From ‘lonely’ to Lily’s Pad: Tempe playground to give immunocompromised kids a chance to be a kid
PHOENIX – Children with weakened immune systems or other disabilities often can’t play with other kids. Lily’s Pad, a new playground scheduled to open in Arizona in April, is designed to help immunocompromised children build their physical and emotional health. It’s among other recreational areas across the U.S. meant to accommodate children with disabilities.
Arizona Wildcats end season on wrong side of history after falling to No. 15 Princeton in NCAA Tournament
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Arizona Wildcats were defeated by the Princeton Tigers in the first round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament in Sacramento. It is just the 11th that a 15 seed has defeated a 2 seed since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985.
Mercy! Team Canada dominates Great Britain, announces presence at World Baseball Classic
PHOENIX – In the first game of two on Sunday in group C, Canada took on Great Britain and mercied them 18-8 in a matchup that only lasted seven innings but almost four hours. It was a breath of fresh air for the Canadians, who didn’t make it past the group stages in 2017 but are looking to make a serious run in 2023.
Wildcats double down with effort in Vegas, advance to Pac-12 tournament title game
LAS VEGAS – The Arizona Wildcats hope what happens in Vegas doesn't stay there. Their impressive effort against Arizona State, especially late in the game, send the Wildcats into the championship game of the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament against UCLA Saturday night.
Homeless encampments would be torn down, people charged under Arizona Senate bill
PHOENIX – Under Arizona Senate Bill 1413, police officers would be required to tear down homeless encampments and charge the person or people living there with criminal trespassing. The bill passed the Senate Wednesday.
Arizona Cardinals coach Jonathan Gannon makes it clear: The environment is about to change
TEMPE – After a long and grueling process that saw candidates come and go, the Arizona Cardinals have finally hired their new head coach, Jonathan Gannon. The former Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator has to quickly collect himself and get back to work on trying to reach the Super Bowl with the Cardinals.
Despite recent struggles, ASU baseball looks to end Men’s College World Series drought
PHOENIX – ASU has one of the more storied programs in all of college baseball, yet the Sun Devils have failed to reach the Men’s College World Series since 2010. Will that trend end this season? The Sun Devils enter Friday’s opener with optimism.
ASU’s play ‘Safe At Home’ gives audiences unique, eye-opening theater experience
TEMPE – The unique play “Safe At Home,” an ASU production, gives viewers a chance to see behind the scenes at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Tour guides navigate the audience across nine scenes during a 90-minute interactive experience.
Arizona Diamondbacks adding new wrinkle to jerseys with Avnet patch
PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks unveiled its new jersey advertisement recently, with Avnet becoming the franchise’s new partner. The ad is a black square with the Avnet logo and text that matches some of the team’s colors. The reaction has been mixed.
HomeBase Surprise tackles rising homeless youth population in Arizona
SURPRISE – HomeBase, a transitional living facility for homeless youth, opens a second facility, this time in Surprise. The program works to combat the rising rate of unsheltered youth by offering them housing and education.
From quirky designs to sentimental homage, Super Bowl logos have changed dramatically
PHOENIX – Design philosophies have changed drastically throughout 57 Super Bowls, from the simplistic logos of the ‘70s and ‘80s to the colorful logos of the ‘90s, to the sleek, corporate look of the modern NFL.
Guesting game: State of the Union guests make political, personal points
WASHINGTON - First lady Jill Biden will host two Arizonans for the State of the Union Tuesday and state lawmakers have invited guests ranging from college student to a college chancellor, tribal leaders to business leaders, in a tradition that can have both personal and political goals.