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TSAILE – In the heart of the Navajo Nation lies Diné College, home to a once-prominent rodeo program riddled with issues from COVID. Now the school is trying to return the program to the collegiate rodeo championships.
PHOENIX - Even though the regular season has just finished, college football coaches are already taking new jobs and leaving programs for greener pastures. And the move are having a ripple affect in Arizona.
PHOENIX – The Cardinals came away from San Francisco on Sunday with a victory thanks to a few players who stepped up with key players out.
PHOENIX – Former Marcos de Niza kicker Krysten Muir was paralyzed from the waist down after a roll-over accident near Payson in January. Since then, she has relearned how to walk and is inspiring others. And the Arizona Cardinals and Desert Financial Foundation have established a scholarship to honor her by helping other “determined, resilient and impactful student athletes.”
GOODYEAR - The Carter twins were determined to lead a football program together. They found the opportunity at Desert Edge, which is off to a strong 5-2 start.
PHOENIX – The Diamondbacks won the World Series in 2001, becoming the fastest expansion team to win a championship in history. How they did it can be traced back to the 1976 NBA Finals, where Jerry Colangelo learned a valuable lesson.
PHOENIX – Coming out of college, questions surround Kyler Murray’s height and how it would impact his game at the NFL level. Leading the team to a 6-0 start and looking like an MVP candidate, Murray has put any doubts to rest.
PHOENIX – The Cardinals are 4-0 for the first time since 2012, but they are looking to avoid the downward spiral that followed that team. It’s clear from how the current version of the Cardinals have played, this is a team wired much differently.
PHOENIX – The Cardinals beat the Jaguars to move to 3-0 for the first time since 2015. It only gets tougher from here, however, as they play the Rams next, a Super Bowl contender and a team they have not beaten since the 2016 season.
PHOENIX – Through the first two weeks of the NFL season, Kyler Murray has been one of the best players in the league and has led the Cardinals to a 2-0 record. The league is taking notice and some believe he is an MVP contender
PHOENIX - After winning league MVP, Drew Powell’s season ended on a sour note with a loss in the United Bowl. Powell acknowledged that despite a great year, he wasn’t able to get the job done when it mattered most.
PHOENIX – On Sunday, the Arizona Cardinals dominated one of the top teams in the AFC, making a statement and surprising the entire league.
PHOENIX – Since 1992, the Arizona Rattlers have maintained a strong and loyal fan base through league changes and a pandemic. The “Snake Pit” gives the Rattlers a unique edge and excellent home-field advantage through playoffs.
PHOENIX – With over 700 athletes at Sandra Day O’Connor High School, the task of providing treatment to everyone can be demanding. But the school has three athletic trainers who double as teachers leading a hands-on program that provides treatment while preparing aspiring sports medicine professionals.
BUCKEYE – Tucked south of Buckeye, Hidden Lake is home to Arizona Drag Boat Association races, where competitors from across Arizona and elsewhere the country come to compete at speeds up to 120 mph.
SCOTTSDALE – Before last season, Coronado High Athletic Director Anthony Miller reached out to the Arizona Diamondbacks about the organization’s grants, hoping to improve the Scottsdale school’s facilities. The Diamondbacks not only helped last year, they provided another grant to Coronado this year.
PHOENIX – Jocelyn Erickson is a top-ranked recruit in the class of 2022, and is committed to Oklahoma to play softball. After tearing her ACL and meniscus in a January basketball game, Erickson continues to leave a mark on her coaches and teammates during her rehab.
PHOENIX – Just three days after playing in Grand Canyon's first NCAA Tournament, Oscar Frayer died in a car accident in California. Friends mourn the loss of the standout.
Even though it lost in its first NCAA Tournament game, Grand Canyon won, too, by appearing under a national spotlight.
PHOENIX – GCU, led by coach Bryce Drew, has made its first NCAA Tournament in school history. A look at what this means for the program, and the importance of being back in Indiana, where Drew has had many memorable moments.
PHOENIX - After winning their first Division I conference title in a unique season, GCU is now trying to win its first conference tournament and qualify for the NCAA Tournament.
PHOENIX - One year ago, Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID, leading to a national shutdown. Athletes, coaches and media reflect on the 24 hours that changed everyday life in the United States.
SURPRISE, AZ - The city of Surprise hosted eight college baseball games over the weekend, offering a glimpse of safety protocols that will be seen all around the Valley at stadiums this spring.
PHOENIX – In a year where home-court advantage doesn’t mean as much as it used to, GCU works to balance high energy fan base with safety.