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Abdirahman and Curley in Boston Marathon

Abdirahman and Curley in Boston Marathon

Former UA runner Abdi Abdirahman talks to reporters, Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at McKale Center after making the US Olympic team as a 10,000 meter runner. Photo by David Sanders/Arizona Daily Star. 

April 13, 2014 12:00 am
18.9 percent of Tucsonans smoke

18.9 percent of Tucsonans smoke

18.9 percent of Tucsonans smoke: Tucson has the 60th lowest percentage of residents who smoke, according to the Gallup-Healthways survey. The Provo-Orem, Utah, metro area is lowest at 7 percent and Charleston, West Virginia, is worst at 34.3 percent.Photo taken March 29, 2007, by David Sande…

April 09, 2014 3:25 pm
Spring Fling

Spring Fling

Spring Fling, a student-run carnival that has entertained University of Arizona students and townsfolk alike for 40 years, is back on campus after several years at Rillito Racetrack.

April 08, 2014 3:58 pm
Big Jim

Big Jim

“Our Storied Desert Land” by Jim Griffith has touched on rural gravesites, corn tortillas and the elusive sand trout.

April 03, 2014 2:21 pm
Kon Tiki hits 50, throws big bash

Kon Tiki hits 50, throws big bash

Be wary, the “Scorpion” stings. This Kon Tiki concoction of gin, rum, brandy, various liqueurs and tropical fruit juices is so high in alcohol that after a couple of them, customers are often advised to stick to drinks like the Mai Tai (pictured in back). 

March 31, 2014 6:28 pm
Cyclovia Tucson

Cyclovia Tucson

Some Cyclovia riders wear whimsical costumes.

March 31, 2014 4:53 pm
Cyclovia Tucson

Cyclovia Tucson

Sunday’s event is aimed to promote people-powered modes of transportation.

March 31, 2014 4:53 pm
A-10 Thunderbolt II

A-10 Thunderbolt II

The Pentagon contends that the relatively slow and unstealthy Warthog wouldn’t survive future conflicts because it would be a sitting duck for sophisticated air-defense systems, while supporters say the A-10’s close air support can’t be matched by the F-35 or F-16.

March 29, 2014 3:40 pm
Arizona Utah 1998 Elite Eight

Arizona Utah 1998 Elite Eight

Arizona's Jason Terry passes from the floor as Utah's David Jackson defends during Arizona's most lopsided Elite Eight loss in 1998.

March 28, 2014 7:17 pm
Arizona Illinois 2001

Arizona Illinois 2001

Arizona's Richard Jefferson was throwing down monster dunks before Aaron Gordon was even old enough to ponder the concept. Here, he starred against Illinois in the 2001 Elite Eight en route to the Final Four.

March 28, 2014 7:08 pm
Arizona Kansas 2003 Elite Eight

Arizona Kansas 2003 Elite Eight

Kansas Keith Langford finds room between UA defenders Channing Frye and Andre Iguodala during the 2003 Elite Eight.

March 28, 2014 7:03 pm
Daniel Martin Diaz

Daniel Martin Diaz

This public artwork by Diaz called “Desert Splendor” adorns the Plaza Centro Garage downtown.

March 28, 2014 3:48 pm
Tucson Fire Investgator Tom Quesnel

Tucson Fire Investgator Tom Quesnel

Tucson Fire Inspector Tom Quesnel sniffs pieces of the roof the Maverick Bar in Feb., 2002. The 4:30am fire that burned the Maverick was determined to by arson.

March 27, 2014 5:02 pm
Arizona vs. Mississippi, Sweet 16, 2001 NCAA tournament

Arizona vs. Mississippi, Sweet 16, 2001 NCAA tournament

Richard Jefferson, Gilbert Arenas and Loren Woods celebrate their 2001 Sweet 16 success against over Mississippi.

March 26, 2014 5:39 pm
Arizona vs. UNLV, Sweet 16, 1989

Arizona vs. UNLV, Sweet 16, 1989

Arizona's Anthony Cook battles UNLV opponents for the ball in Arizona's upset loss in the 1989 Sweet 16.

