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Buena High School boys golf.

Buena Colt sophomore Jake Rodda prepares to compete in yesterday’s meet at the Pueblo del Sol course.
Buena Colt sophomore Jake Rodda prepares to compete in yesterday’s meet at the Pueblo del Sol course.

Swim meet.

Buena junior Anne Pasley starts off the 400 free relay for the Colts during last Thursday’s meet at the Sierra Vista Aquatic Center versus Canyon Del Oro and Flowing Wells.
Buena junior Anne Pasley starts off the 400 free relay for the Colts during last Thursday’s meet at the Sierra Vista Aquatic Center versus Canyon Del Oro and Flowing Wells.

Celebrate the Pick!

Senior Vicente Cardona hoists the fabled Pick trophy while being exhorted from teammates as the Douglas Bulldogs come away with the victory on the road against the Bisbee Pumas in Warren Ballpark Friday night.
Senior Vicente Cardona hoists the fabled Pick trophy while being exhorted from teammates as the Douglas Bulldogs come away with the victory on the road against the Bisbee Pumas in Warren Ballpark Friday night.

Where's the real ROI in collegiate sports

A lifelong Univ. of Arizona sports fan, I'm once again astounded by the lack of football prowess of our beloved Wildcats. Unlike, our brethren to the valley, The Univ. or Ariz. football program has been headed in the wrong direction for years.

The Arizona Republic ran a piece indicating the odds of prospective coaches to replace Kevin Summerlin - https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/college/ua/2020/12/14/arizona-football-coach-odds-joe-salavea-replace-kevin-sumlin/6542469002/

Again, The UA will have to consider which direction to go and whether an alum might be the best bet to restore a program that has drawn tremendous fan support but overall disappointed. 

So, here's my question...Give or take $12 Million in severance between two coaches in four years (Amounts listed here.) Where's the real ROI on collegiate sports in the world of academia, is it for the student athletes, is it for the athletic personnel and big business, or for the institutions themselves?

At this point I seriously question where our priorities are when monies like this are being guaranteed, when we're dealing in a world debated by fact and fiction.