Hansen's Sunday Notebook: Ex-UA, Sahuaro star Dobyns knows joy, sadness

This week, the columnist muses on the powerful story of ex Cat and Sahuaro star Jay Dobyns, a look at some local baseball players making it big, who the UA hoops team's TBAs might be, Sean Miller's star kid and why the Pac-12 is silly to look down its nose at Grand Canyon U.

Ex-UA, Sahuaro star Dobyns knows joy, sadness

Ex-UA, Sahuaro star Dobyns knows joy, sadness

Every time I catch a flight at Tucson International Airport, I browse the bookshelves and inevitably see Jay Dobyns’ compelling, “No Angel,” his account of a harrowing period in which he infiltrated a Hells Angels gang.

Duncan's baseball ride has taken him to bigs, buses

Duncan's baseball ride has taken him to bigs, buses

No one knows better than UA career home run leader Shelley Duncan how fragile a baseball career can be. After opening the season with the Tampa Bay Rays, and playing 330 games for the Rays, Yankees and Indians, Duncan has since hit .215 for the Triple AAA Durham Bulls. When Durham reached t…

Hoops almost here, but two UA foes still TBA

Ready or not, the UA will begin basketball practice on Sept. 27, a Friday. That’s more than two weeks earlier than the traditional college hoops start date. And yet two opponents are still to be named. UA will play host to a pair of preseason NIT games on back-to-back days, Nov. 18-19, both…

Miller's son a name to watch in Class of 2017

Miller's son a name to watch in Class of 2017

Cameron Miller, son of UA basketball coach Sean Miller, will be a freshman this season at Salpointe Catholic. At the Full Court Press Arizona Showcase last weekend in Mesa, Cameron was listed among the two most impressive players from the Class of 2017. He is a point guard. Remember Sunnysi…

Tucson swimmers dominate USA national team roster

Tucson swimmers dominate USA national team roster

Six Tucson-affiliated swimmers were named to the 2013-14 USA national team last week: Matt Grevers, Caitlin Leverenz, Margo Geer, Clark Burckle, Kevin Cordes and Sarah Denninghoff, a Sabino grad who became an All-American at Texas last season. The Tucson Ford Aquatics program lost one of it…

Pac-12 shouldn't be so quick to criticize GCU

Pac-12 shouldn't be so quick to criticize GCU

So far, Arizona hasn’t scheduled Grand Canyon University in any sports, men’s or women’s, and has avoided the public bickering between GCU, the Pac-12 and ASU.

Hansen's Video Notebook

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Anu Solomon's record-breaking performance

Ryan and Greg put Arizona QB Anu Solomon’s record-breaking performance in perspective.

Hansen: UA freshman quarterbacks

Hansen: UA freshman quarterbacks

Greg weighs in on the best freshman quarterbacks in UA history.

Hansen: The greatest year in Tucson sports?

Hansen: The greatest year in Tucson sports?

Greg and Ryan talk about what was possibly the best year in Tucson sports, 1994.

Hansen: Arizona Wildcats new uniform

Hansen: Arizona Wildcats new uniform

Greg and Ryan talk about UA's new uniform and uniforms from other teams


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