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Evan Webeck

Sports Writer

Phoenix, AZ

Evan Webeck

Arizona State University junior studying journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Sports Illustrated editorial intern.
ASU football beat writer for The State Press.
Passionate about sports and good music.

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ASU football’s Kody Kohl ready to continue storied tradition of Sun Devil tight ends

Tight end has both historically and recently been a position of strength for ASU football. From 1998 to 2000, the Sun Devils had Todd Heap, and then from 2004 to 2006, there was Zach Miller. After being the man the last two seasons, Chris Coyle is now graduated. The redshirt sophomore is coming into his own during fall practice, and he is leaving an impression with the coaching staff.
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Mo Latu, ASU football embrace Camp Tontozona spirit with ukulele

Before they departed for Camp Tontozona, players from the ASU football team were sitting around in one of the meeting rooms at the Sun Devil football facilities. The group was chatting and bonding, just as Camp T is supposed to help them do. Then, in a moment of silence, the notes from a three-stringed instrument ring out in the room.
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Racing the Red Bull Mini Drome with New York City's top bike messengers

By day, they ride bikes on the streets of New York City, delivering packages for competing companies. By night, these Big Apple bike messengers come together and race against each other in a high-speed velodrome. However, street skills aren’t needed where they’re racing. In the Brooklyn Masonic Temple, 100 bikers from around the five boroughs—about half are active couriers—rode the Red Bull Mini Drome, a scaled down velodrome.
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Catching up with... Robert Horry

Before he had won seven NBA championships or earned the nickname “Big Shot Bob,” Robert Horry was a rookie—and one without the privileges that those coming into the league have today. Horry, however, did well enough for himself that he was one of the “legends”—though Horry refuses to call himself such—that spoke to incoming rookies at the NBA Rookie Transition Program.
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Catching Up With... Detlef Schrempf

Detlef Schrempf has never had an empty plate. Not when he played in the NBA, and especially not since he’s retired. Schrempf has been so swamped with charity work and seafood advocacy that he hasn’t been able to have any kind of role with the NBA, his alma mater the University of Washington, or the basketball community in his hometown of Seattle.
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Henderson Alvarez emerges as surprise star for the Marlins

Before July 12, Henderson Alvarez thought he’d be spending his All-Star break at home in Valencia, Venezuela, relaxing with his family. But that day, less than 48 hours before baseball’s four-day vacation was to begin, Marlins manager Mike Redmond walked into the team’s visiting clubhouse at Citi Field and announced, “Hey, we got another All-Star!”.
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Futures Game features prospects Francisco Lindor and Lucas Giolito

Even in this day of advanced scouting, specialized prospect websites and a more informed fan base, many Futures Game participants go unheard of until they reach the majors, if they get that far. The kickoff to All-Star Weekend for the past 15 years allows prospects to play on the big stage, despite many being years away from making their Major League debuts.
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New athletic director Ray Anderson places priority on academics, interaction

For nearly eight years, Ray Anderson had been just a 15-minute walk away from work. Although ASU’s new athletic director has moved from the NFL league offices in New York City to Tempe, Anderson still plans on hoofing it to the job.
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Carson’s 19 leads ASU hoops to win over Bradley

It’s not quite 40, but it didn’t need to be. Sophomore point guard Jahii Carson followed up his 40-point performance against UNLV by scoring 19 points and leading the ASU men’s basketball team to a 70-58 win over the Bradley Braves Friday night. Carson was active in other parts of his game, however.
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Tennis coach McInerny reflects on 30 years as ASU head coach

Entering her 30 th season as ASU women’s tennis head coach, Sheila McInerney has made countless memories while at the helm of the tennis program. Still, she reflects on two upset victories as her favorite moments. “When I first started, Stanford, Cal, USC and UCLA were clearly the top in the conference,” McInerney said.
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Pitching Stands Out In Weekend Sweep

Two runs, 11 hits, zero errors. That’s the opponent’s line for one of Arizona State’s three wins this weekend, right? Wrong. It’s the line for the whole weekend. ASU played some of the most dominant baseball possible this past weekend. The Sun Devils outscored Long Beach State 21-2 over the three game series. While the seven run-per-game average is impressive, it wasn’t the story this weekend.
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No seniors, no problem for ASU tennis

Each of the past five years, the ASU women’s tennis team has had at least two seniors on its roster. This year, the tennis team is one of just three ASU teams with no seniors, joining the men’s golf and wrestling teams. The Sun Devils lost Jacqueline Cako, the 25 th best player in the nation according to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s final rankings from 2012-13, and their top doubles pairing, Cako and Nicole Smith.
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About

Evan Webeck

Raised in a family of writers and sports fans, it was destiny for Evan to become a sportswriter. He was the sports editor of the Pacemaker-nominated The Edge yearbook as a senior at Glacier Peak High School. At Arizona State, he covered men's basketball and baseball for the Walter Cronkite Sports Network his freshman year, while also doing studio segments and hosting a radio show on The Blaze 1330 AM. Now a sophomore, he is the sports editor for The State Press. In his spare time, you'll find him listening to music such as Foster The People or watching sports.

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Skills

  • Reporting
  • InDesign
  • Sports Writing
  • News Writing
  • Photography
  • Photoshop
  • Microsoft Office
  • Copy Editing
  • Photo Editing
  • Graphic Design