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On heels of Flores suit, Black high school football coaches in Arizona hungry for more opportunities

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»

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Super Bowl, Phoenix Open final round likely to be in Valley on same day in 2023

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»

After years of addiction, heartbreak, former Arizona star Vance Johnson helps others

Vance Johnson, prep All-American in football and track at Cholla High School and former University of Arizona football star and NFL wide receiver now shares the story of his fall into substance abuse during and after his playing days to help combat the opioid epidemic.... Read more»

Google ads to NFL sponsorships: Colleges throw billions at marketing to attract students

Catholic University is spending $5 million on marketing and branding - a small sum compared to what other colleges and universities are investing in advertising, marketing and promotion, which has been rising and is on track this year to be nearly double what it was last year.... Read more»

3 Arizona men built popular ‘Fantasy Footballers’ podcast from lunchroom to sellouts

Arizona natives Mike Wright, Andy Holloway and Jason Moore of “The Fantasy Footballers”, who records a podcast out of a studio in Phoenix, have built a business out of what began as a typical fantasy league with some creative twists.... Read more»

Traveling NFL fans won’t let COVID-19 stop them from getting to the games

The 2021 season is the NFL’s biggest ever with a 17-game schedule, but differing COVID-19 guidelines by teams have confused many fans - thus far, the Las Vegas Raiders are the only NFL franchise to require proof of vaccination to enter Allegiant Stadium.... Read more»

Have app, will gamble: Arizona online sports betting sites open registration

Saturday presented another milestone for Arizonans interested in placing bets on sporting events: online pre-registration - as betting organizations including DraftKings and FanDuel launched their Arizona sites, with sports gambling in Arizona going live on Sept. 9.... Read more»

Proposed major events fund in Arizona budget would help cover Super Bowl costs

The proposed state budget includes $30 million for a new fund that would help attract major events in Arizona, and an as-yet undetermined chunk of that cash will help cover the costs for the state to host the mother of all major events: the Super Bowl.... Read more»

Ducey signs bill to remove some Arizona voters from early ballot list

On Tuesday, Gov. Ducey signed SB 1485 barely an hour after the Senate approved it on a party-line vote, which will allow voters who are signed up to automatically receive early ballots for every election to be removed from the list if they don’t use those ballots.... Read more»

Trump misfires on debate claim

Donald Trump made the baseless accusation that the Hillary Clinton campaign was plotting to schedule two of three presidential debates on nights with NFL football games in order to limit viewership. The dates were set by the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates long before either Trump or Clinton secured their parties’ presidential nominations, and before the National Football League even announced its 2016 schedule. ... Read more»

Former Pima football standout Everette signs to the Cleveland Browns

Former Pima Community College football player Mikell Everette is continuing his football career at the professional level.... Read more»

Flake, McCain attack Pentagon funding sports teams as 'paid patriotism'

The Pentagon paid out at least $6.8 million in contracts to professional sports for honoring American soldiers at sporting events, according to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain and his fellow Arizona senator, Jeff Flake. ... Read more»

Phx organizers decide a Super Bowl deserves a super countdown clock

The countdown to Super Bowl XLIX is on with the latest supersized promotion in the epicenter of what will be Super Bowl Central in downtown Phoenix: a 13-foot-tall solar countdown clock. ... Read more»

A question of economic impact: What if Cardinals make Glendale’s Super Bowl?

Come February, thousands upon thousands of fans and their wallets will flock to the Valley for Super Bowl XLIX and activities surrounding it, buying hotel rooms, meals and more in the process. But what becomes of the estimated $600 million economic impact from all of those visitors if the Super Bowl becomes a home game for the Arizona Cardinals, whose fans don’t necessarily have to travel?... Read more»

Advocates, expert: NFL cases bringing attention to domestic violence

From the Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice to the Arizona Cardinals’ Jonathan Dwyer, cases involving NFL players are putting a national focus on domestic violence.... Read more»1

We're shocked by NFL player's domestic violence?

Americans were shocked when they saw NFL star Ray Rice punch out his then-fiancée in an Atlantic City elevator and drag her out, unconscious. And they were mystified when the victim not only subsequently married Rice but also stepped forward to defend him. Why? These are everyday events. ... Read more»

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