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 is a digital intern with Sun Devil Athletics and a play-by-play broadcaster for the Varsity Sports Show. He is working for the Phoenix sports bureau.

Latest from Ryan Blank

‘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?