Christian BabcockSports Reporter, Phoenix
Christian Babcock is a California native who expects to graduate in spring 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Babcock primarily is a digital sports reporter for Cronkite News.
PHOENIX – 6A state title favorite Mountain Pointe and central region rival Corona del Sol matched up under a bizarre set of circumstances thanks to COVID-19.
PHOENIX – The improvement along both lines is a big reason ASU is positioned for a big 2021 season. Plus, why Zak Hill’s offense is already a success.
PHOENIX – Arizona State’s rout in Territorial Cup shows why ASU made the right decision when it thought outside the box and plucked Herm Edwards from ESPN.
PHOENIX – Late-game turnovers doomed the Arizona State football team in its loss to UCLA, but the Sun Devils were encouraged by the progress shown in the second half.
PHOENIX - Arizona State canceled its game against Utah, but expressed optimism that it could play Dec. 2 against UCLA. Coach Herm Edwards also shared his experience fighting COVID-19 in isolation.
TEMPE – After canceling its second straight game, ASU football's path to the postseason is in question. However, when the Sun Devils return to the field, there still might be a route to the Pac-12 Championship Game.
PHOENIX – Although Arizona State controlled most of its opening game with USC, an inability to execute down the stretch doomed the Sun Devils.
Despite doubt that fans would attend Pac-12 football games in 2020, some conference players and parents are petitioning state and local officials to allow them to see their sons play.
PHOENIX - The Cardinals took responsibility for their loss to the Detroit Lions, but expressed confidence that they could bounce back and contend for the NFC West crown.
PHOENIX – Arizona Diamondbacks shake up franchise, trade away Archie Bradley and Robbie Ray.
PHOENIX – The shooting of Jacob Blake led to protests around the country, including Arizona, where the Mercury and Cardinals postponed events.
PHOENIX – State leaders say schools have flexibility as academic year approaches, bars to sue after Ducey extends closure and more headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.
PHOENIX – Despite a press release stating their intent to leave, the Northern Arizona Suns have not yet made a decision on whether to move from Prescott Valley for the 2020-21 season.
PHOENIX – Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams likes team’s energy, while Coyotes try to imagine games with no fans.
PHOENIX - Phoenix Suns adjust to life in the bubble. Some Diamondbacks players stayed in Arizona during break. Michael Bidwill released from hospital.
PHOENIX – The Pac-12 is expected to announce a conference-only schedule. Meanwhile, Arizona State opts not to release COVID-19 test results.
PHOENIX – Citing economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the NAZ Suns announced they will leave Prescott Valley for a location closer to the Valley.
PHOENIX – ASU and UA have 15 combined players committed in the class of 2021. None of them are from Arizona. Why are the state’s top players going out of state for college?
PHOENIX – Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake became the first known Major League Baseball player to opt out of the season, general manager Mike Hazen said Monday.
PHOENIX – Despite visiting campuses few times if at all in some cases, class of 2021 prospects are committing at record rates. Here’s why three from Arizona high schools decided to join them.
PHOENIX- After losing rotation piece Taijuan Walker and acquiring All-Star Madison Bumgarner, the Diamondbacks opted to supplement their pitching stock in the draft.
PHOENIX – Separate physically but not socially, Pac-12 coaches have remained engaged with their players virtually as they plan for a football season with many question marks.