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LAS VEGAS – With a win Sunday, members of both the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs are looking to enter unprecedented territory.
Purdy-pandemonium: 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy has massive hometown support before Super Bowl LVIII
GILBERT – 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy has hometown of Queen Creek and Gilbert showing support ahead of Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS – On Monday, members of the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs spoke to the media ahead of Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas.
TEMPE – Following years of hype on social media, Bronny James finally visited Tempe for the first time to face ASU and brought out a large crowd.
GLENDALE – Oregon quarterback Bo Nix sets multiple school and bowl records in a convincing victory over Liberty at the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl in Glendale on New Year’s Day.
SCOTTSDALE – On New Year’s Day, No. 8 Oregon will take on No. 23 Liberty in the 53rd edition of the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. The Ducks and Flames both have top-three offenses in the country.
Digging for glory: ASU women’s volleyball’s unprecedented season leads to first NCAA Tournament since 2015
TEMPE – For the first time since 2015, ASU has clinched a berth in the NCAA Volleyball tournament. Led by first-year head coach JJ Van Niel and opposite hitter Marta Lavinska, ASU looks to continue its successful season Friday in Provo, Utah.
GOODYEAR – Logan Rose, 17, led Big League Wiffle Ball’s fourth annual Western Wiffle Championship at Goodyear Ballpark in October. Inspired by his father during the COVID-19 pandemic, Rose has transformed the league into a popular tournament that recently featured teams from New York, New Jersey, California and Nevada.
ASU coach Kenny Dillingham reunites with old football friends when Oregon visits Tempe for Pac-12 clash
TEMPE – After spending last season as the offensive coordinator at Oregon, ASU coach Kenny Dillingham will have a lot of familiar faces in Tempe Saturday when the Ducks visit Mountain America Stadium.
Investing in a future: Boston Red Sox prospect Christopher Troye uses his platform to make money, impact world
GLENDALE – As Boston Red Sox prospect Christopher Troye competes in the Arizona Fall League, he is continuing to use his platform to make money and impact the world.
It takes a team: Moving ASU’s football equipment requires precise planning, herculean efforts by staff
TEMPE – A lot of preparation goes into moving all the necessary football equipment every time ASU football hits the road, with the team’s equipment staff working around the clock.
TEMPE – As Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes come to Tempe this weekend to play ASU, large crowds are expected again at Mountain America Stadium after the last game was a sellout.
Strength, stamina and suds: Tempe Brewery embraces Bavarian tradition of steinholding for Oktoberfest
TEMPE – Oktoberfest rolls in, bars around Arizona are bringing in the Bavarian tradition of steinholding to celebrate the occasion. The sport is not only growing in Arizona but around the United States.
PHOENIX – As NIL continues to grow in college athletics, Tempe-based businesses are cashing in as they support Arizona State athletes. Companies such as Burrito Express and State Bicycle Co. are seeing increased business since signing ASU athletes.
PHOENIX – A report from Rounds Consulting Group and the Arizona Alliance of Golf have found that the golf industry in Arizona contributes more than $6 billion to the economy.
PHOENIX – Through her first two years at Stanford, Rose Zhang has done everything imaginable in amateur golf except winning a conference championship. Now she is in contention of winning the Pac-12 individual championship title.
MARANA – LIV Golf made its way to Tucson for the first time this past weekend. Over three days, many notable moments happened at the Gallery Golf Club but none bigger than Danny Lee's victory that netted him $4 million.
PHOENIX – Phil Mickelson and other former Sun Devils will be playing in Tucson’s LIV Golf event this weekend. This is the first event in Arizona for Mickelson since he made the switch to the controversial golf league.
PHOENIX – This week, Chase Field is hosting the World Baseball Classic for the first time in 10 years. Team USA, Mexico, Canada, Great Britain and Colombia are playing on the world stage in Phoenix for the first time since 2013.
GLENDALE – A new mini-golf course opened its doors on Thursday in Glendale. The course is co-owned and designed by golf legend Tiger Woods.
SURPRISE – Several days into spring training, players and managers alike are forced to adjust to the pitch timer introduced for the 2023 MLB season. Key stakeholders in the change share their thoughts in this adjustment period.
GLENDALE – Heading into spring training, many Cactus League veterans are on new teams after signing one-year contracts. There are many different factors that go into a MLB player's decision to sign a short-term deal, and a few players explained their reasoning at spring training.
PHOENIX – Former ASU baseball coach Tracy Smith returns to the Valley when his Michigan Wolverines compete in the MLB Desert Invitational baseball tournament.
SCOTTSDALE – With Super Bowl 57 and the WM Phoenix Open happening in Arizona at the same time this weekend, this year's field provided picks for the big game.
PHOENIX – With the WM Phoenix Open coming up at TPC Scottsdale, event organizers are planning some special events. Plans include concerts headlined by Maroon 5 and The Chainsmokers and pro-ams featuring Michael Phelps and Larry Fitzgerald.