LAS VEGAS - You’ve got your 5-Hour Energy, your Six-Minute Abs and now your 35 Seconds of Swarm.
LAS VEGAS - Larry Krystkowiak is a big ol’ guy, maybe 6 feet 9 inches, no fat, still looking like he could back up Blake Griffin for a few shifts at power forward.
Scottie Pippen walked to the media gate at McKale Center in the late afternoon of Feb. 9, an hour before Arizona would beat Oregon State 76-54.
It’s March and I do not give a whit about KenPom.com’s advanced analytics. I neither subscribe to nor believe his ADJo, his ADJd, his eFG or his TSP.
After his senior season at Palo Verde High School, Bryce Cotton was given the twice-over by basketball coaches from Chico State, South Carolina-Upstate, UC-Santa Barbara and Indiana State.
CORVALLIS, Ore. - So what else is new, right? Oregon State drew a little blood, its second-largest crowd of the season rose to its feet and screamed bloody murder, and rule No. 1 of March basketball was applied:
Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins knows the Senior Day drill as well as anyone in college basketball. He’s seen the tears, and shed a few himself.
Sean Miller always removes his tie before he conducts his postgame business at McKale Center, which is a signal that he is decompressing, preserving his sanity in a game that never seems to slow down.
At the end of a rim-shakin’ first half, when it was almost advisable for Cal’s players to wear safety goggles, Mike Montgomery stomped his foot and glared at referee Mike Reed.
This is how the official scorekeeper noted what would become the greatest second-half shooting performance in Arizona history:
For seven years, the Tucson Conquistadores appealed, implored, petitioned and almost begged to the PGA Tour to modify the Match Play format.
At 1 p.m. Saturday, a patio adjacent to the Golf Club of Dove Mountain driving range was full to overflowing. Each of the 25 umbrellas shaded a group of alleged golf fans munching $8 skinny turkey and pepper-jack sandwiches.
The best line ever uttered about Jim Furyk wasn’t David Feherty’s classic, “His swing looks like an octopus falling out of a tree.”
If heckling were a proper part of golf, 500 people would’ve shouted, “MISS IT!” as Harris English drained a putt that would ultimately send Rory McIlroy home Thursday.
On what was likely the last best day of golf in Tucson history, PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem spent 90 minutes at the No. 1 tee Wednesday. The old gang was all there.
Introducing, in order of appearance, the world’s 64 leading golfers, give or take a Tiger or a Phil, at today’s opening round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championships:
Every American sports fan longs to be at the center of a Big Event, and in Tucson that means you are at the Golf Club of Dove Mountain at 8:30 a.m., Monday.
More prize money is available at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championships than at the Masters. More than at the U.S. Open. More than at the British Open.
Three best days of Match Play in Tucson
Every school has its basketball Mount Rushmore, even Arizona State, although the chiseling isn’t quite complete in Tempe.
Unlike some Arizona State fan, I have never spit on a college basketball player. Unlike Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart, I have not shoved a college basketball fan.
Oregon State began construction of its basketball team five years ago, when Aaron Gordon and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson were, what 13?
For the first time this season, a wisp of resignation swept through McKale Center. Oregon led 60-55. It seemed like 60-45.
Matt Dudek punched out his first Twitter message Wednesday at 3:54 a.m., was in the office by 4:20, and had in his possession Arizona’s first football letter of intent at 5:42.
No one in Tucson sports history knows what it’s like to be No. 1 more than UA softball coach Mike Candrea. No one better knows the feeling of being a moving target, undefeated, getting every opponent’s best shot.
Moments before Sunday’s tipoff at McKale Center, Arizona’s trendy video presentation flashed the images of Dave Strack and Bob Elliott for maybe 73/100ths of a second each.
The guiding principle of playing the nation’s No. 1 basketball team is that you use all your ammo. You give it your best shot, and if that doesn’t work, you vow to get ’em the next time.
In July of 2012, Alex Bowman was fresh out of Ironwood Ridge High School, bunking three-to-a-room in an economy hotel for the Prairie Meadows 200 auto race in Newton, Iowa.
Arizona State honored Eddie House’s No. 5 jersey at Saturday’s game against Colorado, placing it in the rafters next to the Big Four of Sun Devil basketball history: Fat Lever, Byron Scott, Joe Caldwell and Lionel Hollins.
For the first time since the Diamondbacks, Rockies and White Sox exited spring training in Tucson, there will not be a single game here this spring. That’s unfortunate because the Dodgers and Cubs drew a capacity crowd of over 11,000 at Kino Stadium last March, raising almost $120,000 for th…
Tucson’s first NFL quarterback, Fred W. Enke, 89, is benefiting from the NFL’s care-giving package for ill and injured former players. He is paid $88,000 a year for in-home care by the league. He was a QB for the Lions, Colts and Eagles from 1948 to 1954. “It’s a lifesaver for us,” his daugh…
OB Sports will take over daily operation of the five Tucson City Golf courses this week, although the city will pay OB Sports $240,000 this year and still have financial liability for employees and capital projects. The good news is that OB Sports has hired Wade Dunagan to be part of the man…
Arizona State sophomore point guard Jahii Carson surpassed 1,000 career points Saturday against Colorado. Here’s how good that is: Sean Elliott scored 1,077 points in his first two Arizona seasons, averaging 17.4 per game.
Everybody wants a piece of No. 1, not just Colorado and Utah, not just Herb Sendek and Mike Montgomery, but everybody with a pen, pencil and internet connection.
Mo’s Gallery on East Fort Lowell Road has an inventory of Rick DeMont paintings worth more than $100,000. “Heavy,” as DeMont would say in his familiar 1970s chatter.
Almost three months after he took a leave of absence, Eric Hansen resigned Monday as the head swimming and diving coach at Arizona.
In the first 89 years of his life, Fred Enke was a Naval aviator, an NFL quarterback, a cotton farmer, the NCAA’s total offense leader and, for a bit, the No. 1 ranked age-group tennis player in the Southwest.
Last week was a very good time to be part of the McConnell basketball family of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Arizona State once won 18 consecutive games, once owned college basketball across the Pima-Pinal county lines, and once played with such force that Sports Illustrated described a Sun Devil home game as “a house full of fans who didn’t care how stiff their necks got watching the hectic action.”
A surgeon saws a hole in your sternum, unclogs your arteries and a few days later sends you home with a nine-inch scar across your chest.
Each time I think of Ka’Deem Carey entering the NFL draft, I think of an old black-and-white photograph Art Luppino pulled from his wallet to show me.
The visitor’s locker room door opened slowly, as if the No. 1 Arizona Wildcats were decompressing a bit after a nerve-jangling game at Pauley Pavilion on Thursday night.
It was Senior Day at Pauley Pavilion, 1989, and the Bruins were waiting and waiting and waiting for No. 1 Arizona.
Jim Young went 8-3, 9-2 and 9-2 at Arizona and the phone rang and rang and rang. First it was Iowa. Then Tulane, Washington, Texas Tech, Illinois and Purdue.