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Greg Hansen: Classic World Series came down to classic finish

Greg Hansen: Classic World Series came down to classic finish

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, …

August 29, 2011 12:01 am Related Loading…

Greg Hansen: 1997 Cats enjoyed a magic moment

Greg Hansen: 1997 Cats enjoyed a magic moment

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…

August 28, 2011 12:01 am Related Loading…

Greg Hansen: Tucson favorite is top AZ college athlete

Greg Hansen: Tucson favorite is top AZ college athlete

Phil Mickelson: Tucsonans long ago forgave Phil Mickelson his Sun Devil sins. Each time he tugged the Conquistadores championship helmet over …

August 26, 2011 12:01 amLoading…

Greg Hansen: Titleless Suns nevertheless an unqualified success

Greg Hansen: Titleless Suns nevertheless an unqualified success

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. …

August 24, 2011 12:15 amLoading…

Greg Hansen: 1986 title showed world top Cat could flat coach

Greg Hansen: 1986 title showed world top Cat could flat coach

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 …

August 23, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Greg Hansen: Led by Veeck, trio planted seeds of Cactus League

Greg Hansen: Led by Veeck, trio planted seeds of Cactus League

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.

August 22, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Greg Hansen: 'Pop' was the father of athletics at UA

Greg Hansen: 'Pop' was the father of athletics at UA

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…

August 21, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Greg Hansen: Miner's son turned ASU into gold

Greg Hansen: Miner's son turned ASU into gold

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…

August 20, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Demand by UA coach led to bowl, title games

Demand by UA coach led to bowl, title games

  The spark that ignited the Fiesta Bowl and, in turn, produced latter-day national championship football games in Phoenix, began in Tucson in 1968.

August 19, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Gold medalist coached UA swim team

Imagine the reaction 42 years ago when Charlie Hickcox became head coach of the Pima County Dolphins youth swimming team.

August 18, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Pitcher from Scottsdale thrived in majors

Pitcher from Scottsdale thrived in majors

Jim Palmer was a basketball player of such promise that legendary UCLA coach John Wooden offered him a scholarship to play for the Bruins in 1963.

August 17, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Badgers made Tucson Titletown in '40s

In the 1940s, Tucson High School won 26 of a possible 40 Arizona state championships in football, basketball, baseball and track.

August 16, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Under Busch, UA swimming made waves

Under Busch, UA swimming made waves

By 1990, swimmers and divers from the UA had experienced national and international success in modest numbers. And then the dam burst. Once Ci…

August 15, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Hopi distance star found his stride, Olympic glory

Hopi distance star found his stride, Olympic glory

As a kid on the Hopi Reservation in Northern Arizona, Louis Tewanima would sometimes run 50 miles to Winslow just to see a passing train.

August 14, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

8 titles later, Candrea remembers starting at bottom

8 titles later, Candrea remembers starting at bottom

Mike Candrea was hired to coach Arizona's softball team Aug. 25, 1985, three months after he piloted Central Arizona College to its second NJC…

August 13, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Ex-Cat's resolve, touch led to a handful of NBA champion rings

Ex-Cat's resolve, touch led to a handful of NBA champion rings

You could say there was an element of luck in Steve Kerr's basketball career.

August 12, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Old-school and team-first approach led to three CWS titles for UA

Old-school and team-first approach led to three CWS titles for UA

Jerry Kindall's second Arizona baseball team finished an incredible 58-6 and broke a school record by winning 44 of 45 home games. Yet the 197…

August 11, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Cholla, UA star awes NBA fans, transplant survivors

Cholla, UA star awes NBA fans, transplant survivors

In Tucson, Sean Elliott is basketball's favorite son. He's the local kid from Cholla High School who turned into the college player of the yea…

August 10, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Marana barrel racer carries on tradition of rodeo champs

Marana barrel racer carries on tradition of rodeo champs

In celebration of Arizona's centennial, the Star will feature our picks for the 100 best athletes, moments and teams. 

August 09, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

No other annual event can top 'The Game'

No other annual event can top 'The Game'

The Territorial Cup has been played 84 times, alternating year to year between Tucson and Tempe, a football series of such magnitude that it h…

August 08, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

From Rillito to Churchill Downs, he wins horse races

From Rillito to Churchill Downs, he wins horse races

In his biography "Baffert: Dirt Road to the Derby," Bob Baffert writes about his post-UA days when he was a substitute teacher in Nogales. "Th…

August 07, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

'Block of granite' polished in football, wrestling

'Block of granite' polished in football, wrestling

Curley Culp: At the 1967 NCAA wrestling championships in Kent, Ohio, Arizona State junior Curley Culp won three matches by pins and another 15…

August 06, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Glendale rider perhaps best all-around talent in state's history

Glendale rider perhaps best all-around talent in state's history

Ty Murray: During his schoolboy days at Glendale's Deer Valley High School, Ty Murray was a promising member of the school's gymnastics team.

August 05, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Prescott pitcher battled injuries, but still won Cy Young in '83

Prescott pitcher battled injuries, but still won Cy Young in '83

John Denny: With a 19-6 record and 2.37 ERA for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1983, John Denny left little question he was a deserving Cy Young…

August 04, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

UA softball legacy begins with pitchers

UA softball legacy begins with pitchers

Considering the importance of pitching in college softball, maybe it's no surprise. But en route to its eight NCAA championships, the Arizona …

August 03, 2011 12:00 amLoading…


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