In this week's edition of Greg Hansen's Sunday Notebook, the columnist dishes on Gonzaga being a catalyst for Sean Miller's recruitment of top big men, Bryce Cotton earning the respect Roy Williams heaped on him, what's behind Arizona's bad baseball start and how Jim Tiggas continues to keep baseball relevant in Tucson.

I sat courtside at Seattle’s Key Arena a few days before Christmas 2011, as Gonzaga built a 10-0 lead over Arizona. It was soon 14-0 and then …

Palo Verde High School grad Bryce Cotton’s final college basketball game was his best. The 6-foot-1-inch guard scored 36 points, handed out ei…

Arizona’s 11-14 start to the college baseball season is distressing because Andy Lopez’s junior class, all veterans of the 2012 national title…

Arizona’s 2012 All-Pac-12 guard Kyle Fogg scored 51 points for Finland’s Lapua team in the EuroLeague last week. He had 40 in a Feb. 15 game. …

Am I the only one who doesn’t get Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott’s “China initiative.” He has scheduled Washington to play a basketball game …

When Stephen F. Austin advanced to the NCAA third round Friday night in San Diego, upsetting VCU, it brought to mind former Salpointe Catholic…

Since Frank Busch left Arizona’s swimming program to be the director of national teams for USA Swimming, the Wildcats have predictably ebbed. …

Few college basketball coaches “needed” a tournament victory more than ex-Wildcat Josh Pastner needed one Friday, as his club edged George Was…

Rincon High School grad Chris Rastatter officiated the WAC basketball championship game last week; he had called the Pac-12 semifinal, UCLA-Or…

Tucsonan Bob Scofield officiated the Big Sky Conference women’s championship game in Grand Forks, N.D., between North Dakota and Montana. He t…

Amphitheater High School grad Lester Medford played in the NJCAA national championship game Saturday night. The point guard of Amphi’s 2011 st…

Incoming UA guard recruit Kadeem Allen of Hutchinson CC completed his sophomore season with a 25.9 average, second overall in junior college b…

For probably the final time in their fabulous pitching careers, Arizona’s Kenzie Fowler and ASU’s Dallas Escobedo will likely face one another…

I voted Arizona guard Nick Johnson No. 3 on my Wooden Award ballot on Saturday. Maybe it was one spot too low. After Creighton’s Doug McDermot…

Arizona resumes spring football practice this week, and I thought Rich Rodriguez’s statement on his offensive line, as quoted by Star beat wri…

Kino Stadium has not been dark this spring, nor have the baseball fields at the complex formerly used by the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago …