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Judge rules for Oregon State and Washington State, says departing Pac-12 schools can't hold meeting

Oregon State and Washington State want full control over decision making for the conference as the only schools committed to the league beyond the current school year.
September 11, 2023

Absolutely maddening: NCAA faces backlash over eligibility decision

Student wanted to finish his college football career close to home at ASU.
September 9, 2023

The Buzz: A look at UA and ASU's move to the Big 12 Athletic Conference

The economics of a new media deal are driving the programs to leave a conference that is the only one many fans have ever known.
September 1, 2023

Cactus League rebounds without shutdowns from COVID-19, labor disputes, economic study shows

The Cactus League contributed $418 million to Arizona’s Gross Domestic Product, according to a study conducted by Arizona State University’s Seidman Research Institute.
August 27, 2023

UA President, Athletic Director talk about conference realignment

Arizona will head to the Big 12 beginning in the 2024-2025 school year.
August 7, 2023

Arizona goes to the Big 12

The Big 12 announced Friday night it is adding Arizona, Arizona State and Utah as members next year.
August 4, 2023

Arizona in talks to join Big 12; Big Ten discussing membership with Oregon, Wash., AP sources say

The person added that Arizona State was not as far along in the process.
August 3, 2023

Judge blocks AZ law, transgender girls now allowed to compete on women's school sports teams

The preliminary injunction comes as some school districts start heading back.
July 20, 2023

Fencing championships draw thousands to Phoenix

Tucsonans were among those testing their skills against competitors from the USA and around the world.
July 12, 2023

Students repurpose old football jerseys into popular fashion

UA program teaches how to transform unused gear into upcycled goods.
July 10, 2023

Get on your soap box: Bisbee Coaster Races return with rich history

The celebration featuring soap box derby-like cars typically attracts thousands.
July 4, 2023

UA set to launch new women's hockey team

The program is currently recruiting for its inaugural 2024 season.
June 28, 2023

Appeals court sends UA harassment claim back to trial court

The three-judge panel found that Title IX bars sexual harassment on the basis of perceived sexual orientation.
June 15, 2023

Arizona president says realignment talk premature until Pac-12 has hard numbers on TV deal

The Pac-12's current deal expires after the 2023-24 school year.
June 8, 2023

Bettman: NHL still committed to keeping Coyotes in Arizona after arena referendum failed

“It’s a good market, and if we can make it work, we’ll make it work,” Bettman said.
June 4, 2023

"The Legend of Georgia McBride" and the art of drag.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Students build skill and character playing wheelchair basketball; a review of the documentary "Feelings are Facts" and an interview with filmmaker Jack Walsh; and, an amphibious love story from "Stories That Soar!"
May 31, 2023

AZ school superintendent looks to keep restrictions on trans athletes

In a complaint filed last month, two Arizona families claim that current state statute violates federal nondiscrimination laws and the U.S. Constitution.
May 24, 2023

The Buzz previews AZPM's newest podcast

More Than a Game takes listeners beyond the scores and tells the stories behind sports.
May 19, 2023

Sports is for everyone: local school brings adaptive sports into physical education

Southern Arizona Adaptive Sports partnered with Gridley Middle School to launch their education program.
May 18, 2023

The hot-tub league: How a Mesa spa brought spring training to Arizona

15 teams now call Arizona their spring training homes.
April 23, 2023

Brigid Hanley

Overcoming challenges to become one of the strongest long-distance runners on the UA Cross Country team.
July 27, 2023

LOL! Laughter Yoga

Popularized by physician Madan Kataria and practiced in over 53 countries, Tucson Tuesday Laughter Yoga has been meeting weekly to practice laughter yoga together since 2010.
May 13, 2023

Sirena Linton, Gymnast

Named beam queen by University of Arizona Gymnastics, Sirena Linton recalls leaving her mark at the 2022 NCAA National Championships.
January 11, 2023

Apple Annie’s Corn Maze

Is it really fall if you don’t get lost in a corn maze?
October 31, 2022

Quad Guy

There’s more to him than meets the eye. He’s the legendary “Quad Guy!”
October 4, 2022

Cardio Party-O!

A highly energetic choreographed dance class that's less about getting all the moves right but more about creating a safe place to express yourself and have fun.
September 1, 2022
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