Austin Nicholson
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Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Austin Nicholson expects to graduate in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism and a minor in business. Nicholson, who has interned as a sports reporter with The Arizona Republic and KTAR, is working for the Phoenix sports bureau.

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From India to Flagstaff: Ramesh’s journey to NAU reflects country’s passion for basketball

FLAGSTAFF – Nearly two centuries ago, basketball made its way to India, thanks to a missionary from the YMCA. Now there are three women from India who have been awarded Division I scholarships, and two of them landed at Arizona universities.

Remembering Coach K: Former Brophy star Mark Alarie reflects on time at Duke

PHOENIX – In his 42nd and final season at Duke, coach Mike Krzyzewski will play rival North Carolina in the Final Four on Saturday. Phoenix native and former Blue Devils standout Mark Alarie reflects on his time playing for Coach K.

Arizona heads home after loss to Houston, but a question remains: Will Bennedict Mathurin be back?

The No. 5 seed Houston Cougars eliminated the top-seeded Arizona Wildcats on Thursday in the Sweet 16. Star guard Bennedict Mathurin is unsure of whether he will return to Tucson next season or declare for the 2022 NBA Draft.

Bittersweet exit for Sam Thomas as Arizona women eliminated in NCAA Tournament

TUCSON – It was a sad day for sixth-year senior Sam Thomas, as Arizona suffered another slow start against North Carolina, and this time it came back to bite the Wildcats. The Tar Heels dominated in all facets during a lopsided 63-45 victory that propelled North Carolina to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2015.

Sister act: Thomas siblings square off in Arizona women’s NCAA Tournament victory over UNLV

TUCSON – Despite an early scare from UNLV, Arizona pushed past the Lady Rebels with a dominant fourth quarter filled with efficient offense and solid defense. Sam Thomas was a major contributor for the Wildcats defensively, grabbing steals and blocking shots in a game that featured sister Jade on the UNLV bench.

‘Real chance’ Kerr Kriisa could play in Arizona’s NCAA Tournament opener

PHOENIX – After capturing the Pac-12 Tournament title over UCLA, Arizona was rewarded with a one seed in the South Region of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Wildcats will play the winner of the game between No. 16 seeds Wright State and Bryant on Friday.

Twins Nyah, Olivia Moran help guide NAU women’s basketball team into Big Sky semifinals

FLAGSTAFF — Not many colleges wanted to recruit both Nyah and Olivia Moran at the same time. Northern Arizona was one of the few schools that did, and the twins are rewarding coach Loree Payne for that decison by emerging as solid options off the bench.

A new era: Mike Candrea passes torch, remains confident in future of Arizona softball

TUCSON – Eight months after retiring as the head coach of the Arizona softball program, Mike Candrea believes the program’s future is bright under Caitlin Lowe’s direction.

It’s not official, but Super Bowl, Phoenix Open final round likely to be in Valley on same day in 2023

PHOENIX – Although the PGA Tour has yet to release its schedule, the WM Phoenix Open final round will likely fall on the same day as the Super Bowl in Glendale, which could mean a busy week for Arizona sports fans.