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Pat’s Run: 20th anniversary of legendary race inspires veteran who comes full circle

TEMPE – Pat Tillman and Pat’s Run have inspired legions, including a writer who has embarked on his own journey as a veteran.

Pat's Run commemorates Tillman's sacrifice and service, reminding participants of his courage and selflessness. (Photo by Josh Amick/Cronkite News)

Sky-high action, sharpshooting tips off Final Four weekend at GCU’s Global Credit Union Arena

PHOENIX – Final Four weekend got kicked off at the Global Credit Union Arena on GCU campus last Thursday night. Many college basketball stars were out to showcase their skills and soak in the electric environment.

Gabe McGlothan, known as "Young Skywalker," wows the crowd with a perfect-score dunk during the State Farm College Dunk & 3-Point Championships. (Photo by Noah Maltzman/Cronkite News)

The Hurley Risers: UConn coach lifts men’s program to new heights after back-to-back titles

GLENDALE – The dominance the UConn men have shown all season continued into Monday night's championship game with a convincing victory over Purdue. Dan Hurley and his squad will leave Arizona with back-to-back titles.

Final chapter: Teams set, storylines aplenty at NCAA Men’s Final Four

PHOENIX – Final Four week has arrived in the Valley, as UConn, Purdue, NC State, and Alabama fans descend upon Phoenix to watch their teams on college basketball’s biggest stage.

Mark Sears, named the West Region MVP, lifts the trophy high after leading Alabama to its first-ever Final Four appearance. (Photo by Bennett Silvyn/Cronkite News)

Easy, Tigers: Clemson controls tempo early, knocks off No. 2 Arizona to advance to Elite Eight

LOS ANGELES – In a game of momentum, Clemson was able to hold off Arizona 77-72 in the battle for the jungle. In a men’s NCAA Tournament meeting where Pac-12 Player of the Year Caleb Love struggled, the Tigers advanced to their first Elite Eight since 1980.

Clemson senior guard Chase Hunter drives through defenders for a contested layup, contributing to his team-high 18 points in the Tigers' victory over Arizona in the men's NCAA Tournament in Los Angeles. (Photo by Bennett Silvyn/Cronkite News)

King of the Jungle: Arizona Wildcats looks to pounce on Clemson Tigers in Sweet 16 meeting

LOS ANGELES – Thursday’s Sweet 16 showdown between the Arizona Wildcats and Clemson Tigers offers a chance for the Wildcats to reach the Elite 8 for the first time in nearly a decade. Clemson displays a slow pace which Arizona has struggled with in the past.

Caleb Love, the senior guard for Arizona, who is shooting 30% from the 3-point line throughout the tournament, begins practice by shooting corner threes. (Photo by Bennett Silvyn/Cronkite News)

Tohono O’odham Nation receives grant to expand internet connectivity

TOHONO O’ODHAM NATION – The Tohono O'odham Nation received $10 million in grants to expand its internet connectivity to regions that previously had no internet.

June Starr, left, helps Francine Jose operate her computer and guides her through Gmail on Feb. 13. Jose was part of a group of residents from Chukut Kut, a Tohono O'odham district on the U.S.-Mexico border. (Photo by Crystal Aguilar/Cronkite News)

Amid abundance of highly touted young players, Milwaukee Brewers will also take a look at ‘older’ prospects

PHOENIX – Milwaukee Brewers manager Pat Murphy loves the young prospects in the club’s farm system, but he said some players take longer to blossom. He’s excited about some “older” prospects who could make their big league mark this season.

Milwaukee Brewers manager Pat Murphy has reason to smile ahead of this upcoming regular season with a roster featuring youth and experience from players like Oliver Dunn and Janson Junk. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

$1.2 trillion budget bill, racing against shutdown, funds more border security

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers on Friday advanced a $1.2 trillion package of budget bills that includes funding for 42,000 new beds in migrant detention facilities and for the hiring of an additional 22,000 Border Patrol agents.

An 18-wheeler: Young and spry teen Kylan Boswell is leading Arizona Wildcats in NCAA men’s tournament

SALT LAKE CITY – As the youngest player on a stacked Arizona Wildcats team, Kylan Boswell played like a true veteran Thursday against Long Beach State. His coach and teammates believe that when Boswell is confident, there’s not a team in the country that can beat them.

A tale of two halves: Arizona leans on championship experience in first-round win over Long Beach State

SALT LAKE CITY – With three members of the Arizona basketball team being a part of a national championship contending team, they put that experience in use against Long Beach State on Thursday during the first round of the NCAA tournament.

The Arizona Wildcats’ Jaden Bradley dunks the ball against Long Beach State in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in Salt Lake City. The Wildcats came away with a 85-65 victory. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Storylines, sleepers to watch: 68 teams look to write their chapter during March Madness

PHOENIX – The 2024 NCAA Tournament starts Thursday and there is no shortage of storylines. Can Arizona go to the Final Four for the first time since 2001? Can the James Madison Dukes become the darling of the tournament? Anything can happen. It’s March.

James Madison is a popular upset pick in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, while Arizona has some people skeptical because of their recent struggles in the postseason. (Graphic by Bobby Hurley/Cronkite News)