Jonah Krell
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Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Jonah Krell expects to graduate in May 2024 with a master’s degree in mass communication. Krell, who completed his bachelor’s in sports journalism in May 2023, has been a reporter for the Walter Cronkite Sports Network and play-by-play broadcaster for KASC Blaze Radio.

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Math to Madness: Nate Oats’ underdog journey leads Alabama to Men’s Final Four

GLENDALE – Just 11 years ago, Alabama men’s basketball coach Nate Oats was a math teacher and high school basketball coach in Michigan. His underdog approach has fueled the Crimson Tide to the Men’s Final Four.

Final Four updates: Purdue coach Matt Painter seeks fair treatment by officials for Zach Edey

GLENDALE – Updates: From travel delays to high ticket prices, the Men’s Final Four in the Valley is already making for an interesting weekend.

The Alabama team bus awaits the arrival of players from the team hotel to take them to State Farm Stadium. (Photo by Brevan Branscrum/Cronkite News)

No end in sight: ASU tennis coach Sheila McInerney continues to succeed in 40th season

TEMPE – Through four decades of coaching, Sheila McInerney's passion for tennis and teaching shines as she navigates the ever-changing dynamics of collegiate sports.

Sheila McInerney, ASU's esteemed women's tennis coach, continues to mentor players as she reaches her 40th-season milestone. (Photo by Ethan Briggs/Cronkite News)

GOP bill would strike ‘gender’ from state law, limit sex to male, female

PHOENIX - GOP senators want to rewrite state law to define sex as only male and female and not a "subjective sense of self," a move they said will protect women and girls from "unwanted intrusions" by transgender women. Opponents call it another "LGBTQ+ Erasure Act."

Breaking through the haze: NCAA softens stance on cannabis, considers removing from banned list

PHOENIX – At the NCAA Convention in Phoenix, a group of panelists discussed recent shifts in strategy to athletes’ use of cannabis, and how the NCAA can educate them moving forward.

‘This is who we are’: GCU men’s and women’s basketball hope to emerge as national threats in pivotal season

PHOENIX – GCU men’s and women’s basketball have had quick journeys to national prominence. Now they hope to use their recent momentum to reach new heights in their respective 2023-24 seasons.

GCU men's and women's basketball players on the court.

‘Finish the job’: Colangelo, Womack, Johnson reflect on Diamondbacks’ World Series runs

PHOENIX – Jerry Colangelo, Tony Womack, Randy Johnson discuss the magic of the 2001 Diamondbacks team and reflect on the 2023 squad.

‘We’re going to battle’: Grand Canyon men’s basketball embraces new size, toughness as season approaches

PHOENIX – Grand Canyon men’s basketball brought in nine new players during the offseason, with a focus on length and size. In head coach Bryce Drew’s fourth season, his expectations for the program are at an all-time high.

GCU men's basketball embraces a new identity as the team sets its sights on a challenging 2023-24 season with one goal: reaching the 2024 Men's Final Four in Phoenix. (Photo by Griffin Greenberg/Cronkite News)

‘The grind is worth it’: Inside Jon Bloom’s rise to become voice of Phoenix Suns

PHOENIX – Jon Bloom has waited patiently to become the full-time radio voice of the Phoenix Suns and is now ready to take on his dream job.

Jon Bloom looks to bring a blend of professionalism and fandom to the airwaves as the new radio voice of the Phoenix Suns this upcoming NBA season. (Photo courtesy of Jon Bloom)

‘It kind of gave me chills’: Diamondbacks find perspective at elementary school during team’s hot streak

PHOENIX – The Diamondbacks, who have won 10 of their last 12, found perspective off the field. They hosted their Delivering Dreams Bus event at William T. Machan Elementary Thursday, with pitchers Zac Gallen and Scott McGough making appearances along with the team mascot.

Evolution in motion: Fiesta Bowl launches youth initiative, embraces change in college football landscape

PHOENIX – The new “Fiesta Bowl Friday Night Showdown” initiative will start Friday in an effort to ignite excitement for Arizona high school football, mirroring the change and innovation happening at the next level.