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.

Daily Briefing — January 7, 2022: Small gym, loud crowd, Hail State

January 7, 2022

Wolfpack make statement in ACC, 3 Top 25 matchups in the SEC dominate Thursday’s watch

Becky Hammon comes home to WNBA, Aces

January 4, 2022

Why Hammon is doing this now, what her arrival in Las Vegas means and how the Aces keep pushing the WNBA forward

Phoenix 2022

Major takeaways from the Phoenix Mercury’s 2022 schedule

December 9, 2021

When the Mercury will have rematches with the Aces, Sky and other big notes

Sandy Brondello, Mercury mutually agree to part ways

December 6, 2021

Phoenix’s winningest coach will not return after making Finals run in 2021

Diana Taurasi’s legacy: the WNBA villain we all deserve

October 28, 2021

Dive deep on Taurasi’s approach to the game, impact for the Mercury and the reality of her body

Phoenix Mercury's Kia Nurse dribbles during a game against the Washington Mystics on May 18, 2021. (Domenic Allegra photo)

Assessing the Phoenix Mercury offseason ahead

October 22, 2021

GM Jim Pitman discusses vital questions ahead


Despite painful end, Mercury players grateful for magical run

October 19, 2021

Mercury cherish tight-knit bond even after Finals loss that ‘hurts like hell’

The door to the visiting locker room at Wintrust Arena, October 17, 2021.

Diana Taurasi breaks Phoenix Mercury locker room door after Game 4 loss

October 17, 2021

Tension runs high after the conclusion of WNBA Finals

Wrong kind of record-breaking night has Phoenix Mercury near elimination again

October 16, 2021

Biggest blowout in WNBA Finals history puts the Phoenix Mercury’s backs against the wall—but they’ve been here before

Sky leader Kahleah Copper shoots a jumper.

A star turn from Kahleah Copper has Chicago one win from a title

October 16, 2021

Copper shines with 22 points as Sky smash Mercury in record-breaking blowout in Game 3