Aayush Gupta
Aayush Gupta(he/him/his)
Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Aayush Gupta expects to graduate in spring 2023 with bachelor’s degrees in sports business and sports journalism. Gupta has interned with the Phoenix Business Journal.

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Six in a row? ASU football hopes to continue domination of Territorial Cup series against Arizona

TEMPE – After winning just three games this season, Arizona State football is not bowl eligible. A victory over Arizona in the Territorial Cup would end the season on a high note.

Better pregame, in-game experiences? As football team struggles, ASU works to enhance game day

TEMPE – Throughout the years, ASU fans have complained about the game day experience at Sun Devil Stadium. The athletic department has focused on shorter ticket lines and better tailgate opportunities.

Fans enjoy the the Sun Devil Walk, which features players walking outside Desert Financial Arena en route to Sun Devil Stadium. (Photo by Aayush Gupta/Cronkite News)

Equipped to handle doubters, quarterback Emory Jones remains determined to lead ASU

TEMPE – Emory Jones is accustomed to doubters. Despite a quarterback controversy, he remains determined to lead Arizona State, which takes on Colorado Saturday.

Professional Bull Riders new team series competition takes bull riding to new heights

GLENDALE – The Arizona Ridge Riders hosted the final competition of PBR’s inaugural team season. Although they lost, the event was a huge success and a turning point in PBR. The stadium was packed and the riders put on a stellar show. Jaws dropped as many riders were seen running away or being stepped on by the bulls. Austin Gamblers rider Ezekiel Mitchell had a big weekend and is a born cowboy.

Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale was transformed for the Professional Bull Riders team competition recently featuring the Arizona Ridge Riders. (Photo by Michele Aerin/Cronkite News)

‘Back to business’: Shaun Aguano, ASU forge ahead without Herm Edwards

PHOENIX – Following a 30-21 loss to Eastern Michigan Saturday night, Vice President of University Athletics Ray Anderson reached a mutual decision to part ways with coach Herm Edwards. The following afternoon, Anderson named running backs coach Shaun Aguano as the interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

From Paddle People to a sea of orange, Emory Jones and ASU hope to block out rowdy Oklahoma State fans

TEMPE – Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma, is expected to be packed and loud when Arizona State takes on No. 11 Oklahoma State in a high-profile college football matchup.

Florida transfer Emory Jones prepares for debut as ASU quarterback

TEMPE – After Jayden Daniels transferred to LSU, ASU was in search of a quarterback. They found Emory Jones, a transfer from the University of Florida who has similar attributes to Daniels.

Rollettes wheelchair dance team empowers women with disabilities

LOS ANGELES – The Rollettes Experience redefines what it means to be a strong resilient female through long-lasting friendships and seminars that empower, educate and connect women from across the world on a variety of topics.

From the desert to the beach: Sarah Sponcil shows off skills at AVP Hermosa Beach Open

LOS ANGELES – Sarah Sponcil, one of the best beach volleyball players to come out of Phoenix, competed with Terese Cannon at the 2022 AVP Pro Series Hermosa Beach Open and the pair won its first-ever AVP title.

Surfers gather to honor Nick Gabaldón, a pioneer who inspired diversity on the waves

LOS ANGELES – Ten years ago, amid social unrest, the Black Surfers Collective decided to commemorate a person that inspired diverse communities to love the ocean. That person was Nick Gabaldón.

Angel City FC’s recent charter flight suggests NWSL prioritizing athlete well-being

LOS ANGELES – The NWSL emerged 16 years after the WNBA and is already ahead in terms of equality, its players say. The women’s soccer league is the first to have an airline sponsor and is allowing team to charter flights if they choose to do so.

Orange County Riptide of the California Collegiate League offers competitive atmosphere for top baseball prospects

IRVINE, Calif. – The Orange County Riptide of the California Colleague League brings competition for players with big league aspirations.

‘Everyone is welcome’: Angel City FC celebrates Pride Night

LOS ANGELES – Angel City FC hosted a Pride Night celebration Tuesday in support of the LGBTQ community. Rainbow smoke brightened the evening sky as the team ended the match in a nil-nil draw in front of 16,000 fans.