PHOENIX – In a postseason defined by COVID testing, coaching changes, transfer portals and general upheaval, the Notre Dame and Oklahoma State football teams welcome a familiar site: the 51st edition of the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl.
CHANDLER – Although football fans nationwide will have the opportunity to learn about the life of the Valley’s most popular quarterback on Christmas Day, when “American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story” is release, the Valley has had a front row seat for years. This past fall, his biggest role has included coaching his son Elijah, the quarterback at Brophy Prep.
WASHINGTON – With COVID-19 protocols prohibiting fans at the Fiesta and Arizona bowls, and a lack of eligible teams forcing a cancellation of the Guaranteed Rate Bowl last year, organizers of the three college bowls in Arizona are eager to welcome fans and teams back this year.
PHOENIX – Pathways to the professional level vary by gender in youth soccer, where girls and boys have disparate opportunities to sign a professional contract as a minor.
PHOENIX – Over 30 million Hispanic Americans consider themselves NFL fans. Despite the numbers, that fails to translate to participation in the sport at all levels.
PHOENIX – At a university known for its aeronautical excellence, Embry-Riddle in Prescott is also known for the standout play of its women’s soccer team.
PHOENIX – Tucson native Kim Cota-Robles is making history as hockey’s first Latina PA announcer, impressing Roadrunners fans and paving the way for women in sports.
‘At the tip of the iceberg’: Cornhole (yes, cornhole) finds international stage as it continues to grow
PHOENIX – While some see it as a simple backyard activity, cornhole has grown and attempted to stake its claim as a legitimate sport in recent years. As participation in the sport has continued to increase, it has helped develop a strong community both locally and nationally.
PHOENIX – Sixteen Cardinals players will wear customized cleats against the Rams Monday night to represent organizations that are important to them.
PHOENIX – Suns guard Chris Paul hosted Four HBCUs for a basketball tournament at Footprint Center to promote diversity and equality.
CHINLE – After the COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on the Navajo Nation, the community of Chinle as rebounded with the return of rez ball.
CHANDLER – The Nitro Rallycross tour made a stop at Wild Horse Pass, where fans saw large jumps, crazy turns and top-tier drivers participating.