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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.