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18 and counting: Arizona State softball team creating buzz after winning again in dramatic fashion
TEMPE – Arizona State softball sits atop the Pac-12 standings for the first time in a decade, propelled by a historic 18-game win streak and a perfect 10-0 start to conference play. ASU faces off against fifth place Utah for the second game of a series tonight.
Valley ties: Arizona connections run deep in 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament
PHOENIX – Six players from Arizona are on key teams in this year’s March Madness tournament, as well as five coaches who have ties to the Valley.
6A showdown: Arizona’s top high school basketball teams square off for the title
PHOENIX – The 6A boys and girls basketball championships are are set to tip off tonight at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Perry and Hamilton will play for the boys title, and Perry and Valley Vista will go at each other for the girls title. Storylines run deep in both games.
Sister act: ASU’s Gaspar twins share innate connection on, off lacrosse field
TEMPE – Twins Bella and Gigi Gaspar, star sophomore defenders for the Arizona State women’s lacrosse team, made the 1,500-mile journey from Canada to Tempe after playing every sport imaginable growing up. They also played a few pranks, too.
ASU softball gears up for 2022 with new roster
TEMPE – Despite significant roster changes, Arizona State softball coach Trisha Ford has confidence in the team’s direction.
Soaring to new heights: Benjamin seeing field, finding traction in second season with Cardinals
PHOENIX - Former Arizona State star running back Eno Benjamin scored his first career touchdown for the Cardinals in Week 9 against the 49ers. He has seen increased production and is finding a greater role in his second season with the team.
Bumpy beginnings: ASU men’s basketball eyes 3 points of improvement after 2-2 start
SAN DIEGO - The Arizona State men’s basketball team has lost two of four games in 2021. It knows it must improve in several areas, including shooting, perimeter defense, health and chemistry.
Let’s get physical: Chandler family thrives in roller derby, football
PHOENIX – Contact sports are in the blood of one Chandler family. The parents prefer roller derby while their sons have embraced football.
Rattlers players offer guidance to college athletes amid new era under NIL legislation
PHOENIX - Arizona Rattlers players offer insight for college football players and athletes on how to navigate name, image and likeness legislation and share what they would have done if they could have pursued deals in college.
After ‘incredibly difficult’ process, Peters returns to Cardinals defensive line in big way
PHOENIX - Nose tackle Corey Peters has returned to the Cardinals' defensive front after an offseason of uncertainty that caused “a rollercoaster of emotions.” At 33, he faced rehabilitation from surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon that ended his 2020 season early and an expiring contract.