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Feb 25, 2022, 8:48 PM | Updated: Feb 27, 2022, 8:46 pm
Arizona State Sun Devils athletic director Ray Anderson during the UCLA Bruins vs Arizona State Sun...

It’s time to check in with leaders of the Valley’s sports teams.

Newsmakers Week on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station is here. Bickley & Marotta will check in with the important voices representing the Cardinals, Suns, Diamondbacks, Coyotes, Sun Devils and more from Tuesday through Friday.

Here is what is scheduled so far, with more visitors tentatively planned.

Tuesday

Arizona State head football coach Herm Edwards — Story: Edwards on departed ASU coaches: ‘You have to trust’ when delegating

Arizona Wildcats head football coach Jedd Fisch — Listen here

Phoenix Suns general manager James Jones — Story: Chris Paul’s absence ‘a great challenge’ for Suns

ASU head baseball coach Willie Bloomquist — Listen here

Grand Canyon University president Brian Mueller — Story: GCU president says adding football would take away from other programs

Phoenix Rising head coach Rick Schantz — Story: Rick Schantz preps for new era at helm of Solo Asante-less Phoenix Rising

Arizona Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong — Story: Interest in Coyotes D Jakob Chychrun via trade remains strong

Wednesday

7-7:15 a.m. – Arizona State University president Michael Crow — Story: ASU’s Crow takes blame off Herm Edwards: ‘Not part of’ alleged violations

7:45-8 a.m. – Valley sports icon Jerry Colangelo — Listen here

8:15-8:30 a.m. – Suns head coach Monty Williams — Story: Suns’ Monty Williams seeing noticeable offensive growth in Mikal Bridges

8:30-8:45 a.m. – ASU vice president for university athletics Ray Anderson — Story: Ray Anderson: ASU will soon prioritize renovating Desert Financial Arena

8:45-9 a.m. – Suns broadcaster Al McCoy — Listen here

9-9:15 a.m. – Coyotes chief hockey development officer Shane Doan — Listen here

9:15-9:30 a.m. – WM Phoenix Open tournament chairman Michael Golding — Story: WM Phoenix Open 16th hole rain delays lead to minor safety tweaks

9:30-9:45 a.m. – Arizona Rattlers head coach Kevin Guy — Listen here

Thursday

Phoenix Mercury head coach Vanessa Nygaard — Story: Mercury coach Vanessa Nygaard ready to ‘tighten the screws’

Coyotes head coach Andre Tourigny — Listen here

Super Bowl host committee chairman David Rousseau — Listen here

Friday

Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill — Story: Interpretation of Kyler Murray’s social scrub not reality

Story: New Arizona Cardinals uniforms ‘on the radar’

Story: Bidwill: ‘Devil’s in the detail’ on Cardinals offering Chandler Jones contract

Story: Kyler Murray’s contract, Cardinals’ home record are atop Bidwill’s to-do list

Coyotes president and CEO Xavier Gutierrez – Listen here

Mercury GM Jim Pitman — Story: GM: Mercury checked off offseason goals with Tina Charles, Diamond DeShields

Fiesta Bowl executive director Mike Nealy — Listen here

GCU men’s basketball coach Bryce Drew — Story: GCU adapting to deeper conference, new style of basketball

ASU men’s basketball coach Bobby Hurley — Story: ASU head coach Bobby Hurley finds silver lining in Sun Devils’ season

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