Matthew Roy

Matthew Roy

Sports Reporter, Phoenix
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Small town to big city: Ryggs Johnston finds success with ASU golf

TEMPE – The transition from small-town life to big-city expectations can be a challenging one. Ryggs Johnston has done his best to make an impact on the Arizona State men's golf team.


Tackle this: Decline in youth football participation raises questions about future

PHOENIX – Youth tackle football numbers have been dropping steadily for years. With flag football on the rise and legislation a possibility, are we looking at the end of youth tackle football?


Neutral zone: ASU football coach Herm Edwards will talk objectivity, passion as Cronkite professor

PHOENIX – He "plays to win the game," but he teaches, too. Arizona State football coach Herm Edwards will be in classrooms at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication this spring as a professor of practice.


Here’s the kicker: Once a walk-on, Cristian Zendejas plays key role for ASU

TEMPE - Cristian Zendejas, son of ASU legend Luis Zendejas, is now starting for the school for which his father played. And he is trying to make his own way.


‘Coach, I got you’: Jayden Daniels says it, does it in ASU win over WSU

TEMPE – Late in the game, quarterback Jayden Daniels looked at coach Herm Edwards and told him he would get Arizona State a victory. He delivered as promised.


Ducey on Fair Pay to Play: ‘I don’t want to see a state, especially California, have a competitive advantage’

PHOENIX – Arizona sports figures divided over California law that will allow college athletes to sign endorsement deals and hire agents.