Banni, left, and Diane Redhair play a tennis match at the Tucson Raquet Club on April 15, 1982. Jack W. Sheaffer / Arizona Daily Star file photo

Jack W. Sheaffer / Arizona Daily Star file photo

Banni grew up in one of Tucson’s leading sports families: father Jack was a UA lineman, mother Diane was one of Arizona’s top age-group tennis players, and brother Mike became the starting point guard at Arizona State.

Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.