GCU set to play in NCAA men’s volleyball tournament for first time in program history
PHOENIX – Grand Canyon University received a bid to play in the 2023 NCAA men’s volleyball tournament for the first time in program history. For some players, it’s their last chance to go out with a title.
Zac Veen poised to become ‘smiley face’ of the franchise for Colorado Rockies
SCOTTSDALE – Colorado’s Zac Veen is regarded as one of the best prospects in baseball, a five-tool player who towers over people at 6 feet-4, draws smiley faces in the dirt and has a knack for stealing bases.
A forgotten history: the Story of Dot Wilkinson, Billie Harris and the Phoenix Ramblers
PHOENIX – Many years ago, the Phoenix Ramblers brought Arizona its first state championship in 1940. Now that team is mostly forgotten to history. Superstars Billie Harris and Dot Wilkinson, through the words of Lynn Ames, explain why the Ramblers’ journey is so important to the Valley, to softball history and to women’s sporting history.
Arizona Game and Fish asks volunteers to help eradicate invasive apple snails
MESA – People can help the Arizona Game and Fish Department control and stop the invasive apple snail by knocking down their pink egg masses from reeds or taking snails to the dumpster. The apple snails have been documented in several bodies of water in Arizona and are moving up the lower Salt River.
Even resilience can’t help GCU overcome Gonzaga in NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament
DENVER – The Grand Canyon men's basketball team ran out of gas against Gonzaga in the NCAA tournament. However, Friday night marked another building block for the program’s young history and it came with strong fan support.
GCU men’s basketball perseveres through adversity to set up NCAA tournament date with No. 3 Gonzaga
PHOENIX – Grand Canyon University men’s basketball hopes to one day build a mid-major powerhouse like Gonzaga’s. Coach Bryce Drew understands patience is key, but a good showing in Friday’s first-round matchup of the NCAA tournament will be a step in the right direction.
25 years later: Behind Bryce Drew’s 1998 buzzer beater were the unknowns of March Madness, which lend hope to GCU
PHOENIX — Though far removed from the feeling of taking a low-enrollment Lutheran university to its first Sweet 16 appearance and only one since, Bryce Drew is now the coach for a Grand Canyon program that’s approaching its second NCAA Tournament in his third season. And the situation seems even more similar since GCU is No. 14 and as much or more of an underdog against No. 3 Gonzaga than Valpo was on March 13, 1998, when the efforts of Drew and his father, Homer, combined with many others to culminate in an improbable memory made plausible.
Is it the shoes? Brandon Crawford’s effortless style a hit among San Francisco Giants fans, teammates
PHOENIX – Brandon Crawford has been described as having some of the best style in the clubhouse by his teammates. On and off the field, the Giants shortstop always has something flashy to wear.
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.
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.
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.
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.