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Special ops doc Wang may be UA's real MVP

Special ops doc Wang may be UA's real MVP

Dr. Jon Wang, an-ex Green Beret, enters 38th season as team surgeon.

August 25, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Hansen: Arizona has been Transfer U in Pac-12

Hansen: Arizona has been Transfer U in Pac-12

Arizona has been Transfer U since joining the Pac-10 in 1978

August 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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QB development one of 3 keys to UA season

QB development one of 3 keys to UA season

Rich Rodriguez’s third Arizona football season swings on three factors:

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Lee Carey dies at 85

In today’s sports market, Lee Carey would’ve left Tucson High School with a $2 million signing bonus from the Cleveland Indians instead of the $19,000 he received in 1947.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Hansen: Johnson No. 1 among incoming UA athletes

Hansen: Johnson No. 1 among incoming UA athletes

Ranking the UA's top 10 incoming athletes of 2014-15, from swimmers to soccer players.

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College record hasn't slowed Foles

College record hasn't slowed Foles

Does anyone else get the irony of ex-Arizona quarterback Nick Foles starting at QB for the Philadelphia Eagles over two ex-USC All-Americans, Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley? Foles was 4-8 his senior year at Arizona, which, in retrospect, is almost unfathomable. … Amphitheater will properly ho…

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Ex-Cat Lowe makes softball all-star team

Ex-Cat Lowe makes softball all-star team

Six years after she helped Team USA to an Olympic silver medal in China, ex-UA outfielder Caitlin Lowe was selected to the National Pro Fastpitch 2014 all-star team last week. Playing for Florida-based USSSA Pride, Lowe hit .364, which was No. 5 in NPF. Lowe, an assistant softball coach at …

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Nicholson adds baseball to list of accomplishments

Nicholson adds baseball to list of accomplishments

Given the recent Little League World Series success of Philadelphia pitcher Mo’ne Davis, it’s cool for girls to play baseball. That applies in Tucson, too. Stephanie Nicholson helped Flowing Wells win two state softball championships, set the single-season home run record at Oklahoma State a…

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Johnson No. 1 among incoming UA athletes

Johnson No. 1 among incoming UA athletes

One man’s look at the 10 leading newcomers in UA sports, 2014-15:

August 23, 2014 10:00 pm
Ex-Cat Lalang becomes part of Nike running stable

Ex-Cat Lalang becomes part of Nike running stable

Eight-time NCAA distance-running champ Lawi Lalang hit the motherlode for pro runners last week when he accepted an endorsement offer as part of the Nike running stable. Flowing Wells grad Tara Erdmann is part of the Nike Project for distance runners; she was the fifth-best American female f…

August 23, 2014 10:00 pm
UA swimmer Cordes disqualified in Pan-Pacific championship

UA swimmer Cordes disqualified in Pan-Pacific championship

Favored to win the Pan-Pacific swimming championship in the 100 breast stroke last week in Brisbaine, Australia, UA senior and six-time NCAA champion Kevin Cordes was disqualified when his goggles snapped in mid-race and came off. Better than in the Olympic Trials or NCAA finals, I suppose.

August 23, 2014 10:00 pm
Former Wildcat Lowe an NPF all-star

Former Wildcat Lowe an NPF all-star

Six years after she helped Team USA to an Olympic silver medal in China, ex-UA outfielder Caitlin Lowe was selected to the National Pro Fastpitch 2014 all-star team last week. Playing for Florida-based USSSA Pride, Lowe hit .364, which was No. 5 in NPF. Lowe, an assistant softball coach at U…

August 23, 2014 10:00 pm
Tucson High grad Lee Carey dies at 85

Tucson High grad Lee Carey dies at 85

In today’s sports market, Lee Carey would’ve left Tucson High School with a $2 million signing bonus from the Cleveland Indians instead of the $19,000 he received in 1947.

