Who’s playing in the Fiesta Bowl? Latest College Football Playoff ranking gives us an idea

PHOENIX – The penultimate College Football Playoff rankings were released Tuesday, giving football fans an idea of who may meet in the Fiesta Bowl. CFP chair Boo Corrigan and Fiesta Bowl COO Bob Whitehouse discuss possibilities for Michigan, Ohio State, USC and more.


Double duty: Suns GM James Jones rewarded with promotion to President of Basketball Operations

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns announced James Jones as the team’s new president of basketball operations. This is the first time this job has been filled since 2015. It is a new position for Jones, however Jones’ impact on the organization made the ideal candidate for the job.

James Jones is tasked with elevating the Phoenix Suns to new heights while wearing two hats as the Suns general manager and new president of basketball operations. (File photo by Hope O'Brien/Cronkite News)

A place to call home: Tempe City Council votes for public referendum on potential Coyotes’ arena and entertainment district

TEMPE – The Tempe City Council votes unanimously for a public referendum regarding the Arizona Coyotes potential new arena in Tempe on Tuesday night. What impact will this have on the Coyotes future


Arizona soccer fans watch U.S. win in World Cup, reflect on strained relations with Iran

PHOENIX – As Arizona soccer fans watched the U.S. beat Iran in a World Cup match Tuesday, they acknowledged the distraction of geopolitical tensions. From an Iranian journalist scolding the U.S. team captain for a mispronunciation, to the U.S. Soccer Federation briefly displaying Iran's national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, controversy has surrounded this event.

Soccer fans at Crown Public House in downtown Phoenix watch the World Cup match between the United States and Iran. Controversy has surrounded the competition. (Photo by Nikash Nath/Cronkite News)

From Todd Graham to boosters to high school coaches, ASU’s hiring of Dillingham widely applauded

TEMPE – After an emotional and positive opening press conference for Sun Devil Head Coach Kenny Dillingham, all eyes are on what he’ll be able to do once he takes over.


Six in a row? ASU football hopes to continue domination of Territorial Cup series against Arizona

TEMPE – After winning just three games this season, Arizona State football is not bowl eligible. A victory over Arizona in the Territorial Cup would end the season on a high note.


‘Smooth’ ASU receiver Andre Johnson strikes right notes on football field and in rap music studio

TEMPE – Arizona State wide receiver Andre Johnson is using the offseason to start a career as a rap producer. He’s not the first ASU football player to make music, but he wants to help define the Phoenix hip-hop scene.


Pac-12/SWAC Legacy Series brings social justice issues, HBCUs to the forefront

PHOENIX – Arizona and Arizona State’s basketball programs are getting a chance to learn more about historically Black colleges and universities through a partnership between the Pac-12 and the Southwestern Athletic Conference.


Monday Night Fiesta: Mexico fans take over San Francisco 49ers- Arizona Cardinals game at Aztec Stadium

MEXICO CITY – The San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals faced off in the final game of the NFL International Series in Mexico City at Aztec Stadium. The Niners and the 49er faithful dominated the Super Bowl-type event’s tone and mood, helping them defeat the Cardinals.


Home away from home: Phoenix Rising set for next move near Sky Harbor

PHOENIX – After the Phoenix City Council approved a new lease last Wednesday, the Rising will relocate for the third time since 2017 ahead of the 2023 USL regular season.

Phoenix Rising FC tends to draw a passionate fan base wherever it plays. The club is leaving its home at Wild Horse Pass for a new facility near Sky Harbor Airport. (Photo by Rudy Aguado/Cronkite News)

ASU legends reflect on 1983 Fiesta Bowl victory, voice concerns about today’s football program

PHOENIX – During a luncheon honoring the 1982-1983 ASU football team for their victory over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl 40 years ago, members of that team voiced their concern over the program’s recent struggles.

Arizona State entered the 1983 Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma as major underdogs but pulled off the 32-21 upset in Tempe after a successful season. (Photo courtesy of the Fiesta Bowl)

Phoenix Suns’ injury woes taking a heavy toll, halt hot start

PHOENIX – After a 6-1 start to the 2022-23 NBA season, the Suns are just 4-5 since losing Cam Johnson and Chris Paul to injuries earlier this month. Who is stepping up in their absences? How is Monty Williams managing? Let’s take a look.

Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams, middle, has called on his supporting cast to pick up the slack in the absences of Chris Paul, left, and Cam Johnson, right. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)