Brevan Branscum
Brevan Branscum(he/him/his)
Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Brevan Branscum expects to graduate in May 2025 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism.

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From niche to norm: Sports betting’s relentless expansion grips Arizona and the nation

PHOENIX – States across the nation have seen massive growth in handle and revenue, including Arizona. With the factors that have led to the growth along with big market holdouts with untapped potential, there may be no end in sight for the industry’s boom.

Sports betting has transitioned from an illegal niche activity to an integral part of the modern live sports experience, generating billions in revenue across the United States. (File photo by Michael DeStasio/Cronkite News)

Triathlon trailblazer: How ASU coach Cliff English became architect of ASU powerhouse, catalyst for collegiate growth

TEMPE – Cliff English has coached professional triathletes to hundreds of wins and has led the ASU women’s triathlon team to seven NCAA championships in seven years of their existence. But his commitment to growing the sport has resulted in greater contributions.

Cliff English instructs his ASU triathlon team during a practice session at Tempe Town Lake, where the Sun Devils have won six straight NCAA championship events. (Photo by Peter Vander Stoep/Photography AZ)

Pressure, resilience define former Pinnacle star Spencer Rattler’s unconventional journey to NFL draft

PHOENIX – Ever since middle school, Spencer Rattler has been in the spotlight. From Pinnacle High to Oklahoma to South Carolina, the quarterback’s closest coaches and trainers from Arizona reflect on how he’s dealt with the pressure leading up to the NFL draft.

Former Pinnacle High School quarterback Spencer Rattler participates in a drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in March. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

ASU women’s golf carries momentum into final Pac-12 title run, NCAA championships

TEMPE – Driven by a simple mindset, No. 12-ranked Arizona State women’s golf heads into the final Pac-12 championship in Pullman coming off two wins and runner-up finish. Behind a deep roster, the Sun Devils aren’t intimidated by the tough field.

Ashley Menne, Grace Summerhays hold the trophy with the Arizona State Women’s Golf team to celebrate a dominant win at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational in Lihue, Hawaii on March 19, 2024. (Photo courtesy of ASU Athletics)

Jaelen House, Jack Gohlke embrace ‘March Madness’ experience at NABC College All-Star Game

GLENDALE – With careers coming to an end, 20 senior standouts in college basketball, including former Arizona State guard Jaelen House, played one final game at the Reese’s NABC All-Star Game on the Final Four court Friday. Even though some fell short in the NCAA tournament, they will always remember the experience.

Nothing short of madness: UConn, NC State basketball seek rare feat in Men’s and Women’s Final Fours

PHOENIX – On Final Four weekend, UConn Men’s and Women’s Basketball both play to take home NCAA championships of their own and continue the school’s basketball dominance.

With the UConn men's and women's basketball teams poised for potential NCAA championships, coaches Dan Hurley, left, and Geno Auriemma aim to guide their players to a special place in history. (Brad Horrigan/Hartford Courant/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

Final Four updates: Purdue coach Matt Painter seeks fair treatment by officials for Zach Edey

GLENDALE – Updates: From travel delays to high ticket prices, the Men’s Final Four in the Valley is already making for an interesting weekend.

The Alabama team bus awaits the arrival of players from the team hotel to take them to State Farm Stadium. (Photo by Brevan Branscrum/Cronkite News)

Next-man-up mentality fuels Hamilton High School baseball following two straight 6A state championships

CHANDLER – Coming off of two consecutive state championships and nine in coach Mike Woods’ 27-year tenure, Hamilton High School baseball leans on new players stepping up in wake of stars departing for Division I and Minor League baseball.

Hamilton shortstop Boston Kellner, a Louisville commit, brings his glove, senior leadership and power at the plate to the defending state champions. (Photo courtesy of Hamilton High School)

A tale of two brothers: Perry products Cody and Jalen Williams making waves in college, NBA

GILBERT – As Oklahoma City Thunder second-year forward Jalen Williams blossoms into NBA star, younger brother Cody Williams follows in footsteps as he rises on NBA draft boards at Colorado.

Cody Williams, former Perry High School basketball standout and budding collegiate star at Colorado University, looks to follow his brother's footsteps to the NBA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Building dreams: Phoenix Rising FC paving way for Arizona’s soccer future, one youth player at a time

PHOENIX – Phoenix Rising FC Youth Soccer serves as a cornerstone of Arizona's soccer development, offering comprehensive programs that nurture talent from grassroots levels.

‘Let him cook!’ Fans of Min Woo Lee steal show at WM Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE – A large group of fans wearing matching Lululemon clothes and red chef hats followed and cheer on golfer Min Woo Lee during the WM Phoenix Open second round Friday.