When asked what position she hoped to play, Rachel Shamblott, a freshman from Minneapolis 5’6 and 135 pounds, smiled and said, “Tight end is like Gronk.” (All-Pro tide and hilarious Rob Gronkowski was an Arizona star.)
Two former high school soccer players said they were inspired by Sarah Fuller, Vanderbilt’s soccer goalkeeper who played for her university’s soccer team last year, to great acclaim. One of them, Nicole, the eldest of Dana Point, California, who asked not to be named, pointed to a loss last month to Northern Arizona, which plays in a lower tier soccer division. “To be honest, they couldn’t have been worse,” she said of the Wild Cats.
This may not be entirely true.
The Wildcats’ bottoming point came last December when they were humiliated by an Arizona contender, 70-7. Kevin Samlin was fired from his coach position within hours and replaced by 45-year-old Jedd Fish, an itinerant career assistant who immediately began trying to snuggle up to a community that was indifferent to his arrival. He has videoconferencing hundreds of former Arizona players and has become one of their biggest employers: former stars Ricky Hunley, Chuck Cecil, Brandon Sanders are assistants, and Tedy Bruski is a senior advisor when not at ESPN. …
Fish was everywhere – on podcasts, TV shows, radio broadcasts, Twitter and across town, chatting with activists – trying to generate interest, even rolling around fraternal scandals in front of home openers to hand out T-shirts. He helped raise $ 6 million that has already been spent on renovating football facilities.
The Wildcats (0-5) were competitive against ninth-ranked Oregon and UCLA, but what looked like a real opportunity to end the country’s longest losing streak on Saturday in Colorado (1-4) became more distant when defender Jordan McCloud was lost. Leg Injury Season Against UCLA