Ready or not, it’s time for football at the U of A.

It’s college football season and even though our Wildcats got off to a rough start against Hawaii on Aug. 24, we’re ready to rock their home opener this weekend and show them some red and blue love.

And to do that requires some tools in your toolbox to pull off the perfect pregame tailgate or find the best post-game bite while the stadium traffic dies down.

We’ve compiled something of an instruction manual to get you in the mood and groove for the 2019 University of Arizona Wildcat football season.

Metro Producer

Gloria is a Tucson native and attended the University of Arizona. She started at the Star as an apprentice in 2017. Following her apprenticeship, she began freelancing until becoming a full-time reporter and producer after her college graduation in 2018.

Cathalena has covered music for the Star for the past 20 years. She's a graduate of Arizona State University has worked at Sedona Red Rock News, Niagara Gazette in Niagara Falls, New York; and USA Today.