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Hansen: UA would be smart to play up Bear Down

Today’s big news inside the Pac-12 is that the Washington Huskies have scheduled an 11 a.m., fashion show, debuting the school’s new football uniforms.

April 18, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Hansen: Paths diverge for Gordon and Johnson, but destination should be the same

Hansen: Paths diverge for Gordon and Johnson, but destination should be the same

On the day they bade farewell to college basketball, Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson wore matching Arizona gear but were as different as Penn and Teller.

April 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Hansen: Switch to hoops pays off for Moreno-Ross, a newly minted All-American

Hansen: Switch to hoops pays off for Moreno-Ross, a newly minted All-American

A month after playing her final basketball game for Pima College, Raja Moreno-Ross got a text message from her old coach, Todd Holthaus.

April 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson sports legend Enke dies at 89

Tucson sports legend Enke dies at 89

Fred William Enke, who led Tucson High School to seven state championships in the 1940s and played quarterback for the Detroit Lions, Baltimore Colts and Philadelphia Eagles, died Sunday in Casa Grande.

April 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Southern Arizona sports legend Enke dies at 89; was Tucson High, NFL standout

Southern Arizona sports legend Enke dies at 89; was Tucson High, NFL standout

Fred W. Enke, a standout three-sport athlete at Tucson High School and at the University of Arizona, died Sunday in Casa Grande. He was 89.

April 14, 2014 12:20 pm Photos

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Wildcats tab replacement for retiring Perrin

Wildcats tab replacement for retiring Perrin

John Perrin is the last man (or woman) standing from Cedric Dempsey’s original athletic department staff at Arizona, 1983, a group of administrators and coaches who capably completed the transition from WAC to Pac-10 and then some.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Hansen: Quick look at Neal shows UA better (accent on quick)

Immediately after Wednesday’s final spring football practice at Kindall/Sancet Stadium, two ice cream trucks arrived on Fred Enke Drive. They were swarmed.

April 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
UA swimmer Cordes joins elite company

UA swimmer Cordes joins elite company

Six-time American breast stroke record-holder Kevin Cordes is the second Arizona Wildcat men’s swimmer to become back-to-back Pac-12 Swimmer of the Year. Arizona’s Ryk Neethling was a four-time Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year (1997-2000), matched only by UCLA’s Bill Barrett. Arizona’s other SOY w…

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
Hansen: ASU winning Money Game by charging students $150 for athletics

Hansen: ASU winning Money Game by charging students $150 for athletics

New Arizona State athletic director Ray Anderson has such a sweetheart contract that he gets two week’s pay (about $25,000) every time a Sun Devils minor-sports team, such as baseball, softball or women’s golf, qualifies for the NCAA tournament.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
More short stuff: CDO's Meyers turning heads with golf prowess

More short stuff: CDO's Meyers turning heads with golf prowess

CDO junior Chris Meyers won the Junior Golf Association of Arizona Desert Spring Championship last week at Encanto Golf Course in Phoenix, shooting rounds of 65-64, or 11-under par. He won by 12 strokes. That puts Meyers high on the college golf recruiting radar; he finished second in the JG…

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
My two cents: Cancellation of Phoenix practice shows every session is important to RichRod

My two cents: Cancellation of Phoenix practice shows every session is important to RichRod

UA football coach Rich Rodriguez is self-labeled as a “hard edge” coach, one whose intensity and uncompromising approach somehow produced 16 victories with limited manpower in his first two Arizona seasons.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
Short stuff: Football clinic to feature ex-Cats

Short stuff: Football clinic to feature ex-Cats

Many of the top UA football players of the last 20 years will be coaching in Tucson on Saturday morning before the school’s spring football game. Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs of the Chicago Bears will be joined by ex-Wildcat NFL players Dennis Northcutt, Bobby Wade, Brandon Manumaleuna, …

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
Hansen: Hollis-Jefferson, Johnson would be wise to return to school

Hansen: Hollis-Jefferson, Johnson would be wise to return to school

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson averaged 9.1 points this season. He made two three-point baskets. If he goes into the NBA draft, it will be as a small forward. A shooter.

