Stephen Buxton
Stephen Buxton(he/him)
Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Stephen Buxton expects to graduate May 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Buxton has experience with Varsity Sports Show calling football games for Desert Mountain this last season and AZPreps 365 reporting on local high school sports. After graduating he hopes to get a broadcasting job dreaming of one day doing play by play for football or baseball.

Latest from Stephen Buxton

Herbie Behm takes coaching reins from Bob Bowman, aims to keep ASU swimming on top

TEMPE – Days after ASU won its first swim and dive national championship, Herbie Behm received the greatest honor of his life and will have to learn on the job. He was promoted to replace legendary coach Bob Bowman, a program Behm has been in since 2010.

Herbie Behm, newly appointed head coach of Arizona State men's swimming, embraces the challenge of leading the program following Bob Bowman's departure. (Photo courtesy of ASU Athletics)

Just a backup plan: A’s pitcher Ross Stripling’s passion for finance started before baseball took off

MESA – Ross Stripling brings more to the A’s than eight years of major league experience. The Texas A&M graduate has a strong financial background as a licensed money-manager.

Oakland A's pitcher Ross Stripling has interests off the field that include financial literacy and guiding other players in money management. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)

Coming home: Chicago native Nicky Lopez brings leadership, culture change to White Sox

GLENDALE - After learning he was being traded to the White Sox the day before his wedding, Nicky Lopez is excited to return home and help change the culture in Chicago.

With a focus on bringing optimism to the Chicago White Sox, Nicky Lopez embraces his role as a leader and aims to contribute to the team's resurgence. (Photo by Joe Eigo/Cronkite News)

Next man up: ASU scrambling after Jose Perez departs ahead of Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament

TEMPE – Arizona State men’s basketball will have a different look in the final Pac-12 tournament. Coach Bobby Hurley said the Sun Devils have to ‘re-invent’ themselves as the sudden departure of Jose Perez leaves them with a hole on offense.

ASU guard Jamiya Neal, right, and center Shawn Phillips Jr. expect to raise their level of play in the absence of Jose Perez, who is no longer with the program. (Photo by Emma Jeanson/Cronkite News)

Phoenix Rising FC enters new season ready to defend USL Championship title

PHOENIX – For the first time in franchise history, Phoenix Rising FC is playing the role of defending its USL Championship title. New coach Danny Stone believes the team is ready.

Nicolo Galletti, Jesse Mueller lone ASU representatives to make cut at WM Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE – The two ASU golfers in the final cut at TPC Scottsdale were not the usual suspects seen at the people’s open. Jesse Mueller and Nicolo Galletti took vastly different paths to play into the weekend.

Jesse Mueller, who has 24 career wins under his belt, proves he can thrive through the chaos of the WM Phoenix Open crowd. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

Weather woes? Incoming storms become major player at WM Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE – The WM Phoenix Open started Monday directly following the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am which was cut short due to inclement weather. That storm is expected to arrive in Arizona on time for the tournament, meaning fans, players and staff have to be ready to adapt.

Although the weather looks perfect as fans enjoy the 18th hole at TPC Scottsdale Monday, a storm front is expected to move in Tuesday and stay for much of the WM Phoenix Open. (Photo by Bennett Silvyn/Cronkite News)

Back to life: Turf Paradise kicks off 57-day meet despite offseason closure talk

PHOENIX –  Just months ago, Turf Paradise had been read its last rites after a prospective buyer backed out. Yet Monday, the track opened again for the start of a 57-day meet as it fights to remain relevant in Arizona.