Wednesday’s Coverage of the Cats

With the Arizona football season a month away and the start of men’s basketball practice only about 10 weeks away, it’s time to track those who track down the Wildcats for stories. These links are for you in case you happened to miss the latest about Arizona and the Pac-12. (Note: Links are shaded gray). …

Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez conducts his first press conference leading into the season on Wednesday ( video still)

>> Anthony Gimino of breaks down new coach Rich Rodriguez’s initial press conference as the Wildcats open camp. Gimino addresses Rodriguez’s comments about Arizona’s lack of depth at linebacker and the Wildcats’ trip to Fort Huachuca next week, among other things.

>> Ryan Finley of The Arizona Daily Star writes about how much the Wildcats ran during the off-season and how Rodriguez will monitor their commitment with a fitness test as practice starts.

>> lists five things to watch as Arizona opens camp. The No. 1 entry: Is UA senior quarterback Matt Scott the real deal?

>> Gimino also reports that Arizona will not land any Penn State transfers.

>> Finley writes about the injury-riddled career of lineman Jack Baucus unfortunately likely over.

>>’s Tracy McDannald also touches on UA’s fitness test entering the season under new strength and conditioning coach Chris Allen.

>> The university’s Web site — — offers verbatim what Rodriguez said in Wednesday’s press conference

>> SB Nation writes about the anticipated matchup between Oklahoma State and Arizona at Arizona Stadium in the second week of the season. Hey the UA has not played its season-opener yet!

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