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Greg Hansen: Final thoughts from UA's loss to Badgers

Greg Hansen: Final thoughts from UA's loss to Badgers

Four final thoughts on the tormenting end to Arizona’s basketball season:

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Jefferson now third among ex-Cats in career NBA scoring

Jefferson now third among ex-Cats in career NBA scoring

At 33, Richard Jefferson has fully restored his reputation in the NBA when few expected it. He started just one game in 2012-13, but this year as a Utah Jazz small forward, the ex-Arizona player has started all 73 games. What’s more, he has now scored 13,501 career NBA points. That puts him …

March 30, 2014 12:00 am

Former UA fundraiser Martinez passes on

I exchanged emails last week with Sahuaro High School grad Ray Martinez, a former UA athletic department fundraiser, who marveled at the mania for Arizona basketball.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
Ex-Cat Furyk reveals his inner self on TV

Ex-Cat Furyk reveals his inner self on TV

Arizona alumnus Jim Furyk was the guest on Golf Channel’s David Feherty Show last week, a 60-minute profile in which Furyk twice broke down and wept while talking about his parents and his first mini-tour victory. Furyk has a terrific sense of humor (all deadpan) and charitable approach to l…

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
Ex-Cat Gardner expected to be named head coach at IUPUI

Ex-Cat Gardner expected to be named head coach at IUPUI

Jason Gardner’s old Arizona basketball number, 22, is one of four that hang on the wall at McKale Center, a tribute to his four seasons as a UA guard, 1999-2003, in which he led the Wildcats to 107 victories and berths in the Final Four, the Elite Eight and the Sweet 16.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
UA's Fischer quite the success story

UA's Fischer quite the success story

The College Football Hall of Fame and National Football Foundation’s Southern Arizona Chapter will honor 10 of the leading scholar-athletes from Southern Arizona high schools at 5 p.m. today at the UA Student Union.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
Tucson's Romero gets shot with Mariners

Tucson's Romero gets shot with Mariners

In the spring of 2007, former Pima College baseball coach Edgar Soto got a tip from Sunnyside High School baseball coach Omar Moraga: “We’ve got a player you should see.”

March 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Hansen: Sudden ending hits hard for Cats

Hansen: Sudden ending hits hard for Cats

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Almost everyone in a Wisconsin jersey stopped Nick Johnson in the handshake line and gave him a quick hug and pat on the back. One Badger in a suit patted him on the head, as if to say “sorry, son, but there won’t be Christmas this year.”

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Greg Hansen: Floor leader McConnell has bright future as coach, just not yet

ANAHEIM, Calif. - At about the worst possible time Thursday night, T.J. McConnell threw a pass with such force that it ricocheted off Rondae Hollis-Jefferson’s hand, out of bounds.

March 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Greg Hansen: Wildcats survive ‘Instant Classic’

It was snap, crackle … but the Wildcats wouldn’t pop.

March 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Greg Hansen's 16 sweetest, sourest snapshots from Arizona's Sweet 16 history

Greg Hansen's 16 sweetest, sourest snapshots from Arizona's Sweet 16 history

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The most accurate judge of a team’s staying power at the Sweet 16 is that it played those games in arenas that no longer exist, are no longer used or have changed their names multiple times.

March 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Hansen: Attention to small stuff pays off big for Miller, Arizona

Hansen: Attention to small stuff pays off big for Miller, Arizona

The truth, the whole truth, half-truths, shades of the truth and other items admissible as Sweet 16 news:

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Hansen: Arizona looks national-title good vs. Zags

Hansen: Arizona looks national-title good vs. Zags

SAN DIEGO: All day long you give in to antsiness, worrying about Gonzaga, tying your nerves into a Windsor knot.

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Arizona-Gonzaga: Cats have grown since last time, but Zags have, too

Arizona-Gonzaga: Cats have grown since last time, but Zags have, too

I sat courtside at Seattle’s Key Arena a few days before Christmas 2011, as Gonzaga built a 10-0 lead over Arizona. It was soon 14-0 and then 22-4 as Sean Miller burned three early timeouts.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am
Hansen: After dress rehearsal against Weber State, Cats need to put on Sunday best

Hansen: After dress rehearsal against Weber State, Cats need to put on Sunday best

SAN DIEGO – College basketball’s universal distress signal is a coach touching his shoulders. Time out. Somebody’s making a mess of things.

