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Derrick Michael Xzavierro’s history-making odyssey lands him at GCU

PHOENIX – Derrick Michael Xzavierro’s journey to GCU has led him across the world from his home of Indonesia. Though he is taking a redshirt year this season, Xzavierro has already made an impact and history as Indonesia’s first Division I basketball scholarship player.

A long way from home, Derrick Michael Xzavierro has represented the country of Indonesia honorably on the basketball court and inside the Grand Canyon University locker room. (Photo courtesy of GCU athletics)

Last-second miss: GCU men fall to North Texas in Jerry Colangelo Classic

PHOENIX – GCU came up just short against North Texas in the Jerry Colangelo Classic, named after the former owner of several Arizona teams and the namesake of GCU’s business school.

North Texas forward Aaron Scott, left, and Grand Canyon guard Ray Harrison fight for possession during the Jerry Colangelo Classic Saturday at Footprint Center. GCU lost on a last-second shot. (Photo by Zac BonDurant/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Play ball! A day in the life of the Arizona Fall League

MESA – While the Arizona Fall League takes place from October-November, it is considered baseball’s league of the offseason. From the communications department to the players, each person has different experiences.

Peoria Sports Complex, the spring training home of the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres, hosts more than 100 top prospects every year as one of the home fields of the Arizona Fall League. (Photo by Austin Ford/Cronkite News)

ASU men’s basketball players secure another free ride through new NIL deal

PHOENIX – Arizona State men’s basketball players Warren Washington, Desmond Cambridge and Devan Cambridge partner with State Bicycle Co. in a new NIL deal. While NIL has provided benefits, there are concerns in the new era.

ASU men's basketball players Devan Cambridge, from left, Reza Farsi, Desmond Cambridge and Warren Washington explore State Bicycle Co.'s Phoenix warehouse in September. (Photo by Marlee Zanna Thompson/Cronkite News)

Arizona high school coaching community applauds promotion of Shaun Aguano to ASU interim coach

TEMPE – After more than 20 years of living in Arizona, former running backs coach Shaun Aguano was recently named Arizona State’s interim head coach. The decision was applauded by those who knew him as a Chandler High School head coach.


Trailblazing Jamie Boggs puts GCU athletics in national spotlight

PHOENIX – Phoenix native Jamie Boggs is using her unique experience to continue to build athletics, academics and her hometown community as vice president of athletics at Grand Canyon.


From a junior waiting his turn to Bear Bryant’s great grandson, intrigue defines ASU’s quarterback battle

TEMPE – After the departure of former ASU quarterback Jayden Daniels, Arizona State has yet to name his successor for the 2022 season. This has created a competition among quarterbacks on the team including Trenton Bourguet and Paul Tyson.


ASU looks to strengthen tight end position with transfers Messiah Swinson, Bryce Pierre

TEMPE – During spring practice, Arizona State is getting its first looks at new tight ends Messiah Swinson and Bryce Pierre. The team hopes they can make an impact after the departure of Curtis Hodges.


Valley ties: Arizona connections run deep in 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

PHOENIX – Six players from Arizona are on key teams in this year’s March Madness tournament, as well as five coaches who have ties to the Valley.


GCU men fall to rival New Mexico State in WAC Tournament semifinal

LAS VEGAS - After defeating New Mexico State in the 2021 WAC Tournament finals, the Aggies got the better of GCU in this year's semifinals, winning 75-70.


Showdown: After resilient win over Sam Houston, GCU set for rival New Mexico State

LAS VEGAS – After a resilient back-and-forth win against Sam Houston, GCU will now play New Mexico State for the fourth straight time in the WAC Tournament.


Arizona native Bryce Perkins takes difficult, worthwhile journey to Super Bowl LVI

PHOENIX – After stops at Chandler, Arizona State and Arizona Western, quarterback Bryce Perkins finds his way to Super Bowl LVI.