George ‘The Sodfather’ Toma sheds light on Super Bowl 57 field issues
GLENDALE – Weeks following the confetti raining down on the Super Bowl 57 champions Kansas City Chiefs, the answer to what caused poor field conditions remained at large. The man who has worked on all 57 Super Bowl fields, ‘The Sodather’ George Toma, stepped out of the shadows to spill on what caused the slippery playing surface.
McKale Mary: Cambridge’s buzzer beater stuns Arizona, keeps ASU’s postseason hopes alive
TUCSON – A dramatic buzzer beater by Desmond Cambridge Jr. in Tucson kept Arizona State’s postseason hopes alive. Arizona, meanwhile, hopes for a strong finish against Los Angeles schools.
Conservation groups, highway advocates square off on proposed Interstate 11
TUCSON — Four conservation groups have sued the Federal Highway Administration over a proposed corridor for Interstate 11, saying there hasn’t been enough consideration of how it would affect the pristine Sonoran Desert and animals in the area.
Documentary film works to preserve the legacy of Arizonan Stewart Udall
WASHINGTON - John de Graaf says any list of Arizona political icons should include Barry Goldwater, John McCain - and Stewart Udall. But he worries that Udall, a crusading Interior secretary, is being forgotten, a slight he hopes to reverse with a new documentary on the man.
‘Legend in the booth’: Tim McCarver, voice of Diamondbacks’ World Series win, remembered
PHOENIX – Tim McCarver, legendary baseball broadcaster, died Thursday at the age of 81. He broadcasted the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 2001 World Series victory, which included his prediction of Luis Gonzalez’s walk-off single in Game 7.
Arizona Wildcats ride impressive shooting to key Pac-12 win vs. Utah Utes
TUCSON – The Arizona Wildcats and the Utah Utes entered Thursday’s game in the top three of the Pac-12 standings, adding a sense of urgency to the conference matchup with just a few games remaining.
A dynasty is born: Kansas City Chiefs enter rare air with Super Bowl 57 win
GLENDALE – The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 57 to become the NFL’s newest dynasty. Historical parallels between the Patriots’ dynasty of old and the Chiefs of today are more apparent after Sunday's comeback win over Philadelphia at State Farm Stadium.
Snap, hold, kick and pray: NFL special teams are simply complex
SCOTTSDALE – For those who believe special teams is the easiest way onto a football field, the Kansas City Chiefs kicking unit begs to differ. The snap, the hold and the kick all depend on perfect execution in the blink of an eye.
Paralyzed from waist down, Danny Fik defies odds in wheelchair sports
PHOENIX – After losing the ability to walk at 13 years old, wheelchair basketball and football talent Danny Fik has leaned into sports to help turn around his life and inspire the disabled community following in his path.
Guesting game: State of the Union guests make political, personal points
WASHINGTON - First lady Jill Biden will host two Arizonans for the State of the Union Tuesday and state lawmakers have invited guests ranging from college student to a college chancellor, tribal leaders to business leaders, in a tradition that can have both personal and political goals.
What the Eagles and Chiefs are saying ahead of Super Bowl 57
PHOENIX – For the first time since 2015, Arizona will play host to the Super Bowl. Follow along for live updates, featuring news, event highlights and more from the Cronkite News team, before the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs kick off on Super Bowl Sunday at State Farm Stadium.
Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball riding six-game streak, rounding into NCAA Tournament form
TUCSON – The Arizona Wildcats defeated the Oregon State Beavers Saturday to win their sixth straight game and are in contention for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The team is playing some of its best basketball of the season and it couldn’t come at a better time. There is just more than a month of basketball ahead for the Wildcats before the Pac-12 and NCAA tournaments in March.