Kaylee Connors
Kaylee Connors KAY-lee con-nors (she/her/hers)
Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Kaylee Connors expects to graduate in December 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism and a certificate in marketing. Connors is an intern for Sun Devil Athletics Media Relations.

Latest from Kaylee Connors

Promise, the world: ASU’s Amukamara takes international stage with Nigeria in Olympics

PHOENIX – Promise Amukamara becomes the first ASU women’s basketball player to go to the Olympics. The player, who excelled at Apollo High School in Glendale, will represent Nigeria in Tokyo.


Cha-ching: Suns playoff run a boost for local businesses, city image

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns’ playoff run has brought excitement back to the Valley and money to the pockets of local businesses following the challenges of the pandemic.


9,000 and counting: Mercury’s Diana Taurasi reaches another scoring milestone

PHOENIX - Diana Taurasi becomes first WNBA player to hit 9000 career points in a win against Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday


On to Tokyo: Phoenix Mercury big three named to Team USA Olympic roster

PHOENIX – Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and Skyla Diggins-Smith are thrilled to represent the Phoenix Mercury after being named to the Olympic team.


Phoenix Mercury continue to look for identity after losing fourth straight game

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Mercury are looking for their identity after losing their fourth straight, even though Brittney Griner and Skylar-Diggins Smith have stepped up with Diana Taurasi in the lineup.


Osaka’s withdrawal from French Open puts spotlight on mental health, media expectations

PHOENIX – Naomi Osaka’s withdrawal from the French Open after refusing to partake in media availability raises questions about media responsibility and mental health.


One for the aged: Is Mickelson’s victory at 50 sign of things to come in sports?

PHOENIX – Phil Mickelson made history as the oldest golfer to win a major. Will the sports world see other older athletes find success?


Music to their ears: After yearlong wait, ASU marching band members reunite to play live  

After a yearlong wait, the Sun Devil Marching Band had its first and last live performance of the year at a recent soccer game. It was a much-needed gathering.


Shoddy weight rooms? Poor branding? WNBA stars praise college players for exposing NCAA inequality

PHOENIX – After some college players exposed disparities in how the NCAA treats its women’s and men’s basketball tournaments, several WNBA stars praised their college counterparts for taking a stand.


ASU will send eight to NCAA Wrestling Championships after dominating Pac-12 event

PHOENIX –Arizona State will send eight to the NCAA Wrestling Championships thanks in part to five individual title winners at the Pac-12 tournament. Anthony Valencia became the first four-time Pac-12 champion for ASU since 2003.


Masks can come off for high school winter playoffs, spring sports, AIA board votes

PHOENIX - AIA Executive Board votes to remove mask mandates for athletes and officials in the field of play for winter sports playoffs and spring sports


Snub hub: Suns’ Devin Booker left off All-Star roster again, while Chris Paul named reserve

PHOENIX – Even though Chris Paul was named to the NBA All-Star Game, the bigger news was that Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker was snubbed.


Mural featuring Phoenix Suns, Mercury highlight teams’ commitment to social justice

PHOENIX - Five Phoenix Suns and Mercury figures are featured in one of the Black History Matters murals. Twenty-eight can be found around the city.


Mercury get their G.O.A.T.: Diana Taurasi signs multi-year deal

PHOENIX - Diana Taurasi signs a multi-year deal keeping her in Phoenix. Taurasi looks back on her career with the Mercury, the relationships she has built here, and her hopes for the future.