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About Arizona Wildcats Football
Though Arizona cracked the top ten, they were never really in contention to play in the inaugural College Football Playoff.
The Arizona Wildcats play Division I college football for the University of Arizona in the Pacific-12 (Pac-12) Conference. The Wildcats play their home games at Arizona Stadium and are coached by Mike Stoops. Their main rivals are the Arizona State Sun Devils.
The Arizona football program began in 1899. The school's initial nickname was 'Varsity'. They became the Wildcats after a 14-0 loss to Occidental when a newspaper reporter wrote that Arizona 'showed the fight of wildcats.' In 1921, Arizona finished 7-1 and was invited to the school's first bowl game, the East-West Christmas Classic. The Wildcats fell to Centre College of Kentucky, 38-0.Arizona has won six conference titles; three Border, two Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and a Pac-10 title in 1993.Arizona is 6-8-1 all-time in bowl games and has produced 13 All-Americans.
The Wildcats have played at Arizona Stadium since 1928.The 57,803-seat stadium is located at 530 North Vine Avenue in Tucson, AZ. Arizona Stadium has been expanded six times, the most recent expansion was in 1990. In 2011, a 5,356-square foot video board was added to the south stands. It is the third- largest video board in college football. Only Texas and Miami's are larger.
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