March 26, 2014 5:33 pm
Arizona vs. Oklahoma, Sweet 16, 2002 NCAA tournament

Arizona vs. Oklahoma, Sweet 16, 2002 NCAA tournament

Oklahoma's Aaron McGhee, like his teammates, was able to move at will around and through the slower Arizona defense of Rick Anderson, left, and Luke Walton in the Cats' 2002 Sweet 16 loss.

March 26, 2014 5:27 pm
Lute Olson, John Wooden

Lute Olson, John Wooden

Former UA coach Lute Olson with UCLA legend John Wooden in December 2001.

March 26, 2014 4:25 pm
23 CAL dsp1

23 CAL dsp1

23 CAL dsp1--An unidentified man sits at the bar at Gentle Ben's on University near the UA campus, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007. Photo by David Sanders/Arizona Daily Star. Mandatory credit: no mags, no sales. #136582.

March 25, 2014 11:18 pm
Arizona vs. UNLV, Sweet 16, 1989 NCAA Tournament

Arizona vs. UNLV, Sweet 16, 1989 NCAA Tournament

Arizona's Sean Elliott looks to pass the ball during the 1989 Sweet 16 as UNLV's Stacey Augmon defends.

March 25, 2014 5:05 pm
Arizona vs. Maryland, Sweet 16, 1998 NCAA tournament

Arizona vs. Maryland, Sweet 16, 1998 NCAA tournament

Arizona's Mike Bibby defends against Maryland's Terrell Stokes in the teams' Sweet 16 game on March 19, 1998.

March 25, 2014 4:50 pm
Arizona vs. Notre Dame, Sweet 16, 2003 NCAA Tournament

Arizona vs. Notre Dame, Sweet 16, 2003 NCAA Tournament

Arizona's Channing Frye, right, blocks Notre Dame's Tom Timmermans in the Wildcats' Sweet 16 win in 2003.

March 25, 2014 4:44 pm
Arizona vs. Oklahoma, Sweet 16, 2002 NCAA tournament

Arizona vs. Oklahoma, Sweet 16, 2002 NCAA tournament

Arizona's Salim Stoudamire battles for a loose ball with Oklahoma's Ebi Ere in Arizona's 2002 Sweet 16 loss.

March 25, 2014 4:47 pm
Arizona vs. UNLV in 1989

Arizona vs. UNLV in 1989

1989Arizona forward Sean Elliott battles UNLV in the Sweet 16 in Denver. A year after the Wildcats reached their first Final Four, the Rebels ousted UA when Anderson Hunt hit a three-pointer with 2.6 seconds left. It was Elliott’s final college game, and he broke down afterward.

March 25, 2014 3:47 pm
Arizona vs. Oklahoma in 2002

Arizona vs. Oklahoma in 2002

2002Luke Walton of Arizona attempts a close-in shot in the second half while defended by Oklahoma’s Aaron McGhee in the 2002 Sweet 16. The Sooners won 88-67.

March 25, 2014 3:47 pm
28 Hansen top 100 dsp2

28 Hansen top 100 dsp2

28 Hansen top 100 dsp2--UA swim coach Frank Busch (cq-FRANK BUSCH) led the womens and men's UA swim teams to NCAA titles last spring. Then he had at least a dozen athletes make Olympic swim teams. He also traveled to Beijing as a U.S. assistant swim coach. It's been a great year for a guy wh…

March 22, 2014 7:50 pm
26 UABK p13

26 UABK p13

Former Arizona star Kyle Fogg is tearing it up in Finland.

March 22, 2014 7:45 pm
Top-seeded Arizona withstands No. 9 seed Gonzaga in 2 OTs in 2003 NCAA tournament

Top-seeded Arizona withstands No. 9 seed Gonzaga in 2 OTs in 2003 NCAA tournament

UA's Luke Walton goes up and scores against Gonzaga's Cory Violette on the last play of the first overtime, forcing the game into a second overtime. UA eventually won 96-95 in an NCAA tournament second-round game on March 22, 2003.

March 22, 2014 5:45 pm
Top-seeded Arizona withstands No. 9 seed Gonzaga in 2 OTs in 2003 NCAA tournament

Top-seeded Arizona withstands No. 9 seed Gonzaga in 2 OTs in 2003 NCAA tournament

UA defenders prevent Gonzaga's #33 Cory Violette (center, cq) from making this very last attempt in double-overtime, to let Arizona defeat Gonzaga 96-95. Photo by David Sanders. 3/22/03. #100550.

