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No. 100 • Paul Reed

No. 100 • Paul Reed

No. 100 • Paul Reed

December 20, 2014 5:45 pm
Tennis tourney picks up holiday slack for Tucson

Tennis tourney picks up holiday slack for Tucson

With Tucson’s loss of football’s Copper Bowl, and the holiday Fiesta Bowl basketball classic at McKale Center — the UA will not be playing a home basketball game during the holidays for only the fourth time since 1984 — the enduring game in town over the holidays is tennis. The USTA Winter N…

December 20, 2014 5:45 pm
With Smith mentoring QBs, Cats have clearly hit a homer

With Smith mentoring QBs, Cats have clearly hit a homer

Through 37 years of Pac-12 football, you could make a case that the league’s most skilled quarterbacks coach was Homer Smith, who later installed the UA’s first modern and proven offensive “system” in 1996-97.

December 20, 2014 5:45 pm
ASU picks Adidas over Nike

ASU picks Adidas over Nike

Given the background of Arizona State AD Ray Anderson — he was an NFL money-man, a vice-president of operations for eight years — it’s not surprising the Sun Devils took almost double money (about $5 million annually) from Adidas and dumped their soon-to-expire deal with sports brand king Ni…

December 20, 2014 5:45 pm
Fiesta Bowl likely not to sell out

Fiesta Bowl likely not to sell out

It would be a shock if the Fiesta Bowl, Arizona vs. Boise State, is played before a capacity crowd. Tickets are simply too expensive, but the Broncos report they have sold $1.5 million of their $1.9 million ticket allotment, which means you can expect almost 12,000 to 15,000 BSU fans. Arizon…

December 20, 2014 5:45 pm
Sean Miller chooses new outfit

Sean Miller chooses new outfit

Here’s hoping Sean Miller’s wardrobe change, eschewing a tie, will trigger a fashion change in college basketball. Too many coaches wear $2,000 designer suits in a game played by sweaty college kids and watched by people in casual attire. College football figured it out years ago; former Ari…

December 20, 2014 5:45 pm
John McMillan named MVP of John McMillan tourney

John McMillan named MVP of John McMillan tourney

Like father, like son: Cloverdale (California) High School forward John McMillan was the MVP of last week’s John McMillan Holiday Invitational Basketball Tournament in Northern California. That’s his grandfather. His father is Craig McMillan, starting guard on Arizona’s 1988 Final Four baske…

December 20, 2014 5:45 pm
Santa Rita grad Stoglin averaging third-most points

Santa Rita grad Stoglin averaging third-most points

Santa Rita High grad Terrell Stoglin is averaging 27.7 points for Sagesse in the Lebanese pro basketball league, third of all players. In his last three games, the point guard has scored 21, 30 and 32 points. 

December 20, 2014 5:45 pm
If dominoes fall, UA's Byrne possibly headed for Oregon

If dominoes fall, UA's Byrne possibly headed for Oregon

When West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck left the Mountaineers to accept a position with the NCAA last week, it triggered speculation that WVU will hire alumnus Rob Mullen for the vacancy. Mullen is the AD at Oregon. If that happens, the dominoes will continue to fall, and Arizona’s …

December 20, 2014 5:45 pm
Scooby always in right place at right time

Scooby always in right place at right time

Boise State offensive coordinator Mike Sanford might have given the best description of UA’s Scooby Wright all year. Last week Sanford told Boise reporters: “It seems like he’s always in the right place at the right time in those critical moments. He gets very quick reads on the run/pass con…

December 20, 2014 5:45 pm
Big-league dreams come true for Sahuarita resident

Big-league dreams come true for Sahuarita resident

After 18 years as minor-league manager, at every conceivable level, Sahuarita resident Charlie Montoyo was hired Friday to be third base coach of Tampa Bay Rays. Montoyo has been the manager of Durham Bulls for the last eight years, winning six International League division championships. Di…

December 20, 2014 5:45 pm
Committee’s misread of BYU hurt Wildcats

Committee’s misread of BYU hurt Wildcats

In the days leading up to Arizona’s NCAA tournament appearances at McKale Center, UA coach Dave Rubio and his staff scouted and evaluated potential second-round opponent BYU and came to the same conclusion: the selection committee had blown it on the unseeded Cougars.

