Sports

Life after basketball for Ray Smith

“I think I just really learned more about myself when transitioning from basketball into just being a student.” he said. “I’ve been through tough times in college and I’m happy where I am in life. I was able to earn a free education, and meet great friends along the way.” Read more

Arizona softball closes storied chapter as it opens brand up new stadium

For Arizona, the facility upgrade comes at a crucial time. In recent years, schools like UCLA, Oregon and ASU have taken extreme measures to try and get an advantage by upgrading their facilities. The flow of blue-chip prospects that have made Arizona the national power it has started to slow, with the last time Arizona playing in a College World Series being in 2010, and other teams caught up.  Read more

Aari McDonald: Worth the wait

For the sophomore, the early success is especially encouraging due to the nature of women’s basketball, where players stay all four years unlike their male counterparts. Tucsonans get to watch McDonald dictate play in McKale for two more seasons after this one.  Read more