T-Birds in the news nationwide

Listed below are stories involving Mesa athletics that have appeared on websites across the nation.

Shakial Taylor called a "difference maker" for Kansas football

Jayhawks hope  cornerback can lead to success

From:kusports.com, Aug, 16, 2017

Fort Hays St. baseball hoping for big things from Alfonso Barragan

Former T-Bird should help as catcher

From:hayspost.com. Aug. 16, 2017

Ex-T-Bird Claude Pelon draws praise after NY Jets pre-season debut (scroll down to read about him)

Makes three tackles and has one pass defended

From:sny.tv, Aug. 14, 2017

Former T-Bird Aaron Molina back home playing for New Mexico Lobos

Albuquerque native playing six miles from where he went to H.S.

From:Alubuqerque Journal, Aug. 8, 2017

Mercer looks to C.J. Leggett to play big role in 2017

Former T-Bird returns to home state of Georgia

From:macon.com, Aug. 1, 2017

Former baseball star Zack Soria drafted by Atlanta Braves

Picked in the 18th round of the MLB draft

From:beverlyreview.net, June20,2017

Golf All-American Harpe headed to Southern Illinois

Helped lead T-Birds to NJCAA DII national title

From:thesouthern.com, May 31, 2017

Anabir signs with Youngstown State

Men's basketball star moves to four-year level

From:ysusports.com, May 16, 2017

Former QB Apodaca signs with Winnipeg Blue Bombers of CFL

Will continue his career in Canadian Football League

From: cfl.ca, May 15, 2017

Men's tennis star Felix headed for Idaho State

Will join the Bengals next fall

From:Idahostatejournal.com, April 19, 2017

Ricedorff ruled ineligible at Boise St.

Ex-T-Bird QB has left team

From:Idahopress.com, April 18, 2017

Former T-Bird Ricedorff in QB battle at Boise State

Likely backup, but fighting for top spot

From:scout.com, March 22, 2017

Listen as Rathen Ricedorff is intervied after Boise State practice

NJCAA Player of the Year hoping to have an impact next season

From:blueturfsports.com, March 8, 2017

Forner T-Bird Pertile signs with Virginia

Should help anchor offensive line

From:streakingthelawn.com, Feb. 21, 2017

Morimoto helps Arizona baseball to win in opener

Former T-Bird starts in left field and has two hits

From:http:kokomoperspective.com, Feb. 18, 2017

Ex-T-Bird Moore figures heavily in Boise State football plans

Will battle for starting offensive line spot

From: idahopress.com, Feb. 16, 2017

Boston off to hot start for Angelo St.

Hitting .458 with four home runs in early going

From: gosangelo.com, Feb. 16, 2017

Kent Hasler in running for starting pitching job at Louiana Tech

Ex-T-Bird was signed as a potential starter

From: thenewsstar.com, Feb. 13, 2017

Boise St. features Ricedorff and Moore in recruiting highlight

Two ex-T-Birds figure heavily in Broncos' plans

From: idahostatesman.com, Feb. 2, 2017

Bruce Hester headed to UNLV

Defensive lineman had 55 tackles at 5 sacks

From:reviewjournal.com, Jan. 24, 2017

Football's Aaron Blackwell commits to New Mexico State

Defensive lineman will join the aggies

From: abqjournal.com, Jan. 23, 2017

Colorado WR Justin Jan headed for Mesa

Former Chandler H.S. all-state choice leaving Buffalos for MCC

From: azcentral.com, Jan. 11, 2017

Former MCC coach Derek Mason now succeding at Vanderbilt

Says his first coaching job providedd a mentor

From: sports.usatoday.com, Dec. 21, 2016

Ricedorff commits to Boise State

QB who led Mesa's outstanding football season looks toward Idaho

From:idahostatesman, Dec. 11, 2016

Ex-Tbird Jordan Carter havin fine track season at Utah Valley

Sprinter prving to be one of the best in school history

From:wolverinegreen.com, Dec. 4, 2016

AZCentral coverage of the Valley of the Sun Bowl

Local coverge including photos

From:AZCentral.com. Dec. 3, 2016

Pennsylvania coverage of the Valley of the Sun Bowl

Read the game story from the Pennsylvania side

From:Scranton Times-Tribune, Dec. 4, 2016

Valley of the Sun Bowl preview from Scranton, Pa.

Looks at Mesa-Lackawanna match-up

From:Scranton Times-Tribunem Dec. 3, 2016

Footbal's Dionte Sykes headed to Oregon State

Top receiver joins Beavers of the PAC-12

From:buildingthedam.com, Nov. 10, 2016

Former T-Bird golfer Jill Harvison helping inaugurate program at N.C. A&T

One of two two junior college players on first-year team

From: ncataggies.com, Sept. 10, 2016

Pelon signed to Jets practice squad roster

Former T-Bird, who later played at USC, one of seve chosen

From: todayspigskin.com, Sept. 4, 2016

Marloshawn Franklin making big impression at Cal football

Ex-T-Bird has improved from fourth string to starter at cornerback on depth chart