December 20, 2014 5:45 pm
UA could have trouble with explosive Ajayi

UA could have trouble with explosive Ajayi

Boise State tailback Jay Ajayi might be the most skilled and talented running back Arizona has played this year. He’s Ka’Deem Carey with more speed, and has rushed for 1,689 yards this year. I watched him in TV games against BYU and Utah State and he is dynamic. Never heard of him? Ajayi was…

December 20, 2014 5:45 pm
My two cents: Wildcats winning in workmanlike way

My two cents: Wildcats winning in workmanlike way

In a wardrobe rarity for college basketball, both coaches in Friday night’s Arizona-UTEP game, Sean Miller and Tim Floyd, didn’t wear a tie.

December 20, 2014 5:45 pm
Catalina Foothills' Cohen shows good taste

Catalina Foothills' Cohen shows good taste

I enjoyed the way Catalina Foothills golf standout Gavin Cohen last week announced he has accepted a golf scholarship to play for Jim Anderson at Arizona. Cohen, who is only a sophomore, and who has been scouted by Anderson since he was in middle school, packaged his announcement on twitter …

December 20, 2014 5:45 pm
Sabino grad Nelson to play final game

Sabino grad Nelson to play final game

Former Sabino High football all-state receiver Keanu Nelson will play his final college game Monday in the Miami Beach Bowl against Memphis. Nelson, a fifth-year senior at BYU, has caught four passes for 35 yards and a touchdown, and returned six punts for 51 yards this season. 

December 20, 2014 5:45 pm
Can Scooby be placed among UA’s top 7 defensive players?

Can Scooby be placed among UA’s top 7 defensive players?

It will take at least another football season, maybe two, to put Scooby Wright’s prodigious 2014 season in proper context.

December 13, 2014 7:00 pm
Win over Cochise puts Aztecs back on map

Win over Cochise puts Aztecs back on map

I can’t recall many more impressive local victories in 2014 than a 94-91 Pima College’s men’s basketball triumph over undefeated and No. 16-ranked Cochise College last week in Douglas. Tucson High grad Murphy Gershman hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to win it, and scored 27 in the game. He…

December 13, 2014 7:00 pm
Ex-Cat Johnson's decision to leave paying off

Ex-Cat Johnson's decision to leave paying off

Nick Johnson continues to get more playing time for the Houston Rockets; he played 103 minutes in six games between Nov. 29 and Dec. 11, but he shot just 5 for 24 from the field (20.8 percent). His decision to forego his final season of college eligibility seems like a very good one.

December 13, 2014 7:00 pm
Sean Miller takes page out of Lute's book

Sean Miller takes page out of Lute's book

The UA’s eye-popping new basketball locker room and kitchen at McKale Center didn’t entirely zoom forward into 21st century appointments. Sean Miller had the matchless Lute Olson era cactus-and-sunset logo remade (although much smaller) and placed on the locker room wall. Well done.

December 13, 2014 7:00 pm
Lute's former ace recruiter Burmeister gets huge win

Lute's former ace recruiter Burmeister gets huge win

Ken Burmeister, who was the ace recruiter during Olson’s formative years at McKale Center, registered his most important victory in eight years at San Antonio’s Incarnate Word University last week, beating 6-1 Nebraska in Lincoln, 74-73. Burmeister’s team, which was admitted to Division I a …

December 13, 2014 7:00 pm
UA football's completion percentage subpar

UA football's completion percentage subpar

File this one under, “How did Rich Rodriguez win 10 games this season?” The Wildcats finished the regular season with a 56.8 passing completion percentage. It’s the lowest in the Pac-12 and lowest at Arizona since 2001, when the Wildcats completed 54.3percent.

December 13, 2014 7:00 pm
Tucson's Pothoff headed to Alabama

Tucson's Pothoff headed to Alabama

Tucson’s Maddie Pothoff, the leading age-group tennis player in Southern Arizona, has made a verbal commitment to play for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Pothoff, who is home-schooled, is ranked No. 17 overall in the girls class of 2016. Alabama finished No. 6 in the nation last season. Pothoff f…

December 13, 2014 7:00 pm
Kerr's coaching philosophy working

Kerr's coaching philosophy working

Opening his first season 20-2 as coach of the Golden State Warriors, Steve Kerr isn’t in foreign basketball territory. Arizona opened 20-1 in Kerr’s senior season, 1987-88; the Chicago Bulls were 23-2 in 1995-96 and 17-1 in 1996-97 when he was the Bulls’ designated perimeter shooter. Kerr la…

