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.
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…
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.
“Our Storied Desert Land” by Jim Griffith has touched on rural gravesites, corn tortillas and the elusive sand trout.
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).
Some Cyclovia riders wear whimsical costumes.
Sunday’s event is aimed to promote people-powered modes of transportation.
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.
Arizona's Jason Terry passes from the floor as Utah's David Jackson defends during Arizona's most lopsided Elite Eight loss in 1998.
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.
Kansas Keith Langford finds room between UA defenders Channing Frye and Andre Iguodala during the 2003 Elite Eight.
This public artwork by Diaz called “Desert Splendor” adorns the Plaza Centro Garage downtown.
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.
Richard Jefferson, Gilbert Arenas and Loren Woods celebrate their 2001 Sweet 16 success against over Mississippi.
Arizona's Anthony Cook battles UNLV opponents for the ball in Arizona's upset loss in the 1989 Sweet 16.
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.
Former UA coach Lute Olson with UCLA legend John Wooden in December 2001.
Arizona's Sean Elliott looks to pass the ball during the 1989 Sweet 16 as UNLV's Stacey Augmon defends.
Arizona's Mike Bibby defends against Maryland's Terrell Stokes in the teams' Sweet 16 game on March 19, 1998.
Arizona's Channing Frye, right, blocks Notre Dame's Tom Timmermans in the Wildcats' Sweet 16 win in 2003.
Arizona's Salim Stoudamire battles for a loose ball with Oklahoma's Ebi Ere in Arizona's 2002 Sweet 16 loss.
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.
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.
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…
Former Arizona star Kyle Fogg is tearing it up in Finland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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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.
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…
After diving for a loose ball Jason Terry passes from the floor with Utah's David Jackson at the right.
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…
UA's Luke Walton against Wisconsin in NCAA second round game in Salt Lake City.
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…
Kansas' Keith Langford shoots between UA defenders Channing Frye (45), Andre Iguodala (right) and Salim Stoudamire (lower right) in the second half.
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…
University of Arizona's Old Main, the oldest building on the campus. Taken in 1998.
Swimmers swim among steam at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center on the UA campus, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, in the early morning that had a high of 35 degrees.
Exterior of the The District on 5th, a private, off-campus student housing complex, foreground, at 5th Ave. and 5th Street in the West University area, with the buildings of the University of Arizona in the background.
A plan to send a CAP line to these pecan groves in Sahuarita has cleared a key hurdle. File photo, February 2012.
All-tournament performer Salim Stoudamire holds up the net after Arizona won the Pac-10 tournament in Los Angeles on March 9, 2002.
Arizona's Mustafa Shakur smiles at the Arizona bench after being fouled in the against Oregon at McArthur Court in Eugene, Ore., on Feb. 10, 2007.
Damon Stoudamire in the NCAA Tournament after the team's first-round, upset loss to Miami on March 16, 1995.
Arizona's Sean Rooks rises to shoot during Arizona's upset loss to East Tennessee State on March 20, 1992 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Corey Williams from the 1995-96 Arizona basketball team.