For years the college basketball world has heard the same, tired rhetorical question posed by Pac-10/12 sports fans: “Why aren’t we taken seriously?” Some of the beef contains merit; some of it doesn’t. But what there is no doubt about is how seriously some in the national media do take Pac-12 basketball and that was never in clearer display than…

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Mike Luke is the second most famous descendant of Crete, Nebraska fame, a haven for basketball knowledge that also produced Oregon head coach Dana Altman. But around these parts, we don't talk about Altman. We talk Wildcats. And Wildcat talk is Mike's obsession. An information junkie, Mike quickly earned on-air radio opportunities and made the most of them with a depth of understanding rare on Tucson's airwaves with his numerous contributions to the UA flagship station. That vast...let's call it what it is...obsessively geeky desire to delve into Wildcat lore: past, present and future, has been an invaluable asset for listeners on the radio. Now he brings that untethered knowledge to PHNX. If you want to know about the Wildcats, this is the place. And Mike is the guy.

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