December 13, 2014 7:00 pm
Tucson High, PCC stars have reunion

Tucson High, PCC stars have reunion

Boise State director of basketball operations Jeremy Harden, a former Tucson High and Pima College standout, had a mini-reunion with ex-Tucson High and PCC star Shakir Smith last week in Boise. The Broncos beat Smith’s Adams State club 78-49; Smith scored 11. He leads Adams State with a 16.8…

December 13, 2014 7:00 pm
Sahuaro grad Wiedenbauer earns huge award

Sahuaro grad Wiedenbauer earns huge award

Tom Wiedenbauer was a seventh-round draft pick, a quarterback-outfielder-pitcher from Sahuaro High School in 1977 who went on to play 636 minor-league baseball games and just four in MLB, with the Houston Astros in 1979. Wiedenbauer received (and earned) the award of his baseball life last w…

December 13, 2014 7:00 pm
Tucson High grad Lewis interviews for Beavers football

Tucson High grad Lewis interviews for Beavers football

In Oregon State’s brief search for a football coach last week, it interviewed Tucson High grad Osia Lewis, who played linebacker for the Beavers from 1982-85. Lewis, now the defensive line coach at San Diego State, has also coached at Illinois, New Mexico and UTEP. He is the younger brother …

December 13, 2014 7:00 pm
Ex-Cat Barnes helps lead UW over old coach

Ex-Cat Barnes helps lead UW over old coach

Another reunion: Adia Barnes, who is probably the leading women’s basketball player in Arizona history, part of a long run of excellence under ex-UA coach Joan Bonvicini, coached against and helped to beat Bonvincini’s Seattle U. team 102-69 last week in Seattle. Barnes is now an assistant c…

December 13, 2014 7:00 pm
Baseball expertise that can't be beat

Baseball expertise that can't be beat

How do you beat this camp for baseball expertise: Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale and ex-major leaguers Jack Howell and George Arias are among the instructors at the third Hills Pro Camp next Saturday and Sunday at Mehl Park for boys aged 8-17…

December 13, 2014 7:00 pm
Byrne's commitment means brunch for Cats

Byrne's commitment means brunch for Cats

Since Greg Byrne committed about $600,000 annually to pay for a morning brunch for Arizona athletes, the school has served 18,300 brunches since school began. Byrne even included the cheerleaders in the plan (they consumed 1,327 meals). Here’s how to get a grip on what it costs to operate a …

December 13, 2014 7:00 pm
UA freshman Werlinger honored for achievements

UA freshman Werlinger honored for achievements

Lost among the Scooby Wright Across America Awards Tour last week was the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame banquet in New York City. Arizona freshman QB Zach Werlinger was honored for his scholar-athlete achievements at Chandler’s Basha High School. The banquet brought t…

December 13, 2014 7:00 pm
Tucsonan Lalang a finalist for track's biggest award

Tucsonan Lalang a finalist for track's biggest award

Tucsonan Lawi Lalang will be in Phoenix on Wednesday, one of three finalists for the Bowerman Award, the Heisman Trophy for track and field. Lalang, who completed his UA eligibility in June, won the NCAA 5,000-meter championship and set the collegiate record in the indoor mile in March. He d…

December 13, 2014 7:00 pm
New AIA rules mean Tucsonans will travel, suffer

New AIA rules mean Tucsonans will travel, suffer

The Arizona Interscholastic Association last week decreed that all future playoff games, in all sports, will be played on neutral fields to help lower costs.

December 13, 2014 7:00 pm
Colo., Boise have eyes on Salpointe’s Holt

Colo., Boise have eyes on Salpointe’s Holt

Salpointe Catholic defensive lineman Justin Holt, who is likely to be Southern Arizona’s leading football recruit in 2015, is now being recruited by Colorado assistant coach Gary Bernardi, who was an assistant coach at Arizona at the time Julius Holt, Justin’s father, was a starting lineman …

December 13, 2014 7:00 pm
Hansen: Pac-12 sent B-list refs for Gonzaga game

Hansen: Pac-12 sent B-list refs for Gonzaga game

Discussing officials, Anu Solomon, Fiesta Bowl history and … top hats? 

