Alex Simon

Alex Simon

Sports Reporter, Phoenix

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.

Latest from Alex Simon

As wins, bowls, fans elude Wildcats, spotlight is on football coach Kevin Sumlin

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.


Big storm sends surviving high school football teams scrambling ahead of semifinals

PHOENIX — Arizona high schools adjust football practice schedules with rare heavy rain and thunderstorms hitting the state Tuesday and Wednesday.


Ka-ching: NCAA opens door for college athletes to receive endorsements

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."


Ranked matchup reveals complex position Pac-12 is in with its TV network

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.


New rules gives ASU baseball opportunity to play Team USA

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.


‘They don’t know any better’: Why being naive is a good thing for ASU football’s freshmen

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.


Do not adjust your TV: NHL puck now changes color when it’s too warm

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.


‘We’ve got to keep going’: Mountain Pointe determined to move forward after scandal

TEMPE – Mountain Pointe coach Rich Wellbrock is determined that his players move forward and not focus on the scandal surrounding a former assistant coach.


Return to Cal stirs memories for ASU’s Herm Edwards, who put himself in the record book

TEMPE — Arizona State’s Herm Edwards and Rob Likens have fond memories of the time they spent at Cal.


‘You can’t trust adults’: Mountain Pointe scandal raises questions about win at all costs culture

CHANDLER – An assistant football coach's decision to leak game plans to opposing coaches raises questions about the culture of sports.


Arizona-based Texas Tech fans still support Cardinals coach Kingsbury

TUCSON – Even after his time at Texas Tech, Arizona-based alums still support Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury.


Becoming Kyler Murray: Cardinals quarterback refined skills in heart of football country

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.


Diana Taurasi returns as Phoenix Mercury prepares for playoff run

PHOENIX – Diana Taurasi's return is a difference-maker for the Phoenix Mercury, who have high hopes for the postseason.