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Recent Jason Terry hire raises questions about campus wide hiring freeze, furloughs

The recent hiring of Jason Terry, an 19 year NBA veteran, former NCAA National Player of the Year and team leader on the 1997 Arizona Men’s Basketball national championship squad as an assistant coach to the men’s basketball team means good news for an athletics program in mid-crisis. However, the decision to make a major athletics hire during a campus wide hiring freeze and during major furloughs of university faculty and staff has raised major questions about university management during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Ira Lee finds music as a way to cope with racial injustice

Arizona men’s basketball senior Ira Lee doesn’t know when the next time he’ll be able to safely play basketball again. He doesn't even know when he will be allowed to return to Tucson and use the university’s training facilities. So, for now, training at a gym in his hometown of Los Angeles with his dad is all he can do. But bigger things are on Lee’s mind during this time: police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement.  Read more

UA alumna aims for gold in 2021: Her journey to becoming an Olympic athlete

University of Arizona alumna Christina Birch sits on her family’s cattle ranch in Montana preparing for the day where she finally lives out her dream of becoming an Olympic track cyclist representing Team USA on the biggest stage possible.  Birch is one of nine women to be named to the countries’ Track Cycling Long Team in the upcoming Summer Olympics and her journey is unlike any other. Read more

How Arizona legend Jason Terry became the Wildcats’ next assistant coach

Former Arizona legend Jason Terry said he was “first in line” when he heard the news of a coaching position opening up on the men’s basketball team back in March. Terry had been in contact with head coach Sean Miller and associate head coach Jack Murphy since September of 2019 when Terry first described his interest in joining the staff.  Read more