March 22, 2014 5:45 pm
Top-seeded Arizona withstands No. 9 seed Gonzaga in 2 OTs in 2003 NCAA tournament

Top-seeded Arizona withstands No. 9 seed Gonzaga in 2 OTs in 2003 NCAA tournament

Arizona head coach Lute Olson talks with Gonzaga's head coach Mark Few, right, and then-Cincinnati head coach Bob Huggins before Arizona's practice at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on March 19, 2003.

March 22, 2014 5:45 pm
Top-seeded Arizona withstands No. 9 seed Gonzaga in 2 OTs in 2003 NCAA tournament

Top-seeded Arizona withstands No. 9 seed Gonzaga in 2 OTs in 2003 NCAA tournament

Gonzaga's Ronny Turiaf looks for room to move as Arizona defenders Luke Walton and Andre Iguodala apply defense in an NCAA tournament second-round game on March 22, 2003. Arizona won 96-95 in double overtime.

March 22, 2014 5:45 pm
Top-seeded Arizona withstands No. 9 seed Gonzaga in 2 OTs in 2003 NCAA tournament

Top-seeded Arizona withstands No. 9 seed Gonzaga in 2 OTs in 2003 NCAA tournament

Gonzaga's Kyle Bankhead tries to pickup his teammate Richard Fox as they lose control of the ball toward the end of regulation play, giving Arizona a chance to tie the game and go to overtime in an NCAA tournament second-round game on March 22, 2003. Arizona won 96-95 in double overtime.

March 22, 2014 5:45 pm
Top-seeded Arizona withstands No. 9 seed Gonzaga in 2 OTs in 2003 NCAA tournament

Top-seeded Arizona withstands No. 9 seed Gonzaga in 2 OTs in 2003 NCAA tournament

UA pep band makes it difficult for Gonzaga free throw shooter Ronny Turiaf in the first half in an NCAA tournament second-round game on March 22, 2003. Arizona won 96-95 in double overtime.

March 22, 2014 5:45 pm
Top-seeded Arizona withstands No. 9 seed Gonzaga in 2 OTs in 2003 NCAA tournament

Top-seeded Arizona withstands No. 9 seed Gonzaga in 2 OTs in 2003 NCAA tournament

Gonzaga's Richard Fox celebrates as the Bulldogs forced overtime during an NCAA tournament second-round game on March 22, 2003. Arizona won 96-95 in double overtime.

March 22, 2014 5:45 pm
Top-seeded Arizona withstands No. 9 seed Gonzaga in 2 OTs in 2003 NCAA tournament

Top-seeded Arizona withstands No. 9 seed Gonzaga in 2 OTs in 2003 NCAA tournament

UA players Andre Iguodala and Chris Rodgers fall on a happy Luke Walton at the end of double overtime after beating Gonzaga 96-95 to advance to the Sweet 16 in the 2003 NCAA tournament.

March 22, 2014 5:45 pm
Top-seeded Arizona withstands No. 9 seed Gonzaga in 2 OTs in 2003 NCAA tournament

Top-seeded Arizona withstands No. 9 seed Gonzaga in 2 OTs in 2003 NCAA tournament

UA defenders prevent Gonzaga's #33 Cory Violette from making this very last attempt in double-overtime as Arizona slipped past Gonzaga 96-95 in an NCAA tournament second-round game on March 22, 2003.

March 22, 2014 5:45 pm
Emanuel "Book" Richardson, Arizona assistant coach

Emanuel "Book" Richardson, Arizona assistant coach

UA assistant coach Emanuel "Book" Richardson during media day at McKale Center. Photo by David Sanders/Arizona Daily Star.

March 18, 2014 2:37 pm
Emanuel "Book" Richardson, Arizona assistant coach

Emanuel "Book" Richardson, Arizona assistant coach

UA's Kyle Fogg gets a hug from assistant coach Emanuel "Book" Richardson after Fogg scored in overtime to defeat OSU 81-7 at McKale Center, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012.

