Confederate flag continues to fly high despite NASCAR’s stern warnings

Confederate flag continues to fly high despite NASCAR’s stern warnings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway. The Confederate flag is front and center. It’s been like that for years, and the 57-year-old Rebenstorf has no plans to take it down – not even if NASCAR decides to ban the embattled flag from its […]

Arizona athletics announces 39th Sports Hall of Fame class

Arizona athletics announces 39th Sports Hall of Fame class

By Natasha Harrison / UA Sports Information Office The University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee has chosen five individuals and four NCAA Championship RELAY teams for induction into the University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame. The new class of inducted honorees will be recognized during an on-field presentation at halftime of […]

Mark Cramer, war veteran, at Tucson Speedway: America Start Your Engines!

Mark Cramer, war veteran, at Tucson Speedway: America Start Your Engines!

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner On July 4, 2015 at the Tucson Speedway Firecracker 100 Race, Mark Cramer, Army instructor in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle program on Fort Huachuca will have the honor of giving the command “America, start your engines” again.  He had the honor of starting the Chevy Monte Carlo 400 at […]

Fox Sports’ David Neal on Women’s World Cup, future of U.S. soccer

Fox Sports’ David Neal on Women’s World Cup, future of U.S. soccer

By Nora Princiotti – The Washington Times – Wednesday, July 1, 2015 For David Neal, the Executive Producer of FIFA World Cup on Fox Sports, the U.S. Women’s National Team’s win over Germany on Tuesday brought more than a trip to the finals. The ongoing event is his firstWorld Cup with Fox, which owns the rights to broadcast the event from 2015 through 2026 and […]

Pickens, Cordes awarded Tom Hansen Conference Medals

Pickens, Cordes awarded Tom Hansen Conference Medals

By Hannah Barry / UA Sports Information Office Arizona swimming and diving graduating seniors Sam Pickens and Kevin Cordes earned the 2014-15 Pac-12 Tom Hansen Conference Medals, the conference announced on Tuesday. A Conference Medal is awarded annually to each member institution’s senior male and female student-athlete based on the exhibition of the greatest combination […]

Four Wildcats to compete in World Cup of Softball X

Four Wildcats to compete in World Cup of Softball X

By Danny Martinez / UA Sports Information Office Arizona softball will be well represented in the World Cup of Softball X, which kicks off today in Irvine, Calif. Kellie Fox (14-15), Brigette Del Ponte (10-13), Estela Piñon (13-14) and incoming freshman Alyssa Palomino will be competing in the event. Fox (U.S. National Team) and Palomino […]

Cubs’ Strop accepts Bob Costas’ apology

Cubs’ Strop accepts Bob Costas’ apology

June 29, 2015 Mark Gonzales Chicago Tribune Posted with permission from MCT Information Services Republish Reprint ST. LOUIS — Pedro Strop initially didn’t want to meet Bob Costas but wound up happy he allowed the veteran broadcaster to apologize face to face Sunday at the Chicago Cubs’ team hotel. “He also asked me who else […]

LeBron James opts out of contract; intending to stay with Cavaliers

LeBron James opts out of contract; intending to stay with Cavaliers

June 28, 2015 Jon Krawczynski Posted with permission from The Washington Times Republish Reprint For the third time in six seasons, LeBron James is an unrestricted free agent. The difference this time is he has no plans to move again. The Cleveland Cavaliers star will not exercise a $21.6 million option on his contract for […]

Patterson takes second as USA Championships come to a close

Patterson takes second as USA Championships come to a close

Courtesy: Arizona Athletics By Adam Gonzales / UA Sports Information Office  EUGENE, Ore. – Arizona alumna Liz Patterson took second place in the high jump by clearing a mark of 6-2 (1.88m) at the USA Championships in Eugene, Ore. at Hayward Field on Sunday, June 28. Even though she finished in the top three, she […]

NCAA, DoD chip in big money for extensive concussion study

NCAA, DoD chip in big money for extensive concussion study

June 25, 2015 EDDIE PELLS Displayed with permission from The Washington Times More than 35,000 college athletes and cadets at U.S. service academies are helping researchers write a new, extensive and groundbreaking chapter in the study and tracking of concussions. With about $22 million in funding from the NCAA and Department of Defense, the college […]

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