August 23, 2014 10:00 pm
Tucson gymnastics coach Tomita to help select USA team

Tucson gymnastics coach Tomita to help select USA team

Yoichi Tomita, a former Olympic gymnastics coach who operates Tucson Gymnastics Worlds training facilities, is in Pittsburgh this weekend as part of the selection committee for USA Gymnastics. Tomita will help select the USA team to the world championships in China later this year. Tomita’s …

August 23, 2014 10:00 pm
Nicholson adds baseball to list of accomplishments

Nicholson adds baseball to list of accomplishments

Given the recent Little League World Series success of Philadelphia pitcher Mo’ne Davis, it’s cool for girls to play baseball. That applies in Tucson, too. Stephanie Nicholson helped Flowing Wells win two state softball championships, set the single-season home run record at Oklahoma State a…

August 23, 2014 10:00 pm
Santa Rita grad Stoglin to play for sixth team in three years

Santa Rita grad Stoglin to play for sixth team in three years

Santa Rita grad Terrell Stoglin will play for his sixth Euroleague team in three years in 2014-15. Italy’s Cimberio Varese declined to renew his option for the coming season.

August 23, 2014 10:00 pm
My two cents: QB development one of 3 keys to UA season

My two cents: QB development one of 3 keys to UA season

Rich Rodriguez’s third Arizona football season swings on three factors:

August 23, 2014 10:00 pm
College record hasn't slowed ex-Cat Foles

College record hasn't slowed ex-Cat Foles

Does anyone else get the irony of ex-Arizona quarterback Nick Foles starting at QB for the Philadelphia Eagles over two ex-USC All-Americans, Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley? Foles was 2-10 his senior year at Arizona, which, in retrospect, is almost unfathomable.

August 23, 2014 10:00 pm
Amphi to honor Hall of Fame coach Friedli

Amphi to honor Hall of Fame coach Friedli

Amphitheater will properly honor Hall of Fame coach Vern Friedli at Friday’s opener against Pueblo. It will be Amphi Alumni Football Night at Friedli Field. All coaches from Friedli’s 1979 state championship team plan to attend, as do dozens of ex-Panthers including former Colorado and NFL l…

August 23, 2014 10:00 pm
Ex-Cat Perry signs with Italian team

Ex-Cat Perry signs with Italian team

Former UA forward Jesse Perry is on the move again. After playing in the Euroleague in Finland, Lithuania and Lebanon last year, Perry has signed to play for Aget Service in Italy this season. Small world: His agent is Toby Bailey, who helped UCLA win the 1995 Final Four.

August 23, 2014 10:00 pm
Sean Miller's announcement consistent with UA tradition

Sean Miller's announcement consistent with UA tradition

Sean Miller’s announcement that Arizona will play a home-and-home basketball series against UConn in 2017 and 2018 continues to set the pace in Pac-12 non-conference scheduling. And it should. Arizona is a school that in 1998 played Kentucky, Duke and Kansas in the regular season, and in 200…

August 23, 2014 10:00 pm
CDO grad Martinez likely to start for Stanford

CDO grad Martinez likely to start for Stanford

Former Canyon del Oro, Santa Rita and Mountain View linebacker Blake Martinez is likely to start at inside linebacker for Stanford against UC Davis on Saturday. But he faces significant day-to-day competition to keep that job from three players: Noor Davis, Joe Hemschoot and Kevin Palma. The…

August 23, 2014 10:00 pm
UA sophomore standout Larsson stays in Switzerland

UA sophomore standout Larsson stays in Switzerland

Arizona’s chances to successfully defend its 2013 Pac-12 women’s cross country championship (the UA finished No. 2 in the NCAA) took a hit this summer when sophomore standout Maria Larsson chose to remain in her Switzerland home and train there.

August 23, 2014 10:00 pm
Ex-Sun Devil Carson headed to Australia

Ex-Sun Devil Carson headed to Australia

The curious career of ex-ASU point guard Jahii Carson gets stranger and stranger. After failing to get drafted in June, Carson last week signed to play for the Wollongong Hawks in Australia’s National Basketball League, which is far from the beaten path of overseas pro hoops. It’s the same t…

August 23, 2014 10:00 pm
Sun Devils to wear copper football helmets

Sun Devils to wear copper football helmets

Arizona State AD Ray Patterson has announced the Sun Devils will debut their 10th football helmet design this season, copper, which triggered some unrest among UA fans. The Wildcats have been wearing copper helmets for two seasons. But in truth, ASU was the first of the schools to wear coppe…

August 23, 2014 10:00 pm
Greg Hansen's guide to the 2014 season

Greg Hansen's guide to the 2014 season

Everything you wanted to know about Pac-12 football in 2014 — and a bit more. 

