Posts by Alex Simon

SF Bay Area native, 2x grad (Elon, ASU), adjunct professor at ASU's Cronkite School, editor & journalist always looking to tell unique stories.

Sights and sounds from NCAA Tournament’s First Four

March 16, 2023

Sacred Heart, Southern show why First Four games mean so much to mid-majors

Phoenix guard Diana Taurasi (3) in a game against the Mystics at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C., on June 12, 2022.

What Diana Taurasi’s 2023 return means for the Mercury — and Skylar Diggins-Smith

November 6, 2022

One question is answered, but many remain in Phoenix entering offseason

Brittney Griner is pictured in purple and orange Phoenix Mercury jersey, wearing the number 42.

What we know about Brittney Griner’s Mercury roster status

April 12, 2022

And how Phoenix addressed it on draft night

Inside North Carolina’s return to Sweet 16

March 22, 2022

Courtney and Carlie to the second weekend at last

After stellar year, can UNLV be big part of Las Vegas’ WBB scene?

March 20, 2022

Though they lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, UNLV is ready to capitalize on Las Vegas’ growing love of women’s basketball

Brittney Griner soars to basket in Phoenix Mercury purple and orange uniform.

Column: Brittney Griner didn’t want to go overseas this season

March 10, 2022

How one quote echoes in the mind of our Phoenix Mercury reporter

Players on the Minnesota Lynx circle-up and put their hands together in the middle before a send-off

ROUNDTABLE: ‘Too Many Lynx,’ starring Cheryl Reeve

February 23, 2022

The Next staff offers solutions for Minnesota’s roster crunch

Finally in Phoenix, Tina Charles is ready for a title — and more

February 16, 2022

After nearly joining the Mercury in 2020, Tina Charles is heading to Phoenix at last

The Phoenix Mercury officially traded for - and signed - Diamond DeShields on Thursday.

Moves made, message sent: Phoenix add DeShields, may add Tina Charles

February 3, 2022

The Mercury cleared the cap space to sign Diamond DeShields and are close to adding Tina Charles, how will this work?

Vanessa Nygaard and Jim Pitman holding up a Mercury jersey at her introductory press conference

Inside Vanessa Nygaard’s path to shepherding the Phoenix Mercury

January 25, 2022

And hear from Jim Pitman about plans to complete the flock