UA head coach Lute Olson hold the Divsion I NCAA Championship trophy with his team from left; Jason Lee, Miles Simon, Jason Terry, Lute, Justin Wessel, and Bennett Davison after they defeated Kentucky in the 1997 Final Four in Indianapolis.
Former Arizona men's basketball coach Lute Olson speaks to the media in 2009 during an open topic press conference after stepping down as coach.
Photo Illustration of Lute Olson and various stages in his life. Left to right: A junior in high school, playing football and basketball in college, his first coaching job, coaching at California, Iowa, and UA with Sean Elliott, winning the NCAA national title.
UA basketball head coach Lute Olson (right) has five talented freshmen for the 2001 season, including Channing Frye, Isaiah Fox, Dennis Latimore, Salim Stoudamire and Will Bynum. Photo by David Sanders.
Lute Olson and the Wildcats celebrate during the end of the second half of their NCAA Final Four Championship game against Kentucky in Indianapolis in 1997.
Lute Olson and wife, Bobbi Olson wave to fans after the Wildcats won the NCAA National Championship in Indianapolis in 1997.
CDO’s Jason Vartanian tries to take down I-Ridge QB Tyler Williams during I-Ridge’s 28-7 win in 2011.
After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, some 8,000 Tucsonans dressed in red, white or blue, gathered at Tucson Electric Park and formed a giant U.S. flag. A photograph of the human flag was sent to rescue workers in New York City as a show of solidarity and support.
The Border Patrol's $1.5 million checkpoint near Tubac on Interstate 19 north of Nogales, AZ, features a large 40 foot-high canvas-style tent that is said to withstand winds of 100 miles per hour. 2010 file photo.
2011 University of Arizona cross country and track coaches from left to right; James Li, Dawn Boxley, Fred Harvey, Sheldon Blockburger, Erin Dawson, Craig Carter, and Francesca Green.
Sabino’s Zachary Colston gets called for a face mask penalty on Sahuaro’s Joseph Grono in the third quarter of Sabino’s 63-17 win in 2010 the season opener.
Chris McAlister of the 1997 UA football team.
Before his record-breaking season in the NFL, Foles set several marks during his time at Arizona, including career passing yards (10,011). He was also popular with fans and teammates.
This star show was projected in 2009 onto the dome of Flandrau Science Center by the old Hector Vector Star Projector.
UA fans were fired up as Arizona took to the field against Northern Arizona University at Arizona Stadium Sept. 10, 2005.
Northern Arizona University defenders chase Arizona's Mike Bell in the first quarter at Arizona Stadium, Sept. 10, 2005.
Arizona's Brad Wood scores on this catch in the second quarter against Northern Arizona University at Arizona Stadium, Sept. 10, 2005.
Arizona's Chris Henry fumbles for his third fumble in two games, as he loses his helmet at the same time in the fourth quarter against Northern Arizona University at Arizona Stadium, Sept. 10, 2005.
Northern Arizona University #22 Philo Sanchez fumbles after getting hit by Arizona's #20 Lamon Means in the second quarter at Arizona Stadium Sept. 10, 2005.
UA's #1 Syndric Steptoe runs past Northern Arizona University defenders in the fourth quarter at Arizona Stadium, Sept. 10, 2005.
Arizona's Mike Bell celebrates his team's first touchdown after he ran it in Sept. 10, 2005.
Arizona quarterback Nick Foles scrambles for yardage in the second quarter as NAU defender #51 Eric Storey tries to move in Sept. 3, 2011.
Arizona fan Austin Pillon waits in line to enter the Red Zone beneath UA Stadium Sept. 3, 2011.
Arizona's Red Zone fans show their support as they wait for the NAU game to begin at UA Stadium, Sept. 3, 2011.
Arizona's #82 Juron Criner celebrates a fourth quarter touchdown pass to #21 Gino Crump Sept. 3, 2011.
Arizona's #14 Richard Morrison scores a touchdown in the second half Sept. 3, 2011.
Arizona's #29 Austin Hill scores a touchdown during a third quarter reception as NAU's #35 Austin Hasquet looks on Sept. 3, 2011.
Arizona's freshan running back Ka'Deem Carey runs in the fourth quarter as NAU's #38 Taylor Malenfant tries to make the tackle Sept. 3, 2011.
Arizona's #21 Gino Crump hauls in a fourth quarter touchdown pass from quarterback Nick Foles as NAU's #25 Mike Dosen can only look on Sept. 3, 2011.
Arizona's quarterback #8 Nick Foles gets a congratulatory boost from teammate, center #76 Kyle Quinn Sept. 3, 2011.
UA sophomore Austin Pillon dressed in the red feathers yells support for the UA wildcats Sept. 3, 2011.
Arizona's #2 Keola Antolin gains a lot of yards on this run in the first quarter as NAU's #56 Brandon Phillips tries to make the tackle Sept. 3, 2011.
NAU's #34 Zach Bauman gets tackled by a group of Arizona defenders in the first quarter Sept. 3, 2011.
Arizona's #31 Taimi Tutogi gets congratulated by teammates #81 Davie Roberts and #82 Juron Criner Sept. 3, 2011.
Arizona's #31 Taimi Tutogi celebrates his first quarter touchdown run with two seconds left in the first quarter Sept. 3, 2011.
Arizona's #82 Juron Criner scores the first touchdown of the game as NAU's #4 Randy Hale, Jr. gives a chase in the first quarter, Sept. 3, 2011.
Arizona's #82 Juron Criner dives toward the end zone after catching a 42-yard pass in the first quarter Sept. 3, 2011.
Arizona's Tom Tolbert, left, and Mark Georgeson celebrate after their '88 game against North Carolina that advanced them into the final four.
Arizona's #51 Spencer Larsen takes down UCLA wide receiver #4 Terrence Austin in the fourth quarter Nov. 3, 2007.
University of Arizona basketball player Sean Elliott gets ready to pass the ball during the 1989 NCAA Sweet 16 tournament against UNLV.
Salim Stoudamire gets fouled in the second half by Alabama-Birmingham's #23 Demario Eddins at the Taco Bell Arena, March 19, 2005, in Boise, Idaho during the NCAA second round game. UA won 85-63.
University Medical Center doctors Dr. Michael Lemole, who performed on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords as a neurosurgeon, Dr. Peter Rhee, who was the trauma surgeon, and Dr. Rainer Gruessner during a press conference for the latest updates on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords after a mass shooting in Jan, 2011.
Canyon del Oro High School senior Blake Martinez is the Arizona Daily Star's defensive player of the year for 2011 for football.
Arizona place kicker #12 Nick Folk against USC at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Oct. 8, 2005.
Arizona's #34 Chase Budinger dunks over Northern Arizona University defenders in the first half at McKale Center, Nov. 13, 2007.
Arizona's Chase Budinger was the high scorer with 30 points as he shoots over Oregon's #10 Maarty Leunen Feb. 10, 2007.
Oregon's #4 Bryce Taylor, who scored Oregon's game high 18 points, can't look at Arizona's Chase Budinger after Budinger tied the game at 66 in the second half at McArthur Court Feb. 10, 2007.
Arizona's #34 Chase Budinger uses the body of Utah's #50 Luke Nevill to push off and shoot March 20, 2009.
Arizona's #34 Chase Budinger goes for two against Cleveland State's #42 Chris Moore March 22, 2009.
Arizona players #43 Jordan Hill and Chase Budinger chest bump after Budinger got fouled late in the second half as USC's O.J. Mayo walks away Jan. 31, 2008.