March Madness might be over, but Chow Bella's Ultimate Battle of the Ramen is just heating up. We pitted two first round winners against each other to see who will proceed to the finals. In this crosstown match, Hana Japanese Eatery takes on Republic Ramen.
In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:
Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor says an internal-affairs investigation is under way after a video surfaced of a police officer apparently blindsiding a woman after the University of Arizona basketball game on Saturday."Any time you see a video like that, it's concerning, and it's disturbing, ... More >>
Like millions of other hard-working Americans, we took pause yesterday (just occasionally, boss!) to sneak some peaks at the first-round games of the men's NCAA basketball tourney.The annual March Madness first-round Thursdays and Fridays are among our favorite days of the year. Thirty-two flippi ... More >>
That the Arizona Wildcats won 23 games this season with what they had is a testament to head coach Sean Miller's ability to get the most of his players. That they came one missed shot against Colorado and a devastating loss in Tempe to ASU from a berth in NCAA March Madness is fairly remarkable ... More >>
Stick a pitchfork in the Arizona State men's basketball team, which got thumped last night by Stanford in a first-round Pac-12 Conference tournament game. The 85-65 loss at LA's Staples Center in front of about as many folks as watched the Sun Devils this year in Tempe at the Wells Fargo Are ... More >>
For Arizona State, it's a chance at redemption after a lost season with just ten wins (but one of those was last Sunday's stunner over Arizona). For the Wildcats, it's desperation time, as they have to win at least two games and probably three at the Pac-12 basketball tournament ... More >>
Arizona State's basketball team (the guy's version) has been ranked in the lower realms of all Division I programs this season, and yesterday afternoon's game in Tempe against the Arizona Wildcats had the makings of a butt-whipping--for the Cats. Most of those geeks who study the "B ... More >>
The struggling Arizona State's men's basketball team will be in the Great Northwest this weekend, and a win tonight over Washington or against Washington State on Saturday would qualify as a huge surprise. Tonight's game in Seattle, which starts at 9 p.m. our time and will be aired on Channe ... More >>
We have been watching Arizona basketball since, well, we moved to Tucson in 1973 to attend that finer institution of occasional and usually random learning.Derrick Williams, one of the all-time great Arizona WildcatsWe actually were in attendance for the final game at ancient Bear Down Gym, seemi ... More >>
We settled in yesterday for an annual ritual--watching the NCAA March Madness Selection Show at a Scottsdale bar, Zipps Sports Grill up on East Greenway Parkway.It's always a hoot to see guys armed with schooners of brewskies trying to keep up with the match-ups as they flash on the big TV screen ... More >>
This edition of the Arizona Wildcats is unlikely to get too deep into the upcoming NCAA tournament--inexperience at the point guard position and other shortcomings surely will spell their doom, hopefully in the second weekend, not the first. We like Derrick Williams, the Pac-10's best player. ... More >>
Just last week, Arizona State laid a hurtin' on the Oregon Ducks over in Tempe, and the rematch looked favorable for the Sun Devils in the first round of the Pac-10 men's basketball tournament in Los Angeles. Pac-10 Coach of the Year Sean Miller But last night's season-ending 76-69 loss t ... More >>
We hadn't used that headline even once during this men's college basketball season.But the improbable happened, and both the Arizona Wildcats and the ASU Sun Devils won their weekend games against the Oregon schools fairly easily to close out the regular season in fine fashion.Herb Sendek and his AS ... More >>
Last weekend's Pac-10 Washington trip for the ASU Sun Devils and Arizona Wildcats proved oddly upbeat for the local schools, considering that they returned to the desert with but one win in the four games played. Yes, a loss is a loss is a loss, but ASU acquitted itself pret ... More >>
This year's edition of the ASU Sun Devils men's basketball team snuck past a decent University of Alabama-Birmingham squad 69-66 on Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe. Nice win that just may help the Devils when March Madness comes around, sooner than later. But the highlight of ... More >>
music.colorado.eduThe University of Colorado Golden Buffalo Marching Band in actionI'm just gonna come right out and say it - college football is the best sport in the world. Unlike professional sports, where lockouts and strikes by multimillionaires are commonplace and players allegedly collude ... More >>
We enjoyed our many hours in 2008 at Maricopa County Juvenile Court in south Phoenix, after which we published some stories about how things play out down there.We spent days on end in the courtroom of Judge Mike Kemp, who then was new to the bench and learning the ropes in juvie court.Kemp prove ... More >>
The Big Dance finally started an hour or so ago, with Florida and BYU going at it in Oklahoma City. We're here at work, occasionally (really) checking the scores on the Internet, just like millions of other March Madness junkies. We already are rethinking our Final Four picks of Ka ... 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 >>
We were in Oklahoma City the last time the ASU men's basketball team took the floor in the wonderful event known to all as March Madness. Led by Ike Diogu, the Sun Devils got stomped by a championship-level Kansas team in the second round after upsetting Memphis a few days earlier. That wo ... 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 >>
ASU star James Harden was wheeling and dealing in the lane last night with just more than a minute to go against UCLA. The 11th-ranked Bruins were up by one point, and time was running out on the shot clock. This is the kind of game that UCLA usually wins. It seemed as if the entire Br ... More >>
Devils get the NIT. Wildcats get the Dance. Insanity reigns.
The best baller in Phoenix doesn't play for the Suns. Can Diana Taurasi take the Mercury all the way?
Bookman's hosts its own "March Madness"
Ike Diogu's the Pac-10's player of the year. Will he stay at ASU or go to the NBA for millions?
Devils go dancing for the first time in years
ASU coach Rob Evans rocks his world
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.