This year marked a return to the Olympics for former Arizona Wildcat Darian Townsend, who battled sickness and injury to compete. Cronkite News reporter Tiana Chavez discovered what motivates this world-class swimmer.

Luis Aguilera, Joey Denoncourt and Grant Walton, all members of ASU's Pi Kappa Phi embarked on a 70 day journey from Seattle to Washington, D.C. They individually raised a minimum of $5,000 hoping to change the lives of people with disabilities.

Fresh off a victory over Argentina, the US men’s basketball team was back at practice today getting ready for Australia. Cronkite News spends some time with ASU’s own James Harden, who talks Olympic hoops and his Sun Devil roots.

Fans have discovered a unique spot between the Olympic Village and Olympic Park. Reminiscent of spring training the Valley, here they camp out in hopes of getting an autograph or picture with some of the world’s greatest athletes. Package by Tiana Chavez.

After placing 12th in the Fall Pacific Coast Championships in the waters off of Santa Barbara, the ASU Sailing Club is back to catching wind on Tempe Town Lake by Tiana Chavez.

The shows may have the same, familiar names, but when you come to London you'll discover the many differences between Broadway and the West End. The story from Cronkite News reporter Tiana Chavez.

To celebrate the first day of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, thousands of people gathered across the UK to ring all types of bells. Cronkite News reporter Tiana Chavez experienced one small city’s big excitement first hand.

The head coach and an assistant coach for the Arizona State University's baseball team are both former Sun Devil players and it's no coincidence that the two of them also have their sons on the team this year. Cronkite News reporter Tiana Chavez finds out how the two coaches balance being a father and a coach to their sons.

Arizona State University's Oxfam Club recently led a simulation for a diverse group of students, faculty and community members. Participants were arbitrarily selected to represent lower, middle or upper class and served food typical for each class. Cronkite News reporter Tiana Chavez uncovers the deeper meaning behind the activity.

Pitching lesson from San Diego Padres Pitcher Ernesto Frieri featuring Tiana Chavez for the U-T San Diego.

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with school work? One ASU student has you beat. ASU pitcher Adrian Gomez is a father, husband, graduate student and division one athlete. Tiana Chavez spends time inside his home to discover his secret to success on and off the field. 

Former ASU pitcher Josh Spence recently returned to Arizona for spring training with the San Diego Padres. Spence is enjoying his time back under the Arizona sun and is falling back into old habits, such as eating lunch everyday at Munchamania in Tempe.

More than a thousand monarch butterflies are on display at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix for the 2011 Mariposa Monarca exhibit.

Being a full-time student can be hard enough for some, but for ASU track champion Mason McHenry, studying education, student teaching, and training to compete on the national level are all part of his daily routine.

The ASU Gym Devils faced off against two top-ranked Pac-12 opponents last weekend, narrowly falling to UA and No. 1 Utah. Hopes remain high for the Gym Devils heading into this weekend's meet against Illinois after the team saw key performances from seniors Beaté Jones, Madison Snowden and Callie Price, as well as freshmen Natasha Sundby and Brianna Gades.

ASU Students Cut Hair for a Cause.

With two older brothers who played for Arizona State University's baseball team and then drafted to the pros, some might say freshman Emilio Torrez has big shoes to fill in his first year on the team. Cronkite News reporter Tiana Chavez talks to Torrez who acknowledges the pressure and counts on his older brothers for support and advice.

Padres with Arizona Ties by Tiana Chavez for the U-T San Diego. 

Tempe Healing Field by Tiana Chavez for The State Press.

Two ASU students are training dogs under the Foundation for Service Dog Support. These dogs aid injured police officers, firefighters and military men and women with everyday tasks. Change is hard, but man's best friend helps with the transition. Inspired by the foundation, these students started Campus K9s to raise money and awareness for service dogs. (Feature by Tiana Chavez)

Freshman ASU Golfer Exceeds Expectations- feature by Tiana Chavez.

ASU Athletes Discuss Superstitions 

ASU women's soccer season is coming to an end. To break up the tension, they have their traditional Halloween practice. Every one comes dressed up to practice competing to be the most creative.

ASU's Hip Hop Coalition is a student run organization that promotes the positive aspects of the Hip-Hop culture and dance. The club is open to all students regardless of age, culture, gender, sexuality and religion and strives to advocate unity through dance and Hip-Hop expression.