Nathan Hiatt

Nathan Hiatt

Sports Reporter, Phoenix
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‘I was shocked’: Arizona Cardinals land Houston offensive tackle Josh Jones

PHOENIX – The Arizona Cardinals were pleasantly surprised to find that Houston offensive tackle Josh Jones was available in the third round of the the NFL Draft.


Seven years ago, Mercury made transformative draft pick: Brittney Griner

PHOENIX – Seven years ago, the Phoenix Mercury drafted Brittney Griner with the No. 1 pick in the WNBA Draft. She transformed the franchise.


ASU basketball lands highest ranked recruit ever in Josh Christopher

PHOENIX – ASU men’s basketball landed a commitment from Josh Christopher on Monday night. Christopher is the highest-rated recruit in the ESPN100 era to commit to ASU and the second five-star to James Harden.


Out of the shadow: Dasean Lecque chasing success of highlight reel older brother

TEMPE – With his older brother Jalen Lecque in attendance, sophomore guard Dasean Lecque helped lead No. 1 Desert Vista to a win against No. 11 Mountain Pointe in an All-Ahwatukee 6A Boys State Championship game in Desert Financial Arena.


As Ionescu nears end of college career, Arizona sports figures give nod of respect

LAS VEGAS – Sabrina Ionescu has quickly become a transcendent athlete and those in Arizona involved in sports have noticed.


‘Selling a dream’: Adia Barnes leads turnaround of Arizona women’s basketball

LAS VEGAS – A team that hasn't been invited to the NCAA Tournament in 15 years is making some postseason noise. The Arizona women's basketball team rolled to a victory over California in the Pac-12 tournament and is started to reflect the personality of its coach, Adia Barnes.


Despite early exit, ASU women remain optimistic after Pac-12 tournament loss

LAS VEGAS – It was a tough day for Arizona State's seniors as the Sun Devils lost to California in the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament.


Work ethic, talent propel Richardson into ASU basketball history

Work ethic, talent and adaptability made Reili Richardson the all-time assists leader in ASU women’s basketball history


The 500 club: ASU’s Turner Thorne endures with success, connections with players

TEMPE – Charli Turner Thorne has built a successful model as a coach through relationships, and she recently reached a significant milestone with her 500th win as a head coach.


Arizona State women send message after upsetting Ionescu-led No. 2 Oregon

TEMPE – With Oregon superstar Sabrina Ionescu in the picture, the Arizona State women's basketball team was presented with a tough challenge.


As Dabo Swinney predicted, Clemson completes successful decade, wins Fiesta Bowl

GLENDALE – As Dabo Swinney predicted, Clemson has dominated college football or a decade and landed right where the coach believed: with another chance to play for the College Football National Championship game.


A new look: Wildcats come to Tempe and knock off ASU women’s basketball

TEMPE – After a stint of dominating in the state, the Arizona State women's basketball team finds itself in an unfamiliar position: playing second fiddle to Arizona.


‘Patriotism and support’: Cheez-It Bowl winner Air Force feels the love from Arizona

PHOENIX – Air Force felt the military support from Arizona as it bettered the Washington State air raid offense with its triple option to win the Cheez-It Bowl.


High profile Ohio State-Clemson semifinal meeting pleasing to fans, Fiesta Bowl officials

SCOTTSDALE – Fans, Fiesta Bowl officials are grateful for a College Football Playoff semifinal meeting between high profile teams Ohio State and Clemson.


Air-to-ground missions: WSU, Air Force offer different styles in unique Cheez-It Bowl meeting

SCOTTSDALE – Washington State and Air Force will bring dramatically different offensive styles to the Cheez-It Bowl in Chase Field.


Phoenix Rising FC looks to avenge loss to Real Monarchs in USL Championship Playoffs

SCOTTSDALE - After winning its first-ever penalty shootout, Phoenix Rising FC will play the Real Monarchs in the Western Conference Semifinal in the USL Championship Playoffs with revenge on its mind.


It’s a ‘new season’: Phoenix Rising FC shifts into postseason mode

SCOTTSDALE – After a recording-breaking regular season, Phoenix Rising FC will start its USL Championship Playoffs run Saturday night against Austin Bold FC.


‘Dead wrong’: ASU changes minds, finds confidence after MSU victory

EAST LANSING, Mich. – As Arizona State heads into Pac-12 play against Colorado, it has confidence from its upset victory over Michigan State.


‘I’m not really a freshman’: ASU’s Jayden Daniels confident in first road test at Michigan State

TEMPE – Jayden Daniels made headlines as he became the first true-freshman quarterback to start at season-opening game at Arizona State. On Saturday, he will play his first road game as a college quarterback in East Lansing, Michigan, against No. 18 Michigan State.

Jayden Daniels

‘It was tough’: Leilani Mitchell boxes out adversity, leads Mercury to playoffs

PHOENIX – Despite fighting a variety of odds, Leilani Mitchell has been a difference-maker for the Phoenix Mercury as they begin postseason play Wednesday.