Nicholas Barker

Nicholas Barker

Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Nicholas Barker is from the Los Angeles area and expects to graduate in fall 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Barker is a sports reporter for Cronkite News.

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Coronavirus sports roundup: No fans allowed for next 3 Rising home games

PHOENIX - No fans will be allowed for next three Phoenix Rising home games. In initial NFL camp testing, 21 players test positive.


Coronavirus sports roundup: AIA moves forward with fall plan; Rising FC concerned with field conditions

PHOENIX – After Gov. Doug Ducey unveiled his plan for schools to reopen, the Arizona Interscholastic Association continued to prepare for a season of fall sports. Rising FC concerned about fields and Diamondbacks mourn loss of scout.


How rap and ‘How I Met Your Mother’ helped ASU’s Jon Rahm ascend to top of World Golf Ranking

PHOENIX – Jon Rahm recently became the No. 1 golfer in the world rankings, but it was his process and career at ASU that made him into the man he is today, those close to him say.


Coronavirus sports roundup: Diamondbacks experience baseball with cardboard cutouts, fake crowd noise

PHOENIX - Diamondbacks catch first glimpse of pandemic baseball on Sunday. Additionally, players across the NFL organize a social media blitz to tackle concerns about the start of NFL training camp.


Coronavirus sports roundup: California shutdown limits Rising FC’s dining options, Suns’ Johnson beefs up

PHOENIX – Phoenix Rising FC heads to California, where dining options are limited. Meanwhile, the Suns’ Cam Johnson bulks up and the NFLPA worries.


As return of season nears, Phoenix Rising schedule heavy on West Coast teams

PHOENIX – Phoenix Rising FC will be staying on the West Coast for much of the remainder of the season, as it was announced it will join Group B for the restart of the USL season.


Phoenix Rising, GCU athletes self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19

PHOENIX – Local teams in Arizona are seeing positive cases of COVID-19. Phoenix Rising FC and GCU Men’s Basketball join the Suns and Coyotes as the latest teams to have positive cases.

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