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

This is the 20th anniversary of the decision not to build a downtown sports complex in Tucson, specifically a baseball stadium for spring trai…

Every incoming Arizona football player who was a two-way high school star, as was Salpointe Catholic’s Cam Denson, would be wise to study the …

Sabino High grad Brooks Reed, a 2010 all-Pac-12 pass rusher at Arizona, has a new position this year. Reed will play inside linebacker for the…

You’d never expect to find more unlikely associates in pro football than ex-UA tailback Nic Grigsby and ex-UA quarterback Gene Dahlquist. But …

Salpointe Catholic grad Rich Ellerson told me last week he will not coach this season. It will be Ellerson’s first year without coaching since…

Two of Arizona’s College Football Hall of Fame stars, Tedy Bruschi and Chuck Cecil, return to work this week. Bruschi will again be an NFL ana…

Arizona enters the football season without any of its quarterbacks having thrown a pass of any type in college football. Rich Rodriguez last w…

It was entertaining watching RichRod and ASU coach Todd Graham sit side-by-side on an ESPN coaches’ panel show last week. They are not exactly…

Former Sahuaro High football standout Niko Kittrell has left San Jose State and transferred to Arizona. In two seasons at SJSU, the defensive …

Cholla High grad Vance Johnson, an All-Pac-10 running back at Arizona in 1982 who played in three Super Bowls as a Denver Broncos receiver, an…

Salpointe Catholic football coach Dennis Bene is back at it, entering his 13th season at Salpointe after winning the 2013 state championship. …

The Houston Rockets have not announced a contract agreement with Nick Johnson, but various NBA media outlets say Johnson has accepted a three-…

The path to a college basketball coaching job is rarely predictable. Paul Reed, who made a mark coaching the Tucson and Cienega high school gi…

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How unbeatable is Rory McIlroy? In his five appearances at Dove Mountain’s Match Play championships, he lost to Oliver Wilson, Ben Crane, Hunt…

Catalina Foothills grad Christian Muscarello, an all-conference shortstop at Trinity (Texas) University and the SCAC’s Freshman of the Year in…

Ever-resourceful UA softball coach Mike Candrea, who had everything but a dominant pitcher in 2014, is working to change that. San Diego State…

Danielle Steinberg, who was Arizona’s No. 1 singles tennis player and the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete for tennis in 2009, was named the tennis coac…

One of the most intriguing items of college basketball’s July recruiting evaluations, which end today, is whether new Cal coach Cuonzo Martin …