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.
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The ability to attend a sporting event, place a bet on a team and possibly return home a winner will soon be a reality in Arizona. So, too, could an uptick in gambling addiction, some worry.
PHOENIX – People with time during a pandemic are revisiting their sports memorabilia collections and that business is booming. Getting those collectibles autographed is another story, though.
AVONDALE – Martin Truex Jr., a prestigious veteran in the NASCAR Cup Series, won for the first time in his Phoenix Raceway career while Glendale native Michael McDowell did not have much success at his home track.
PHOENIX – The ARCA Menards Series is the first stepping stone for many young drivers. They get experience driving at Cup tracks and in Cup-style stock cars.
PHOENIX – Glendale’s Michael McDowell wins Daytona 500 in an upset. Acquaintances back home remember him.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PHOENIX – Bobbleheads are highly popular, not only with fans but the professional teams who give them away.
PHOENIX – The WFA and the Phoenix Phantomz are providing women an opportunity to play football.
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.
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.
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.
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.