Graham Rossini was introduced as Arizona State’s new athletic director Thursday at Mountain America Stadium. “I don’t take this opportunity lightly,” he said. (Photo courtesy of PHNX Sports)

6 months later, ASU names an athletic director: Graham Rossini

TEMPE – Arizona State graduate Graham Rossini was officially introduced as the school’s new athletic director Thursday at Mountain America Stadium. He was president Michael Crow’s only interview.

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Phoenix Suns unveil Valley Suns as new G League affiliate, home games set for Mullett Arena

TEMPE – The Phoenix Suns officially introduced their new G League affiliate team, the Valley Suns, who will play their home games at Mullett Arena in downtown Tempe.

Phoenix Suns and Mercury CEO Josh Bartelstein, right, share details about the Valley’s new G League team Wednesday at Mullett Arena as NBA G League president Shareef Abdur-Rahim, left, and Suns announcer Tom Leander look on. (Photo by Jack Barlett/Cronkite News)

Coyotes Sled Hockey: A community of resilience and camaraderie

SCOTTSDALE – With the Arizona Coyotes’ relocation to Utah, the future of Coyotes Sled Hockey is unclear. However, the organization’s ability to change lives can not be ignored.

Members of Coyotes Sled Hockey gather for a team huddle at practice, where they exude the spirit of unity and teamwork. (Photo courtesy of Joshua Gromer)

ASU's chances for NCAA baseball tournament bid suffers blow

SCOTTSDALE – A late rally by Arizona State was not enough Tuesday in the Pac-12 Baseball Tournament. The Sun Devils fell 8-7 and are poised to miss their third straight NCAA Tournament.

Arizona State’s Connor Markl starts the day on the mound and has a solid three innings before giving up a home run to the leadoff batter in the fourth. (Photo by Shirell Washington/Cronkite News)

HBCU football camp offers new pathways for Arizona recruits

GILBERT – Arizona’s inaugural HBCU football camp featured 35 high school athletes from the 2025 class, with scouts present from Howard University, Lincoln University, North Carolina A&T, Alabama A&M, and Morgan State University.

Jayden Wooden, who earned All-Conference honors as a senior safety at Morgan State in 2022, talks to athletes during Arizona’s first HBCU Football Camp at Higley High School in Gilbert, Arizona, on Saturday. (Photo by Joshua Heron/Cronkite News)

NIL deals provide career prep for ASU athletes beyond the field

TEMPE – With the introduction of NIL in June 2021, athletes have taken full advantage of the opportunity to make money off of their name, image and likeness. Some Arizona State students are even using their NIL deals to get a headstart on life post-grad.

After benefiting from NIL rights, former ASU beach volleyball player and recent graduate Kate Fitzgerald plans to pursue a master’s degree in entrepreneurship and innovation at Arizona State. (Photo courtesy of Sun Devil Athletics)