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Remembering the Ooh Ahh Man, the Wildcats’ legendary sports fan

PHOENIX - Joe Cavaleri, a beloved Arizona sports superfan affectionately known as the "Ooh Aah Man," passed away at 71. He leaves behind an unforgettable legacy, having earned widespread recognition for his spirited mid-game antics that ignited crowd cheers and added joy to sporting events.

From hyping up the crowd to sharing unforgettable moments with players like Steve Kerr, the late Joe Cavaleri left a lasting mark as one of the most cherished super fans in collegiate sports history. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Athletics)

Tommy Lloyd, Bobby Hurley provide offseason updates in new age of recruiting

PHOENIX – At the Section 7 high school tournament, Arizona men’s basketball coach Tommy Lloyd and ASU men’s basketball coach Bobby Hurley reflected on the state of college basketball and how their teams are shaping up for next season.

Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley is taking his team on an offseason trip to Europe. He hopes the journey will be a bonding experience for his returning players and new recruits in this challenging era of college basketball coaching. (Photo by Joey Plishka/Cronkite News)

Corbin Carroll’s stardom is everything Arizona Diamondbacks needed to rejuvenate franchise, fan base

PHOENIX – The Diamondbacks are in first place in their division, thanks in large part to Corbin Carroll. Carroll is having an MVP-level rookie season, as he already statistically ranks among the best players in the league.

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Corbin Carroll is turning heads as a rookie. In his first full season, Corbin ranks in the top five of WAR (3.7) in Major League Baseball. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Grand Canyon, Northern Arizona to compete at inaugural Arizona Tip-Off basketball tournament in November

PHOENIX – The Intersport Basketball Division announced the dates for the inaugural Arizona Tip-Off basketball tournament. The field features eight teams, including GCU and NAU, and will take place in Glendale.

Northern Arizona coach Shane Burcar, left, and Grand Canyon coach Bryce Drew will face a step up in competition at the Arizona Tip-Off, where a strong showing could factor into a potential NCAA tournament bid. (Left photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images; Right photo by Tommy Martino/University of Montana/Getty Images)

LIV Golf, PGA Tour merger bring money, power and ethics to forefront

PHOENIX – In a move that shook up the golf world, LIV Golf and the PGA Tour reached an agreement to merge the rival organizations. The move brought plenty of backlash and even more questions.

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said the organization's decision to merge with LIV Golf was "in the best interest of all of the members of the PGA Tour." (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)