It has been 15 years since the Arizona Wildcats went 12-1 and beat Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl. In terms of branding, presentation and financial growth, it seems like 50 years.
Former UA golfer Ted Purdy is off to a fast start on the PGA Tour's Latin America circuit. After winning in the first event last week in Mexico City, Purdy shot a 69-69-73 (211) in Guadalajara and trails leader Oscar Serna by three going into today's final round.
Joey Rickard, a key part of UA's national champions last year, got a surprise big-league spring training at-bat Friday.
SALT LAKE CITY - The competitive gulf between basketball programs at Arizona and ASU continues to spread, moving back to Lute Olson levels and here's why:
ASU's Carrick Felix, blocking a shot by Stanford's Dwight Powell on the first day of the tourney, was named Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
LAS VEGAS - The Trojans had scored 12 straight, cutting Utah's 13-point lead Wednesday night to a mere one with 3:18 to play.
LAS VEGAS — Stanford had played 39 minutes, 22 seconds Wednesday without attempting a single free throw, as poor a job in foul enticement since someone first painted a stripe 15 feet from the basket.
Arizona State freshman Jahii Carson says Saturday's game against Arizona is "the biggest game, probably, that we've played" this season.
TEMPE - His Sun Devils having lost three straight and five of their last seven, Herb Sendek was asked Thursday what Arizona State's route to the NCAA tournament could possibly be.
Oregon point guard Dominic Artis, left, worked out with the team Monday for the first time since injuring his left foot nearly five weeks ago. He may play Thursday against OSU.
UA's Nick Johnson drives on fellow Phoenix-area product Jahii Carson in the second half. "With Jahii in foul trouble, I tried to attack him," Johnson said.
TEMPE - Jahii Carson's first foul came 20 seconds into Arizona State's rivalry game on Saturday.
ASU point guard Jahii Carson averages 17.1 points and 5.2 assists per game and "has a knack for making big plays," UA coach Sean Miller says.
TEMPE - The remnant of a class project remained stuck to Jahii Carson's chest earlier this week - "Hello My Name is … Jahii."
TEMPE — The remnant of a class project remained stuck to Jahii Carson’s chest earlier this week — “Hello My Name is … Jahii.”
With both actions and words, Arizona point guard Mark Lyons has made it obvious this season that he thrives on negative feedback. So there's one particular tweet that he's probably become aware of this week.