Javier Morales

JAVIER MORALES

This is a unique Web site for University of Arizona athletic developments, combining in-depth analysis and professional reporting from award-winning journalist Javier Morales, the site’s founder. Morales, a Tucson native, also founded the now defunct (but popular) UAHoopsCoach.com and WildAboutAZCats.com sites.

Morales reported for The Arizona Daily Star for 13 years and the Arizona Republic for one before leaving the newspaper business. During his time at the Star, he covered Arizona athletics, including work as the beat reporter for the Wildcats’ men’s basketball team that won the 1996-97 national championship.

His form of writing and reporting is presently through blogs and freelance work. In 2010, he placed first for the Arizona Press Club metro sports reporting award category.

He resides in Henderson, Nevada, with his 10-year-old daughter Mackenzie.

Please contact Morales at WildAboutAZCats@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @JavierJMorales


ANDY MORALES

Andy Morales

Andy Morales

Andy Morales, one of Javier’s older brothers, started writing for the print edition of the Tucson Citizen in 2008 in a guest column that would appear every few weeks or so.

He did that up to the final week of the print edition that ended on May 16, 2009. At that time, he had already been through the local high school sports scene with one of his daughters and he also coached a bit.

When he found out the Citizen was going to have a blog site he jumped on the opportunity and Mark Evans welcomed him aboard. Andy’s diligent work has become popular among high school and youth sports coaches, parents and athletes. His realm of talent with youth sports has expanded to photography.

Andy earned in April the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s Skip Bryant Award as the top promoter/writer of high school athletics in the state.

Please contact Andy at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com and follow him on Twitter @AndyMorales8.


ERNIE McCRAY

Ernie McCray

Ernie McCray

Former Tucson High School and University of Arizona basketball standout Ernie McCray is a legendary figure to Tucsonans and Wildcat fans.

McCray, who holds the Wildcats’ scoring record with 46 points on Feb. 6, 1960, against Cal State-Los Angeles, is the first African-American basketball player to graduate from Arizona.

McCray, who now resides in San Diego, earned degrees in physical education and elementary education at Arizona. He is a longtime educator, actor and activist in community affairs in the San Diego-area.

He wrote a blog for TucsonCitizen.com before the site ceased current-events operations early in 2014. He agreed to continue offering his opinion and insight with AllSportsTucson.com about Arizona Wildcats athletics. McCray also writes blogs for SanDiegoFreePress.org.

You can e-mail Mr. McCray at mccrobs@cox.net.


Jason Nimrichter

Jason Nimrichter

JASON NIMRICHTER

Nimrichter is a veteran follower of Arizona athletics, covering the Wildcats for GOAZCATS.com and WildcatAuthority.com. He has covered all phases of the football and men’s basketball programs from recruiting to game stories. He is an aspiring sports radio talk show host.

He joined the AllSportsTucson.com staff in September 2014.

Aside from following the Wildcats, Nimrichter has a rooting interest in the Sacramento Kings, Ohio State and all Cleveland pro sports teams.

He is from the Sacramento, Calif., area.

You can contact him at Jnimrich81@hotmail.com and follow him on Twitter @JasonNimrichter.


ALEC SILLS-TRAUSCH

Alec Sills-Trausch

Alec Sills-Trausch

Alec is a Class of 2014 graduate of the University of Arizona, where he studied political science. Also a Glendale Ironwood High School graduate, he once tried to join the Arizona football program as a walk-on.

He has written blogs for AzDesertSwarm of SBNation and ZonaZealots of FanSided.

Alec describes himself as a national parks admirer and a lover of college basketball, good conversation and pick up basketball.

Please follow him on Twitter @UofAlec.