Author Archives: Rich Gray

Sun Devils Get Ready for Camp Tontozona

By Charles Wulf TEMPE, Ariz. – The Sun Devils depart for their annual trip north to Camp Tontozona this week as they prepare for the start of the 2015 season. Coach Graham reestablished the Camp T trip when he became head coach in 2012 and he spoke about the importance of the trip for his team. “You just come out ... Read More »

ASU: Depth and Attitude on Day Two

By Charles Wulf TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona State wrapped up their second day of practice today and head coach Todd Graham liked what he saw from his players. “Really, really excited,” Graham said after practice. “We had a great first day and (an) even better second day.” The Sun Devils have less than a month to prepare for their September ... Read More »

Transfer Devin Lucien Hopes to Make a Big Impact in 2015

By Charles Wulf TEMPE, Ariz -- The Devils did not lose many players, but the ones they did lose were huge contributors last season, especially at the wide receiver position. Losing Jaelen Strong to the NFL and Cam Smith to injury leave the Sun Devils with a few question marks in the pass catching department. Last season Strong hauled in ... Read More »

Gresham Eager to Prove Worth to Cardinals

BY: Rich Gray GLENDALE, AZ -- Day One of Cards Camp in Glendale was missing one of the newest member of the Arizona Cardinals. Tight End Jermaine Gresham signed with the team last week, but was place on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list before the team reported to camp on Friday. Gresham had surgery to repair a herniated ... Read More »

Pac-12 Media Day: Culture Change at Arizona State

By: Charles Wulf  TEMPE, Ariz. -- Despite all he’s achieved in his first three seasons in Tempe, Todd Graham is not satisfied. “I can tell you, no one in our building thinks back-to-back 10-win seasons was a success,” Graham said at Pac-12 Media Day. “Our goal was to be Pac-12 Champions and everyone in our building knows that we fell short ... Read More »

AJ Cruz Signed by Bears

By Brian Kreps Contributing writer CHANDLER, AZ. – A.J. Cruz of the Arizona Rattlers was signed by the Chicago Bears on Monday. The kick returner and fan favorite has never been to an NFL camp and is looking forward to it. “I am very eager and very excited. I still have a lot of work to do,” Cruz said. Cruz ... Read More »

Report – Suns trade Marcus Morris, Danny Granger and Reggie Bullock to Pistons for second-round 2020 pick

BY: ED COLE TEMPE, Ariz. – The Phoenix Suns are going all in on the LaMarcus Aldridge sweepstakes. According to multiple reports, the Suns traded forwards Marcus Morris and Danny Granger and guard Reggie Bullock to the Detroit Pistons for a 2020 second-round pick. Phoenix had $12 million in cap space coming into the free agency period. By dealing Morris, ... Read More »

Diamondbacks Cruise Past Angels on the Arm of Robbie Ray

By: Brian Kreps- Contributing Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Arizona Diamondbacks are hoping that this recent pitching trend continues. For the fourth straight game, Arizona got another strong outing from its starting pitcher. This time, it was Robbie Ray’s turn. Ray put in seven solid innings of work. He gave up no runs, and just two hits, while striking out three ... Read More »

It’s a Frustrating Time for Troy Niklas, but He’s Not Deterred

By: Ed Cole GLENDALE, Ariz. – Ankle problems have severely hampered Troy Niklas’ ability to perform for the Arizona Cardinals, both last year, and now in his second offseason with the team. Niklas tweaked his other ankle during Day One of minicamp, and will have a procedure done to take out some “mesh” that was used in a previous surgery. ... Read More »

Trumbo Traded: DBacks Ship Slugger to Seattle

BY: ED COLE PHOENIX – Mark Trumbo has been at the center of trade rumors for quite a while. Those rumors turned into reality on Thursday, as Trumbo was sent to the Seattle Mariners, along with pitcher Vidal Nuño in exchange for catcher Wellington Castillo, pitcher Dominic Leone, infielder Jack Reinheimer and outfielder Gabby Guerrero. Trumbo batted .259 with nine ... Read More »