Wednesday, October 2, 2013 4:00 am
For basketball guru and current interim head coach of the Phoenix Mercury, Russ Pennell, 15 years of Arizona coaching residency has led to four different basketball programs. Pennell has become a fixture in the state, floating between college programs at ASU, UofA, and Grand Canyon, before ultimately landing on the professional stage. The coach’s perennial success has carried over into the WNBA, where he took the reins of a once underachieving Phoenix Mercury mid season, and brought them to the conference finals.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 4:00 am
A recent study preformed by ESPN analysts gutted 25 years of basketball history in order to ascertain who they believe to be the leading colleges that feed the NBA. Their findings concluded that the University of Arizona has produced the 6th highest NBA pedigree in the nation. This is no small feat considering that Arizona was the highest ranked school east of Kentucky, beating out west basketball giants such as Kansas and UCLA. The UofA has a history rich with basketball achievement on the professional level, primarily due to stability and developmental support provided by the Lute Olsen era, and the present Sean Miller era. In this summer’s 2013 NBA Draft, Arizona’s legacy of contributing key role players to the pro’s was amplified by the selections of Solomon Hill and Grant Jerrett.
Monday, May 20, 2013 2:36 pm
There was a time when Xavier Henry was a top-10 recruit before starring at Kansas. The Memphis Grizzlies then made him the 12th overall selection in the 2010 NBA draft after just one season in the college ranks.
Friday, February 1, 2013 1:32 pm
Date: Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013
Friday, November 9, 2012 11:49 am
2012 UA Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony:
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 4:00 am
There is a lot of research that tells us that obesity is a growing health problem among children. Don Tringali, a retired lawyer and business executive, is doing something to combat childhood obesity by giving thousands of kids in Tucson opportunities to get involved in sports.
Thursday, October 18, 2012 11:10 am
The UA has placed in the preseason poll for a second straight season. The Wildcats will open 2012-13 with the annual McDonald's Red-Blue Game on Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. in McKale Memorial Center.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 3:12 pm
Ballet Tucson, the premier dance company in Southern Arizona, announces its repertoire for the 2012 Opening Night Gala. The 2012 – 2013 season opens with a mixed bill of sensational works. The program is a collection of three diverse ballets selected by Founding Artistic Director Mary Beth Cabana to open the company’s 27th annual season.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 8:26 am
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 9:29 am
With the backing of well-known University of Arizona basketball coach Lute Olsen, and a passion for Tucson, Dave Sitton has come on strong in the Congressional District 8 Primary Election.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 11:00 pm
Tuesday, August 4, 2009 11:00 pm
There's a party going on in Tucson this Saturday, Aug. 8, to
honor University of Arizona basketball coach Lute Olson, and you're
Photo courtesy of Arizona Athletic Media Relations, A retirement celebration for University of Arizona's basketball coach Lute Olson will be held at McKale Memorial Center on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 11:00 pm
If it weren't so much fun, and so fascinating, the inordinate
attention paid to the search for a new Arizona men's basketball
coach would be annoying.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 11:00 pm
Pima County, Tucson and Marana are taking another swing at
spring training baseball.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 12:00 am
Each year across America, newspapers generate year-end reviews
during the news-thin holiday season. We are no exception. Reporters
Laura Marble and Patrick McNamara, and photographer Randy Metcalf,
have combed archives and memories to reflect some — and only some —
of the events affecting Marana, Oro Valley and Northwest Tucson in
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 12:00 am
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 11:00 pm
I never shook Lute Olson’s hand.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 11:00 pm
A roundup of University of Arizona sports news.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 11:00 pm
Some folks just have it in for us left-handers.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 11:00 pm
The Wildcats’ top prospect, Emmanuel Negedu, requested a release
from his letter of intent last weekend, but Arizona coach Lute
Olson has yet to grant the forward’s request.
Thursday, November 9, 2006 12:00 am
November 8, 2006 - I often wonder how she manages to capture the
sunlight in her eyes, without the jealousy of the sky. I also
wonder why it is you need to tag-up on a pop fly.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006 11:00 pm
October 18, 2006 - If Bob Daniels got in your face, you knew you
had done something wrong. It took everything in your power to avoid
Big Bob's wrath - not to mention his overpowering cigarette and
Monday, July 24, 2006 11:00 pm
July 19, 2006 - The first person I locked eyes with as I stepped
into the gym at St. Gregory's College Prep wasn't the pretty girl
wearing the vibrant T-shirt taking tickets, instead it was old
Arizona Wildcat and new New Jersey Net Hassan Adams.