Time was, the annual trek to So-Cal by Arizona State and Arizona's men's basketball teams was something to fear. Actually, that would have been just a few years ago, when UCLA was oh-so-close to winning a national championship or two.But that (as the cliche goes) was then and this is now. Both ... More >>
Only one thing's certain in this topsy-turvy Pacific-10 men's basketball season: From first place to last, any of the 10 teams are eminently capable of winning on any given night. That definitely includes the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Arizona Wildcats, both of who ... More >>
Diehard Arizona Wildcats men's basketball haters were sure just a few short weeks ago that this was the year that the Cats' incredible streak -- 25 straight seasons in the NCAA national tournament -- finally would end. After all, BYU beat the Wildcats by 30 points down in Tuc ... More >>
We never thought we'd be writing the following words: The Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team will take the floor against the top-ranked Louisville Wildcats in Sweet 16 action late this afternoon. Channel 5 will air the game in the Valley at 4 p.m.The 12th-seeded Wildcats--by far the lowest-ranke ... More >>
Time was that the Arizona Wildcats hated the Pac-10 postseason basketball tournament with a passion. That was when the `Cats routinely dominated league play, finishing first or second seemingly every year after now-retired Lute Olson revved up the program in the mid-1980s. Olson and his minions cons ... More >>
A few sights, sounds and other memories from last night's thrilling ASU win over Arizona at the Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe: It was the loudest crowd we've heard at the campus arena since the mid- to late-1970s, when both state schools usually had excellent, evenly matched squads. The din w ... More >>
What was most (maybe the only thing) memorable about last night's Pac-10 slugfest between ASU and Southern Cal happened with about a minute left. USC head coach Tim Floyd (the oddly gesticulating gent in the photo) took such umbrage with a pivotal call against his squad that he felt c ... More >>
Hoops rule . . . in football season?
By Ray Stern It seems everybody thinks Lute Olson is retiring except for University of Arizona officials. Rumors began swirling early in the day after ESPN analyst Dick Vitale reported that a source told him Olson was leaving and that associate coach Mike Dunlap would take his place in the interim ... More >>
Another winning season ends for Pat Murphy and his baseball team. Now, it's ASU management's turn at bat
A mediocre record and coddling thugs on his team didn't keep ASU football coach Dirk Koetter from getting a big raise
Notre Dame looks for payback in the Insight Bowl
Devils go dancing for the first time in years
Don Newman lifted ASU's basketball program out of the trash heap by making his players believe in themselves. Despite 18 wins and an NIT berth, ASU boosters remain unconvinced.
ASU'S BASEBALL WIZARD LOVES TO PLAY HARDBALL. THIS YEAR, HE'S HAD TO.