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.


Sonics gone, but hoop dreams still alive with Seattle Pro-Am

Jamal Crawford stood opposite his bride, Tori Lucas, in front of friends, family, celebrities and athletes on their wedding day. His life was about to come full circle. On his side were his three of his best friends, exemplifying what he’s stood for all his life: family, community and loyalty. Isaiah Thomas.
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ASU football hails Mary; she answers in dramatic win over No. 16 USC

LOS ANGELES — “That was awesome.” Awesome (adj.): Causing feelings of fear and wonder : causing feelings of awe. Straight from Merriam-Webster, ASU coach Todd Graham described the feelings of every fan, player, coach or alumnus of ASU and USC after a Hail Mary play that even redshirt junior quarterback Mike Bercovici described as a prayer.
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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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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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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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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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Homecoming for Mike Bercovici vs. USC presents tough test for ASU football

On Saturday, redshirt junior Mike Bercovici will be lining up across from his best friend, USC redshirt junior defensive tackle Antwaun Woods, just how it all started, on the field at Taft High School.
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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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Taylor Kelly suits up for ASU football practice; DJ Calhoun works on new role

He didn’t do much. Occasionally, he’d pick up a ball and throw it, or catch a pass. But mostly, he stood. However, Taylor Kelly stood suited up for the first time in almost a month. The redshirt senior quarterback went down with a right foot injury against Colorado on Sept. 13. And on Oct. 9, he put on shoulder pads and a green practice jersey for the first time since the 38-24 Sun Devil win.
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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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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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Evan Webeck

Raised in a family of writers and sports fans, it was destiny for Evan to become a sports writer. He's followed that dream from his Pacemaker-nominated high school yearbook to the Cronkite School at ASU to Sports Illustrated to the Arizona Republic.

He doesn't like talking about himself, so he tells others stories. Although, if you really want to know, Evan worships only two things: the baseball gods and the AP stylebook.

In his rare free time from covering ASU football for The State Press and interning at azcentral, Evan will probably be found at a concert or at a sports stadium (or scrolling through Twitter).



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