PHOENIX – With no junior college football left in state, a group of football players at schools in the Maricopa County Community College District are alleging in a suit that the move unlawfully eliminates opportunities for minority students.
FORT DEFIANCE – The Arizona State women’s basketball team went to the Navajo Reservation to play basketball. It came back with a greater understanding of the Navajo culture.
TEMPE – In one of the more divisive hirings of the NFL offseason, the Arizona Cardinals introduced Kliff Kingsbury as their new head coach Wednesday.
PHOENIX – Craig and Kathi Juntunen adopted three children from Haiti, and that experience inspired the couple in 2006 to launch Chances for Children, a foundation for Haitian orphans.
LSU kicker ColeTracy breaks Zane Gonzalez’s record, thanks Desert Vista’s Connor Culp after Fiesta Bowl performance.
SCOTTSDALE – Baseball has become increasingly bilingual in the last half century, with more than a quarter of major league players coming from Latin American countries. No person is more emblematic of the uniqueness of this setting and this sport than the D-Backs’ Takahashi.
SCOTTSDALE – Thanks to a senior class that persevered through a winless season, UCF is on the doorstep of back-to-back New Year’s Six bowl wins.
PHOENIX – Pac-12’s black coaches use their own history to help navigate the waters of social debate for their young players -- the majority of whom are black -- while reconciling issues of personal growth, future marketing concerns and public backlash.
TEMPE – Meet Brian Johnson, Arizona State’s athletic grounds facilities manager. He spends the bulk of his time during football season caring for the fields at Sun Devil Stadium, but he recently helped with the Cheez-It Bowl at Chase Field.
LAS VEGAS – Even after ASU’s loss in Las Vegas Bowl, players are confident football culture is better in Tempe.
LOW MOUNTAIN – “Rez golf,” played with secondhand clubs on rugged courses amid rocks, livestock and medicinal plants, is gaining popularity among Navajos.
PHOENIX – Twenty-five years ago, a point-shaving scandal rocked the Arizona State basketball program but how could this scandal affect the sports betting future.