“Mike Stoops was going to get you from Point A to Point B but not Point B to Pasadena.” — Anthony Gimino (longtime Arizona football beat writer for the Arizona Daily Star and Tucson Citizen) When Arizona athletic director Jim Livengood announced the 2004 hiring of Mike Stoops, the city of Tucson was ecstatic. The fiery Oklahoma defensive coordinator came…

Not a Subscriber? Start now and get your first month for only 50 cents!

Login for Subscribers

Author

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.

>