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Hansen: Ice Bucket Challenge gives ex-Cat warm feeling

Hansen: Ice Bucket Challenge gives ex-Cat warm feeling

Warner Smith was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in May.

August 21, 2014 7:00 pm Video Photos

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Hansen: In Tucson, 1994 was a year for the ages

Hansen: In Tucson, 1994 was a year for the ages

Twenty years ago today, Sports Illustrated's Desert Swarm cover rolled off the presses.

August 20, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Being RichRod: Coach reveals versatile side

Being RichRod: Coach reveals versatile side

Hansen: UA coach Rich Rodriguez answers 20 questions about his private life.

August 18, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Hansen: From melting pot to fire, Cats 'all in'

Hansen: From melting pot to fire, Cats 'all in'

Arizona's football roster is a puzzle with parts from all over the country.

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UA swim coach DeMont has tough task ahead

UA swim coach DeMont has tough task ahead

UA swimming coach Rick DeMont was selected to the Team USA coaching staff for the Pan Pacific Championships this week in Gold Coast, Australia.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Former Badger Moore lands full ride at NMSU

Former Badger Moore lands full ride at NMSU

Rayvean Moore, who was a standout receiver at Tucson High School in 2011, chose to walk on without a scholarship at New Mexico State. After redshirting in 2012 and playing in nine games in 2013, the sophomore was awarded a full scholarship after the Aggies’ practice last Sunday. At 5-10, 168…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Hollowell leaves '24-7' UA softball job

Hollowell leaves '24-7' UA softball job

After two years as Arizona’s full-time pitching coach and another as Mike Candrea’s director of softball operations, Alicia Hollowell has decided to leave the Wildcats.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Ex-Lancer Brice tearing it up in college

Kevin Brice was a standout baseball player at Salpointe Catholic, later helping Tucson’s KFC American Legion team to the state championship. This year, he hit .308 in his sophomore season at Pomona-Pitzer College but had the summer of his life in the New York Collegiate Baseball League. Bric…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Orozco is on the baseball radar now

Orozco is on the baseball radar now

The Southern Arizona recruiting Class of 2015 isn’t among the deepest of the last decade, but last week in Long Beach, Calif., Salpointe Catholic pitcher Jio Orozco rose to the top of the list.

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McMahon captures Arizona title

McMahon captures Arizona title

Ironwood Ridge High School grad Alex McMahon, a UA senior who has taken his game to a higher level in the last year, won the 90th Arizona Amateur on Saturday in Scottsdale. Talk about well-deserved: He was the medalist among 120 golfers and then won six consecutive matches. McMahon became th…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
UA swim coach DeMont has tough task ahead

UA swim coach DeMont has tough task ahead

UA swimming coach Rick DeMont was selected to the Team USA coaching staff for the Pan Pacific Championships this week in Gold Coast, Australia.

August 16, 2014 10:00 pm
3 daughters of Wildcats' '88 team playing Pac-12 volleyball

3 daughters of Wildcats' '88 team playing Pac-12 volleyball

When UA volleyball coach Dave Rubio started fall training camp this month, he began coaching freshman Jade Turner of Bakersfield, California. She is the daughter of 1988 Arizona Final Four center Joe Turner. That makes three daughters of the Wildcats’ ’88 team now playing Pac-12 volleyball: …

August 16, 2014 10:00 pm
Ex-Cat, 'Ball Hawk' Hall diagnosed with cancer

Ex-Cat, 'Ball Hawk' Hall diagnosed with cancer

From 1996-98, UA football special teams player Derek Hall won the school’s “Ball Hawk” award for spirited play in practice. He went from walk-on to three-year letterman. Hall then become an assistant coach at Eastern Michigan and Delaware State and then, using his UA degree in theatre arts, …

August 16, 2014 10:00 pm
Palo Verde grad Cotton signs as free agent with Spurs

Palo Verde grad Cotton signs as free agent with Spurs

Palo Verde High grad Bryce Cotton last week told me he signed as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs and will report to training camp in Texas in late September.

