We often attend the Pac-12 men's basketball tournament in Los Angeles. It's a few days in downtown LA, where we always visit the old city library (beautiful), walk everywhere (safer than you think), stay on the cheap (always good as long as the bedbugs don't bite), and watch a whole lot of hoop.G ... More >>
Arizona State's men's basketball team played well most of the way last night against a pretty tough Oregon team, but ended up on the short end of a 67-58 loss.The Sun Devils hung tough until the last few minutes of their first Pac-12 home game, but simply didn't have the horses to get a much-need ... More >>
The ASU Sun Devils play their first home game of the young Pac-12 season tonight in Tempe against the Oregon Ducks, a contest that will tell us a lot about what to expect for the rest of the season.The beleaguered Devils, who are 5-10 overall and 1-2 in the re-formed conference (Utah and Colorado ... 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 >>
The University of Arizona Wildcats journeyed to Los Angeles last weekend knowing that one win, especially over the UCLA Bruins, practically would clinch the Pac-10 regular season title.
Brutal weekend for Arizona head coach Sean Miller and his squadASU, riding a precious one-ga ... More >>
Momentous happenings in men's Pac-10 basketball as the conference's second half got underway last night with the Arizona teams on the road in the Bay Area.Arizona's Derrick WilliamsFor starters, the Arizona Wildcats took over sole possession of first place by virtue of a tough win over the Stanfo ... More >>
We got a chance to watch a lot of basketball on TV over the holiday, between, of course, doing chores and "catching up" with stuff around the house.We especially were interested in the start of the Pacific-10 basketball race, and what we expect will be a topsy-turvy season with no one team (with ... More >>
Band: TugboatTitle: Patches of LandBasics: Tempe five-some Tugboat are quite an anomaly in today's You Asked For It game -- a rare effort from a band that, when I tell my peers about the record, I don't have to be six beers deep, lamenting why it is I do these columns.Previous ... More >>
lasoccernews.comThe pageantry, spirit and global fascination should be enough to get even casual soccer fans to plop down and watch a game or two of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
But if it somehow isn't, there is a local connection between Valley residents and the iconic tournament being played ... More >>
ncaastrategies.comThe first domino fell when Nebraska decided to leave behind the Big 12 and move to the Big 10.
The second came tumbling down this morning when Colorado announced it was also deserting the Big 12 and coming to the Pac-10.
Now, it looks as all hell is about to break l ... More >>
If it wasn't a sure thing that the University of Arizona men's basketball team will have to win the Pac-10 conference championship next month to keep its streak of 25 consecutive years in the NCAA tournament intact -- it is now.
That's because the Wildcats stunningly lost at home ... More >>
At the moment, most pundits are predicting that the once-powerful Pac-10 men's basketball conference will only win only one bid to next month's NCAA tournament--the automatic spot that goes to the winner of the postseason tourney in Los Angeles.That's because the league happens to be in one of th ... 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 >>
The upside of men's Pacific-10 basketball being in kind of a down cycle this year is that every team--and we mean every team--is in every game.
Even Oregon State, in last place with a 3-6 league record, beat league-leading Arizona last month, and the Beavers are only three games out o ... More >>