Professor Travis Pratt's affair with a graduate student didn't work out so well. The criminal-justice expert has agreed to settle the student's lawsuit at the end of this month. He and his wife are no longer married. And he was fired from Arizona State University -- on Valentine's Day.
Scientists at Washington State University are putting new meaning to the phrase "the birds and the bees." They're on a mission to help fight the rise of a phenomenon called colony collapse disorder, which has put the world's honeybee population in grave danger. Without the bees, grocery stores wou ... More >>
A former doctoral student says in a federal lawsuit that she was harassed and forced to leave an Arizona State University criminal-justice program after a soured love affair with a married professor. Tasha Kunzi filed the suit yesterday against the Arizona Board of Regents, Professor Travis Pratt a ... More >>
Vine Geek Brian Reeder co-owns AZ Wine Merchants in Scottsdale. Wine is subjective. Every wine is different. It all depends on your taste. Price doesn't equal quality. It's all the same anyway. Just drink what you like. Blah. Blah. Blah. We've all heard the nomenclatures. The bullshit lines that e ... More >>
Arizona could have folded last night up in Pullman, Washington, traditionally a difficult road game for any team in the Pac-12. Arizona head coach Sean Miller has cobbled together a nice little team.Jesse Perry, one of the Wildcats' key players, was saddled with his fourth foul early in the ... 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 >>
Last night's highlight of ASU's basketball game against Washington at Wells Fargo Arena didn't come during the 40 minutes of play, which should give readers an idea of the outcome.The best part of an otherwise forgettable evening came during halftime of the Sun Devils' 60-54 loss to the Huskies i ... More >>
Faced with the choice of sticking to principles or attending a fun-filled fall conference in Phoenix on the public dime, guess what politicians from El Paso, Texas and Washington State are doing? That's right -- margaritas and networking! Whoo-hoo! In fact, the Natio ... More >>
Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week. Kimberly White of Mrs. White's Golden Rule Cafe Dies Too Young at 34 Cheese 'n ... 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 >>
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 >>
First, we note that the lowly Cleveland Cavs somehow beat the two-time defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers last night in what has to rank as the sports upset of this new year. A real stunner. ASU coach Herb Sendek needs help from the basketball gods For the ASU Sun Devils to beat a ... More >>
It wasn't even a sellout at the Wells Fargo Arena last night for the rivalry game between the ASU Sun Devils and the Arizona Wildcats, and probably with good reason. Arizona's Derrick Williams: One of the Pac-10's bestThe Wildcats do have a very nice team in this, their rebound year ... More >>
The Arizona Wildcats and ASU Sun Devils men's basketball teams have at least a few things in common this season--they both are well-coached (by Sean Miller and Herb Sendek, respectively) and play hard from the opening tip until the final horn. Arizona's "Pop" McKale, who has a famous b ... 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 >>
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 >>
We're giving you the canvas: You color it in.It's been a week since we asked Arizonans angry about SB 1070 -- the law that essentially mandates law enforcement agents racially profile Hispanics and requires those Hispanics to prove their citizenship or risk deportation -- to send us their protest ... More >>
Could you be looking at the new Washington State Pearl Jam Forest?According to NME, Pearl Jam will be planting $210,000 worth of trees in Washington state. Why, you may ask? Well, in order to make up for all of the environmental damage they did during last year's U.S. tour. The band believe ... 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 >>
A new poll released today claims that Arizona is tied for sixth on the list of states where the U.S. population would like to live.And, to think, we thought we were mostly popular with Mexicans.
Devils try to make history against UCLA
Vicki Christiansen, former Washington State Forester, has been appointed by Governor Jan Brewer to be the new Arizona State Forester and Director of the Arizona Division of Forestry.Brewer's office made the announcement today, but a Google search shows Christiansen has been off and running for weeks ... More >>
Sun, babes, no roof. Whats not to like?
After all is said and done in the regular college basketball season (that would be next weekend) and the Pac-10 conference tournament, the ASU Sun Devils and the Washington Huskies will find themselves playing somewhere in the Big Dance. But all that seems so far away at the mom ... More >>
It was an unlikely coming-out party for Washington State freshman Klay Thompson at Wells Fargo Arena last night, as the rail-thin guard led the Cougars to a 65-55 upset over the Arizona State Sun Devils. The son of former NBA player Mychal Thompson hit shots from all over the ... More >>
By Steve Jansen It's been like this all season for Washington State In 1981, the so-shitty Northwestern Wildcats' football team set a new NCAA record for consecutive losses with a 61-14 home shellacking at the hands of Michigan State. But instead of booing and dotting players in the back of the he ... More >>
Sylvia Nobel dreamt of a movie version of her Kendall O'Dell mysteries until the money disappeared.
Dennis Erickson's a frightening choice to lead a college football program plagued by murder and NCAA violations
Could Bob Pettit have cured cancer in his lifetime? We might never know, thanks to nasty university politics
Ike Diogu's the Pac-10's player of the year. Will he stay at ASU or go to the NBA for millions?
How the Arizona Cardinals and their NFL brethren exert monopoly power to extract billions of dollars from American taxpayers
After a 70-year hiatus and a confrontation with the world, the Makah tribe resumes its communion with the gray whale
People are sick and animals are dying near TRW's air-bag plant in Mesa.
Hapa Sushi Lounge
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.
Stargazers revere Arizona Robert Burnham Jr., creator of the most complete, practical, inspirational book ever written about the night sky. But like so many people of genius, he would spend his last years alone and destitute.