March 18, 2014 2:37 pm
Damon Stoudamire, Arizona assistant coach

Damon Stoudamire, Arizona assistant coach

Portland Trailblazer guard Damon Stoudamire watches his cousin Salim Stoudamire during the game. Both played for the wildcats. Photo by David Sanders. 12/20/01. #94180.

March 18, 2014 2:35 pm
1989 NCAA Tournament

1989 NCAA Tournament

Arizona's Sean Elliott looks to pass as UNLV's Stacey Augmon defends during Arizona's 68-67, heartbreaking loss in the 1989 NCAA Sweet 16.Record: 29-4Coach: Lute OlsonNotable player: Sean Elliott, who just got better every year as a Cat, became Arizona's only Wooden Award winner as national …

March 17, 2014 1:06 pm
Food Truck Roundup

Food Truck Roundup

The Tucson Food Truck Roundup at the Dinnerware Artspace.

March 17, 2014 11:13 am
1989 NCAA Tournament

1989 NCAA Tournament

Arizona's Sean Elliott looks to pass as UNLV's Stacey Augmon defends during Arizona's 68-67, heartbreaking loss in the 1989 NCAA Sweet 16. Record: 29-4 Coach: Lute Olson Notable player: Sean Elliott, who just got better every year as a Cat, became Arizona's only Wooden Award winner as nation…

March 17, 2014 12:00 am
1998 NCAA Tournament

1998 NCAA Tournament

After diving for a loose ball Jason Terry passes from the floor with Utah's David Jackson at the right.  Record: 30-5 Coach: Lute Olson Notable player: Sophomore point guard Mike Bibby didn't disappoint after helping the Cats win their first title the year before. He was the Pac-10 Player of…

March 17, 2014 12:00 am
2000 NCAA Tournament

2000 NCAA Tournament

UA's Luke Walton against Wisconsin in NCAA second round game in Salt Lake City.  Record: 27-7 Coach: Lute Olson Notable player: Junior Loren Woods led the team with 15.6 ppg and 102 blocked shots for the season. How the season ended: The Wildcats' season ended in the second round of the NCAA…

March 17, 2014 12:00 am
2003 NCAA Tournament

2003 NCAA Tournament

Kansas' Keith Langford shoots between UA defenders Channing Frye (45), Andre Iguodala (right) and Salim Stoudamire (lower right) in the second half.  Record: 28-4 Coach: Lute Olson Notable players: Jason Gardner led the Cats with 14.8 ppg, 4.9 assists per game and 1.8 steals. Channing Frye l…

March 17, 2014 12:00 am
Luke Walton through the years

Luke Walton through the years

UA players Luke Walton and Andre Iguodala hug as dejected Gonzaga players Blake Stepp (lower left) and Colin Floyd walk off the court following UA's win 96-95 in double overtime.

March 14, 2014 8:55 pm
Luke Walton through the years

Luke Walton through the years

UA players Andre Iguodala and Chris Rodgers fall on a happy Luke Walton at the end of double overtime to beat Gonzaga 96-95 to advance to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament. Photo by David Sanders. 3/22/03.

March 14, 2014 8:55 pm
Luke Walton through the years

Luke Walton through the years

UA's Luke Walton goes up and scores against Gonzaga's Cory Violette (cq) on the last play of the first overtime, forcing the game into a second overtime. UA eventually won 96-95.

March 14, 2014 8:55 pm
Luke Walton through the years

Luke Walton through the years

UA's Luke Walton drives around Oregon's Luke Jackson in the first half at McKale Center. Photo by David Sanders. #98450. 3/8/03.

March 14, 2014 8:56 pm
Luke Walton through the years

Luke Walton through the years

UA players Rick Anderson, Andrew Zahn, and Luke Walton raise the Wooden Classic trophy after defeating Purdue in the John Wooden Classic in Anaheim, CA. Photo by David Sanders. 12/6/01. Assign.#93961.

March 14, 2014 8:56 pm
Luke Walton through the years

Luke Walton through the years

UA's Luke Walton dribbles the ball up court in the first half against Vermont during the first round of the NCAA tournament in Salt Lake. Photo by David Sanders. 3/120/03. #100549.

March 14, 2014 8:56 pm

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