Caleb Jones
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Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Caleb Jones expects to graduate in spring 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Jones, who is assigned to Cronkite Sports this semester, has previously interned at Times Media Group.

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Optimism surrounds Arizona football as Wildcats aim to take next step in coach Jedd Fisch’s third season

TUCSON – Coach Jedd Fisch took the Wildcats from a 1-11 to 5-7 season in his first two seasons. Now, with key contributors from last season returning, the Wildcats believe they can keep the upward trend going and qualify for a bowl game – or more.

A record crowd of 23,273 packed Arizona Stadium for the Wildcats' spring football game Saturday. UArizona hopes to build off last season in Jedd Fisch's third year with the program. (Photo by Mike Christy/Arizona Athletics)

Big shots on campus: University of Arizona’s Jordan Geist and Delaney Schnell win NCAA national titles

PHOENIX – University of Arizona's Jordan Geist and Delaney Schnell won NCAA National Championships in the indoor shot put and platform diving to end long droughts for their respective programs.

Jordan Geist competes in shot put.

From Sunnyslope to San Diego State, Elijah Saunders relishes road to Final Four

PHOENIX – Sunnyslope High School alum Elijah Saunders now plays for San Diego State University which is on an improbable run to the NCAA Men’s Final Four. Elijah spoke about his time at Sunnyslope and how it helped him prepare for his time at San Diego State.

Phoenix native Elijah Saunders helped Sunnyslope High win a state championship as a junior. He signed with San Diego State because its basketball program reflected similar values. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

UCLA’s Dylan Andrews credits time at AZ Compass Prep for success at collegiate level

PHOENIX – UCLA guard Dylan Andrews is helping the Bruins make a championship run. He believes his time spent at AZ Compass Prep helped prepare him for his college career.

Dylan Andrews, who attended AZ Compass Prep in Chandler his senior year in high school, reacts after making a 3-point basket against the Northwestern Wildcats in the second round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Arizona Wildcats end season on wrong side of history after falling to No. 15 Princeton in NCAA Tournament

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Arizona Wildcats were defeated by the Princeton Tigers in the first round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament in Sacramento. It is just the 11th that a 15 seed has defeated a 2 seed since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985.

Arizona’s Courtney Ramey hides his face in his hands after the Wildcats were upset by the Princeton Tigers in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Overseas and understated: Unselfish play by Tubelis, Wildcats put Arizona in position to have NCAA Tournament success

SACRAMENTO – The Arizona Wildcats feature seven European players. Their unselfish style of play, led by Lithuanian forward Azoulas Tubelis, has the Wildcats poised to make a strong postseason run.

Let’s dance: Arizona well represented in NCAA tournament with ASU, UArizona and GCU receiving invitations

TUCSON – Although there were a few nervous moments for Arizona State, ASU, UArizona and GCU received invitations to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, which meant three out of the state's four Division I schools will participate in March Madness.

McKale Mary: Cambridge’s buzzer beater stuns Arizona, keeps ASU’s postseason hopes alive

TUCSON – A dramatic buzzer beater by Desmond Cambridge Jr. in Tucson kept Arizona State’s postseason hopes alive. Arizona, meanwhile, hopes for a strong finish against Los Angeles schools.

Arizona State men’s basketball coach Bobby Hurley and his team celebrate a desperation shot by Desmond Cambridge Jr. that lifted the Suns Devils to a victory over Arizona and center Oumar Ballo at McKale Center in Tucson. (Photo by Christopher Hook/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Arizona Wildcats ride impressive shooting to key Pac-12 win vs. Utah Utes

TUCSON – The Arizona Wildcats and the Utah Utes entered Thursday’s game in the top three of the Pac-12 standings, adding a sense of urgency to the conference matchup with just a few games remaining.

Arizona Wildcats guard Pelle Larsson scored 11 points off the bench in Thursday's 88-62 win against Utah. (Photo by Christopher Hook/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Heavy limbs come from the NAU coaching tree, including Andy Reid, who leads Chiefs in Super Bowl 57

PHOENIX – Larry Kentera is a former head football coach at NAU. During his time in Flagstaff, he had four future NFL head coaches on his staff including Andy Reid, who will be coaching the Chiefs in the Super Bowl.

When Larry Kentera coached at Northern Arizona from 1985-89, his staff produced four future NFL coaches. (Photo courtesy of Larry Kentera)

Updates: Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes take podium on Day 3 of Super Bowl week

PHOENIX – Super Bowl week rolls on with the third day of events, entertainment and media availability from the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs.

Margaret T. Hance Park is home to a portion of the Super Bowl LVII Experience. Signage at the park promotes the big game and events surrounding it. (Photo by Drake Presto/Cronkite News)

Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball riding six-game streak, rounding into NCAA Tournament form

TUCSON – The Arizona Wildcats defeated the Oregon State Beavers Saturday to win their sixth straight game and are in contention for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The team is playing some of its best basketball of the season and it couldn’t come at a better time. There is just more than a month of basketball ahead for the Wildcats before the Pac-12 and NCAA tournaments in March.

University of Arizona men's basketball player Kylan Boswell and Oregon State men's basketball player Jordan Pope during a game.

Arizona Wildcats hang hats on defense, rebound in Pac-12 race

TUCSON – After a slow start to 2023, the Arizona Wildcats defeated the USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins in a key, two-game homestand. The pivotal victories put the Wildcats back in prime position in the Pac-12 regular-season title race.

Courtney Ramey scored 11 points in UArizona's 58-22 win Saturday against No. 5 UCLA. The Wildcats look to extend their win streak to three games Thursday at Washington State. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)