UA football: Wildcats land coveted transfer

2012-01-08T20:00:00Z UA football: Wildcats land coveted transferBy Ryan Finley, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
January 08, 2012 8:00 pm  • 

The Arizona Wildcats addressed a glaring need Sunday by landing one of the nation’s most coveted transfers.

University of Akron linebacker Brian Wagner, the third-leading tackler in Div. I-A last fall and top returning tackler heading into the 2012 season, will enroll at Arizona this week. And, in what is certainly a plus for new coach Rich Rodriguez  and the Wildcats’ yet-to-be-hired defensive coordinator, Wagner will be eligible to play immediately.

Wagner received his bachelor’s degree from Akron last month. NCAA rules permit players who are pursuing graduate programs not offered at their former schools to play right away. A handful of high-profile college players, including quarterbacks Jeremiah Masoli and Russell Wilson, cited the rule when transferring in recent years.

Wagner, 22, will pursue a graduate degree in biostatistics at the UA.

Read more in Monday's Star Sports Extra.

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Pac-12 South football standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 7 2 0 0.778 10 4 0 0.714
USC 6 3 0 0.667 9 4 0 0.692
UCLA 6 3 0 0.667 10 3 0 0.769
Arizona State 6 3 0 0.667 10 3 0 0.769
Utah 5 4 0 0.556 9 4 0 0.692
Colorado 0 9 0 0.000 2 10 0 0.167

Pac-12 North football standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Oregon 8 1 0 0.889 13 2 0 0.867
Stanford 5 4 0 0.556 8 5 0 0.615
Washington 4 5 0 0.444 8 6 0 0.571
Cal 3 6 0 0.333 5 7 0 0.417
Washington State 2 7 0 0.222 3 9 0 0.250
Oregon State 2 7 0 0.222 5 7 0 0.417
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