Jesse Morrison

Jesse Morrison

Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Jesse Morrison expects to graduate in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism and an honors degree from Barrett, the Honors College. Aside from writing for Cronkite Sports, Morrison is a beat writer covering ASU athletics for DevilsDigest.com.

Latest from Jesse Morrison

From BMX bikes to Daytona 500: Glendale’s McDowell an unlikely, humble champion

PHOENIX – Glendale’s Michael McDowell wins Daytona 500 in an upset. Acquaintances back home remember him.


Earnhardt’s unfortunate role of safety pioneer evident during Daytona 500 crashes

PHOENIX – Dale Earnhardt caused NASCAR to change its safety standards. Near the 20th anniversary of his death at Daytona, memories of the driver are still strong.


Glendale native McDowell looking to build off career NASCAR season in 2021

PHOENIX - Michael McDowell picked up four top 10s in 2020 and wants to grow from that in 2021 while also wearing his Arizona pride on his sleeve.


‘It’s everything’: Fiesta Bowl turns into memorable day for Brock Purdy, Iowa State

GLENDALE – In a Fiesta Bowl billed as a meeting between two local standout high school quarterbacks, it was Brock Purdy who won the day over Tyler Shough.


Toned down Fiesta Bowl still has meaning for Oregon, Iowa State

PHOENIX – This Fiesta Bowl will be like no other, especially for the two teams – Iowa State and Oregon – who have had to prepare for the high profile college football game during a pandemic.


A nod of respect: Bobblehead craze still going strong in 2020

PHOENIX – Bobbleheads are highly popular, not only with fans but the professional teams who give them away.


Phoenix Phantomz giving women opportunity to play tackle football

PHOENIX – The WFA and the Phoenix Phantomz are providing women an opportunity to play football.


‘Ko-be! Ko-be!’ Bryant’s last trip to Phoenix was memorable for Booker, fans

PHOENIX - Kobe Bryant terrorized the Phoenix Suns for two decades, making many enemies in the Valley. For one night in 2016, all of that was forgotten as the Suns and their fans celebrated the career of the Black Mamba.


Pac-12 officiating has improved, despite complaints from fans, commissioner says

LAS VEGAS – The Pac-12 believes it has made some strides in officiating. Larry Scott likes the changes and thinks basketball is in a good spot as well.


WNBA’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement could help address overuse injuries

PHOENIX – Overuse is a huge problem in youth sports but it is also a big issue with WNBA players. However, the new CBA may help solve the issue.


At ease: Despite national backlash, many support appearance of Pat Tillman statue in NFL ad

PHOENIX – A Super Bowl ad by the NFL that features the late Pat Tillman has divided a football community debating its intent. The statue of the former Arizona State and Cardinals defensive player at State Farm Stadium is part of a commercial celebrating the league’s 100th anniversary.


‘Kobe gave it life’: Bryant’s appreciation for women’s game evident in connection with Taurasi, Mercury

PHOENIX – Kobe Bryant had appreciation for Mercury, women’s game.