Stories by John Marshall

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

3 drivers make Chase finale as Junior wins at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. advanced to the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship finale after surviving a long Sunday that ended with a rain-shortened race at ...
By John Marshall

Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015

A guide to the 2015-16 college hoops season

The blue bloods have reloaded. New contenders are rising. More talented freshmen are ready to shine.  The college basketball season is upon us and this one, as always seems to be the case, is ...
By John Marshall

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

Coyotes working hard to attract fans

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Arizona Coyotes have heard relocation rumblings almost since the day former owner Jerry Moyes took the team into bankruptcy in 2009.
By John Marshall

Pac-12 proves to be unpredictable yet again

PHOENIX - The Pac-12 had six teams in The Associated Press Top 25 preseason poll for the second consecutive season, second only to the SEC's eight teams. 
By John Marshall

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

New teams are rising for a change in the Pac-12

PHOENIX - Every season, the Pac-12's coaches talk about how much parity there is in the conference. Every season, the same teams seem to end up on top when it's over. This season has seen a shift. ...
By John Marshall

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

Later start to college season results in fewer byes

Thanks to a later start to the season and an increasing need to add revenue-generating games, college football teams across the country will have fewer bye weeks this season - some none at all.
By John Marshall

Friday, May 15, 2015

NCAA rules committee wants to reduce shot clock

The NCAA made a series of changes to men's college basketball three years ago in an attempt to boost scoring and reduce physical play under the basket. Those changes barely moved the needle, so ...
By John Marshall

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Fat-tire bikes help riders over tough terrain

There's a new trend in mountain biking: Fat is in. For tires. The big, puffy tires look a little strange, but these fat-tire bikes have a smooth ride, even over the toughest terrain, and are a lot ...
By John Marshall

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Mountain West teams having another strong season

As an automatic-qualifying conference, the Mountain West is guaranteed to have one team get into the NCAA Tournament. The conference appears to be in decent shape to add another for the second ...
By John Marshall

Female aiming to break gender barrier in Supercross

Already an accomplished gender-busting X Games rider, Golden will attempt to become the first female rider to qualify for a Supercross race in the sport's 42-year history when she twists the ...
By John Marshall

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014

Arizona's first loss makes for long break

With 11 days off before facing rival Arizona State, there won't be much of a break during the holiday break for Arizona after its eye-opening loss to UNLV.
By John Marshall

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

Seahawks rout Cardinals

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Tight end Luke Wilson caught three passes - two of them for touchdowns - as Seattle routed Arizona 35-6 on Sunday night.
By John Marshall

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Sun Devils fend off Irish, then pull away

TEMPE, Ariz. — What appeared to be a program-defining win turned on Arizona State. But after Notre Dame’s furious second-half rally, No. 11 Arizona State scored three late touchdowns to ...
By John Marshall

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Paige, Harrell head AP preseason team

The AP's preseason team has a lot of experience: North Carolina junior point guard Marcus Paige, Wisconsin senior forward Frank Kaminsky, Louisville junior forward Montrezl Harrell and Wichita ...
By John Marshall

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Kentucky is No. 1 pick in basketball again

Kentucky was the runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 released Friday, becoming the fourth program to earn the honor in consecutive seasons.
By John Marshall

Friday, June 27, 2014

Social media has helped injured swimmer

Twitter has provided Amy Van Dyken-Rouen a therapeutic tool as she makes the transition from elite athlete to possibly spending the rest of her life in a wheelchair.
By John Marshall

Monday, March 31, 2014

Final Four will see many styles

Contrast. This year's Final Four is full of it. Florida, UConn, Wisconsin and Kentucky all bring a little something different to the biggest stage in college basketball.
By John Marshall

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

NCAA regionals have a lot to live up to

Just when you think the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament couldn't possibly top itself, it happened again. Now that we've had time to catch our breath, it's time to hold on tight again with the ...
By John Marshall

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Early upsets knock out thousands from chance at $1 billion prize

So you were confident in your bracket, hoping to win the office pool, maybe get lucky and take down that $1 billion prize Warren Buffett is offering for a perfect run of picks. One game in and ... ...
By John Marshall

Monday, March 17, 2014

NCAA Tournament Guide

March Madness kicks into high gear this week with the start of the NCAA Tournament, the time hoop heads circle the calendar like it’s Christmas.
By John Marshall
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