Archive for July, 2010
The University of Arizona announced it is going to retire the football jerseys of seven former players.
It’s about time.
Art Luppino’s jersey has been lonely hanging above the south end zone in Arizona Stadium. Going fifty years without adding anyone else has been a disservice to the many great players who have run amok on the Tucson gridiron.
After the LeBron James spectacle Thursday night The Decision is easy:
College sports are better than pro sports.
It has nothing to do with the level of talent, the size of the egos or the accusations of hypocrisy. The quality of life for a college fan is significantly better due to one thing.
There have been no changes to the amateur status of Steve Selsky and five drafted UA recruits, and that is great news for Andy Lopez and the BatCats.
Here are the six players Arizona fans hope do not sign pro contracts before the Aug. 15 deadline:
|Player||Position||Round||Pick||Team||Signed?||Jesus Valdez||RHP||5||174||Angels||no||D.J. (Douglas) Peterson||INF||33||1,002||Mariners||no||Steve Selsky||OF||34||1,040||Rockies||no||Konner Wade||RHP||35||1,051||Diamondbacks||no||T.C. (Taylor) Mark||C||35||1,059||Brewers||no||Ryan (Derek) Casillas||C||40||1,201||Diamondbacks||no|
This just in: Universities compete in sports other than football.
One of the most interesting parts of the conference expansion madness was how little college basketball mattered in the discussions. How little? Kansas, #3 in all-time wins and home of the guy who invented the game, was this close to being homeless.
Fear not, the Pac-12 is going to continue playing basketball. The question is just when, where and how often. And if you’re going to like any of the changes.