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J.J. Watt is among the veterans that will likely be prominently featured in 'Hard Knocks in Season.'

Warner Media announced last week that the Arizona Cardinals would be the subject of HBO’s upcoming in-season edition of “Hard Knocks,” and follow the team through the second half of its season and into the playoffs, if the Cardinals advance that far. Read more»

Mark Carter (left) and his twin, Marcus, want to not only find success at Desert Edge High School but be role models for other minority coaches.

Many Black Arizona high school football coaches say the state has a similar issue as does the NFL: The number of minority coaches does not reflect the diversity of Arizona’s population and of the players. Read more»

Although it is not a sport recognized by the Arizona Interscholastic Association, many hope flag football will be soon.

Flag football is quickly emerging as an option for athletes and the sport is gaining momentum among boys and girls - with backing from colleges and the NFL - as more and more parents direct their children away from full-contact, tackle football. Read more»

'We’re ready for the world stage and we’re ready to show the world what we’re capable of doing,' Arizona Cardinals legend Larry Fitzgerald tells reporters at a news conference in Los Angeles on Feb. 14, 2022.

With the 2022 Super Bowl in the rear view mirror, pro football’s attention turns to Glendale, Arizona, where preparations to host next year’s Super Bowl already have started. Read more»

Paul Rudd, left, and Seth Rogan were among the actors that starred in commercials during the Super Bowl that were more upbeat than some of the ads last years, several which touched upon politics or the pandemic.

From a commercial featuring a virtual assistant reading the thoughts of comic Colin Jost and his wife, actress Scarlett Johansson, to a potato chip ad featuring Seth Rogan marrying a zombie, many advertisers took a lighter tone for spots during Super Bowl Sunday. Read more»

The final round of the WM Phoenix Open could be on the same day as the Super Bowl in 2023, setting up for a wild weekend for Valley sports fans.

Although the PGA Tour isn’t expected to release its official schedule until the summer, it’s a safe bet that the final round of the WM Phoenix Open will fall on Feb. 12, 2023 - the day Super Bowl LVII unfolds at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. Read more»

Frank Pollack, the Cincinnati Bengals’ offensive line and run game coordinator, is among the local ties to Sunday’s Super Bowl. He played at Greenway High School and Northern Arizona.

Super Bowl LVI will not feature the Arizona Cardinals or be played in Arizona, but the state will cast a small shadow over Sunday’s game between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Read more»

Sports betting became legal in Arizona on Sept. 9, the opening day of the NFL season. Next year, the Super Bowl in Glendale will be the first played in a state with legal gambling.

This year, the nearly endless opportunities for wagering on Super Bowl LVI are now available for the first time, at least legally, to Arizona gamblers following legislation that passed in September, legalizing sports wagering in the state. Read more»

The last time the Super Bowl landed in Arizona was 2015.

Faith leaders from around the country are calling for the NFL to move the 2023 Super Bowl out of Arizona, citing several bills they characterize as voter suppression. Read more»

Students walk across campus at the University of Arizona in this 2020 file photo. A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the university cannot be held liable under Title IX for an assault committed off-campus by a football player against another student.

The University of Arizona cannot be held liable under Title IX for a football player’s off-campus assault of his girlfriend, even though the university exercises “substantial control” over its student athletes, a federal court said Tuesday. Read more»

Organizers are excited about the economic impact the state could see from Super Bowl LVII. Concerts and fan events will not only be in Glendale but in communities around the Valley.

When the Super Bowl - one of the world’s most popular sporting events - returns to Arizona on Feb. 12, 2023, the country and the state's economy will enjoy the fruits of an effort that has been in the works since the spring of 2018. Read more»

It’s always disappointing to discover an athlete we’ve admired for years turns out to be a narcissistic condescending entitled asshole. Read more»

Boise State is bowing out of the now-canceled Arizona Bowl because of the number of COVID-19 cases among the team's players, while the founder of title sponsor Barstool Sports tweeted misinformation about the severity of the disease on Monday. Read more»

Iowa State and Oregon squared off in a largely empty stadium for the 2020 Fiesta Bowl because of COVID-19 protocols, but organizers of all three Arizona bowl games are looking forward to a return of normal crowds this year.

With COVID-19 protocols in 2020 prohibiting fans at the Fiesta and Arizona bowls, and a lack of eligible teams forcing a last-minute cancellation of the Guaranteed Rate Bowl, organizers are eager to welcome fans and teams this year. Read more»

Salpointe Catholic alumnus Taylor Powell now plays with the Sacramento State Hornets, one of 10 teams in the FCS playoffs carrying players with Arizona ties. Powell said he is not surprised at the number of players – 25 – given the level to football talent in Arizona.

None of Arizona’s three Division I football teams will compete for a national championship this fall, but 25 players with Arizona ties will still have a shot at a title - including Tucson alumnus from Salpointe Catholic and Cienega High School. Read more»

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