The presence of former Arizona player/huge Arizona athletic donor Richard Jefferson helped spur the Wildcats to a 31-27 victory over Arizona State Saturday night at Sun Devil Stadium.
It’s not surprising that Jefferson would be there. He’s a certified big hitter among Arizona donors after he as the lead gift for the construction of the Wildcats’ basketball and volleyball practice facility in 2007. He’s remained active around the program since then.
With , the Wildcats’ upset continued their recent trend of football success over the Sun Devils, their third victory in the last four games over ASU in the blood rivalry.
Jefferson is probably more apt to repeating one of his favored sayings “it’s always a great day to be a Wildcat” over the last few days.
And probably even more so today after Rich Rodriguez was announced Monday as Arizona’s new football coach.
Jefferson is one of the few active NBA players who likely has the coaches of his alma mater available on his speed dial.
But considering his gifts, it’s befitting his status.