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Although the Wildcats narrowly missed winning a fifth NCAA championship, their improbable postseason charge to the College World Series finals won't soon be forgotten.
Like an athlete who has prepared for years, Dustin Williams is ready for the big stage and will serve as head athletic trainer for the U.S. track and field team in Rio. With UANews video.
Several current and former UA student-athletes have qualified to compete in the Rio Olympics and Paralympic Games.
Behind another strong pitching performance, this time from JC Cloney, the Wildcats moved to within one win of a fifth NCAA baseball title with Monday night's 3-0 victory over Coastal Carolina at the College World Series.
Oklahoma State won a pitchers' duel, 1-0, on Monday night, and now Arizona will face UC Santa Barbara in an elimination game at 4 p.m. MST on Wednesday.
Teenager Josh Knight, a fan of the baseball team, died of cancer before the season began, but the Wildcats haven't forgotten about him.
Arizona's baseball team will open play on Saturday against Miami (Fla.), and the against-all-odds Wildcats have a chance to win a second NCAA title in five years.
The surprising Wildcats, now two wins away from the College World Series, will begin a best-of-three series against Mississippi State on Friday afternoon.
The UA is home to one of the top 15 programs in the country, combining the advantages of a world-class research university with the kinds of outdoor activities typically found only at smaller schools.
The UA's first-round game Thursday night in the NCAA Tournament is about as far as you can get from the friendly confines of McKale Center. Providence, Rhode Island, is a 39-hour drive from Tucson.