Alex Simon is a graduate student at the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication who received a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Elon University in North Carolina. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, he’s a sports journalist with a primary focus on digital reporting and editing.
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TUCSON – The excitement that accompanied the hiring of Kevin Sumlin has died down after the team has struggled for two straight seasons
‘One true state champion’: How first year of Open Division has played out for Arizona high school football
PHOENIX - While they aren’t defending their dynasties in their conferences, Chandler and Saguaro will square off for a bigger title.
PHOENIX — Arizona high schools adjust football practice schedules with rare heavy rain and thunderstorms hitting the state Tuesday and Wednesday.
PHOENIX – Jayden Daniels, in his Sun Devil gear, appearing on a TV commercial for BoSa Donuts? That may finally be a possibility. In a unanimous vote, the NCAA Board of Governors voted to permit students participating in athletics the “opportunity to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness."
PHOENIX – Opportunities are plentiful for the Pac-12 Networks’ future as the conference prepares for 2024, but the path to get there will continue to be challenging.
PHOENIX - Thanks to a recent adjustment in the NCAA’s rules, ASU baseball will play an exhibition game against Team USA, which is preparing for Olympic qualifiers.
TEMPE – Freshmen, including the quarterback, have powered Arizona State football this season. Their accompanying naiveté has proven to be a good thing when the stakes are high.
GLENDALE – For this hockey season, game pucks are securing a little extra attention. The NHL is giving them a thermochromic coating that is purple when frozen but turns clear as the pucks thaw above freezing temperatures.
PHOENIX – First came Brian Lewerke. Then Spencer Rattler. Add J.D. Johnson as the latest quarterback at Pinnacle High School that will take his talents to a Division I program.
TEMPE – Mountain Pointe coach Rich Wellbrock is determined that his players move forward and not focus on the scandal surrounding a former assistant coach.
TEMPE — Arizona State’s Herm Edwards and Rob Likens have fond memories of the time they spent at Cal.
CHANDLER – An assistant football coach's decision to leak game plans to opposing coaches raises questions about the culture of sports.
TUCSON – Even after his time at Texas Tech, Arizona-based alums still support Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury.
ALLEN, Texas – To understand Kyler Murray, who makes his first NFL start with the Cardinals Sunday, is to appreciate his roots in Texas and Oklahoma.
PHOENIX – Diana Taurasi's return is a difference-maker for the Phoenix Mercury, who have high hopes for the postseason.