PHOENIX – Advancing to the knockout round, the Suns will play the Lakers in the quarterfinals of the NBA's innovative in-season tournament. This bold move by the league aims to intensify competition in the early stages of the season, with new courts, jerseys and financial incentives.
SURPRISE – Hayley Horner is playing her first season on the Paradise Honors football team as a kicker. Although she’s known soccer her entire life, her ambition to try a new sport has given her nothing but success.
TEMPE – Under first-year coach Jonathan Gannon, the Arizona Cardinals defense continues to make strides, with a gritty, resilient group that made C.J. Stroud’s afternoon tough. Linebacker Josh Woods took over play-calling duties, and the Cardinals defense answered the bell.
GOODYEAR – Great Hearts Trivium Preparatory Academy, Luke Elementary School, Millennium High School and Dreaming Summit Elementary School are the first in a Purple Star pilot program launching in Arizona. The Purple Star designation is for schools with programs dedicated to supporting military-connected children in their education and social-emotional development.
‘Weird’ and exciting: Emotions, memories flow as ASU basketball prepares to move to Big 12 after 46 years in the Pac-12
TEMPE – With Arizona State moving to the Big 12, many around the program reflect on the past and consider what the future could look like in a new conference.
PHOENIX – A look inside Los Bandidos, the dedicated supporters group behind Phoenix Risin’s postseason run. Ever since 2017, their unwavering commitment has created a unique atmosphere, turning away games into home-like experiences for the club.
PHOENIX – The first College Football Playoff rankings were released Tuesday, with the Pac-12 boasting six teams in the top 25. Can No. 5 Washington and No. 6 Oregon sneak in in the conference’s final season?
It takes a team: Moving ASU’s football equipment requires precise planning, herculean efforts by staff
TEMPE – A lot of preparation goes into moving all the necessary football equipment every time ASU football hits the road, with the team’s equipment staff working around the clock.
PHOENIX – Duke Brennan and Malcolm Flaggs have been close since their days playing together in AAU basketball. They both started their college careers at Arizona State, and now hope to help take Grand Canyon’s basketball program to new heights.
Beating the heat: Arizona athletic trainers, sports medicine physicians take steps to protect athletes
PHOENIX – Phoenix has experienced temperatures consecutively above 110 degrees as blistering and historic heat waves sweep across the Southwest. Regardless, the football season goes on and the health and safety concerns of the athletes are the top priority.
TEMPE – Bobby Hurley’s Arizona State men’s basketball team is looking to keep working on chemistry as a new group after returning from Europe. After seeing both sides of the transfer portal, Hurley believes his team is ready to compete.
STANFORD, Calif. – The Arizona Wildcats earned a come-from-behind victory in Palo Alto, California but the significance of this game went beyond the Stanford Stadium turf. The game marked the last time Arizona and Stanford will play each other in a Pac-12 Conference football game. For some players in the game, it was the final – or only – opportunity to play against their “home” team.