Nikash Nath
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Sports Visual Journalist, Phoenix

Nikash Nath expects to graduate in May 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Nath, who is assigned to the Cronkite sports bureau this semester, has interned with Arizona Sports and Times Media Group.

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From airports to Old Town, Super Bowl’s presence will be felt throughout Valley

PHOENIX – During the week leading up to the Super Bowl, the NFL’s premier matchup will leave its mark, from large-scale advertisements to celebrity parties.

Signage to promote the 2023 Super Bowl can be found throughout the Valley, including in Old Town Scottsdale. (Photo by Nikash Nash/Cronkite News)

With owners including Larry Fitzgerald, Major League Pickleball launches season in Mesa

MESA – Major League Pickleball kicked off its first event of 2023 in Mesa, Arizona this past weekend. The sport is the fastest growing sport across the U.S. and the tournament was televised on the tennis channel from Jan. 26 - Jan. 29.

Major League Pickleball opened the 2023 season last weekend at Legacy Sports Complex in Mesa, Arizona. Players competed in a high-stakes four-day tournament. (Photo by Nikash Nath/Cronkite News)

Jim Harbaugh’s future with Michigan uncertain after Fiesta Bowl loss

GLENDALE - Michigan has now lost in back-to-back College Football Playoff semifinals after its stunning Fiesta Bowl loss to TCU Saturday, sparking new questions about the future of head coach Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines program.


TCU’s poise amid Fiesta Bowl theatrics sends Horned Frogs to championship

GLENDALE - A calm demeanor guided No. 3 TCU through the craziness of the highest-scoring Fiesta Bowl ever and into the College Football Playoff national championship game after a 51-45 win over No. 2 Michigan.


Busker nation: Outside of sporting events, street performers capture soundtrack of Phoenix life

PHOENIX – Outside of Phoenix sporting events and concerts, local street performers set the ambience for fans. Many of them come from illustrious musical backgrounds, and they’re hoping you’ll listen, even if just for a moment.

Trumpet player Edward Conway performs outside Footprint Center following a Suns victory over the Warriors on Nov. 16. Conway started busking out of necessity. (Photo by Nikash Nath/Cronkite News)

2024 NCAA Men’s Final Four set for Phoenix return with new logo unveiling

PHOENIX – The NCAA Men’s Final Four will return to Phoenix in 2024, and the countdown clock has started with Wednesday’s logo reveal in downtown Phoenix.

The logo for the 2024 Final Four features the colors of the desert and also the cacti and mountains that help define the Valley. (Photo by Nikash Nath/Cronkite News)

Arizona soccer fans watch U.S. win in World Cup, reflect on strained relations with Iran

PHOENIX – As Arizona soccer fans watched the U.S. beat Iran in a World Cup match Tuesday, they acknowledged the distraction of geopolitical tensions. From an Iranian journalist scolding the U.S. team captain for a mispronunciation, to the U.S. Soccer Federation briefly displaying Iran's national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, controversy has surrounded this event.

Soccer fans at Crown Public House in downtown Phoenix watch the World Cup match between the United States and Iran. Controversy has surrounded the competition. (Photo by Nikash Nath/Cronkite News)

Cardinals lineman Kelvin Beachum, teammates ‘tackle hunger’ in Gridiron Giving Challenge

PHOENIX – Arizona Cardinals tackle Kelvin Beachum has joined Verizon and the United Food Bank in a campaign to “tackle hunger” that pits Cardinals fans and followers of the New Orleans Saints in a competition to raise funds to feed the hungry.

Arizona Cardinals players pose with a student at the Eisenhower Center for Innovation, where Verizon's Gridiron Giving Challenge was held Nov. 1. (Photo by Nikash Nath/Cronkite News)

NXTPro Hoops paves the way for Arizona’s Division II and III recruits to gain exposure

PHOENIX –Ethan Piechota is a lead scout for NXTPro Hoops that focuses on helping D-II and D-III high school basketball prospects


Is Pinnacle High’s Duce Robinson one of Arizona’s top recruits ever?

PHOENIX – Duce Robinson from Pinnacle High School is a multi-sport athlete and possibly one of the best recruits Arizona has produced. The five-star football recruit, with offers from the top football programs in the nation, also plays baseball and basketball.


Arizona high school football rises to the top (10)

PHOENIX – Arizona high school football ranks in the top 10 in states with five top 100 high school football recruits.


Kliff Kingsbury and Patrick Mahomes set to reunite in Week 1 clash

GLENDALE – Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury faces his former collegiate quarterback in Week 1, Cardinals running back Darrel Williams faces his former team for the first time in his career.