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

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

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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 …

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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

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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…

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

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

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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…

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