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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.

Fall camp is almost here. This is part one of a position-by-position breakdown of Arizona football going into the season. Quarterback  Jayden De Laura (sophomore) — The Arizona quarterback position figures to be drastically improved this season, and de Laura’s arrival is the overwhelming reason why. One can look at his 2,798 yards and 23 touchdowns from last season at...

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The 2022-23 Arizona basketball season figures to be a transition year of sorts. The Wildcats should be a top-25 team, but considering the massive personnel losses the program suffered this offseason, the Cats likely lack the firepower to compete for a national championship. A popular topic of conversation is the potential greatness that the 2023-24 Arizona basketball team should possess. Let’s...

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Last season’s Arizona women’s basketball team, while solid, lacked the punch of the previous year’s team. This is an issue that coach Adia Barnes quickly observed and spent the offseason striving for change, mainly by bringing in more offensive firepower. With so many moving parts, here is a look at the preseason expectations for each player on the 2022-23 roster....

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The Wednesday announcement that Phoenix Compass Prep 2023 5-star point guard Kylan Boswell will reclassify to the 2022 class and join Arizona basketball for this coming season is important for a number of reasons. First, it’s time to fully trust Arizona coach Tommy Lloyd, because he’s been ahead of the curve every step of the way. From telling the Tucson...

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