Star sports columnist Greg Hansen offers his opinion on recent sports news of interest to Southern Arizonans.

Jesse Mermuys was a backup point guard at Salpointe Catholic in the 1990s, a sub at Glendale College and a start-at-the-bottom assistant baske…

New Pima College football coach Jim Monaco developed a terrific idea about establishing a connection with Southern Arizona’s football communit…

UA baseball coach Andy Lopez had much of his recruiting class shattered by the major league draft. Friday’s deadline to sign with an MLB team …

UA junior shortstop Kevin Newman, who led the Cape Cod League in hitting a year ago at .375, is again leading the league at .377 through Satur…

Pusch Ridge Christian grad Aaron Vaughn, who was undrafted after an all-conference pitching season at Northwest Nazarene University this sprin…

The athletic event of the week in Tucson is probably Saturday’s retirement party for Ben Carbajal, who will be honored at PCC’s West Campus gy…

Canyon del Oro High School senior Chris Meyers is having the summer of any golfer’s dreams. He qualified to play in the U.S. Junior Nationals …

The Stone Canyon Golf Club, a private enclave winding through the Tortolita Mountains in Oro Valley, is now operated by Phil Mickelson’s manag…

University of Arizona 2003 and 2004 golf All-American, Erica Blasberg, who won six tournaments as an Arizona freshman in ’03, would’ve turned …

Tucsonan George Cunningham, who is probably the top golf prospect successfully recruited to Arizona since Ricky Barnes and Chris Nallen a deca…

Another of Arizona coach Jim Anderson’s incoming freshmen, Andrew Garner, last week won the 92nd Wyoming Amateur with rounds of 67-68-67. That…

One of the top swimming media outlets, swimswam.com, last week released its annual college recruiting rankings for 2014. Arizona was not among…

ESPN has again hired film producer/director Jason Johnson, Arizona’s starting QB in 2001 and 2002, as part of a reflective series of Heisman T…

Odiemae Elliott’s memorial service was held Wednesday morning in Tucson. The mother of Arizona 1988 and 1989 basketball All-American was so di…

Marana’s Sherry Cervi, coming off of her fourth World Championship in pro rodeo barrel racing (she earned $303,000 in 2013) amped up her 2014 …

Grant Jerrett, who left Arizona after one basketball season, 2012-13, has undergone ankle surgery and thus missed the Oklahoma City Thunder’s …

The Pac-12 football Media Day has been doubled and will be held over two days this week at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California.