Basketball

Lutes legacy extends beyond the court

When a white-haired man stepped foot in Tucson way back in 1983, the city changed and for the better. The University of Arizona men’s basketball program, which had seen some success under Fred Snowden, wasn’t the brand it is today until Robert Luther “Lute” Olson showed up. Read more

Lutes legacy extends beyond the court

When a white-haired man stepped foot in Tucson way back in 1983, the city changed and for the better. The University of Arizona men’s basketball program, which had seen some success under Fred Snowden, wasn’t the brand it is today until Robert Luther “Lute” Olson showed up. Read more

Campus Guide '17: Arizona’s proud basketball tradition

Arizona basketball boats one of the proudest traditions on the West Coast. Anchored by a large community that remembers watching the 1997 championship and bolstered by a rabid student fan base known as the Zona Zoo, UA basketball is cherished in a similar manner as SEC football is in the South. Read more

Adia Barnes continues to reel in high recruits

In the past two months, head coach Adia Barnes and her staff have been relentless, scouring every corner of the earth for talent. She has gotten it in a hurry by way of freshmen and transfers, both local and international. However, the program’s turnaround won’t be a sudden worst-to-first scenario for the Wildcats — at least not yet. Read more

Former Arizona players impacting NBA

This past NBA season serves to remind us just how much of an impact former Arizona basketball players are having on the NBA. If you happened to have been paying attention to any of the five NBA Finals games over the last few weeks, then you probably noticed some familiar names and faces come across your television screen — Steve Kerr, Andre Iguodala, Richard Jefferson — just to name a few. At one time or another, all three of them once donned the navy and cardinal jerseys that read “ARIZONA” on the front. Read more

Winter is coming

It may not be dungeons and dragons a la Game of Thrones style, but heads are going to roll if Arizona women's basketball coach Adia Barnes has to sit through another season like this past one. Barnes first season as head coach can best be described in one word, frustrating. Read more

Arizona game day guide

It’s a day unlike any other. School night or not, it’s game day, and there is only one letter on everyone’s mind: “W.” Game day preparations at the UA come in all shapes and sizes and, depending on the season, campus is usually buzzing if our Wildcats have played even halfway decently. Read more

Luke Walton headlines first CATSYS Awards

When Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton’s phone rang, former Interim Athletic Director Erika Barnes was on the other line. An emcee opportunity of the first ever CATSYS Awards Banquet was on the table. Read more