Season of change: ASU alum Darren Woodson’s defining year in Tempe
PHOENIX — Held to ASU’s modified enforcement of Proposition 48, Darren Woodson couldn’t play or practice with the program as an academically ineligible walk-on during the 1987-88 season — before he became a three-year starter, before he won three Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys, and before he was named a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It was a transformational year, to say the least.
Fiery freshman Luke Potter energizes Arizona State men’s golf team
PHOENIX – After an immense amount of success in golf at the junior levels while living in California, Arizona State freshman Luke Potter’s impact on Sun Devil men’s golf has been felt since stepping on the course at the collegiate level.
Court says law limiting signs near Super Bowl events violates free speech
WASHINGTON - A Phoenix ordinance that let the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee accept or reject signs around the "NFL Experience" zone downtown is an unconstitutional infringement of free speech rights, a Maricopa Superior Court judge ruled Thursday.
Empathy and humanity are at the center of Holocaust education in Arizona
PHOENIX – Arizona teachers, including some who have visited Holocaust sites, are looking for ways to teach middle and high school students about the Holocaust and other genocides. Experts say teaching it builds empathy and warns of “the dangers of staying silent in the face of evil.”
Three years on, COVID-19 no longer grabs headlines, still poses a threat
WASHINGTON - COVID-19 is down sharply from the height of the pandemic, but it has still accounted for more than 2.3 million infections and 32,182 deaths in Arizona since the first cases were confirmed in January 2020. And health experts say it's not going away.
Water reductions for the new year may be just the beginning, experts say
WASHINGTON - Few Arizona residents will notice changes in water availability in their daily lives after Jan. 1, when steep cuts are imposed on the water the state can draw from the Colorado River. But that doesn't mean they can relax, as experts expect more cuts will be needed in 2023.
Derrick Michael Xzavierro’s history-making odyssey lands him at GCU
PHOENIX – Derrick Michael Xzavierro’s journey to GCU has led him across the world from his home of Indonesia. Though he is taking a redshirt year this season, Xzavierro has already made an impact and history as Indonesia’s first Division I basketball scholarship player.
Colleges expect more undocumented students this spring after Prop 308
WASHINGTON - Arizona voters did a sharp about-face this fall, narrowly voting to allow in-state tuition for undocumented state residents, a 180-degree reversal of a policy that was overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2006 prohibiting such aid for Dreamers in the state.
At 17, Kylan Boswell already turning heads for the Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball team
TUCSON – Arizona Wildcats guard Kylan Boswell, who was a five-star recruit from AZ Compass Prep, reclassified to play for the Wildcats a year early. Now, after recovering from a foot injury, the 17-year-old has seen early playing time after one of Arizona’s guards was suspended for the first three games.
Changing of the guard: ASU men’s basketball transfer Frankie Collins emerges as team’s leader
TEMPE – Sophomore point guard Frankie Collins, who transferred from Michigan over the summer, has been impressive for ASU MBB, improving in every statistical category. Despite low averages against Michigan, Hurley and his teammates raved about what Collins would bring to the team even during the offseason. On Thursday night, ASU defeated his former team in the Legends Classic championship.
U.S. Senate: Kelly takes lead on Masters amid voting hours dispute
WASHINGTON – Incumbent Sen. Mark Kelly was leading his Republican challenger, Blake Masters, with a narrow lead in unofficial election results.
Here’s the deal: Cam Johnson banking on solid play leading to huge payday with Phoenix Suns
PHOENIX – Cam Johnson and the Suns failed to agree to a contract extension before the season, allowing him to become a restricted free agent in 2023. This puts pressure on Johnson to perform, but he’s trying to not let it distract from the team’s goals.