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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.

Growing Arizona Jewish population finds community in synagogues, elsewhere for High Holy Days

PHOENIX – The Jewish population in Maricopa County has grown by nearly 20% since 2002, according to an Arizona State University study done in 2019. But leaders in the Jewish community say the proliferation of synagogues – with most in Scottsdale and North Phoenix – hasn’t kept up with the growth of the Jewish population. People are finding alternate places to gather, including Zoom, on campus and in friendship groups.


‘I’m supposed to be here’: ASU reserve quarterback Jacob Conover ready if needed against USC

TEMPE – Facing a series of injuries in ASU's quarterback lineup, Jacob Conover, a transfer from BYU, is prepared and waiting for his chance to shine in the upcoming matchup against USC.

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As popularity of Premier League soccer teams grows in U.S., supporters flock to Phoenix pubs

PHOENIX – Premier League fans around Phoenix have created support groups for their favorite teams over the last decade, but for some, finding a bar to call their own has been a struggle.

Phoenix Desert Blues members watch the UEFA Champions League final at The Kettle Black Kitchen & Pub

2-year anniversary: Growth of sports gambling blows Arizona’s doors wide open

PHOENIX – The legalization of sports gambling in Arizona has reshaped the landscape of sports entertainment, attracting younger individuals who are investing their sports knowledge into gambling. With over $5 billion in total sports wagering handle, Arizona has emerged as a top player in the sports betting market.

Arizona's sports betting market has exceeded expectations, with over $11 billion in wagers placed since the law's enactment in 2021. Sports enthusiasts gather at local sportsbooks like FanDuel and Caesars to enjoy in-person sports betting experiences. (File photo by Susan Wong/Cronkite News)

Spoiler alert: ASU football embraces villain role entering new season

TEMPE – After the announcement of ASU's self-imposed one-year ban on the football program, the Sun Devils quickly shifted their emotions to prepare for Thursday's season opener against Southern Utah.

ASU football team runs out on field with Sparky during Spring game

Tucson says $50 million grant will kick off ‘transformational’ redevelopment

WASHINGTON - Tucson officials said a $50 million federal grant will allow the city to begin work on long-awaited "transformational" redevelopment of the Oracle Road and Miracle Mile area near downtown.


Border encounters fell sharply in June, to lowest level in two years

WASHINGTON – The number of migrant encounters at the Southwest border plummeted in June, falling to the lowest level in more than two years, according to new data from Customs and Border Protection.


Breanna Stewart, Napheesa Collier launch Unrivaled league to revolutionize WNBA’s offseason play under prioritization clause

LAS VEGAS – Former UConn teammates turned WNBA stars are looking to investors for a new 3-on-3 league in Miami during the WNBA offseason. The idea is a direct response to the WNBA’s prioritization rule and a growing fear of traveling to play overseas.

Breanna Stewart and Napheesa Collier unveiled their game-changing women's basketball league, Unrivaled. The former UConn teammates aim to reshape the offseason landscape for WNBA players. (Photos by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

A peek into the world of celebrity row at the 2023 NBA Summer League

LAS VEGAS – Summer league is more than an opportunity for players to earn roster spots in the NBA. It’s 11 days of celebrity sighting in these Las Vegas arenas.

Former New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez and girlfriend Jaclyn Cordeiro sit courtside at the Atlanta Hawks and Minnesota Timberwolves game. (Photo by Taylyn Hadley/Cronkite News)

Pride Night in sports stirs divisive reactions among athletes, leagues and LGBTQ community

PHOENIX – As the celebration and importance of Pride nights in sports face challenges from professional athletes and programs, organizations are confronted with the question of how to progress in hosting future events amidst the presence of trailblazers and protesters.

In the face of challenges, courageous athletes and advocates unite under the rainbow banner and remain determined to make Pride Night an enduring symbol of equality and progress in the world of sports. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

Arizona State coaches grapple with unregulated terrain of NIL and transfer portal

TEMPE – Before Name, Image and Likeness deals were OK'd by the NCAA in July 2022, Arizona State coaches focused more on recruiting and less on retaining. The transfer portal existed, but rules and regulations made its impact minimal over a long stretch of time.

Arizona State coaches Kenny Dillingham, left, Bobby Hurley, middle, and Willie Bloomquist face new offseason challenges due to NIL and the transfer portal in the evolving landscape of college athletics. (Illustration by Spencer Durose/Cronkite News)