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UA’s Miller to remain coach, calls report ‘inaccurate, false & defamatory’

UA put on a proverbial full-court press Thursday, discrediting allegations made in a report about Sean Miller’s recruitment of a star player and saying it will retain the men’s basketball coach.... Read more»

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Questions abound about Miller, UA basketball on heels of corruption scandal

On the heels of the FBI’s three-year investigation of a college basketball corruption scandal, questions about the state of Arizona’s program and the impact it will have on coach Sean Miller remain.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Grand delusion: NCAA left college hoops open to silly scheme

The NCAA corruption scandal is stupidity, wrapped in ignorance, and uncovered by an FBI that should have better things to do. The future of Arizona basketball is threatened by the systemic denial that programs run on cash, not grades.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

See crimson, stem tide: March against madness of UA athletics subsidy

Arizona's universities just witnessed the biggest cuts of any public higher ed system in America, and a proposed $100 student fee to pay for athletic programs would mean Arizona and Arizona State would lead the nation in subsidizing college sports.... Read more»

Organizers: New bowl game will bring about $25 million to Tucson

Tucson will once again host a college bowl game in Arizona stadium beginning this December, and that could mean a boost to the local economy.... Read more»

Wins for college athletes could cost fellow students steeper fees

High-profile legal cases and NCAA policy changes are likely to boost the cost of fielding big-time athletics programs, and students—even those who never attend a single college basketball or football game—may have to foot the bill.... Read more»

NCAA committee evaluates Phx as Final Four site

The countdown to Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium in February is in full swing. One year later, that same venue will host the College Football National Championship game. If things go well this week, the stadium in Glendale may be on its way to a third consecutive year hosting one of the nation’s biggest sporting events.... Read more»

What’s a ‘riot’ at UA is just a boisterous gathering at other campuses

How did things get out of control on University Boulevard in Tucson after the Wildcats' NCAA basketball loss, when several videos showing what appeared to be police overreaction to a boisterous gathering of University of Arizona students went viral nationally?... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Remembering the life of Dave Sitton

GM Tucson Padres Mike Feder, ex-Pima County Sports and Tourism Authority chair Tom Tracy, Councilman Steve Kozachik, developer Richard Studwell, Tucsoncitizen.com's Mark B. Evans, and Washington commentator Jimmy Zuma.... Read more»

Arizona still waiting for Fiesta Bowl fixes

The Fiesta Bowl game and its many related events have become a football extravaganza that kicks off the new year for the Phoenix area with national publicity and a hefty economic boost. But over the past three years, the Fiesta Bowl has also become the source of continuous embarrassment in the Valley of the Sun, for bowl officials, civic boosters and state legislators, as well. And it isn’t over.... Read more»

Softball struggles to find place without Olympics

Thousands of women had their dreams dashed when the International Olympic Committee decided to eliminate softball from the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.... Read more»


The real NCAA rankings

As people compare how well their picks are doing in the NCAA championship tournament, Matt Davies observes that those dominating college basketball may not be the teams you expect. ... Read more»

Az's college teams make the grade off-court

While their on-court performance hasn’t measured up, Arizona's college teams have posted small off-court gains in academic ratings in recent years.... Read more»

UA Wildcats softball

Coach encourages Wildcats to get louder as postseason looms

At Wednesday night's Arizona softball practice, head coach Mike Candrea felt there was something off about his team. "I made them a promise that if they weren't talking, I was going to make them run some drills."... Read more»

UA Wildcats softball

Arizona to host softball regional, swinging for 9th title

The University of Arizona will host an NCAA Softball Championships Regional next Friday through Sunday at Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium.... Read more»

UA Wildcats basketball

Arizona 1st round loser in academic bracket

What if March Madness were crazy about schoolwork? The UA Wildcats would be bounced in the first round if the NCAA basketball tournament were based on academic performance, according to ProPublica.... Read more»

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