At 11 a.m., on Nov. 4, 2001, I stood next to the old Southern
Pacific railroad tracks adjacent to Bank One Ballpark. It was a
Sunday morning, …
In the final hours before Arizona was to meet No. 1 Kansas at
the 1997 Sweet 16, Lute Olson embraced the psychology and magnified
the burden o…
Phil Mickelson: Tucsonans long ago forgave Phil Mickelson his
Sun Devil sins. Each time he tugged the Conquistadores championship
helmet over …
The Phoenix Suns lost the two most significant games in the
43-year history of the franchise, both at home, both in Game 6 of
the NBA Finals. …
Lute Olson caught an overnight flight from LAX to Amsterdam in
late June 1986. He changed planes on a Saturday afternoon and flew
on to Paris …
Before they died - Hi Corbett in 1967; Bill Veeck in 1986; Roy
Drachman in 2002 - none came forward to claim to be The Father of
the Cactus League.
Pop McKale's first game as Arizona's football coach, in 1914,
was played on the school's all-dirt field against the Douglas YMCA.
His team's y…
FRANK KUSH: Released from military service in 1955, Frank Kush
drove from Fort Benning, Ga., to Tempe and accepted a $3,600 salary
to be the l…
The spark that ignited the Fiesta Bowl and, in turn, produced
latter-day national championship football games in Phoenix, began
in Tucson in 1968.
Imagine the reaction 42 years ago when Charlie Hickcox became
head coach of the Pima County Dolphins youth swimming team.