John Busker
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Sports Reporter, Phoenix

John Busker expects to graduate in December 2024 with a master’s degree in sports journalism. Busker has interned in media operations with the FOX Corporation.

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NFL tight end Mark Andrews wants to inspire others with diabetes both on and off the field

MESA – Mark Andrews, a tight end for the Baltimore Ravens, has never let his type 1 diabetes slow him down on the field or off it. He aims to inspire others with his story and his accomplishments despite his diagnosis.

Mark Andrews, giving low-fives to a group of Dexcom employees, is grateful for having a continuous glucose monitor to help him control his blood sugar. (Photo courtesy of Dexcom)

Arizona Pro Day draws in scouts, coaches from 31 NFL teams for final in-person evaluation of promising prospects

TUCSON – In front of scouts from 31 NFL teams (and two CFL teams), the University of Arizona’s draft prospects gave scouts one last look at their skills and abilities before the draft in April.

Maricopa native Jacob Cowing showcases his speed and skills during receiver drills Thursday at Arizona's Pro Day. (Photo by John Busker/Cronkite News)

ASU Pro Day recap: Football prospects show their skills in front of NFL, CFL coaches and scouts

TEMPE – ASU’s Pro Day gives their draft-eligible players one last chance to show what they can do before the draft in April.

ASU football players participate in the annual pro day event Wednesday to showcase their skills and athleticism in front of NFL scouts and coaches ahead of the upcoming NFL Draft. (Photo by John Busker/Cronkite News)

On the hunt: Arizona Cardinals strategize for upcoming NFL draft with pressing need at receiver

PHOENIX – With the combine starting this week, and the Cardinals picking near the top of the NFL draft, what will the organization prioritize in Indianapolis?

‘Offertunity Bowl’ gives Arizona high school football players one last chance at a scholarship

SURPRISE – The inaugural Offertunity Bowl, organized by the AIGA Foundation, provided a platform for high school seniors from Arizona and California to showcase their football talents to college scouts.

Mason Bray, quarterback from Saguaro High School, receives the MVP trophy after leading Arizona to victory in the Offertunity Bowl with three touchdown passes. (Photo courtesy of the AIGA Foundation)

Going (Savannah) Bananas: Exhibition baseball teams take over Scottsdale, Peoria to delight of fans

SCOTTSDALE – The Savannah Bananas came to Scottsdale Stadium and Peoria Sports Complex last weekend as part of their 2023 world tour. The game featured plenty of entertainment outside of the unique Banana Ball rules.

The Savannah Bananas split their two games last weekend in Scottsdale and Peoria, but the final results came second to the overall experience for fans and players. (Photo by John Busker/Cronkite News)