Cochise sheriff comes to ‘share the reality’ of border in House testimony
WASHINGTON - Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels told a sharply divided House committee Wednesday that drug trafficking and illegal immigration is getting worse and that it's affecting the safety of residents in his border county.
Superb Bowl Sundays: Arizona has knack for delivering the goods in big game
PHOENIX – Those who have taken part in three previous Super Bowls played in Arizona remember their historical importance, the big plays and the wild finishes. Will Super Bowl LVI at State Farm Stadium in Glendale deliver again?
Big shoes to fill: New Saguaro football coach Zak Hill up for the challenge
SCOTTSDALE – New Saguaro football coach Zak Hill will have his hands full with one of the best high school football teams in the state. The former ASU offensive coordinator comes in after former coach Jason Mohn’s extraordinary 11-year run with the program.
GCU among universities offering scholarships to build successful esports programs
PHOENIX – As Esports scholarships become more common, Grand Canyon University tries to stay ahead of the game.
Pitchman: Suns marketing exec Harvey Shank recalls single major league mound appearance
PHOENIX – Harvey Shank worked for the Phoenix Suns for 42 years, playing a pivotal role in securing some of the club’s most iconic sponsorships. But in 1970, he pitched a single game in the major leagues against one of baseball’s most feared lineups – and survived to tell about it.
Two good? Perry Pumas continue dominance in search of consecutive state championships
GILBERT – Perry basketball, led by Cody Williams, Koa Peat and Sam Duane Jr., are hoping to repeat as state champions this season. After an 11-0 start, can the Pumas win back-to-back titles?
HistoriCorps volunteers help preserve structures at Crescent Moon Ranch in Sedona
SEDONA – The nonprofit organization HistoriCorp partnered with Coconino National Forest to preserve historic buildings on the Crescent Moon Ranch in Sedona, founded in 1880.
Last-second miss: GCU men fall to North Texas in Jerry Colangelo Classic
PHOENIX – GCU came up just short against North Texas in the Jerry Colangelo Classic, named after the former owner of several Arizona teams and the namesake of GCU’s business school.
Teqball, a mashup of soccer and pingpong, aims for Olympic status. Yes, you read that right.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – A new sport, Teqball, hopes to qualify as an Olympic competition by 2028 Olympics. The curved-table sport takes aspects of pingpong and soccer and blends them together to create something new.
Tribal leaders welcome return of White House summit, administration pledges
WASHINGTON - For the first time in six years, leaders of federally recognized tribes from across the country gathered in Washington this week to meet with Biden administration officials in a gathering one Oklahoma leader called "extremely powerful."
Growth beyond borders: Inside the NFL’s reach in Mexico
MEXICO CITY – The NFL returned to Mexico City on Nov. 21 when the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Arizona Cardinals. The NFL and its clubs started to grow their presence in Mexico last year to build their brands and gain fan growth in an interest-filled region.
Despite a losing season, University of Arizona football is building a winning program
TUCSON – The University of Arizona football team had a combined 1-23 record over its last 24 games coming into this season, but the Wildcats were able to put together a 5-7 season this year, which was capped off by their first Territorial Cup victory in six years. The Wildcats have a lot to build on heading into the future.