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Arizona’s high school girls flag football scores big in inaugural season, eyes statewide expansion

TEMPE – In its successful debut year, Arizona's girls flag football made waves and sparked interest in potentially expanding the sport to create more opportunities for girls to participate.

Female athletes express joy at being part of Arizona's girl's flag football movement, emphasizing the transition from casual powderpuff games to more competitive experiences. (File photo by Susan Wong/Cronkite News)

Final chapter: Washington-Oregon close the book on Pac-12 football

LAS VEGAS – After 107 years of Pac-12 football, Friday night in Las Vegas represented the final game in the conference’s storied history. The thrilling finish between Washington and Oregon served as a fitting conclusion for a conference known for being unpredictable.

In an epic conference championship at Allegiant Stadium, Pac-12 football bid farewell after 107 years of fierce rivalries, thrilling moments and a historic clash between founding members Oregon and Washington. (Photo by Ian Maule/Getty Images)

Power trio: ASU EVP Chris Howard reflects on accomplished Air Force backfield

TEMPE – Who knew in 1989 that the U.S. Air Force Academy backfield would produce three accomplished leaders making an impact in the worlds of technology, academia and the U.S. government. The former players, including ASU Executive Vice President Chris Howard, reflect on that time.

Before he was named Arizona State’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, Chris Howard served as president of Robert Morris University. (File photo by Dylan Nichols/Cronkite News)

Four real: Washington leaps past Florida State at No. 4 in College Football Playoff rankings

PHOENIX – Washington is among the Top 4 teams in the College Football Playoff rankings for the first time since 2016, drawing one step closer to competing for the national title.

Michael Penix Jr., left, and No. 4 Washington carry the hopes of a College Football Playoff berth and rewriting the postseason narrative for the resurgent Huskies. (Photo by Tom Hauck/Getty Images)

ASU coach Kenny Dillingham reunites with old football friends when Oregon visits Tempe for Pac-12 clash

TEMPE – After spending last season as the offensive coordinator at Oregon, ASU coach Kenny Dillingham will have a lot of familiar faces in Tempe Saturday when the Ducks visit Mountain America Stadium.

Kenny Dillingham running

New Arizona Wildcats Caleb Love, Keshad Johnson and Jaden Bradley aim to transfer NCAA tournament experience

TUCSON – Arizona men’s basketball hopes to rewrite the narrative after last season’s upset loss to Princeton in the first round of March Madness, thanks in part to transfers Caleb Love, Keshad Johnson and Jaden Bradley – who bring valuable March Madness experience.

Jaden Bradley during a game.

From ‘JV of the NL West’ to World Series: Lovullo’s August speech marked turning point for Diamondbacks season

PHOENIX – On Aug. 11, the Diamondbacks had lost nine games in a row and were 58-60. An uncharacteristic fiery speech from Arizona manager Torey Lovullo inspired the team and served as the turning point in their season.

Torey Lovullo walks to mound

Devin Booker, new-look Phoenix Suns prepare to open 2023-24 NBA season

PHOENIX – The 2023-24 Suns are entering what appears on paper to be one of their most promising seasons after a makeover directed by new owner Mat Ishbia. All-Star guard Devin Booker is the only player remaining from the team’s 2021 NBA Finals club, but he is now surrounded by a star-studded roster under the direction of a new coach.

Suns players Devin Booker and Kevin Durant standing next to each other.

What is it like to be at the epicenter of college football? A weekend in Boulder highlights the Buffaloes’ wild surge

BOULDER – The talk of college football centers around Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes. Boulder has embraced this new persona and "Prime" mania doesn’t look like it is slowing down any time soon.

Colorado football players huddled together.

Big 12 move highlights BYU, Arizona communities entwined through LDS faith, football

PHOENIX – Entwined by faith and football, Brigham Young and Arizona State renew their old Western Athletic Conference rivalry when the two schools join the Big 12 next season.

BYU stadium full of fans at a game.

Arizona Wildcats ride defensive unit into Pac-12 play against Stanford

PHOENIX – Last Saturday’s convincing win over UTEP sets up Arizona for a Pac-12 showdown at Stanford. Jayden de Laura and Tetairoa McMillan look to lead the Wildcats’ emerging offense to another victory, while the defense has impressed through the season’s first three games.

Caption 1: Arizona Wildcats safety Dalton Johnson is emerging as a key player in the Arizona Wildcats' revitalized defense through the first three games of the season. (Photo by Kevin Langley/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

‘The grind is worth it’: Inside Jon Bloom’s rise to become voice of Phoenix Suns

PHOENIX – Jon Bloom has waited patiently to become the full-time radio voice of the Phoenix Suns and is now ready to take on his dream job.

Jon Bloom looks to bring a blend of professionalism and fandom to the airwaves as the new radio voice of the Phoenix Suns this upcoming NBA season. (Photo courtesy of Jon Bloom)