There's a very sound reason we don't engage in sports gambling but on the rare occasion: We learned the hard way a long time ago that we come too close too often to striking gold--but almost inevitably lose.Sun Devils surprise Trojans in LA last nightWe wrote yesterday that, in our imaginary ... More >>
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 >>
Two men's college basketball teams going in opposite directions at the moment, those being the Arizona Wildcats and the Arizona State Sun Devils.Down year continues for ASUWe watched the Cats break open a tight game against the formidable UCLA Bruins last night on ESPN-2, coming away with an 85-7 ... 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 >>
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 >>
Pac-10 men's basketball supposedly is in a down cycle this season, what with UCLA and other squads losing a bunch of underclassmen to the professional ranks.
One of those schools is ASU, which saw Jeff Pendergraf and the great James Harden split to the land of the big bucks (especially ... 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 >>