August 16, 2014 10:00 pm
Former Badger Moore lands full ride at NMSU

Former Badger Moore lands full ride at NMSU

Rayvean Moore, who was a standout receiver at Tucson High School in 2011, chose to walk on without a scholarship at New Mexico State. After redshirting in 2012 and playing in nine games in 2013, the sophomore was awarded a full scholarship after the Aggies’ practice last Sunday. At 5-10, 168…

August 16, 2014 10:00 pm
Ex-Lancer Brice tearing it up in college

Ex-Lancer Brice tearing it up in college

Kevin Brice was a standout baseball player at Salpointe Catholic, later helping Tucson’s KFC American Legion team to the state championship. This year, he hit .308 in his sophomore season at Pomona-Pitzer College but had the summer of his life in the New York Collegiate Baseball League. Bric…

August 16, 2014 10:00 pm
Salpointe pitcher Orozco on the baseball radar now

Salpointe pitcher Orozco on the baseball radar now

The Southern Arizona recruiting Class of 2015 isn’t among the deepest of the last decade, but last week in Long Beach, Calif., Salpointe Catholic pitcher Jio Orozco rose to the top of the list.

August 16, 2014 10:00 pm
Hollowell leaves '24-7' UA softball job

Hollowell leaves '24-7' UA softball job

After two years as Arizona’s full-time pitching coach and another as Mike Candrea’s director of softball operations, Alicia Hollowell has decided to leave the Wildcats.

August 16, 2014 10:00 pm
Former CDO soccer standout Korn to coach at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville

Former CDO soccer standout Korn to coach at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville

David Korn, a former soccer standout at CDO, has been named co-head coach for the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville men’s team. Korn’s promotion caps a well-deserved rise through the soccer coaching ranks that includes stints at Tucson Soccer Academy, an assistant’s post at Salpointe Catholic a…

August 16, 2014 10:00 pm
Rincon grad LaVetter joins Seattle U. coaching staff

Rincon grad LaVetter joins Seattle U. coaching staff

For the last 12 seasons, Lance LaVetter has been Lorenzo Romar’s director of operations for the Washington Huskies basketball team. LaVetter, who is the son of Pueblo’s 1977 and 1978 state championship basketball coach Roland LaVetter, last week decided to get back into coaching. He joined t…

August 16, 2014 10:00 pm
McMahon captures Arizona title

McMahon captures Arizona title

Ironwood Ridge High School grad Alex McMahon, a UA senior who has taken his game to a higher level in the last year, won the 90th Arizona Amateur on Saturday in Scottsdale. Talk about well-deserved: He was the medalist among 120 golfers and then won six consecutive matches. McMahon became th…

August 16, 2014 10:00 pm
Sabino grad Clausen dies of heart attack

Sabino grad Clausen dies of heart attack

Sad news: Sabino High School grad Clint Clausen, a former football/basketball standout for the Sabercats, died last week of a heart attack. He was only 44. Clausen famously earned a scholarship as a walk-on basketball player for Jerry Tarkanian’s 1990 NCAA champions at UNLV. Talk about good …

August 16, 2014 10:00 pm
Star's 2013-14 Player of the Year Nehls to begin college career

Star's 2013-14 Player of the Year Nehls to begin college career

Austin Nehls, the Star’s 2013-14 Southern Arizona basketball Player of the Year, will begin his college career at a Connecticut Prep School this week.

August 16, 2014 10:00 pm
Ex-Foothills swimming coach Lundstrom won seven titles

Ex-Foothills swimming coach Lundstrom won seven titles

Last week I listed Tucson prep coaches to have won seven or more state championships, matching or exceeding retiring Catalina Foothills soccer coach Charlie Kendrick. I goofed and did not include ex-Foothills swimming coach R.J.   Lundstrom, who won seven state titles.

August 16, 2014 10:00 pm

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