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Finley: In 3 years, Cats have grown under RichRod

Finley: In 3 years, Cats have grown under RichRod

Arizona's success is surprising only because it happened so fast, Ryan Finley writes. 

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UA an underdog? Stats say Arizona, Oregon have had similar seasons

UA an underdog? Stats say Arizona, Oregon have had similar seasons

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…

November 30, 2014 7:16 pmLoading…
Finley: Territorial Cup small but worth its weight

Finley: Territorial Cup small but worth its weight

Sports editor got a sneak peek at trophy hours before game. 

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Pregame madness: The best from today's UA-ASU game

Pregame madness: The best from today's UA-ASU game

1:31 p.m.: OK, we're kicking off. Follow our live game chat here: 

November 28, 2014 12:30 pmLoading…
Territorial Cup: Stakes for UA, ASU overflow Cup

Territorial Cup: Stakes for UA, ASU overflow Cup

Today, the silver-clad cup is everything as two rivals face off.

November 27, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…
Finley: 64-page guide is required reading for hoops superfans

Finley: 64-page guide is required reading for hoops superfans

Lute Olson turned 80 years old in September, a fact that seems both completely plausible and altogether unreal.

November 01, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Pizza Madness back for seconds

Pizza Madness back for seconds

Anyone can win a title. True champions repeat.

October 15, 2014 10:30 pmLoading…
Time to turn on your iPads, follow Wildcats

Time to turn on your iPads, follow Wildcats

The Arizona Daily Star Sports Insider is free to readers with iPads.

August 29, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Odiemae Elliott, mother of UA legend, dies

Odiemae Elliott, mother of UA legend, dies

Longtime Tucsonan was passionate about basketball, grandkids, quilting. 

July 09, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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Ryan Finley: March makes Tucson fans even crazier

Ryan Finley: March makes Tucson fans even crazier

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.

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Tucson: Get ready for Wing season

Tucson: Get ready for Wing season

Ah, the month of March in Tucson.

March 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Few answers as Match Play's future here hangs by a thread

Few answers as Match Play's future here hangs by a thread

Sometime, perhaps next month, PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem will announce his plans for the 2015 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

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Day burns way to Match Play semifinals; Fowler next

Day burns way to Match Play semifinals; Fowler next

His fourth win in as many days was in the books, but Jason Day wasn’t finished.

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Little-known Dubuisson continues run through Match Play field

Little-known Dubuisson continues run through Match Play field

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…

February 22, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Match Play notes: Kuchar continues mastery of Match Play

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.

February 21, 2014 12:00 am Video Related Loading…

Charmed run continues for McDowell, Match Play's ultimate sleeper pick

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.

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New-look Fowler stuns Poulter in first round

New-look Fowler stuns Poulter in first round

Mired in the worst slump of his golf career, Rickie Fowler arrived at Dove Mountain on Wednesday morning disguised as someone else.

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Long hitter Aphibarnrat hoping for a little luck vs. No. 1 Stenson

Long hitter Aphibarnrat hoping for a little luck vs. No. 1 Stenson

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.

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Fashion always wins at Match Play

Fashion always wins at Match Play

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.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Ryan Finley: Forget the future, and get ready for the best week of the year

Ryan Finley: Forget the future, and get ready for the best week of the year

I was covering the WGC-

February 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Longtime Star editor, UA professor Chanin dies at 92

Abe Chanin, a longtime Arizona Daily Star sports editor, UA professor, author and historian, died Saturday morning. He was 92.

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Chanin dies at 92; was a longtime Star editor, UA professor and author

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.

February 01, 2014 12:38 pmLoading…

Fans can sound off on StarNet’s new forums

My back patio might be the loudest place on the West Side.

January 12, 2014 12:00 am
Candlelight Madness leads to top date-night spot

Candlelight Madness leads to top date-night spot

Tucson is America’s Most Casual Town, especially if you’re a guy. And, honestly, it’s great.

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Opinion by Ryan Finley: Freel's father finding peace in faith, science

Opinion by Ryan Finley: Freel's father finding peace in faith, science

Parishioners will file into

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UA hurdler, CDO grad dies following brain surgery

UA hurdler, CDO grad dies following brain surgery

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.

December 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Try to top system in annual bowl challenge

Try to top system in annual bowl challenge

I learned the first, and maybe most valuable, lesson of my football life as a third-string offensive lineman on my freshman football team.

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New on Starnet: Check out our redesigned Arizona Wildcats page

New on Starnet: Check out our redesigned Arizona Wildcats page

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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New on StarNet: Our redesigned Arizona Wildcats fan site

Welcome to the Star's new Arizona Wildcats page. Get the latest from Bruce Pascoe, Greg Hansen and Daniel Berk, as usual, but check out our new features, too. Visit the forums to commiserate and argue - no Facebook registration required. Then, custom-build your own UA meme and share it with …

December 13, 2013 1:30 pmLoading…
Sonorense se corona en el lluvioso Tour de Tucsón

Sonorense se corona en el lluvioso Tour de Tucsón

Ni la lluvia ni el frío ni las calles encharcadas detuvieron a Juan Magallanes, de Hermosillo, Sonora, para coronarse en la 31 edición de El Tour de Tucsón, organizado por el Casino del Sol Resort el pasado sábado 23 de noviembre.

November 23, 2013 5:00 pmLoading…

El Tour de Tucson: Endurance cyclist will tackle El Tour, then Australia

During a span of 41 days this fall, Paul Solon rode his bicycle from Mexico City to Washington, D.C., and then Ottawa, Ontario.

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Race’s route to include I-10 frontage roads; distances shortened

Participants in this month’s El Tour de Tucson will be taking a different route — and riding a bit less than in past years.

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Finley: Passion fuels every fan, whether it's at Comic-Con or in McKale Center

Finley: Passion fuels every fan, whether it's at Comic-Con or in McKale Center

I was sitting down to dinner in July when I saw a flock of Spocks.

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UA swim coach taking leave of absence for 'personal matters'

UA swim coach taking leave of absence for 'personal matters'

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.

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Burger Madness begins: Let the best burger win

Burger Madness begins: Let the best burger win

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 

October 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Board of Regents approves contract extensions for Byrne, two coaches; sand volleyball boss gets first deal

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.

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Grandma Tony's takes pizza title

Grandma Tony's takes pizza title

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.

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Opinion by Ryan Finley: Cover boy Carey is reason to watch Wildcats play in 2013

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.

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Sitton, hailed as Tucson icon, dies

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.

August 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Broadcast partner: UA icon Dave Sitton 'was energy'

Broadcast partner: UA icon Dave Sitton 'was energy'

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.

August 12, 2013 2:00 pm Photos

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Cast your vote for best pizza in S. Arizona

Cast your vote for best pizza in S. Arizona

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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Pizza polling begins Thursday to find best pie in Southern Arizona

Pizza polling begins Thursday to find best pie in Southern Arizona

Voting on Star's Facebook.

June 26, 2013 12:24 pmLoading…
Tennis coach Clark, a THS legend, dies

Tennis coach Clark, a THS legend, dies

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.

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Legendary tennis coach Sue Clark dies

Legendary tennis coach Sue Clark dies

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.

May 25, 2013 1:15 pmLoading…

Boston Marathon: Former UA star Bruschi near finish line at time of blast, but is safe

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.

April 15, 2013 3:18 pmLoading…

Ryan Finley: Change is good, and we're undergoing lots of it

Seven years and one month ago, I stuck out my hand and managed a smile.

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