Haley Moore finished eighth at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, above, in April and went on to help the UA make the NCAA Tournament for a second consecutive year.

    Of the 76 players on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot released last week, none were from Arizona. The next ex-Wildcat to be nominated, given time for the Southern Arizona Chapter of the National Football Foundation to properly go through the process that got Ricky Hunley, Chuck Cecil, Tedy Bruschi and Rob Waldrop elected, is almost sure to be cornerback Antoine Cason. It might’ve been 1990 All-America cornerback Darryll Lewis, the Jim Thorpe Award winner, but Lewis has experienced significant off-field troubles since leaving the NFL and that is calculated in the nomination process.

      UA women’s basketball coach Adia Barnes will be awarded a contract extension through 2023-24 this week if approved by the Board of Regents. She’ll be paid $400,000 a year plus incentives. It brings her close to ASU coach Charli Turner Thorne, who is paid $444,200 per season. It means that in the last 11 months, Arizona athletic director Dave Heeke has now reworked the contracts of soccer coach Tony Amato, baseball’s Jay Johnson, softball’s Mike Candrea, volleyball’s Dave Rubio and women’s golf coach Laura Ianello. Their multiyear contracts range from $125,000 to $500,000 annually. Unless something changes, Sean Miller will be working on a three-year contract in 2019-20, down from the industry standard of five years for men’s basketball coaches. Barnes has a difficult job in a league with three elite powers: Stanford, Oregon State and Oregon. Last week, for instance, OSU got a recruiting commitment from the nation’s No. 1 high school wing prospect, Sasha Goforth of Fayetteville, Arkansas, who chose the Beavers over the hometown Arkansas Razorbacks. Barnes is working her way toward having similar influence in women’s hoops.

        Salpointe Catholic High School senior safety Lathan Ransom announced last week he is not considering playing for Arizona, and added this: “Why didn’t I include Arizona? It’s nothing against the UA, but it always sort of irritated me because it wasn’t my first offer; Cal and ASU were. I’m a Tucson kid and I played right down the street. When I say down the street, I really mean right down the street. Salpointe Catholic High School is a five-minute drive without traffic from Arizona Stadium. When I started getting offers from other schools, UA backed off a little bit. It is what it is.” Arizona was also slow to react to the pursuit of Salpointe tackle Bruno Fina, a legacy recruit and the son of 1991 Arizona grad John Fina, who played 11 NFL seasons. UCLA and USC offered Bruno Fina a scholarship before Arizona reacted. Is this really an issue? Apparently, yes, because two days after Ransom rebuffed the hometown Wildcats, Arizona became the first team to offer Salpointe sophomore quarterback Treyson Bourguet a scholarship. This is something of a leap of faith; Bourguet, who played at Marana High School last year, has only thrown 41 passes in high school football

          Andrew Edwards was a dominating pitcher at Desert Christian High School when coach Grant Hopkins’ team won state championships in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Edwards, a lefty, was 28-3 with 316 strikeouts in 184 innings. Now he’ll be a pro. Edwards was drafted in the 31st round by the New York Mets last week. He was part of New Mexico State’s rousing 38-17 season, tying for first place in the WAC and beating Arizona at Hi Corbett Field. Edwards struck out 30 batters in 22 2/3 innings for NMSU. Edwards’ teammate at New Mexico State, second baseman Nick Gonzales of Cienega High School, was named a first-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball, hitting .436 with 80 RBIs. After NMSU coach Brian Green resigned last week to be the head coach at Washington State, Gonzales became a potential transfer student, with two years of eligibility remaining. He’d be a game-changer if he chose to play at least one year at a Pac-12 school.

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