LOS ANGELES – A year after Arizona legalized sports betting, California may follow suit. Propositions 26 and 27 would legalize in-person and online sports betting, and expand in-person games, like roulette and craps. Tribes, however, are in a bind.
TUCSON – The Arizona Wildcats played host to their annual Red-Blue game on alumni weekend, with several former players in attendance. After losing many key players from last season, fans got a chance to see the new-look team for the first time.
TEMPE – Léon Marchand did something this summer only Michael Phelps has ever done better. Arizona State’s next prodigy has his and his teams sights set for the top this season.
LOS ANGELES – Interim head coach Shaun Aguano leads ASU to California in a Pac-12 clash with USC this weekend. The Sun Devils are huge underdogs, but if they make some key moves, they can emerge with their dignity intact. Heck, maybe they’ll win.
CHANDLER – Horizon football assistant coach Tre Hickem takes his players to elementary schools each week so they can connect with youth and give back to the community.
PHOENIX – The Phoenix Rising’s Pub 2 Pitch program provides a free shuttle from various bars across the Valley and takes fans to the game and back.
FLAGSTAFF – Northern Arizona University swimmer Emma Warner has had cancer since she was 12. She continues to fight and hopes to inspire others in the process.
PHOENIX – The GCU men’s soccer program continues to establish its same standard of success in 2022 under first-year coach Mike Kraus. The team’s chemistry and culture has already led to one major upset this season.
PHOENIX – Zac Gallen has pitched better than anyone else in baseball this year. What’s the secret to his success?
WICKENBURG – Coach Carter Crosland, born without limbs, has lived his life to the fullest despite all the obstacles that he has had to overcome.
PHOENIX – The Diamondbacks have sent utility player Cooper Hummel to the Arizona Fall League to hone his skills behind the plate with the hope that he can become a regular backup to starting catcher Carson Kelly. Hummel has played in 64 games this season in various roles, including 16 starts at catcher.
PHOENIX – Josh Cohen was the Phoenix Rising goalkeeper in 2017. Five years later, he is starting in the Champions League against stars such as Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar.