Superheroes make Super Bowl wager
Character Counts | January 21, 2015 4:18 pmFrom the department of awesome, we give you this: Chris Evans, who is the actor best known for playing "Captain America" in self-titled movies as well as "The Avengers," is apparently a big-time New...
Arizona Cardinals' Calais Campbell donates record $1.6 million to University of Miami
Character Counts | January 21, 2015 8:54 amIf you've ever seen the ESPN 30 for 30 documentaries "The U" and "The U: Part 2" by director Billy Corben, you know how devoted former University of Miami football players are to their alma mater. Arizona...
Chicago Blackhawks make fan's dream come true
Character Counts | January 20, 2015 10:28 amSixteen-year-old Christina DeVries is a big-time Chicago Blackhawks fan who had never been to a game at the United Center. She also happens to be blind. Earlier in the season, the Blackhawks ran an...
After AFC title, Patriots DT Vince Wilfork pulls woman from overturned vehicle
Character Counts | January 19, 2015 1:03 pmWhile many of his teammates were likely still out celebrating following their AFC Championship game victory, New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork took a detour to assist a woman who was...
Ohio State Buckeyes are winners off the field, too
Character Counts | January 13, 2015 1:13 pmMonday night was one of the best nights in Ohio State football history, as the team knocked off Oregon 42-20 to win the first College Football Playoff. For the players and coaches, it was a night...
Carolina Panthers welcome a new fan in a very classy way
Character Counts | January 12, 2015 3:10 pmWhat do you do when you're 12 years old, want to become a fan of an NFL team, but live in Oklahoma? Hopefully you'd fight the urge to do the obvious and become a Dallas Cowboys fan, but that's beside...
NAU basketball team takes 5-year-old boy under its wing
Character Counts | January 06, 2015 7:49 pmThe Northern Arizona men's basketball team is finding ways to win over fans of all ages and from outside of the state.
High school cancer patient to serve as Boise State captain at Fiesta Bowl
Character Counts | December 30, 2014 5:18 pmBoise State teamed up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to make a high school fan's dream come true on New Year's Eve. Hayden Adkins, a high-school sophomore and lifelong Broncos fan, has...
Tempe High band program receives grant from Arizona Diamondbacks, serenaded by Bronson Arroyo
Character Counts | December 24, 2014 4:25 pmThe Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation chose 30 Arizona schools to win the "D-Backs $150,000 School Challenge." The challenge funds projects from physical school improvements to new educational programs with...
Oakland A's Brett Lawrie treats heartbroken girl to pizza after trade from Toronto
Character Counts | December 23, 2014 9:14 amWhen you're a professional ballplayer, some things are beyond your control, such as how long a team wants to keep you on its roster. Last month, infielder Brett Lawrie was traded from the Toronto Blue...