December 09, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Junior shortstop ranked 47th prospect

Junior shortstop ranked 47th prospect

UA junior shortstop Kevin Newman is ranked as the nation’s No. 47 draft-eligible prospect by MLB.com, in a poll released last week. The MLB analysts described Newman, a two-time Cape Cod League batting champ, as “a master of the strike zone’’ and “strong in leadership skills.’’ It also quest…

December 06, 2014 10:00 pm
Pac-12 Networks would be wise to tap NBA talent

Pac-12 Networks would be wise to tap NBA talent

Over the summer, the Pac-12 hired retired coaches Ben Braun and Mike Montgomery to be part of its television network, analysts, but it needs to be more diverse. Former Oregon State guard Lamar Hurd is the only African-American currently among Pac-12 basketball analysts. The league would be w…

December 06, 2014 10:00 pm
Basketball family

Basketball family

T.J. McConnell’s family will be in Tucson next weekend, in part to watch the Wildcats play Michigan on Saturday, but also to be part of basketball games Friday night at Sunnyside and Saturday morning (11 a.m.) at Salpointe. T.J’s father, Tim McConnell, is head coach of Pittsburgh-area hoops …

December 06, 2014 10:00 pm
Recruit Trier getting attention

Recruit Trier getting attention

Incoming UA basketball recruit Alonzo Trier, who plays at prep school juggernaut Findlay Prep of Las Vegas, scored 50 points last week against Phoenix-based Westwind Prep. Trier is averaging 34 points on a team that has six players who have committed to Division I schools. 

December 06, 2014 10:00 pm
Wildcats will bounce back once sting of loss blows over

Wildcats will bounce back once sting of loss blows over

The most joyful moment of any Arizona football game, any season, is the singing of “Bear Down’’ in the winner’s locker room. Even when it’s off key and the words get mangled, you can’t beat the feeling.

December 06, 2014 10:00 pm
Army-Navy game will have S. Arizona flair

Army-Navy game will have S. Arizona flair

At the classic Army-Navy football game on Sunday, two of the leading players are from Tucson. Navy sophomore linebacker Daniel Gonzales, a Cienega grad, is second at Navy with 73 tackles and two interceptions. At Army, sophomore linebacker Jeremy Timpf of Sabino is the Cadets’ leading tackle…

December 06, 2014 10:00 pm
Ledesma is new assistant at Regis

Ledesma is new assistant at Regis

Salpointe Catholic grad Stevie Ledesma, who was a basketball star at Phoenix College and later Regis University in Denver, has become a full-time assistant coach for the Rangers. Ledesma spent two seasons as a graduate assistant before joining the Regis staff full-time this season. 

December 06, 2014 10:00 pm
Dick King honored

Dick King honored

Rincon/University basketball coach Rich Utter last week helped to honor legendary Rincon coach Dick King at the Rincon-Walden Grove game. King coached Rincon to its only state championship 50 years ago, 1964-65. At 89, King looked fully back at home in the gymnasium in which the Rangers were…

December 06, 2014 10:00 pm
Roessler with Mets

Roessler with Mets

Pat Roessler, part of Jerry Kindall’s incredible coaching tree of Arizona baseball – he left the Wildcats in 1982 – last week was hired as assistant hitting coach for the New York Mets. His boss will be ex-UA outfielder Kevin Long, the Mets’ top hitting instructor. Roessler spent the last ni…

December 06, 2014 10:00 pm
Golf writers playing the game

Golf writers playing the game

About 70 golf writers from the U.S. and Canada will be in Tucson this week for the second Tucson Media Golf Classic. It’s almost ironic that during a time of unprecedented turbulence in the Southern Arizona golf industry – the takeover of financially strapped Arizona National and Golf Club o…

December 06, 2014 10:00 pm
UA president: Student fees for athletics 'might be appropriate'

UA president: Student fees for athletics 'might be appropriate'

To help keep the UA athletic department’s budget balanced, UA president Ann Weaver Hart  is apt to tack a yearly student fee of $150 or so onto the cost of admission, a fee that would result in about $5 million annually for Greg Byrne’s department. ASU last year implemented a similar fee, wh…

December 06, 2014 10:00 pm
Big TV ratings

Big TV ratings

The Territorial Cup game produced a 14.8 TV rating in the Phoenix market, the top audience since ratings were metered dating to 1996. It means that 266,784 Phoenix households watched. Because Tucson isn’t an overnight market in the Nielsen ratings, it’s uncertain how many watched here. One s…

December 06, 2014 10:00 pm

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