While it’s not traditional to have ice hockey in a hot climate, Arizona hockey fans prove otherwise. The question comes around annually if the @arizonacoyotes will stay in the desert heat, but they have made it clear they are here to stay.

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the cultural landscape of the world. However, high school sports have returned to Flagstaff, and the players, coaches and community are ready to go for fall 2020.

Today, NCAA Division I Council voted on a presumptive start date for the basketball season. In a year of uncertainty, college basketball fans now have a date to look forward to, and when fans can see their favorite team hit the court. 

With the NBA Playoffs becoming the forefront of awareness for the Black Lives Matter movement, it’s time for the country to finally take a seat and listen to how they can play a role in supporting racial justice.

With a proven track record of winning and success, new NAU assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Taylor Spradling has the opportunity to help the soccer team reach heights never seen before.

In only his second year in the NBA, @dallasmavs superstar @luka7doncic has become a force to be reckoned with and has already proven to be a top five player in the league.

With NAU football being postponed until spring, it was only a matter of time until the news came that every other fall sport would be joining.

The @azcardinals have been looking for a franchise quarterback since Carson Palmer decided to retire, and they may have found it in Kyler Murray. He is entering his second season, and is poised to be the next breakout star in the league.

.@nau_football looks at the advantages of a pushed back season that includes gaining muscle in the weight room and better weather. Although, the preparation they are going through is getting them prepared to play no matter when the time comes.

There are two words to describe the play of the @Suns during the NBA restart in Orlando, Florida: triumph and agony. Triumph because they were the only team in the NBA bubble to go undefeated, but agony because they still could not make the playoffs.

With the @nazsuns being sold to the Detroit Pistons, this continues a scary trend of the lack of care for professional sports in Arizona.

Players, coaches and other essential personnel around the #NBA are preparing to restart the basketball season after an extended break.

While some of NAU’s athletes were not able to complete their seasons due to cancellations in response to #COVID-19, there were still plenty of bright spots during the spring semester for NAU Athletics (@NAUAthletics).

Defensive back Khalil Dorsey (@HUMBLE_10_) joins quarterback Case Cookus as the next Lumberjacks to join the NFL. Dorsey signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent.

Quarterback Case Cookus (@CaptainCookus10) signed with the New York Giants (@Giants) as an undrafted free agent. Cookus is the latest football player to sign since wide receiver Emmanuel Butler in 2019.

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The Los Angeles @Dodgers made a blockbuster deal with the Boston @RedSox in February to land one of the game's most coveted players and a former Cy Young Award winner. Due to the #COVID19 pandemic, Mookie Betts' (@mookiebetts) only at-bats in a Dodgers uniform may have been during spring training.


Senior Tyler Day (@xcdayman42) has been one of the faces of NAU's strong cross country and track and field teams for some time. Now, with his collegiate career coming to a close, Day has time to reflect on what he has accomplished.

Professional sports have always been a man's world. However, women who work just as hard as men have been criminally underpaid for far too long.

Caitlin Malvar took a chance when she came to NAU from a winning program, but it was an event that became crucial in NAU women's basketball (@NAU_WBB) recent success.


While the NAU Indoor Track & Field (@NAUTrackFieldXC) season was cut short just before the national championships, senior Tyler Day (xcdayman42) won the National Men's Track Athlete of the Year award to finish his time with NAU.

Justin McLean (@JMcLean122) and Tyler Ojanen (@tylerojanen), two assistant coaches in their first year at NAU, wish to teach lessons learned at previous stops to the NAU men's basketball program (@NAUBasketball).

The NAU eSports club (@NAUesports) offers players a space to form friendships and grow academically in a cutting edge and competitive environment.

My life has revolved around sports ever since I was young. However, it is not always about the result on the field, it is about the lessons you learn from sports and how you implement them in your everyday life.


The Lumberjacks came out strong for their quarterfinal matchup against Montana State University in the Big Sky Conference tournament. However, turnovers were the deciding factor as NAU's season ended with a 76-71 loss.