Pac-12 marks Title IX anniversary with first all-female Hall of Honor class
LAS VEGAS – The Pac-12 Conference celebrated the 50th anniversary of Title IX with its first all-female Hall of Honor class. The event’s success sparked possibilities for more female representation in future years.
GCU upset of Tennessee marks another milestone in rapid ascension of Lopes baseball
PHOENIX – GCU baseball has made tremendous progress over the last five years, earning WAC championships as well as two straight NCAA tournament appearances, including an at-large invitation last year. An upset win over Tennessee gave GCU even more national exposure.
WM Phoenix Open’s raucous 16th hole leaves other sports events ‘in the dirt’
SCOTTSDALE – The otherwise nondescript par-3 16th hole at the WM Phoenix Open has grown from a good spot to watch golf and grab a beer to one of the most unique, iconic and raucous holes on the PGA Tour.
Jim Harbaugh’s future with Michigan uncertain after Fiesta Bowl loss
GLENDALE - Michigan has now lost in back-to-back College Football Playoff semifinals after its stunning Fiesta Bowl loss to TCU Saturday, sparking new questions about the future of head coach Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines program.
TCU’s poise amid Fiesta Bowl theatrics sends Horned Frogs to championship
GLENDALE - A calm demeanor guided No. 3 TCU through the craziness of the highest-scoring Fiesta Bowl ever and into the College Football Playoff national championship game after a 51-45 win over No. 2 Michigan.
Desert duel: Michigan, TCU set for battle in CFP semifinal at Fiesta Bowl
SCOTTSDALE – Michigan and TCU, two programs with vastly different preseason expectations, prepare to compete on college football’s biggest stage at the College Football Playoff at the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl.
Top dogs: Cynosport World Games brings together dog agility trainers in Scottsdale
SCOTTSDALE – Scottsdale hosted the Cynosport Dog Agility World Games last weekend. The sport has seen exponential growth and a big evolution in the last three decades, according to two local pioneers of dog agility.
‘We can figure this out’: Police, public and policymakers work to improve responses to mental health crises
SALT LAKE CITY – Police have become the de facto mental health responders across the country, often with tragic results. Most strategies to deal with mental health calls focus on shifting funds to social services, creating diversion programs and better training for officers. Experts say the solution relies on a combination of efforts.
WAC championship rings represent a revival of GCU women’s soccer
PHOENIX – GCU women’s soccer transformed from an underachieving program with a bad culture to a WAC champion with expectations of defending its title in just two seasons.
One step forward: Tempe City Council votes ‘yes’ to start talks about new Arizona Coyotes arena
TEMPE – In a 5-2 vote, the Tempe City Council decided to begin negotiations with the Arizona Coyotes for a new sports and entertainment district that includes a new arena.
Glendale’s Team Solitaire shows smaller, independent groups can thrive in Supercross
GLENDALE – Some teams are literally better equipped to succeed in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship than others. But that doesn’t mean that independent racing teams, like Glendale-based Team Solitaire, can’t be competitive and have an impact on the sport.
Young Scottsdale sisters honor Ukrainian mother gunned down in Bucha with 53-mile bike ride
FOUNTAIN HILLS - Carina and Ariana Dinu wanted to make an impact on Ukrainian refugees after hearing the story of a Ukrainian mother who died while riding home on her bike. The two each rode 26.5 miles on Sunday to honor her memory.