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Despite football’s popularity among Hispanic Americans, participation rates remain low
PHOENIX – Over 30 million Hispanic Americans consider themselves NFL fans. Despite the numbers, that fails to translate to participation in the sport at all levels.
‘At the tip of the iceberg’: Cornhole (yes, cornhole) finds international stage as it continues to grow
PHOENIX – While some see it as a simple backyard activity, cornhole has grown and attempted to stake its claim as a legitimate sport in recent years. As participation in the sport has continued to increase, it has helped develop a strong community both locally and nationally.
Distance swimming and dim sum: ASU’s Gordon Mason takes journey from Hong Kong to Tempe
TEMPE – ASU swimmer Gordon Mason faced a long journey to reach Tempe, traveling from Hong Kong to the U.K. to Los Angeles. While on that path, he found his two greatest passions: swimming and cooking.
Olympian heights: Sport climbing’s debut in Tokyo Games brings increased participation at all levels
TEMPE – Despite concerns among the climbing community regarding its format, sport climbing’s Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games has drawn more eyes to the already rising sport. With an increase in interest, more clubs and teams are popping up across the nation, including the Sun Devil Climbing club at Arizona State University.
With fans back, ASU wrestling hopes All-American talent leads to first NCAA title since 1988
TEMPE – The ASU wrestling program kicked off its final year at Desert Financial Arena with its annual Maroon & Gold scrimmage. With fans back in the stands, the Sun Devils hope to lean on their seven All-Americans to claim their first NCAA title since 1988.
Home away from home: ASU soccer captain forms second family outside of Mexico
ASU soccer captain Alexia Delgado moved away from her parents at 13 to pursue her dream of becoming a soccer player. Now in Tempe, the Mexican international has found a place she can call home.
ASU triathlon team’s first recruit from Mexico ready to pave way for future Latin Americans
TEMPE - MJ Lopez Aguirre heads into Arizona State triathlon’s 2021-22 season with loads of international experience. As the first Sun Devil triathlete to be recruited from Mexico, she hopes to be a good representation for future Latin American members.
After more than 600 days, ASU swim team grateful for return to competition
The Arizona State University swimming program held its annual Maroon & Gold Intrasquad scrimmage on Friday to kick off its 2021-22 season. It is the Sun Devils’ first meet in over 600 days after the entire team redshirted the 2020-21 season.
From Tokyo to Tempe: Sun Devils return to campus after competing in 2020 Summer Olympics
TEMPE - Three current ASU Sun Devils return to Tempe after competing in the 2020 Summer Olympics. After taking the road to Tokyo, they are reminded again what it’s like balancing schoolwork with athletics.
Delivering Pac-12 Baseball Tournament to Scottsdale ‘took a village’
SCOTTSDALE – How did the inaugural Pac-12 Baseball Tournament land in Scottsdale? Members of the Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission, Experience Scottsdale and the City of Scottsdale joined forces. The Pac-12 is one of the last major conferences to add a conference tournament.