Cody Marmon
Cody Marmon(he/him)
Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Cody Marmon expects to graduate in December 2023 with his master’s degree in sports journalism.

Latest from Cody Marmon

Beyond the draft: inside the dynamics of daily fantasy sports in a surging market

PHOENIX – Fantasy football entrepreneur Nick Ercolano and sports betting expert Ben Fawkes explore the evolving landscape of daily fantasy sports, its intertwining relationship with traditional sports betting and the growing concerns surrounding ethics and addiction in the industry.

DraftKings continues to shape the gaming landscape with its innovative platform that offers fans a blend of strategy and excitement. (Photo Illustration by Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

‘Fight before the fight’: MMA warriors battle to beat the scale in grueling process of cutting weight

TEMPE – Mixed martial artists employ unique and healthy strategies to shed pounds, maintain peak performance and conquer the mental and physical challenges before stepping into the octagon.

Carbohydrates and salt are avoided by fighters for the best weight-cutting results during training. On average, fighters typically cut 15-20 pounds ahead of a weigh-in. (Photo by Reece Andrews/Cronkite News)

Texas, held ‘em: Defense holds Cards close in Houston as strong suit, eyes redemption vs. Rams

TEMPE – Under first-year coach Jonathan Gannon, the Arizona Cardinals defense continues to make strides, with a gritty, resilient group that made C.J. Stroud’s afternoon tough. Linebacker Josh Woods took over play-calling duties, and the Cardinals defense answered the bell.

Cardinals player make tackles

Deep ties in Tempe: ASU football’s Ben Coleman, Tre Brown bring brotherly bond to Sun Devils

TEMPE – Football created a friendship for eternity for ASU’s Ben Coleman and Tre Brown, but a bond off the gridiron that goes back to fifth grade has continued to grow stronger as first-year transfers for Kenny Dillingham’s Sun Devils.

Former childhood friends Ben Coleman, left, and Tre Brown find themselves as teammates on ASU's football team after creating a close-knit bond in fifth grade. (Photo by Cody Marmon/Cronkite News)

Lök Wur’s South Sudanese spirit, hoop dreams shine entering 2023-24 season at GCU

PHOENIX – Meet Lök Wur, the Grand Canyon University basketball standout who’s embracing the opportunity to represent both his homeland and GCU on the basketball court while aspiring to make an impact.

GCU Men's basketball in a team huddle.

Making a difference: Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Dobbs inspires hope, resilience in alopecia community

PHOENIX – Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Dobbs doesn’t let alopecia define him. Instead he uses his story and nonprofit foundation to empower the community through service and fundraising.

Beating the heat: Arizona athletic trainers, sports medicine physicians take steps to protect athletes

PHOENIX – Phoenix has experienced temperatures consecutively above 110 degrees as blistering and historic heat waves sweep across the Southwest. Regardless, the football season goes on and the health and safety concerns of the athletes are the top priority.

2-year anniversary: Growth of sports gambling blows Arizona’s doors wide open

PHOENIX – The legalization of sports gambling in Arizona has reshaped the landscape of sports entertainment, attracting younger individuals who are investing their sports knowledge into gambling. With over $5 billion in total sports wagering handle, Arizona has emerged as a top player in the sports betting market.

Arizona's sports betting market has exceeded expectations, with over $11 billion in wagers placed since the law's enactment in 2021. Sports enthusiasts gather at local sportsbooks like FanDuel and Caesars to enjoy in-person sports betting experiences. (File photo by Susan Wong/Cronkite News)