Ian Garcia(he/him)Sports Reporter, Phoenix
Ian Garcia expects to graduate in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism and a certificate in sales and marketing essentials. Garcia is working in the Phoenix Sports Bureau.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.