ARIZONA WILDCAT SPORTS: BEAR DOWN…and BLOG
Former University of Arizona athletes are always making news and not always in traditional mediums. We scoured the Internet and found Wildcats online by visiting these lynx
New York Jets' punter and ex-Wildcat Nick Folk is leading the NFL in points. Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE
Forgive Nick Folk for cheering ‘hip hip hooray’ for his freshly healed hip. Folk is leading the NFL in scoring (55 points), months after the Dallas Cowboys released the former Arizona Wildcat. He caught on with the Jets this summer after rehabbing the injured hip that dropped him from Pro Bowl kicker to Cowboy castaway.
One week after successfully converting all five of his attempts against the Minnesota Vikings and earning AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors, the kicker set a Jets’ franchise for longest field goal with a 56-yard boot.
Arizona swimmer Justine Schluntz winning the NCAA’s 20th Annual Woman of the Year award bears repeating and applause — especially in a sport that often gets left in the wake of other sports.
Schluntz is among the nation’s elite in the pool and out…even if now the five-time NCAA champ and Rhodes Scholar attends Great Britain’s Oxford University.
Former Wildcat guard Gilbert Arenas found himself once again pulling out his checkbook this week in the name of disciplinarian charity. The NBA fined the Washington Wizard after Arenas told reporters he sat out the team’s Tuesday scrimmage with an alleged knee injury so teammate Nick Young could see more playing time.
That’s very generous of Agent Zero, who was fined $50,000 – or $2,083 per point that Young was able to score in the bonus play time.
Arenas told ESPN:
“I screwed up again, so I just want to say sorry,” he said. “I wasn’t really thinking that this was going to be another media outburst. It’s like everything I do now, someone, tit for tat, tries to blow it out of proportion.”
I wonder what’s Eating Gilbert…
“gmorning twitter… its great to wake up in my own bed”
- Umm, Nick…it’s 2:30 in the afternoon. Nick Johnson reveling in the fruits of being a high school senior who’s already inked his letter-of-intent to play basketball for Arizona.