PHOENIX – He "plays to win the game," but he teaches, too. Arizona State football coach Herm Edwards will be in classrooms at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication this spring as a professor of practice.
TEMPE - Cristian Zendejas, son of ASU legend Luis Zendejas, is now starting for the school for which his father played. And he is trying to make his own way.
SCOTTSDALE – A new production company dedicated to esports has opened in Scottsdale and hopes to put Arizona on the esports map.
TEMPE – Late in the game, quarterback Jayden Daniels looked at coach Herm Edwards and told him he would get Arizona State a victory. He delivered as promised.
TEMPE – Freshmen, including the quarterback, have powered Arizona State football this season. Their accompanying naiveté has proven to be a good thing when the stakes are high.
PHOENIX – The GCU men’s basketball team welcomes two new transfer players, Jaylen Fisher and Isiah Brown.
GRAPEVINE – Every year, the College Football Playoff invites students to Grapevine, Texas, to participate in mock selection exercises and see what the team ranking process is all about.
PHOENIX – People gathered at Saint Xavier Catholic church to celebrate the life of Arizona Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill.
GILBERT – The growth of esports is evident in the decision by Topgolf to expand its reach and form a partnership with Chinese electronics manufacturer TCL.
GLENDALE – For this hockey season, game pucks are securing a little extra attention. The NHL is giving them a thermochromic coating that is purple when frozen but turns clear as the pucks thaw above freezing temperatures.
PHOENIX – First came Brian Lewerke. Then Spencer Rattler. Add J.D. Johnson as the latest quarterback at Pinnacle High School that will take his talents to a Division I program.
TEMPE – Mountain Pointe coach Rich Wellbrock is determined that his players move forward and not focus on the scandal surrounding a former assistant coach.