Connor MormanSports Reporter, Phoenix
Connor Morman expects to graduate in December 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. He is reporting for Cronkite Sports this spring.
PHOENIX - Pavin Smith, one of the Diamondbacks top prospects, has been forced to take on a new role this season: leadoff-hitting center fielder. The college first baseman turned corner outfielder has taken to his new role and his team has reaped the benefits.
In spring training, Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed suffered a knee injury that sidelined him until the second week of the season. He says the injury has played into his slow start but now it’s behind him.
TEMPE – It has been a hectic offseason for Arizona State men’s basketball. After a complete overhaul of the roster, coach Bobby Hurley still feels encouraged about the state of the program.
PHOENIX - The Diamondbacks are two-plus weeks and 16 games into the 2021 season and have yet to find any consistency in any area of the game while also dealing with the injury bug. Unlike the 60-game season last year, the D-Backs have plenty of time to return to health and play to their potential.
PHOENIX - ASU transfer Jaelen House announced that GCU and New Mexico are his top two destinations. What would the former Sun Devils guard bring to the Lopes?
TEMPE — In four games of postseason play, the ASU women’s basketball team had their weaknesses exposed. However, the postseason experience was necessary for the development of Charli Turner Thorne’s young Sun Devils.
TEMPE - The Sun Devils face a slew of departures this offseason but the unexpected loss of Jaelen House, who entered the transfer portal last week, could turn out to be one of the biggest losses of the offseason.
PHOENIX - The sports betting landscape has seen significant changes since the last time the NCAA Tournament was played. While sports betting is still illegal in Arizona, there are still options for Arizonans wanting to get in on the action.
TEMPE – Senior Kimani Lawrence has taken his game to the next level the past few weeks. With some minor adjustments and confidence, Lawrence has turned into one of ASU’s best players late in the season.
TEMPE – Charli Turner Thorne’s ASU women’s basketball program is used to high level performances, but this pandemic season brought with it many new challenges, including not having a full roster for nearly all its games this season.
TEMPE – ASU’s recent wins could be turning point in season