Growth beyond borders: Inside the NFL’s reach in Mexico
MEXICO CITY – The NFL returned to Mexico City on Nov. 21 when the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Arizona Cardinals. The NFL and its clubs started to grow their presence in Mexico last year to build their brands and gain fan growth in an interest-filled region.
Despite a losing season, University of Arizona football is building a winning program
TUCSON – The University of Arizona football team had a combined 1-23 record over its last 24 games coming into this season, but the Wildcats were able to put together a 5-7 season this year, which was capped off by their first Territorial Cup victory in six years. The Wildcats have a lot to build on heading into the future.
Hobbs presses steadily toward transition, even as challenges swirl
WASHINGTON - Ignoring challenges and election critics, Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs pressed on toward a transition Wednesday, meeting with current Gov. Doug Ducey, laying out the incoming administration's priorities and promising to be "a governor for all Arizonans."
Arizona votes are now counted, but election drama will go on
Arizona votes are now counted, however the ordeal goes on as three races are headed for automatic recount and two counties delay certification. Democrat Katie Hobbs defeated Republican Kari Lake in the governor race, which does not qualify for an automatic recount.
Katie Hobbs rallies supporters and declares victory in Arizona governor race
PHOENIX – Democrat Katie Hobbs declared victory in the Arizona governor race after holding onto a tight early lead over Republican opponent Kari Lake, who had been endorsed by former President Donald Trump.
From rivals to teammates to co-workers: D.J. Foster, Scooby Wright join forces as sideline reporters
CHANDLER – D.J. Foster and Scooby Wright, former rivals on the gridiron at ASU and UArizona and later teammates on the Arizona Cardinals, have seen their career paths cross once again, as they now do sideline reporting together for Arizona high school football games. They will be covering a big rivalry matchup between Chandler and Hamilton Thursday.
U.S. Senate: Kelly takes lead on Masters amid voting hours dispute
WASHINGTON – Incumbent Sen. Mark Kelly was leading his Republican challenger, Blake Masters, with a narrow lead in unofficial election results.
Lights out: Oracle State Park hosts a star viewing party to celebrate Arizona’s dark skies
ORACLE – Cronkite News visited Oracle State Park near Tucson to see why amateur astronomers love observing the cosmos at the International Dark Sky Park.
Camelback’s Cholla Trail reopens, providing more access to the highest peak in Phoenix
PHOENIX – Cholla Trail on Camelback Mountain’s eastern slope, which closed in March 2020, reopened in September with safety improvements and new amenities. The landmark is Phoenix’s highest peak and carries with it decades of history.
Robert Hassell III’s hopes for the future come to a halt in the Arizona Fall League
SCOTTSDALE – When Robert Hassell III was drafted by the Padres, he thought he would end up in San Diego. But Major League Baseball can be an unforgiving business and he was traded to the Washington Nationals. He was using the Arizona Fall League to showcase his skills before an injury sidelined him.
Arizona leaders join others at White House for forum on federal funds
WASHINGTON - Arizona local, tribal and labor leaders were at the White House Friday to hear administration officials highlight the billions in recent federal funding that is coming to states for everything from roads to water to broadband.
No dead poets here: Program ignites interest among students blasé about poetry
LOS ANGELES – Get Lit-Words Ignite is an organization that inspires students to perform and write poetry.