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Vegas, baby: Washington, Oregon aim for Pac-12 and CFP glory

PHOENIX – In the penultimate rankings of the season and the current format, Washington and Oregon are both in prime positioning to clinch a spot in the College Football Playoff with a win in the Pac-12 Championship.

Pac 12 teams during a game.

Photo essay: Future lottery picks hit Las Vegas for Border League high school basketball showcase

LAS VEGAS – The Border League featured three No. 1 recruits at different age levels and multiple projected lottery picks. Here’s the story of these players told in pictures.

Florida Eagles forward Cooper Flagg guards a fellow five-star recruit, Bishop O’Connell’s Bryson Tucker, in their first round matchup at the Top Flight Invite at Border League at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas on Oct. 13. (Photo by Griffin Greenberg/Cronkite News)

Second to run: NAU cross-country men, women finish as runners-up in NCAA championships

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Northern Arizona men’s and women’s cross-country teams came in second place at the NCAA Championships. Although that is an impressive feat, the teams came into the meet entered No. 1 in the nation and were trying to pull off a historic sweep.

Running toward history: NAU women’s and men’s teams eye monumental sweep at NCAA Cross Country Championships

PHOENIX – Northern Arizona University seeks to become the first school since 2004 to sweep the men’s and women’s races at the NCAA Cross Country Championships this upcoming weekend at Panorama Farms in Charlottesville, Virginia.

NAU Women's cross country team.

Shaken and stirred: NCAA transfer portal transforms Pac-12 basketball

LAS VEGAS – The transfer portal has shaken up the landscape of college athletics. See how the portal has made its impact on Pac-12 basketball for the 2023-24 season.

Photo of Pac-12 logo.

Life behind the bases as partners of MLB players reveal highs, lows

PHOENIX – As the Arizona Diamondbacks fight for their first World Series in two decades, some of their spouses reveal the ups and downs of dating a professional baseball player.

Andrew Saalfrank posing for photo with girlfriend Madisyn Stauffer.

ASU baseball gears up for 2024 season with fresh outlook, NCAA tournament snub in rearview

TEMPE – In preparation for the 2024 season, Sun Devils add 32 new faces to the roster with hope the team doesn’t struggle down the stretch. Coach Willie Bloomquist and his young but talented team are eager to showcase their potential as they welcome 18 freshmen and 14 transfers this season.

Arizona State player ready for pitch

Carving a masterpiece: Artist Ray Villafane’s 6 tips to unlocking your pumpkin’s potential (with Arizona stencils)

SCOTTSDALE – Renowned pumpkin artist Ray Villafane hosted a pumpkin-carving class, and his work is featured at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa – along with a 1,700-pound pumpkin – through October. Villafane shares carving tips, and artist Emily Mai created Arizona pumpkin stencils for download.

Finished pumpkins from Ray Villafane’s pumpkin-carving class are arranged on the floor. Pumpkin designs can vary with infinite possibilities to try. Photo taken in Scottsdale on Oct. 8, 2023. (Photo by Emily Mai/Cronkite News)

Giles, other mayors say ongoing homelessness issue needs ongoing solutions

WASHINGTON – Mesa Mayor John Giles told a Washington seminar Thursday that he no longer has to fight to make people understand the seriousness of homelessness, but that the fight to solve the issue is ongoing.

Thousands gather in Flagstaff to witness annular solar eclipse

FLAGSTAFF — The annular solar eclipse on Saturday drew large crowds to the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.

From left, Scott Glib, Laura Nicholson, Haley Finch and Emma Railey look at the annular solar eclipse with protective solar glasses at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff on Sat., Oct. 14, 2023. "We just thought people would be excited and knowledgeable here and it would be fun to share in the excitement," Nicholson said. (Photo by Emily Mai/Cronkite News)

Hold my ax: NAU women’s cross-country team gaining national recognition

FLAGSTAFF – The NAU men’s cross-country team has built a dynasty with six national titles in seven years. Now the women are starting to build something special themselves as they are currently ranked No. 2 in the nation.

NAU women's cross-country runners running.

Pac-12 primer: As conference prepares for last ride, a team-by-team look at what’s ahead for 2023-24 season

LAS VEGAS – The Pac-12 kicked off the 2023-24 season with women’s basketball media day in Las Vegas. Here’s everything you need to know about the teams as they prepare for the upcoming season.

Oregon woman dribbles with defender