face No. 8 Utah in the Rose Bowl. The game will be held at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California at 5 p.m. ET on January 2, 2023.
Which teams will participate in the Rose Bowl? PASADENA, Calif. – Utah no. 8, the Pac-12 Conference champions, and Penn State no. PT/4:00 p.m. ET, Monday, January 2, 2023, at the Rose Bowl Stadium.