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  • Despite national title, ASU women’s golf ‘has own story to write’ September 20, 2017
    Slug: ASU women’s golf, 470 words Photo available By JAMIE NISH Cronkite News TEMPE — The ASU women’s golf team left nothing on the greens last season as it carried the NCAA national championship trophy off the course. But along with success comes expectation. Coach Missy Farr-Kaye is determined to keep her team focused on […]
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  • Virtual reality could be Diamondbacks’ next preparation tool September 19, 2017
    Slug: Diamondbacks VR, 1,000 words Photo available By EDDIE POE Cronkite News Since the turn of the century, virtual technology has increasingly become the new reality. From gamers to journalists to healthcare workers, the real-world uses of VR technology are endless. Looking toward the near future, the Arizona Diamondbacks could implement virtual reality technology in […]
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  • Taurasi reflects on season, says this could be last year playing in Russia September 18, 2017
    Slug: Mercury Taurasi, 620 words Photo available By OMAR SOUSSI Cronkite News PHOENIX — Her locker was empty but her memories were full. Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi said Monday it was a bittersweet moment for her as she thought about the good and bad her team did in a season that was ended a […]
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  • Cool it: From slushy ice to high utility bills, sports in desert can be costly September 18, 2017
    Slug: Heat expense, 1,300 words Photo available By TAYLOR CLARK Cronkite News PHOENIX — Going to the rink in shorts and flip flops is a perk that comes with playing hockey in Arizona. Behind the scenes, however, the heat is a strain on the state’s professional teams, especially from a financial standpoint. Even though only the […]
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  • Culture change helps ASU volleyball start strong September 15, 2017
    Slug: ASU volleyball, 853 words Photo available By ERIC NEWMAN Cronkite News TEMPE — Arizona State has seen an overhaul of its volleyball program recently, and players and coaches say the culture is the best it has been in years. Following a 12-20 season, which saw a streak of six straight conference losses near the […]
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  • Defensive backs key to ASU’s fortunes against Texas Tech, pass-happy opponents September 15, 2017
    Slug: ASU defensive backs, 1,100 words Photo available By Joshua Clark Cronkite News TEMPE — The inexperienced Arizona State defensive backs will face their first real test Saturday when they face off with the high-flying Texas Tech Red Raiders. ASU, who comes into the matchup with a 1-1 record after a 30-20 loss to San Diego […]
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  • Phoenix Open breaks another record: This one involves Thunderbirds, charities September 15, 2017
    Slug: Thunderbird charities, 560 words By PERRY COHEN Cronkite News PHOENIX  — The Thunderbirds announced another record-breaking performance for the Waste Management Phoenix Open. This time, it wasn’t just about attendance. At the newly renovated emergency department at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, tournament chairman Andy Markham revealed Wednesday the 2017 event raised more than $10 million […]
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  • Tupac? Bette Midler? Valley high school pregame football music runs gamut September 14, 2017
    Slug: football music, 1,000 words Photos available By RAFAEL ALVAREZ Cronkite News PHOENIX — Football now comes with with a soundtrack. From high school to the NFL, athletes can be spotted before games with a popular piece of equipment. Headphones.   In the Valley, the music high school players and coaches listen to ranges from […]
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  • Accomplished ASU women’s triathlon team attracting large-scale interest September 12, 2017
    Slug: Sports-ASU triathlon, 720 words Photos available By ERIC NEWMAN Cronkite News TEMPE — The Arizona State women’s triathlon team took no time to see success at the NCAA level, as the Sun Devils are already tasked with repeating as national champions in just their second season. Following the team’s inception in 2016, ASU became the […]
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  • Graham talks accountability, for players, fans, himself September 12, 2017
    Slug: ASU football, 630 words Photo available By OMAR SOUSSI Cronkite News TEMPE — On the heels of a disappointing loss to San Diego State, coach Todd Graham sent a message of accountability. To his players. His fans. Himself. “No one’s more disappointed than I am …” Graham said Monday at his weekly press conference. […]
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