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Current and 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
Former Arizona Wildcat swim sensation Amanda Beard looks to reclaim the world record in the 200-meter breaststroke on Thursday during the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China. The seven-time Olympian medalist failed in her attempt, losing to the current 200 breaststroke world record holder and Southern California alum Rebecca Soni. Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
NFL FREE AGENT FRENZY
No one was more elated to see the chains come off the NFL lockout than several former University of Arizona free agents looking to catch on with a pro team. In the post-lockout signing frenzy that ensued six Wildcats inked deals.
Former Wildcats vying for NFL roster spots as rookies:
Conan Amituanai – Minnesota Vikings
Colin Baxter – San Diego Chargers
Travis Cobb – Chicago Bears
Ricky Elmore* – Green Bay Packers
Adam Grant – Denver Broncos
Nic Grigsby – Miami Dolphins
Lolomana Mikaele – Cincinnati Bengals
Brooks Reed* – Houston Texans
D’Aundre Reed* – Minnesota Vikings
Free agent and ex-Arizona placekicker Nick Folk resigned with the New York Jets.
“Just got my number! 57!”
- Former Wildcat Ricky Elmore is ecstatic that the NFL lockout is over. The rookie defensive end is officially one of the newest Green Bay Packers and now he has the jersey number to prove it.
“Happy birthday to the coolest Indian guy I know – my dad. Happy birthday dad!”
- Former Arizona basketball walk-on David Bagga
“pls dont take my twitter serious.its for the ppl who are bored from the rest of u guys twits so thx me for keeps ur friends entertained lmao”
- Ex-Wildcat and current Orland Magic guard Gilbert Arenas
“Hey I want a new profile pic, send me some sweet photos so I can change mine up.”
- Will someone please help Phoenix Sun center Channing Frye?
Former Wildcat guard Miles Simon on Damon Stoudamire joining Josh Pastner’s coaching staff at Memphis. Stoudamire previously coached for the Memphis Grizzlies before joining his fellow Arizona alum in the River City.
“Had a chance to sit and catch up with my man damon stoudamire today out here in orlando. Any player is going to be lucky to learn from him”
“I was lucky enough to play with him for 1yr and the lessons I learned in practice as he busted me up made me that much better”
WILDCATS AT WORK
“just set my alarm for 4:30 am. Playing round 2 at 7:25 am tomorrow”
- The morning comes early at Carnoustie Golf Club in Angus, Scotland. Former UA golfer Natalie Gulbis on prepping for round two of the RICOH Women’s British Open after shooting an opening round 71 (T30) in Thursday.
“Cold tub after a hard day of work!” - Arizona running back Daniel Jenkins, via Twitter, unwinding after a workout
“Work out was hard today. #ahhh”
- PAC-10 Defensive Player of the Year and Seattle Storm rookie forward Ify Ibekwe
“Almost August already, gota make the most of every day, #timeisrunning #work”
- The summer is running out for Arizona hoops guard Kyle Fogg
WILDCATS AT PLAY