Ryan Blank
Ryan Blank Rye-an Blank
Sports Broadcast Reporter, Phoenix

Ryan Blank expects to graduate in May 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism and a minor in business. Blank has done play-by-play broadcasts for the St. Joseph Mustangs and is interning with Varsity Sports Show and Sun Devil Athletics.

Latest from Ryan Blank

Like father, like son: Brophy’s freshman football team excels with NFL lineage

PHOENIX – The Brophy Preparatory Academy freshman football team is filled with NFL lineage, as five players have connections with the NFL.

Despite beginning his football career in eighth grade, Brophy freshman receiver Daylen Sharper has earned a scholarship from the University of Oregon. (Photo by Mary Grace Grabill/Cronkite News)

Juan Guerra returns to Phoenix in new role as Rising head coach

PHOENIX – Phoenix Rising Football Club named Juan Guerra their next head coach. This came a week after the Rising parted ways with coach Rick Schantz.


‘Happy to be back home’: Anthony Robles grateful to take over Mesa High wrestling program

MESA – After leaving Arizona State with a national title, wrestler Anthony Robles moved on to motivational speaking and broadcasting. Now he’s taking on a new challenge: head wrestling coach at Mesa High School.


Brittney Griner’s detainment in Russia until at least May 19 casts light on WNBA overseas travel

PHOENIX – WNBA players have left Russia after the arrest of Brittney Griner, who will now be detained until at least May 19. Since the arrest, more is uncovered about why players travel overseas during the offseason.


Pride of Navajo Nation: Diné College works to rebuild rodeo program amid the pandemic

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.


Despite battling Valley fever as a child, Highland quarterback Gage Dayley finds unlikely path to success

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.


‘Don’t give up’: Arizona high school football players join forces to address teen suicide

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.


Although youth sports receive cut of gambling revenue in New York, rules are different in Arizona

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?