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.
LAS VEGAS – Coming off an appearance in the NCAA tournament and with the addition of nine new players, ASU’s key to being successful this season is being consistent.
New city comparison shows high UV exposure, sunshine hours and pollution contribute to poor skin health rating for Phoenix
PHOENIX – A new survey rates Phoenix as the worst in the country for skin health and fourth-worst in the world. Compare the Market, an Australian company that compares rates for health, auto and home insurance, evaluated 50 cities around the world for skin health. The comparisons were based on six factors including the intensity of ultraviolet radiation, sunshine hours, two types of particulates, nitrogen dioxide and ozone levels. Experts say there are ways Arizonans can protect their skin from environmental factors.
PHOENIX – Shey Peddy ruptured her achilles during the 2022 playoffs but has made her on-court return for the Phoenix Mercury after a shorter-than-average rehabilitation process.
PHOENIX – On a team with a trio of superstars, few talk about Torrey Craig, but he’s easily the Phoenix Suns’ unsung hero in their first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers.
GLENDALE – Cactus High School’s Bradey Henige just finished up his junior basketball season, where he emerged as one of the top players in the nation in rebounding. He also plays volleyball to help his skills on the basketball court as schools start gaining interest.
TEMPE – ASU gymnast Hannah Scharf has already cemented herself as one of the Sun Devil greats, and has one last chance to showcase her talents this season at the NCAA women’s championships.
PHOENIX – The first all-women’s NBA basketball broadcast happened in 2021 and two years later, women continue to make names for themselves, but sometimes change is still glacially slow.
LOS ANGELES – In Los Angeles' Frogtown, eco-minded activists gathered around at the local brewery to hear storytellers share their personal connection to the Los Angeles River, a once thriving and unifying water source for the people and wildlife was lined with concrete and fenced in 1938.
TUCSON – A dramatic buzzer beater by Desmond Cambridge Jr. in Tucson kept Arizona State’s postseason hopes alive. Arizona, meanwhile, hopes for a strong finish against Los Angeles schools.
PHOENIX — Forty narrow-headed garter snakes were born last year at the Phoenix Zoo’s Arthur L. and Elaine V. Johnson Conservation Center — by far the most since the program began in 2007. The center’s director is hopeful 2023 will be another successful year. The aquatic snake is threatened because of invasive species — including crawfish and frogs — climate change and development.
Greg Miraglia, founder of Out to Protect, said training, recruitment and officer representation on a police force are among the ways to build trust with LGBTQ community people.