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  • NAU looks to continue win streak against Montana

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team entered the week with three formidable games on their schedule. After wins against Northern Colorado and Montana State, the Lumberjacks go for the homestand sweep Saturday in an important game against the league-leading Griz. The Grizzlies are tied for first place with Northern Colorado in the […]
  • Source: Coyotes deal could get done this month

    Glendale – The potential sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to Chicago investment broker Matthew Hulsizer could be finalized this month. According to the Phoenix Business Journal, a source close to the situation, who asked not be identified commented that,”Everything should close this month.” If the sale is completed, it would allow the Coyotes to remain […]
  • Local talent highlights 2011 NAU recruiting class

    The NAU football team accomplished two things on Wednesday. First, the Jacks brought in one of the finest recruiting classes in recent memory. Second, NAU has taken a huge step toward building its fan base for NAU football. How did the Jacks do this? By doing something they should have been doing for years, signing […]
  • Bidwill promises change for 2011 Cardinals

    PHOENIX – Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill sent a letter to the team’s season ticket holders last week, addressing an underwhelming 2010 season and continuing labor negotiations surrounding the NFL. Bidwill thanked fans for their support through the 5-11 season and promised the team would get back to evaluating how to reach the playoffs next […]
  • Homegrown players save ASU, UA on signing day

    Despite underwhelming in-state recruiting for what some claim is one of the best crops of high school players in the state’s recent history, Arizona and Arizona State both managed to save some face by signing homegrown players who fulfill two of their biggest needs. “Mo Latu, the center out of Perry High School, [is a] […]
  • Can’t be in Dallas? Try Cave Creek

    CAVE CREEK, Ariz. — The best place in the Valley to watch Sunday’s Super Bowl might be Cave Creek. Four-thousand people live there, but the population could double as two competing bars show support for their favorite team. The owner of Harold’s Corral calls it Heinz Field West. “We have the best Steelers bar in […]
  • Suns defense set to take on Durant, Thunder

    PHOENIX – The Suns and their energized defense host Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday. A depleted Suns squad won the first meeting between the teams to improve them to 13-13, but haven’t held a .500 record since. The Suns (23-24) hope another win against the Thunder will get them back to .500 […]
  • Warner: Roethlisberger not deserving of Hall of Fame spot yet

    PHOENIX – Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner said Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will not have done enough to be inducted into the Hall of Fame even if he wins a third Super Bowl this Sunday. Warner was asked on Sports 620 KTAR’s Gambo and Ash show if he thought Roethlisberger belonged in the […]
  • Gentry: I lost a little respect for Kevin Garnett

    PHOENIX – Respect is a funny thing. It is something that is earned, not given to a person. That’s a lesson Boston Celtics’ forward Kevin Garnett learned the hard way with one NBA head coach this week. Phoenix Suns head coach Alvin Gentry was a guest on Sports 620 KTAR’s Gambo and Ash Thursday afternoon […]
  • Is Marc Bulger the answer at quarterback?

    Is Marc Bulger on his way to the desert and ready to make a comeback similar to the one Kurt Warner had with the Arizona Cardinals? If you’re to believe D’Marco Farr, St. Louis Rams’ color analyst, it sure sounds like it. Farr was a guest on Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and Wolf show Thursday […]
  • Burns: Super Bowl QBs hoping to leave the shadows

    You’d never know it by the fact that today was the coldest day Phoenix has seen in 25 years, or that some weather channel anchor went berserk over “thunder-snow”, or that the Super Bowl host city might be subject to rolling blackouts to deal with all the power demands due to the cold. Punxsutawney Phil […]
  • 2011 Arizona recruiting class set

    The University of Arizona signed 17 players to National Letters of intent Wednesday, including two home town stars from around Tucson. The 2011 class includes three star rated offensive lineman Jacob Arzouman from Salpointe Catholic High School, who is expected to play at guard or center for the Wildcats and four star running back […]
  • Erickson talks ASU recruiting class

    After the dust cleared on an unpredictable signing day, the Arizona State Sun Devils ended up with 14 new players that head coach Dennis Erickson is excited to add to a promising 2011 squad. Erickson joined 620 KTAR’s Gambo and Ash show Wednesday to discuss his relatively small class consisting of 12 freshmen along with […]
  • Whisenhunt ready to watch Super Bowl as a spectator

    Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt spoke at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and discussed his thoughts on the Super Bowl, two years removed from Arizona’s appearance in the big game. Whisenhunt complimented both the Packers and Steelers, saying he thought the game could come down the final minutes. “I think you’ve got two teams that […]
  • Miller’s Wildcats prepare for road trip

    The Arizona Wildcats are in a zone, and much of the credit for their 18-4 (7-2) record can be attributed to facing the zone for much of the season. Teams, concerned with stopping Derrick Williams, would turn to the defense in order to turn the Wildcats into a jump-shooting team. Lately, those shots are starting […]
  • Sendek celebrating the small victories

    Coming off two losses last week and five consecutive dating back to the middle of January, ASU head coach Herb Sendek has learned to celebrate the small victories with his young team. Whether it is through addressing individual performances or areas of improvement, Arizona State (9-12, 1-8 Pac 10) is discovering that the moral victories […]
  • Fitzgerald asks Warner to come back

    It’s starting to sound like Arizona Cardinals fans aren’t the only ones who really missed Kurt Warner this year. Whether it is nostalgia from being at the Super Bowl or the fact that he caught passes from five different quarterbacks this season, Larry Fitzgerald didn’t bother to hide how much he wished his former signal […]
  • Babby claims “circle of power” deserves credit for recent wins

    Phoenix Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby credits the Suns current mini-streak of success to what he calls the “circle of power.” What is the “circle of power,” you may ask? No, it’s not a cheap hybrid of Elton John’s “Circle of Life” from the Lion King and the “Axis of Powers” in World […]
  • Green: A look back at Super Bowl XLIII

    I had only been with KTAR for a few months when the Cardinals went on their magical run to Super Bowl XLIII. Having grown up a Cardinals fan (and season ticket holder), I made sure to volunteer my services to cover the team by taking pictures and writing stories. Looking back, the entire experience is […]
  • The turns the Cardinals, Steelers have taken since Super Bowl XLIII

    It has only been two years since Super Bowl XLIII where the Arizona Cardinals almost became champions until Santonio Holmes made a tip-toe catch (allegedly) in the end zone to crown the Pittsburgh Steelers once again. It seems like much longer ago as the two franchises have rode a roller coaster of ups and downs. […]