Can Arizona become a football school?

The question gets brought up nearly every year and every year it is turned down. However, the climate of Arizona may be changing.

The question gets brought up nearly every year and every year it is turned down. However, the climate of Arizona may be changing.

With the basketball team not playing well, football finally has an opportunity to gain more popularity in the desert. Arizona fans have always wanted to root for football but have not had a reason in quite some time.

With that being said, let's look at the facts. Arizona football has more to play for because it has not had success for so long. The standards are very low for fans and media alike thus, if the UA wins, fans are going to be much more supportive.

For example, if Arizona basketball wins and makes the tournament but gets eliminated early, fans are definitely not going to be happy. On the other hand, if the Wildcats make a bowl game, it may be the best sports story since basketball won a national championship.

The biggest argument against this theory is that it will take more than one good season to present changes to the way Arizona sports are approached. This theory is very hard to ignore, but it also may not match with the general consensus of the UA community.

If Arizona had a great season, it may start a new change in its athletics and if it does, there is a good chance we will be talking as if football is the number one sport at the UA.

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