Michael Baribault
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Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Michael Baribault expects to graduate in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Baribault, who has interned with Arizona PBS and provided play-by-play broadcasting for the Healdsburg Prune Packers, a collegiate summer baseball team, is working for the Phoenix sports bureau.

Latest from Michael Baribault

On heels of Flores’ discrimination lawsuit, ASU’s Herm Edwards, Ray Anderson push for change

PHOENIX – On the heels of news that former Arizona Cardinals coach Steve Wilks has joined a class-action racial discrimination lawsuit against the NFL and other teams, Arizona State’s Herm Edwards and Ray Anderson called for more change.


Welcome to the Show: Spencer Torkelson’s upbringing has him ready for big stage

PHOENIX – Former Arizona State standout Spencer Torkelson made the Detroit Tigers’ 2022 Opening Day roster. His small-town upbringing prepared him for the big stage.


Former ASU basketball player Stephanie Norman finds coaching success with Louisville

PHOENIX – When Louisville’s Stephanie Norman, a former Arizona State player, takes the floor with the Cardinals Friday, it will be her fourth trip to the women’s NCAA Tournament Final Four as an assistant coach.


Some of Arizona’s top players headline NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament

PHOENIX – The NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament features multiple Valley athletes competing at the highest level of collegiate competition.


‘The system works’: Electorate defends baseball Hall of Fame process despite high profile omissions

PHOENIX – The National Baseball Hall of Fame has come under scrutiny over the last decade due to controversial omission of high profile names, including Curt Schilling and Barry Bonds.


Swing and a miss: MLB delays spring training, cancels early season games after talks stall

PHOENIX – Major League Baseball announced the cancellation of the first two series of the regular season following stalled negotiations between the owners and MLB’s Players Association.


Jayden Daniels’ departure from ASU sparks widespread criticism of program

PHOENIX — ASU QB Jayden Daniels announced his intention to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal Thursday following a multitude of coaching changes related to the program’s investigation due to alleged recruiting violations.


BYU star Shaylee Gonzales, recovered from knee injury, talks about perseverance

Shaylee Gonzales was on top of the world after her freshman season in 2019 at BYU – but then she tore an ACL. She used the next year to recover, become a social media star and now she’s back on the court.


Top transfers boosting ASU’s reputation as ‘Guard U’

Sun Devils men’s basketball has long been known for developing solid guards, so it’s no wonder ASU is attractive to many of the nation’s top guards, including recent transfers DJ Horne and Marreon Jackson.

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BYU’s Shaylee Gonzales: basketball standout, social influencer, NIL beneficiary

PHOENIX - Shaylee Gonzales found her voice on social media, and on the basketball court. Now the BYU star is cashing in and living the ultimate comeback story.


ASU baseball preps for season with fresh faces on the mound

ASU baseball is prepping for its next season with fresh faces on the mound and at the plate.

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Arizona universities honor Tyler Hilinski, address athlete mental health

Hilinski’s Hope, partnering with more than 70 schools across the country, is leading College Football Mental Health Week. ASU players will wear the No. 3 on their helmets to honor Tyler Hilinski, who died by suicide.


Remembering ‘3’: Arizona universities to honor Tyler Hilinski, address athlete mental health

PHOENIX – Hilinski’s Hope, partnering with more than 70 schools across the country, is leading College Football Mental Health Week. ASU players will wear the No. 3 on their helmets to honor Tyler Hilinski, who died by suicide.


11-year minor league career ends with brawl, Diamondbacks call up for Henry Ramos

PHOENIX – Henry Ramos spent 11 years in the minor leagues across four different organizations before finally receiving the call to the show at age 29. His minor league career, however, didn’t end on the most pleasant of notes.