March 22, 2014 12:00 am Video Loading…
Hansen: Weber State sees big ‘Zeus’ as big trouble

Hansen: Weber State sees big ‘Zeus’ as big trouble

SAN DIEGO - Jonathan Norris was the first to put the emphasis on Kaleb Tarczewski’s middle syllable, heavy on the “ZEUS!”

March 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Greg Hansen's guide to the 2014 NCAA tournament

Greg Hansen's guide to the 2014 NCAA tournament

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March 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Greg Hansen: Elliott-Olson magical pairing still being felt 30 years later

Greg Hansen: Elliott-Olson magical pairing still being felt 30 years later

I had been expecting a technician from the DISH Network between 1-4 p.m. Wednesday of last week. Doug arrived at 3:55.

March 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Hansen column: UA grad Craig McMillan chooses bliss of home over big money of college coaching

Hansen column: UA grad Craig McMillan chooses bliss of home over big money of college coaching

Five years ago next week, Tim Floyd flew surreptitiously from Los Angeles to Tucson and spent most of a day hiding out at UA president Robert Shelton‘s house.

March 19, 2014 12:00 am Video Loading…

UA fans painted town red in Vegas

The vast corridors of the MGM Grand are a mob scene. You can’t possibly get from Point A to Point B swiftly because you are blocked, gridlock, by people in red Arizona gear.

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Greg Hansen: Clank! ... Clang! Free throws still UA's kryptonite

Greg Hansen: Clank! ... Clang! Free throws still UA's kryptonite

LAS VEGAS - Against Duke, Michigan and San Diego State, the UA shot .810 percent from the foul line. Look it up. Pinch yourself. It’s true.

March 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
UA fans painted town red in Vegas

UA fans painted town red in Vegas

The vast corridors of the MGM Grand are a mob scene. You can’t possibly get from Point A to Point B swiftly because you are blocked, gridlock, by people in red Arizona gear.

March 15, 2014 12:49 pm
Hansen: Buffaloes helpless against swarming Cats

Hansen: Buffaloes helpless against swarming Cats

LAS VEGAS - You’ve got your 5-Hour Energy, your Six-Minute Abs and now your 35 Seconds of Swarm.

March 15, 2014 12:05 am Photos

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Greg Hansen: Hungry Wildcats bullied, bruised big-ol' Krystkowiak, Utah

Greg Hansen: Hungry Wildcats bullied, bruised big-ol' Krystkowiak, Utah

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.

March 14, 2014 12:00 am Video Related Loading…
Greg Hansen: Ever-growing Gordon has shades of Scottie Pippen

Greg Hansen: Ever-growing Gordon has shades of Scottie Pippen

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.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Cats' tourney goal: Avoid OTS (out too soon) tears

Cats' tourney goal: Avoid OTS (out too soon) tears

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.

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Hansen: Former Palo Verde star Cotton on list of elite Tucsonans

Hansen: Former Palo Verde star Cotton on list of elite Tucsonans

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.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am
Greg Hansen: Wildcats stop Oregon State's train, keep momentum going as Pac-12 champs

Greg Hansen: Wildcats stop Oregon State's train, keep momentum going as Pac-12 champs

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:

March 06, 2014 12:00 am Video Loading…
Greg Hansen: Cats winning big despite drastic turnover

Greg Hansen: Cats winning big despite drastic turnover

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.

March 04, 2014 12:00 am Video Related Loading…
Greg Hansen: Pac-12 title is nice, but bigger challenges loom

Greg Hansen: Pac-12 title is nice, but bigger challenges loom

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.

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Greg Hansen: Blowout of Bears shows Cats have potential for deep March run

Greg Hansen: Blowout of Bears shows Cats have potential for deep March run

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.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am Video Related Loading…

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