Arizona's success is surprising only because it happened so fast, Ryan Finley writes.
Arizona will face Oregon in tonight’s Pac-12 Conference championship game, and the shopworn story lines will position themselves on the Levi’s Stadium turf like a marching band. You’ve already heard the ones about the high-flying Ducks and Marcus Mariota, their Heisman Trophy candidate quart…
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Today, the silver-clad cup is everything as two rivals face off.
Lute Olson turned 80 years old in September, a fact that seems both completely plausible and altogether unreal.
Anyone can win a title. True champions repeat.
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Longtime Tucsonan was passionate about basketball, grandkids, quilting.
Soccer has meant big business for sports bars, gathering spots.
My favorite NCAA tournament memory of 2014 won’t come from an arena, fieldhouse, or — heaven help us all — Jerry Jones’ $1 billion homage to hubris.
Ah, the month of March in Tucson.
Sometime, perhaps next month, PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem will announce his plans for the 2015 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
His fourth win in as many days was in the books, but Jason Day wasn’t finished.
Over three days of competition, the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship field has been winnowed down from 64 golfers to eight. The remaining competitors are a who’s who of the sport’s superstars: Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day, Louis Oosthuizen, Jordan Spieth, Graeme McDowe…
It’s no secret that the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship will be looking for a new sponsor — and, maybe, a new location — after this year.
Graeme McDowell spent Thursday night celebrating. After hitting a bucket of balls at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain, the Irishman tucked into a dinner at Li’l Abners, took a cold bath — “to get the toxins out of the body,” he said — and stretched out on his bed to rest.
Mired in the worst slump of his golf career, Rickie Fowler arrived at Dove Mountain on Wednesday morning disguised as someone else.
Cameron and Carson Kuchar returned to Dove Mountain this week expecting snow.
Anukji Hirunratanakorn was 16 years old, playing good golf but lacking the results he desired, when his mother urged him to visit a Buddhist temple.
The best week of the Tucson sports year brings together two sports, rodeo and golf, that — to an outsider — have almost nothing in common. Look closer, though, and you’ll see a few similarities.
Abe Chanin, a longtime Arizona Daily Star sports editor, UA professor, author and historian, died Saturday morning. He was 92.
Abe Chanin, a longtime Arizona Daily Star sports editor, UA professor, newspaper publisher and author, died this morning following a brief illness. He was 92.
My back patio might be the loudest place on the West Side.
Tucson is America’s Most Casual Town, especially if you’re a guy. And, honestly, it’s great.
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At 20 years old, Lezo Urreiztieta seemed to have his priorities straight. He attended the University of Arizona on an academic scholarship, competed in a sport that he loved and was wholly dedicated to his family.
I learned the first, and maybe most valuable, lesson of my football life as a third-string offensive lineman on my freshman football team.
The Arizona Wildcats are ranked No. 1 nationally in basketball heading into their biggest game of the season, and the UA football team is headed to a New Year's Eve bowl game.
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During a span of 41 days this fall, Paul Solon rode his bicycle from Mexico City to Washington, D.C., and then Ottawa, Ontario.
Participants in this month’s El Tour de Tucson will be taking a different route — and riding a bit less than in past years.
I was sitting down to dinner in July when I saw a flock of Spocks.
UA swimming coach Eric Hansen has taken a leave of absence from the program to attend to what athletic director Greg Byrne says are personal matters.
Then there are the handful of places that boast Tucson’s best burger. They can’t all be right, can they? Aw, hell. Let’s do another contest. Find the story above and the contest
The Arizona Board of Regents voted Thursday to approve contract extensions for UA athletic director Greg Byrne, baseball coach Andy Lopez and women’s golf coach Laura Ianello, and Steve Walker — the leader of the Wildcats’ new sand volleyball program — received his first deal as a head coach.
As the clock ticked down in the Pizza Madness championship, Grandma Tony’s tracked the vote totals with a custom-made whiteboard. Every hour, the east-side restaurant’s staff updated the numbers.
My phone buzzed just after 5 p.m. on a Friday. My dad, a recent Tucson transplant, was on the other line with an offer I couldn’t refuse: dinner and a football game.
Whether broadcasting the Wildcats' football and basketball games on television or coaching its club rugby team, Dave Sitton was passionate about University of Arizona athletics.
Dave Sitton, a onetime UA baseball player who became the voice of Arizona football and basketball on television, Tucson’s preeminent emcee and a candidate for congress, has died of a heart attack. He was 58.
Pass through our part of the world, even on a pre-monsoon, hotter-than-heck summer day, and you'll notice two things.
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Sue Clark, whose success as Tucson High School's girls tennis coach led to countless accolades and a feature in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd," died Saturday morning after a long illness. She was 80.
Sue Clark, whose success as Tucson High School’s girls tennis coach led to countless accolades and a feature in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd”, died this morning. She was 80.
Former Arizona Wildcats and NFL star Tedy Bruschi was watching from a finish-line area hotel during at the time of today's Boston Marathon blast but is safe, his charity posted this afternoon.
Seven years and one month ago, I stuck out my hand and managed a smile.
Retirement has allowed Don Patterson to focus on the important things in life: his three grandchildren and, of course, college football.