Ryan BlankSports Reporter, Phoenix
Ryan Blank expects to graduate in May 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism and a minor in business. Blank, who has interned with Sun Devil Athletics, is working in the Phoenix Sports Bureau.
TSAILE – In the heart of the Navajo Nation lies Diné College, home to a once-prominent rodeo program riddled with issues from COVID. Now the school is trying to return the program to the collegiate rodeo championships.
PHOENIX – After battling Valley fever when he was young, Gage Dayley’s sports path was forever changed. Now he is the starting quarterback at Gilbert Highland High School and could lead his team to the 6A state championship.
PHOENIX - Understanding the epidemic of teen suicides, Arizona high school football players work with Teen Lifeline and the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club to create PSA’s and spread the word that there is hope.
PHOENIX – Arizona became the 26th state in the country to legalize sports gambling. Could youth sports benefit from the revenue the way they do in New York?