This week, Star sports columnist Greg Hansen dishes on James Li and the UA cross country team's success, T.J. McConnell's growing group of fans, golf news from top instructors to Phil Mickelson's local investment opportunity, a new swimming instructor for the U.S. Navy Seals with local ties and the Salpointe football team's chance to win a title in Tucson.

In its 18 sports, men’s and women’s combined, Arizona had won 22 Pac-12 championships this century. That’s how hard it is.

Arizona’s T.J. McConnell was in complete control Monday night in an exhibition game against Augustana. He had eight assists and no turnovers. …

Coach Jerry Carrillo, who learned his basketball at Salpointe Catholic and as an undergrad at the UA, won his 400th career game Friday night a…

Cholla High and Cochise grad Ajak Magot is expected to start at center for Idaho State; he’ll have a homecoming of sorts when ISU plays at Ari…

One of the reasons Salpointe senior Krystal Quihuis was disappointed last week when she came up a stroke shy of winning a third straight state…

I saw Sahuaro basketball coaching legend Dick McConnell walking into Richard Jefferson Gymnasium the other day, invited by Sean Miller to watc…

Tucson High grad Christine Clark, twice a first team All-Ivy League guard at Harvard, begins her final college basketball season this year. Sh…

When Sabino grad J.J. Hardy won his second consecutive Golf Glove Award last week, the Baltimore Orioles shortstop became just the fifth activ…

Golf Digest magazine this month ranked the top 20 golf instructors in Arizona and regrettably lists 19 from the greater Phoenix area. It ranks…

Tubac Golf Resort suffered a significant loss this fall when Dennis Palmer, a Salpointe and UA grad, was hired as director of golf at La Palom…

Over the last few years, Phil Mickelson and his partners have bought four golf facilities in Phoenix and Payson and have been in negotiations …

Former UA golfer Jim Furyk will be in Tucson later this month to help his alma mater at its annual men’s golf fundraiser. Last week he sent a …

Pro Rodeo Association barrel racer Sherry Cervi, added further honor last week. Tucsonans Chuck Rex and his wife Deanna Rex were inducted simu…

In the ongoing absence of Arizona swimming coach Eric Hansen, who is on a personal leave, the Wildcats have been able to maintain a high level…

After being fired at USC and being asked to leave at Arizona, Kevin O’Neill is back in college basketball. He has been hired as an analyst for…

On the advice of his doctor, Andy Lopez did not attend last week’s induction ceremony to the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame. The UA baseball …

Small world department: Joel Favara, former Tucson High halfback, the state’s 1952 Player of the Year, is the father-in-law of Cienega High Sc…

Two undefeated Tucson teams won state championships at Arizona Stadium in the last 20 years: Wayne Jones’ Mountain View Mountain Lions capped …