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A record crowd of 23,273 packed Arizona Stadium for the Wildcats’ spring football game Saturday. University of Arizona hopes to build off last season in Jedd Fisch’s third year with the program.

Optimism and confidence never run higher for college football programs than in springtime. But there were plenty of signs around Arizona’s annual spring football game to suggest Wildcats fans have good reason for high hopes in 2023. Read more»

The FanDuel Sportsbook at Footprint Center will attract plenty of fans interested in betting on the Super Bowl.

This year marks the first time where the Super Bowl is hosted in a state where sports gambling is legal, and Arizona is expected to bring in a historic amount of money after Americans wagered a record $7.61 billion on Super Bowl 56 in 2022. Read more»

Arizona is set to host its fourth Super Bowl on Feb. 12 at State Farm Stadium. The Valley will move into sole possession of fifth place on the list of U.S. metropolitan areas that have hosted the NFL’s crown jewel.

This year’s Super Bowl will mark Arizona’s fourth time hosting the game - and if history means anything, the city of Glendale is in for a wild ride when the Super Bowl returns to Arizona for its 57th installment. Read more»

From left, hospitality leaders Eliza McCoy, Rose Walz, Mark VanBeest and Jay Caiafa speak during a panel on hospitality safety at the It’s a Penalty conference in Phoenix Jan. 25, 2023. McCoy is vice president of prevention and awareness programs for the American Hotel & Lodging Association Foundation; Walz is director of human resources at Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort; VanBeest is vice president of external affairs & brand services, G6 Hospitality; and Caiafa is chief operating officer, Americas, IHG Hotels & Resorts.

Up to 150,000 people are expected in Arizona for Super Bowl LVII, and It’s a Penalty brought together well-known names in sports, hospitality and tourism to shine a light on abuse, human trafficking and exploitation ahead of the big game. Read more»

State Farm Stadium is getting dressed up for Super Bowl LVII, which will feature a meeting between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles. The popular matchup is expected to send ticket prices soaring.

After 26 weeks of training camp, preseason, regular season and playoff games, the stage has finally been set for the fourth Arizona Super Bowl in NFL history, with State Farm Stadium in Glendale hosting the first matchup of No. 1 seeds from each conference since 2017. Read more»

The Arizona Wildcats hoisted the Territorial Cup trophy for the first time in six years after defeating Arizona State 38-35.

Heading into 2022, the betting line for the Wildcats’ win total was three games - but despite a losing record this season, a strong performance against a top-10 team and winning the Territorial Cup show "there’s a lot of positives this season” for the University of Arizona football program. Read more»

Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, who represented Arizona’s 8th Congressional District, will serve as grand marshal of the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, on Jan. 2.

Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords was named grand marshal of the Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. - this year themed “Turning the Corner,” - and on Jan. 2, she will flip the coin to decide the kicking and receiving teams at the Rose Bowl game later that day. Read more»

Arizona has embraced the legalization of sports betting, and sites including FanDuel at Footprint Center have helped the state become second fastest in the nation to reach a billion dollars in total wagers.

Arizona is gearing up for a sports year like no other, and odds are the state will become the sports betting capital of the world - at least for a few weeks - as Arizona prepares to host a group of events and hundreds of thousands of fans – and bettors – will descend on the state. Read more»

While the HJCAC is not affiliated with the NJCAA, it seeks to provide Arizona athletes with junior college level opportunities and competition. Some athletes from the conference have gone on to join Division I and power five football programs.

Since the end of 2018, when junior college football ended in the state of Arizona, athletes have to either find a new program or throw in the towel on their playing career - but some coaches have fought to bring junior college-level football back to the state with a new conference. Read more»

The Wildcats receivers, coach Jedd Fisch said, will face a challenge against Oregon Saturday because the Ducks defenders are 'going to be physical, they’re going to be very well coached, and are tough.'

As the University of Arizona Wildcats - who some sportsbooks predicted would only win three games this season - head into the toughest part of their schedule with five games against ranked Pac-12 teams, head coach Jedd Fisch has big expectations for the Wildcats receiving group. Read more»

Kyle Turley, Eben Britton and Jim McMahon took a tour of the Mint Dispensary in Tempe, Arizona recently. The former NFL players are co-owners of a local dispensary, Revenant, and promote cannabis as a healthy alternative to pharmaceuticals.

Current and former athletes have been at the forefront of the push to allow the use of cannabis, and three former NFL players created a company that could encapsulate their stories and offer healthy cannabinoid alternatives. Read more»

Home of the Arizona Cardinals, State Farm Stadium is owned by the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority and in many ways limits the franchise’s revenue opportunities in comparison to other NFL teams.

Amid the roller coaster offseason the Arizona Cardinals endured, the team's value increased to $3.27 billion, a 23% increase from last year that made them the 47th most valuable sports team in the world - yet the Cardinals dropped to No. 30 from No. 27 on the NFL team value list. Read more»

Arizona Wildcats wide receiver Tetairoa McMillan (4) is among the five-star recruits that have the team excited about the future. Photo taken Sept. 3, 2022, as the Wildcats took on the San Diego State Aztecs at Snapdragon Stadium.

Spirits remain high in Tucson and the rebuild continues for University of Arizona’s football team - the Wildcats had the 22nd-ranked recruiting class in the country this offseason - despite falling in its home opener to Mississippi State after an impressive road victory at San Diego State. Read more»

Concern over traumatic brain injuries has contributed to a dip in participation of youth football, while flag football participation at all levels rose by just more than 16% between 2014 to 2018.

Arizona parents have expressed apprehension about allowing their children to play contact football - and while football remains king among popular high school sports, concern over traumatic brain injuries has seemingly resulted in a dip in overall participation. Read more»

Eloy was once dubbed as cotton city, and Frontier Street used to be the busiest street in town. Since the introduction of Interstate-10 that runs parallel, the traffic slowed and the town’s main hub of attraction wilted.

Home to just under 16,000 residents and mostly known for world-class skydiving and copious amounts of dust, Eloy sits along Interstate 10 midway between Phoenix and Tucson - but a rich history can be found deeper in the city off Exit 208. Read more»

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