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Oumar Ballo, Arizona Wildcats cruise past USC to Pac-12 Tournament Semifinals

LAS VEGAS – No. 1 Arizona avenged its previous loss to No. 9 USC in a 70-49 victory in the Pac-12 Men’s Tournament Quarterfinals in Las Vegas. Coach Tommy Lloyd praised his bench and center Oumar Ballo, but emphasized the Wildcats aren’t looking too far ahead yet.

Arizona freshman guard KJ Lewis celebrates after making a layup while being fouled in the Wildcats' 70-49 win Thursday against USC in the 2024 Pac-12 Tournament Quarterfinals at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Dominic Contini/Cronkite News)

ASU women’s basketball hopeful for future despite quick exit in Pac-12 tournament

LAS VEGAS – ASU women’s basketball officially ended its season Wednesday with a loss in the first round of the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball tournament. Despite the outcome, Natasha Adair is proud of her team’s growth and is hopeful for the Sun Devils’ future.

ASU’s Viva Kreis aims to elevate women’s sports, play for U.S. handball team in 2028 Summer Olympics

PHOENIX – Viva Kreis is an ASU athlete with a handful of extra work. She hopes to play in the 2028 Summer Olympics in team handball and make a difference in women’s sports. The path to completing these goals comes with hard work and focus.

Handball is one of the most popular sports in Europe. In the United States, the game is limited to a few clubs. (Photo courtesy of Marcos Domínguez)

How Dartmouth College’s men’s basketball unionization case could impact athletes at Arizona State, University of Arizona

PHOENIX – The National Labor Relations Board regional director announced Dartmouth College’s men’s basketball players could vote to unionize. While Dartmouth’s players are protected by the NLRB, ASU and Arizona athletes might be impacted by the ruling.

Community 43 supplements Phoenix traditional mental health services with ‘clubhouse’ model focused on social and cognitive skills

PHOENIX — Community 43, a Phoenix mental health facility, uses a “clubhouse” model to provide recreational opportunities for members to improve quality of life and regain independence.

Building dreams: Phoenix Rising FC paving way for Arizona’s soccer future, one youth player at a time

PHOENIX – Phoenix Rising FC Youth Soccer serves as a cornerstone of Arizona's soccer development, offering comprehensive programs that nurture talent from grassroots levels.

Prescott’s tennis phenom: The rise of Andrew Bogdanov and his paralympic dreams

PRESCOTT – Andrew Bogdanov had never picked up a tennis racket until three years ago. Now the Prescott native is the No. 2-ranked American and No. 22 world-ranked quad tennis player in the world as he eyes the Paralympics.

Andrew Bogdanov's, right, quick rise in the world of wheelchair tennis is aided by the support of his longtime partner, Sharon Hemerka. (Photo courtesy of Chris Howard)

ASU women’s basketball showing poise, promise in rebuild under coach Natasha Adair

TEMPE – Despite a challenging start, the ASU women’s basketball team under coach Natasha Adair's leadership showcases resilience, marked by a significant improvement from the previous season's record.

ASU women's coach Natasha Adair instills resilience through a season of growth and improvement ahead of the team's move to the Big 12 Conference. (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)

Game on: Arizona high school esports embraces changes, challenges entering fifth season

PHOENIX – Arizona's high school esports scene faces the dual task of balancing evolving game preferences while navigating challenges in attracting players to traditional titles.

Students from various high schools across Arizona prepare their gaming setups as they anticipate the start of the fifth season of esports competition. (Photo by Daniella Trujillo/Cronkite News)

More than a game: The unseen consequences of Pac-12’s major shake-up

PHOENIX – Conference realignment has an impact that stretches far beyond finances and media rights deals. Already juggling a lot, athletes are forced to adjust to this new change.

Conference realignment paints a new picture for athletes in various sports and challenges programs to adapt to excel in the face of unprecedented change. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Medical program additions at ASU, UA and NAU aim to curb Arizona’s health care worker shortage

PHOENIX – All three Arizona public universities are implementing big changes to their medical training programs as part of an Arizona Board of Regents initiative, with new medical schools at ASU and NAU to come.

The Arizona State University Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is located on Fillmore and Third streets. ASU is planning to build a new medical school in downtown Phoenix. (Photo by Hunter Fore/Cronkite News)

Forks down: Exit of OC Beau Baldwin, departure of players mark first changes in busy ASU football offseason

TEMPE – With the departure of OC Beau Baldwin and players already entering the transfer portal, Kenny Dillingham and ASU football begin a busy offseason after a rough 2023.

Although Jalin Conyers was a strong supporter of Arizona State and coach Kenny Dillingham during his time in Tempe, he announced Wednesday that he would transfer. (Photo by Reece Andrews/Cronkite News)