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A different kind of win: ASU men’s hockey ends independence, joins NCHC for 2024 season

PHOENIX – ASU joins the NCHC as its ninth member starting in the 2024-25 season. Find out what this means for the Sun Devils as they start their last season as an independent hockey team.

Hockey players lining up on the center line of the ice.

Arizona’s ‘super season’ gives state financial shot of adrenaline

PHOENIX – A May report from Arizona's Common Sense Institute showed that 6.4% of the state’s total economy comes from the sports and tourism sector. With the Super Bowl and many other major sporting events in town in 2023, Arizona saw plenty of positive economic benefits.

Spectators sit behind home plate at Camelback Ranch and watch a baseball game.

Wildcats letdown: UCLA knocks Arizona out of Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament

LAS VEGAS - After a competitive first half between the fourth-seeded University of Arizona and fifth-seeded UCLA, the Bruins pulled away in the second half to beat the Wildcats 73-59 in the quarterfinal of the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament.


ASU’s resilience in Pac-12 women’s tournament exemplifies response from season-long adversity

LAS VEGAS – Though Arizona State was knocked out of the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament in the first round Wednesday, the team displayed the resilience it had all season long.


Court says law limiting signs near Super Bowl events violates free speech

WASHINGTON - A Phoenix ordinance that let the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee accept or reject signs around the "NFL Experience" zone downtown is an unconstitutional infringement of free speech rights, a Maricopa Superior Court judge ruled Thursday.


Super Bowl 57: The teams are set, and so are betting lines, ticket prices

PHOENIX – With opponents revealed, Super Bowl LVII will feature many firsts, including the first NFL title game in history with two Black starting quarterbacks.

State Farm Stadium is getting dressed up for Super Bowl LVII, which will feature a meeting between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles. The popular matchup is expected to send ticket prices soaring. (Photo by Dylan Nichols/Cronkite News)

GCU among universities offering scholarships to build successful esports programs

PHOENIX – As Esports scholarships become more common, Grand Canyon University tries to stay ahead of the game.

The GCU Esports Arena is often filled with students and is an attractive recruiting tool. (Photo by Susan Wong/Cronkite News)

Home improvement: After decades at Oceanside Ice Arena, ASU men’s ice hockey set to break in Mullett Arena

TEMPE – Arizona State hockey will play in Mullett Arena for the first time this season Friday. The facility has the potential to elevate the program to the top of college hockey.

The ASU men's ice hockey team will play its home opener Friday in the new Mullett Arena, a 5,000-seat rink that features a host of upgrades compared to Oceanside Ice Arena. (Photo by Susan Wong/Cronkite News)

Arizona high school coaching community applauds promotion of Shaun Aguano to ASU interim coach

TEMPE – After more than 20 years of living in Arizona, former running backs coach Shaun Aguano was recently named Arizona State’s interim head coach. The decision was applauded by those who knew him as a Chandler High School head coach.


Change of course: Modernization, COVID-19 pandemic help revitalize golf

MESA – Since COVID-19, golf has experienced a boom in popularity. Sales are up, more people are playing and the sport is growing at the professional level.


Arizona’s run in Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament ends abruptly after loss to Colorado

LAS VEGAS – The Arizona women's basketball team had high hopes heading into the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament but Colorado quickly ended the Wildcats' run in Sin City.


Aducanumab is promising for some Alzheimer’s patients, but not all will get it

PHOENIX – The new drug Aducanumab underscores the importance of early recognition of Alzheimer’s disease. Some families won’t qualify for it because their loved one’s disease has progressed to moderate and severe stages.