Susan Wong
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Sports Visual Journalist, Phoenix

Susan Wong expects to graduate in May 2023 with a master’s degree in mass communication. Wong, who earned a bachelor’s in sports journalism in May 2022, is a digital media intern with Sun Devil Athletics.

Latest from Susan Wong

‘Back to business’: Shaun Aguano, ASU forge ahead without Herm Edwards

PHOENIX – Following a 30-21 loss to Eastern Michigan Saturday night, Vice President of University Athletics Ray Anderson reached a mutual decision to part ways with coach Herm Edwards. The following afternoon, Anderson named running backs coach Shaun Aguano as the interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

Cha-ching! Arizona’s first year of legalized sports betting cashes in on surprising success

PHOENIX – Friday marks the one-year anniversary of legalized sports betting in Arizona. Many observers say the state has exceeded expectations.

Florida transfer Emory Jones prepares for debut as ASU quarterback

TEMPE – After Jayden Daniels transferred to LSU, ASU was in search of a quarterback. They found Emory Jones, a transfer from the University of Florida who has similar attributes to Daniels.

‘It’s gotta be the shoes’: Why are Scottsdale nightclubs prohibiting retro sneakers?

SCOTTSDALE – Young adults increasingly are being turned away from Scottsdale nightclubs because of their retro sneakers, such as Jordans and Air Force 1s, raising questions about what determines the selectivity.

Change of course: Modernization, COVID-19 pandemic help revitalize golf

MESA – Since COVID-19, golf has experienced a boom in popularity. Sales are up, more people are playing and the sport is growing at the professional level.

Losing contact: Instead, girls flag football emerging in Arizona, across U.S.

PHOENIX – Spreading the word through social media and word of mouth, Mountain Pointe High School is joining schools within the Chandler Unified School District to start girls flag football programs. The sport’s popularity is growing around the country.

Texas Tech’s all-time winningest softball coach now turning around GCU’s program

PHOENIX – Shanon Hays, the winningest coach in softball history at Texas Tech, is now turning around Grand Canyon’s program. The Lopes, who were 19-30 in 2021, are first in the WAC West.

Highway construction to close Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park after nearly four decade NHRA run

PHOENIX — The Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler is set to run its final NHRA event in 2023. The Wild Horse Park Development Authority says this is due to planned work on Interstate 10 near the area.

Freshman Ralford Mullings adds to legacy of ASU’s track and field throwers

Olympic gold medalists and NCAA champions met recently for a star-studded invitational at Sun Angels Stadium, but it was Arizona State freshman Ralford Mullings who turned heads after his record-setting performance in the men's discus.

Arizona sportsbooks expecting large crowds, revenue for first March Madness betting cycle

PHOENIX – This is Arizona's first March Madness with legal sports betting. Sportsbooks across the state are expecting large crowds and revenue during both the men’s and women’s NCAA championship tournaments.

Arizona’s run in Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament ends abruptly after loss to Colorado

LAS VEGAS – The Arizona women's basketball team had high hopes heading into the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament but Colorado quickly ended the Wildcats' run in Sin City.

ASU women’s basketball coach Charli Turner Thorne steps down after 25-season run

TEMPE – Arizona State women’s basketball coach Charli Turner Thorne announced at a press conference today that she will step down from her role after 25 seasons with the program.

What happens in Vegas … isn’t always good: ASU women fall to Oregon State in Pac-12 Tournament

LAS VEGAS – Despite a late comeback, the Arizona State women's basketball team fell to Oregon State in the Pac-12 Tournament and saw its season end.

Fresh sand in the desert: Arizona State debuts beach volleyball facility

TEMPE – The Arizona State beach volleyball team’s new on-campus courts opened two weeks ago. The team has been playing at an off-campus country club since the team’s inception in 2014.

Wyoming made: GCU’s Carter Young achieved DI status without high school baseball

PHOENIX – Wyoming is one of only two states that doesn’t sanction baseball as a high school sport. Grand Canyon pitcher Carter Young still managed to play DI baseball by traveling and competing around the country.

Play ball? Not yet, as battle for MLB season carries on after spring training delayed

PHOENIX — Pitchers and catchers were supposed to report this week. But due to no new CBA, spring training in Arizona will have to wait a little longer.

WM Phoenix Open shows its 2022 hand, and it’s a pair of aces

SCOTTSDALE – Holes-in-one by Sam Ryder and Carlos Ortiz at the 16th hole headline a wild WM Phoenix Open weekend. The atmosphere was a stark contrast to 2021, when COVID-19 restrictions limited how many fans could attend.

‘The sport needs it’: Fans, golfers embrace return to normalcy during Phoenix Open’s first round

SCOTTSDALE – Fans flocked to the WM Phoenix Open Thursday for the first round of the popular tournament at TPC Scottsdale. With all pandemic restrictions lifted, players and fans said they were thrilled to see the return to normalcy.

It’s official: Coyotes announce move to ASU’s multipurpose arena, addition of locker complex

PHOENIX — Following ABOR’s approval to build a new locker complex, the Arizona Coyotes announced the franchise will move to ASU’s multipurpose arena for the next three seasons with an option for a fourth.

Super Bowl LVI gambling could surpass $100 million in Arizona, experts predict

PHOENIX – Arizona will affect this year’s Super Bowl gambling landscape, sports betting analysts believe, and it could be significant next year when the big game comes to Glendale.