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Recruiting: A reality show for aspiring college athletes

It takes hard work, dedication and skill to become a successful high school athlete. But the story doesn’t end there. It takes just as much hard work, dedication and skill to sell those abilities to the university or junior college of your choice. Whether a student plays football, baseball, basketball, soccer or any other sport, […]

Chandler among top 100 largest cities in the country

While it’s no secret that the City of Phoenix continues to grow and has made its mark as one of the largest in the country, what you may not know is just how quickly its surrounding cities have grown. According to The Phoenix Business Journal, seven cities in Arizona are now atop the list of the […]

Intel project brings hundreds of jobs to Chandler

Intel announced Tuesday plans to build a new facility that will generate hundreds of jobs and bring in over $300 million in construction work to Chandler. The construction will also produce an estimated 1,000 jobs of its own during the building process. The facility will be used to expand Intel’s packaging operations at their offices […]

Stop by the ASU pre-game tailgate to kick off the season

The Arizona State Sun Devil football team will be back on the field again before you know it, and with that comes the opportunity for another season of exciting pre-game festivities. This season the City of Tempe is partnering with ASU to offer a pre game tailgate before their season opener. Live music, prizes and […]

Move over, Tiger — here comes Bo

If you haven’t heard them before, there’s an abundance of spectacular stories about the practice regimen some professional athletes endured in their childhood to make it to where they are now. Michael Jordan would shoot for six hours every evening while in high school, waking up in the middle of the night to go outside […]

Aspiring journalist strikes it big in first major assignment

Life is all about finding one’s passion, whether it be sports, music, art or somewhere in between. What’s rare is the opportunity to live out that passion and transform it into everyday’s work.For Arizona State University student Blake Wilson, one of life’s passions has taken the magical leap to life’s reality. Wilson is studying journalism […]

City sports official strives for balance in lives of young athletes

The forgotten key to happiness and success in life is often balance—balance between love and friendship, work and play, school and sport. One Valley leader learned this lesson the hard way, but has used his experience to make an impact on his community for the better.Keyon Cornejo is now senior recreation coordinator for youth sports […]

A much needed game changer for college football

Few moments in sports history go down as game changers. In 1921 a Pittsburgh radio station, KDKA, broadcast the first-ever sporting event on radio. It was a no-decision boxing match, but no matter the outcome it marked the change of an era for fans and for teams. In 1961 the ABA added a three-point line […]

Teen brothers’ concerns prompt campaign for homeless

Admit it. We’ve all done it. We put a bottle of cold water in our car to cool us in the mid-afternoon heat, but it sits there unopened for a couple of days—that is, until it’s too hot to drink and we toss or forget about it. We fail to realize, in most cases, that […]

For Little Leaguers, a dream come true

Most kids, no matter how tall, short, big or small, have dreamed at least once in their lives about making it to the big leagues. For most, this dream goes unrealized and it passes as adulthood comes closer into view. What if you were to learn, that for just one day—and as a kid for […]

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