Full Arizona Sports’ 2024 Newsmakers Week schedule

Feb 20, 2024, 6:17 AM | Updated: Feb 23, 2024, 2:36 pm

Arizona Cardinals GM Monti Ossenfort chats pregame...

General manager Monti Ossenfort (C) of the Arizona Cardinals talks with owner Michael Bidwill before the NFL game at State Farm Stadium on December 17, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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The important figures who make the biggest decisions in Arizona sports join Bickley & Marotta for a busy week each February.

The goal? To reset and key in on the main storylines for the state’s teams. The Arizona Cardinals prep for the draft after a test run with Kyler Murray under center for Jonathan Gannon, the Phoenix Suns and their Big Three aim to put things together for the postseason and the Arizona Diamondbacks come off a World Series run with new expectations.

The Valley is set to host a Final Four, the Arizona Coyotes continue to search for a permanent home for their arena and the Arizona Wildcats enter a new era in the football and athletic director offices.

Newsmakers from the Arizona State Sun Devils, Grand Canyon Antelopes, Phoenix Rising FC and leaders of local events from the WM Phoenix Open, Fiesta Bowl and Phoenix Raceway additionally join Arizona Sports.

Newsmakers Week runs Tuesday through Friday on Bickley & Marotta from 6 a.m. through 10 a.m. Visit this page for links to past interviews and the schedule of those upcoming.

Times are tentative and additions are expected.

Arizona Sports’ Newsmakers Week


7:15 a.m. — Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo

7:45 a.m. — Grand Canyon head men’s basketball coach Bryce Drew

Story: Grand Canyon’s 2023-24 success will impact future scheduling

8:30 a.m. — Arizona State head baseball coach Willie Bloomquist

Story: Bloomquist talks NIL, parity in college baseball and objectives for ASU

8:45 a.m. — ASU head men’s basketball coach Bobby Hurley

Story: Bobby Hurley: Arizona currently ‘1 of few teams’ that can win NCAA Tournament

9 a.m. — Grand Canyon University president Brian Mueller

9:15 a.m. — Coyotes head coach Andre Tourigny

Story: Tourigny: Coyotes must focus amidst losing streak, doubts over future arena


6:45 a.m. — Cactus League executive director Bridget Binsbacher

7:45 a.m. — Suns head coach Frank Vogel

Story: Suns’ Frank Vogel talks Kevin Durant’s leadership, Bradley Beal’s injury status

8:15 a.m. — Arizona State head football coach Kenny Dillingham

Story: ASU’s Kenny Dillingham rants on coaches’ complaints: I spent 9 years to become a coffee boy

8:45 a.m. — Arizona head football coach Brent Brennan

9 a.m. — Mercury GM Nick U’Ren

Story: Mercury focused on present and future in twilight of Diana Taurasi’s career

9:15 a.m. — WM Phoenix Open chairman George Thimsen

9:30 a.m. — Phoenix Rising FC GM Bobby Dulle


6:45 a.m. — Phoenix Rising FC coach Danny Stone

7 a.m. — Cardinals GM Monti Ossenfort

Story: All eyes on 2024: Cardinals GM Monti Ossenfort talks NFL Draft philosophy

7:45 a.m. — Diamondbacks CEO and president Derrick Hall

Story: Arizona Diamondbacks agree to new TV deal with MLB Media

8:15 a.m. — Former Suns and Diamondbacks owner Jerry Colangelo

8:45 a.m. — Suns and Mercury CEO Josh Bartelstein

9 a.m. — 2024 Final Four host committee president and CEO Jay Parry

9:15 a.m. — Phoenix Raceway president Latasha Causey


7:30 a.m. — Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill

Story: Bidwill: Cardinals GM Monti Ossenfort has resources necessary to attack free agency

Story: Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill gushes about GM Monti Ossenfort 1 year into job

9 a.m. — Fiesta Bowl CEO and president Erik Moses

9:15 a.m. — Coyotes CEO and president Xavier Gutierrez

Story: Arizona Coyotes president Xavier Gutierrez responds to rift with NHLPA head

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