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Community Comes Together to Rebuild Playground

Mon Dec, 2018

Six months ago, a fire burnt down the adaptable playground at the Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped, devastating the children who loved to play there and its community. On December 1st, the Arizona community and organizations like Fiesta Bowl Charities, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back, KaBOOM! and over 200 volunteers, some who even fought […]

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PlayStation Fiesta Bowl Preview: No. 8 UCF vs. No. 11 LSU

Sun Dec, 2018

The No. 8 UCF Knights pursuit of perfection will come to the desert when they collide with the No. 11 LSU Tigers at the 2019 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium on New Year’s Day. “We’re really excited about the opportunity that our football team has earned. You know, playing in the Fiesta Bowl […]

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Teacher Feature: Troy Meeker

Tue Nov, 2018

It was a late school night at Trevor G. Browne High School where choir teacher Troy Meeker was setting up for a district-wide chorus festival with his students. At around 7 o’clock, his phone began to ring. On the tail end of the call, a granted wish. “I put it on speaker phone and my […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Steve Leach

Wed Nov, 2018

For 14-year volunteer Steve Leach, the Fiesta Bowl is more than just a mega college football game on New Year’s Day. “It’s an organization that gives you unlimited opportunities. If you want to come in and work hard and dedicate yourself in some small way to the Fiesta Bowl, it allows you to do so […]

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Behind the Bowl: College Football Playoff Mock Draft

Wed Oct, 2018

As the College Football Playoff rankings are now unveiled on ESPN every week – and for the final time on Selection Sunday the first weekend in December – fans naturally have opinions about the selections. The process behind determining which team is ranked where is more extensive than you might think. It’s a series of […]

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SAAVI empowers and provides confidence to its clients

Wed Oct, 2018

-By Andy Shultz Empowerment and confidence are only two of many words that describe the mission of the Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired (SAAVI). Founded over 50 years ago in Tucson, SAAVI currently serves more than 2,000 blind and visually impaired individuals throughout Arizona with campuses are in Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma. “We […]

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The Origin of the Yellow Jacket

Wed Oct, 2018

Long before there was a Fiesta Bowl, the college football postseason scene was a conspicuously color-coded rainbow of selection committee sports coats that a Cotton Bowl representative once described as making bowl representatives “look like a bunch of shoe salesmen, but I don’t want to make any shoe salesmen mad.” Red for the Rose Bowl. […]

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1998 Tennessee Volunteers: Tee’s Team Approach

Wed Oct, 2018

Editor’s Note: On September 22, members of the Fiesta Bowl Committee and Staff joined the University of Tennessee to honor its 1998 national championship team when it played host to the Florida Gators at Neyland Stadium. This is part two of a two-part series that features quarterback Tee Martin who led the Volunteers to a […]

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1998 Tennessee Volunteers: Tee’s Team Approach

Wed Sep, 2018

Editor’s Note: On September 22, members of the Fiesta Bowl Committee and Staff joined the University of Tennessee to honor its 1998 national championship team when it played host to the Florida Gators at Neyland Stadium. This is part one of a two-part series that features quarterback Tee Martin who led the Volunteers to a […]

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