Behind the scenes: Intricate planning and preparation required to host an NCAA national championship
TEMPE – Arizona State will be the host institution for its third National Championship event in a 10-month span by the time the 2024 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Final Four is played in April. Hosting these tournaments is no easy task and often take years of preparation.
LAS VEGAS – After standing out at Pinnacle High and Arizona, Nico Mannion hopes summer league play can help him return to NBA.
Inspired by strong family support, Toumani Camara makes waves in NBA Summer League with Phoenix Suns
LAS VEGAS – Toumani Camara has been heating up for the Suns at NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Making the trip all the way from Belgium, his family has been loud and proud at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center.
Former Arizona Wildcat Bennedict Mathurin aims to become NBA’s premier two-way player in second season
LAS VEGAS – Bennedict Mathurin has starred in summer league, leading the Indiana Pacers with impressive scoring and a determination to improve his defense.
PHOENIX – Jacob Wilson makes GCU history in baseball’s amateur draft, while Arizona’s Chase Davis and ASU’s Luke Keaschall land in the first two rounds. The Diamondbacks also add to their talent.
LAS VEGAS – After the Suns selected Toumani Camara with the No. 52 pick in this year's NBA Draft, Camara looked like anything but a rookie in his first taste of NBA action.
PHOENIX – Kyle Lewis has dealt with a collection of illness and injuries over the years, but his return to the Arizona Diamondbacks should help their second half push in the wake of Corbin Carroll’s shoulder injury.
PHOENIX – A team of unfamiliar faces will take the court Saturday when the Phoenix Suns open Summer League play in Las Vegas. Summer League coach Quinton Crawford and draft pick Toumani Camara address what the expectations will be Vegas.
PHOENIX – For the first time since play began in 2013, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference is expanding. Arizona State has been accepted as the ninth member of the Conference beginning with the 2024-2025 season.
PHOENIX – Along with Bradley Beal came Isaiah Todd and Jordan Goodwin from Washington. With nothing but high praise from the two previous G League players, they hope Beal can help bring a championship to Phoenix.
GLENDALE – The CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament came to Phoenix and the popularity of Mexico attracted a large crowd. Coming out of its successful match, Mexico still appeared to be in the honeymoon phase with interim coach Jaime Lozano. The period was short-lived, however, as Mexico lost its final group stage game to Qatar to the ire of fans.
GLENDALE – Growing up with a heart defect, Cactus football player Raymond Jones already works twice as hard to remain on the field. But after heart surgery in January, Jones was faced with his biggest hurdle yet.