Mar 29, 2014 6:45 PM by KVOA Sports

University of Arizona dedicates rugby field to late Dave Sitton

TUCSON - The University of Arizona rugby team now calls William David Sitton Field their home. Hundreds of fans attended Saturday's dedication to the late Sitton, the former rugby coach and UofA broadcaster, including his daughters, Olivia and Blakeney.

"This is amazing, it's just breathtaking," said Olivia. "This dedication means so much to our family."

"It doesn't get better than this," Blakeney added. "He loved this school, he loved this program and now he will forever be remembered here."

Sitton was a two-time Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, and was known as the "Voice of the Wildcats" after broadcasting games for UofA football, basketball and baseball. He coached the Wildcat rugby program for nearly 40 years.

WDS Field, formerly Cherry Field, became the new home of Wildcat rugby on Saturday. Sitton's daughters said their father would be proud to have the facility named in his honor.

"It's incredible," said Blakeney. "You're in the heart of campus. It's right next to the rec center and the baseball field that brought him here.

"He would be thrilled."


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