Steve Rivera and Jay Gonzales bring a strong local perspective on sports in Tucson from decades of experience as members of the media and involvement in local sports at all levels.
Steve is a graduate of New Mexico State University and has covered sports in Tucson for more than 30 years including time as a Tucson Citizen beat writer covering Arizona Wildcats football and men’s basketball. He has been named one of the top 16 college basketball writers in America.
Jay is a native of Tucson and a graduate of Sahuaro High School and the University of Arizona. His career in the media includes working as a news and sports reporter for the Arizona Daily Star where he also covered Arizona football and men’s basketball. Jay was the Star’s beat writer when the 1988 men’s basketball team became the first Wildcat team to reach the NCAA Final Four. He also has spent the last 30 years as a statistician for the men’s basketball team and the last three working for the women’s team.
Ted Purdy, former Univ. of Arizona golf team member and PGA golfer