Sport

Neutral zone: ASU football coach Herm Edwards will talk objectivity, passion as Cronkite professor

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.


Here’s the kicker: Once a walk-on, Cristian Zendejas plays key role for ASU

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.


New Scottsdale production company hopes to change landscape of esports in Arizona

SCOTTSDALE – A new production company dedicated to esports has opened in Scottsdale and hopes to put Arizona on the esports map.


‘Coach, I got you’: Jayden Daniels says it, does it in ASU win over WSU

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.


‘They don’t know any better’: Why being naive is a good thing for ASU football’s freshmen

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.


Transfers Jaylen Fisher, Isiah Brown add to excitement surrounding GCU basketball

PHOENIX – The GCU men’s basketball team welcomes two new transfer players, Jaylen Fisher and Isiah Brown.


An inside look at the College Football Playoff selection

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.


Goodbye, Mr. B: Friends, family, team celebrate life of Cardinals’ Bidwill

PHOENIX – People gathered at Saint Xavier Catholic church to celebrate the life of Arizona Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill.


Well above par: Topgolf thinks innovation, introduces esports lounge

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.


Do not adjust your TV: NHL puck now changes color when it’s too warm

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.


Quarterback coup: Pinnacle emerging as factory for Division I talent

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.


‘We’ve got to keep going’: Mountain Pointe determined to move forward after scandal

TEMPE – Mountain Pointe coach Rich Wellbrock is determined that his players move forward and not focus on the scandal surrounding a former assistant coach.