Daniel Pike
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Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Daniel Pike expects to graduate in May 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism, a minor in history and a certificate in sports ethics and diversity. Pike is the station manager for Blaze Radio and an intern for KTAR News in Phoenix.

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Divorce complete: Diamondbacks split with Bally Sports Arizona, MLB takes over

PHOENIX – Fans will no longer see Diamondbacks games on Bally Sports Arizona, setting the stage for MLB to take over.

ASU hockey set to join National Collegiate Hockey Conference in 2024-25

PHOENIX – For the first time since play began in 2013, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference is expanding. Arizona State has been accepted as the ninth member of the Conference beginning with the 2024-2025 season.

The Arizona State hockey team is joining the National College Hockey Conference starting in the 2024-25 season. Five of the last seven national champions have been members of the NCHC, including Denver in 2022. (File photo by Travis Whittaker/Cronkite News)

From Russia, with question marks: Coyotes surprise many with top selections in NHL Draft

PHOENIX – The Arizona Coyotes caused a stir when they drafted Dmitri Simashev and Daniil But sixth and 12th, respectively, in the NHL Draft Wednesday. The teammates and friends from Russia were excited about the selection but many experts from around the country questioned why the pair went so high.

Daniil But, left, and Dmitri Simashev are not only friends and teammates, but were also the Arizona Coyotes’ top two selections in the NHL Draft. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Coyotes)

Arizona Coyotes set for NHL Draft with two first-round picks and plenty of options

PHOENIX – What will the Coyotes and general manager Bill Armstrong decide to do with two picks in the first round of Wednesday’s NHL Draft? One expert predicts the organization to take a defenseman.

Arizona Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong is taking a simple approach to the 2023 NHL Draft. “We take the best player and we figure it out from there,” he said Tuesday. (Photo by Rudy Aguado/Cronkite News)

From Scottsdale to Vancouver, Jaden Lipinski’s next stop is 2023 NHL Draft

PHOENIX – Scottsdale native Jaden Lipinski is projected to be drafted in Wednesday’s NHL Draft. He continues the legacy of players helping to grow the sport in the Valley as he looks to become Arizona’s next hockey star.

Jaden Lipinski, who developed his passion for hockey as a member of the Jr. Coyotes, plans to return to the Vancouver Giants next season. The Scottsdale native is projected to be selected in the third or fourth round of Wednesday's 2023 NHL Draft. (Photo courtesy of Jaden Lipinski)

Salt Lake? Houston? As Tempe shuts down arena proposal, courtship of Arizona Coyotes picks up

TEMPE – The Coyotes have committed to playing at Mullet Arena in Tempe for at least another year, but possibilities for a permanent home include Mesa and potentially Salt Lake City, Utah.