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From Jael Mary to serving youth: Former ASU receiver Jaelen Strong has big plans for Arizona’s young athletes
TEMPE – Jaelen Strong spent two seasons at Arizona State, solidifying his position as one of the great receivers in school history. Now, after a stint in the NFL, Strong has formed 602Era, an athletic and academic organization for young athletes.
TEMPE – Arizona State played its annual spring game and gave fans a sneak peak at what Sun Devil football will look like under new coach Kenny Dillingham. The game demonstrated his pledge to activate the Sun Devil fan base to bring back the winning ways of Arizona State football.
TEMPE – Bobby Hurley signed a two-year extension with the university to continue as the men’s basketball head coach through the 2026 season. The success of his brother, Dan, in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has inspired him.
SURPRISE – Kumar Rocker, Evan Carter and March Church are learning what it takes to make it to the major league in their first training camp. Veterans, coaches and players share the importance of being around proven professionals and building a routine for young guys looking to break into the majors.
TEMPE – Katie Brodsky and Kaylon Buckner, who returned for a fifth year, will take the reins of leadership for ASU women’s lacrosse under new coach Taryn VanThof. The duo, tagged as KB Squared, have been a source of inspiration and motivation to a squad facing many changes after last season's run to the Pac-12 finals.
LAS VEGAS – In Arizona State’s semifinal game of the Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament, the Sun Devils lost to Arizona, 78-59. ASU now set its sights on Selection Sunday and remain pleased with the play of Jamiya Neal.
LAS VEGAS – In Arizona State’s second-round game of the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament, the Sun Devils defeated USC 77-72 to set up an in-state matchup against the Arizona Wildcats.
LAS VEGAS – In Arizona State’s opening game of the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament, the Sun Devils defeated Oregon State 63-57 to set up a key game against USC.
PHOENIX – Philip Studer, 20, is in his second season as the freshman basketball head coach at North Canyon High School. As one of the youngest coaches at any high school in the country, Studer has used his youth to build relationships with his players and help turn the program around.
TEMPE – Arizona State played its final homestand of the season, splitting the two-game series with the mountain schools, Colorado and Utah. With a victory on Senior Night against Utah, the Sun Devils kept their slim hopes of receiving an NCAA Tournament bid alive.
GLENDALE – With hotel rooms in short supply, those visiting the Valley for the Super Bowl and WM Phoenix Open are turning to short-term rentals on sites such as Airbnb and Vrbo. They could be in for sticker shock.
TEMPE – In one of the most anticipated week’s of Bobby Hurley’s tenure, with an opportunity to claim the top spot in the Pac-12 and assert their legitimacy as a NCAA tournament team, the Sun Devils were swept at the hands of their Southern California rivals.
SCOTTSDALE – In his fourth season at Desert Mountain, former NFL player Conrad Hamilton has reinstituted a winning culture as one of many former pro football players finding success in the high school coaching ranks.
TEMPE – Terrell Suggs, who still holds the NCAA Division single-season record for quarterback sacks, recently was inducted into Arizona State’s Athletics Hall of Fame and Distinction along with eight others. Suggs, who played at Hamilton High in Chandler, believes keeping the best local prospects at home is the key to future success in the ASU football program. He said interim coach Shaun Aguano is taking steps to make that happen.
CHANDLER – A nationally ranked chess player from BASIS Chandler is climbing up the international ranks. Sandeep Sethuraman will try to lead his team to a third state chess championship while preparing for the U.S. Masters.
TEMPE – With Shaun Aguano at the helm for Arizona State, changes are already underway. Team captains say they are commitment to the interim coach as they enter a difficult stretch in the season.
From Paddle People to a sea of orange, Emory Jones and ASU hope to block out rowdy Oklahoma State fans
TEMPE – Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma, is expected to be packed and loud when Arizona State takes on No. 11 Oklahoma State in a high-profile college football matchup.