From:bearinsider.com, Aug. 16, 2016

Former T-Bird Pau Tonnesen ready for his Olympic experience

Will compete in the Decathlon for Spain

From: East Valley Tribune, Aug. 1, 2016

Michigan State website features ex-TBird Jordan Zimmerman

Junior continues to lead Big 10 in hitting

From:msuspartans.com, May 20, 2016

Two former T-Birds keyeing Texas Wesleyan baseball success

Casey Moses and Alex Gudac have team prepped for playoffs

From:star-telegram.com, May 5, 2016

Baseball's Morimoto signs with U of A

Outfielder could be headed for seconf All-America honor

From:arizonawildcats.com, May 3, 2016

Former football star Claude Pelon reportedly signs with N.Y. Jets

Ex-T-Bird finished his career with Southern California

From: regionoftroy.com, May 1, 2016

Former T-Bird is new Athletic Director at UConn

Dave Benedicy grew up in sports with his father, former MCC football coach Allen Benedict

From; Hartford Courant, May 1, 2016

Mesa's Kelly Boyce chosen as Diamondbacks' first feale head trainer in system

Will be in charge of D-Backs rookie league team

From: 12news.com, April 18, 2016

Jordan Zimmerman leading Big 10 in hitting

Former T-Bird leading Michigan State to outstanding season

From: thedetroitnews.com, April 12, 2016

Mesa's Kelly Boyce hired as first female trainer in Arizona Diamondback system

Has worked with MCC volleyball, basketball and baseball teams

From: cbs5az.com, March 29, 2016

Jordan Zimmerman having huge impact at Michigan State

Leading Spartans to best start in school history

From: thestatenews, March 28, 2016

Prank on Mesa baseball team involving Cubs' Kris Bryant hits major media

Chicago Tribune

Sports Illustrated

March 18, 2016

Alex Gudac looking for big things at Texas Wesleyan

Former T-Bird to be starting center fielder

From:therambler.org, March 4, 2016

Blake Kemp headed for Northern Arizona

Former T-Birds transfers from East Carolina

From:azdailysun.com, March 2, 2016

Newby set for 1th pro baseball season

Former MCC star to play in New Jersey this year

From:mycentraljersey.com, Feb. 19, 2016

Peace Amukamara among seniors leading Arizona State women's basketball

Team is having its best year ever

From:azcentral.com, Feb. 18, 2016

Jordabn Zimmrman likely to start at second base for Michigan State

Former T-Bird should take starting spot immediately

From:msuspartans.com

Ohio State hopes for big things from former Mesa baseball player John Havird

The lefty will be a senior for the Buckeyes this year

From:landgrantholyland.com, Feb. 15, 2016

Morimoto signs with summer league, then headed to U of A

MCC sophomore baseball star plans out future

From: yakimaherald.com, Jan. 31, 2016

Former track star Tonnesen starring at U of A

Has sights set on NCAA championships and Olympics

From:Daily Wildcat, Jan. 30, 2016

Kemp to leave East Carolina

Former T-Bird to return to Arizona

From: fayobserver.com, Jan. 15, 2016

Kicker Carver headed to Montana

Made nine of 14 field goals for MCC in 2015

From: missoulian.com, Jan. 11, 2016

Auelua headed to Boise St. for football

T-Bird commits to annually powerful Broncos program

From: isportsweb.com, Jan, 8, 2016

South Dakoita newspaper profiles forner T-Bird Shyheim McClelland

Basketball star playing for the University of South Dakota

From: Argusleader.com, Jan. 10, 2016

Milwaukee newspaper profiles Damarious Randall

Packers' starting cornerback learned winning ways as a you

From: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Dec. 19, 2015

AZ Central covers Mesa men's basketball

Read down in story to see section about MCC basketball

From: azcentral.com, Dec. 16, 2015

Cal signs Mesa's Marloshawn Franklin

Coaches expect cornerback to compete for starting job

From: stgate.com, Dec. 16, 2015

Aganon headed to New Mexico State

Wide receiver had 62 catches for 633 yards last season with seven TDs

From: lcsun-news.com, Dec. 16, 2015

Wide receiver Levay headed to UAB

Caught 29 passes during 2015 season

From: scout.com, Dec. 13, 2015

Football's Gardner Commits to San Diego State

Defensive tackles chooses SDSU over Colorado State

From: scout.com, Dec. 13, 2015

Kylie Herd figures in San Diego St. women's basketball plans

Former MCC All-American in first year with Aztecs

From: thedailyaztecg.com, Nov. 4, 2015

Former T-Bird joins White Sox as Assistant Hitting Coach

Greg Sparks played for Mesa in the early 1980s

From: Chicagonow.com, Oct. 30, 2015

Ex-T-Bird Damarious Randall nominated for NFL Clutch Performance of he Week Award

Breaks up last-second pass to preserves Green Bay Packers win over San Diego

From: nfl.com, Oct. 19, 2015

Apodaca helps New Mexico engineer big win

Leads Lobos to win over Hawaii in late drive

From: santafenewmexican.com, Oct. 18, 2015

Kemp Directs East Carolina to near upset at Florida

Throws for 333 yards and three TDs in near miss.

From: Fayetteville Observer, Sept. 13, 2015

Ex-T-Bird Kemp to play in front of nearly 90,000 at Florida Saturday night

Will lead East Carolina against SEC power Florida

From: Fayetteville Observer, Sept. 9, 2015

Kemp has good gane in first start as East Carolina QB

Goes 29-37 for 230 yards

From: ECUPirates.com, Sept. 5, 2015

Second story on Kemp's first game

From: The Daily Reflector, Sept. 5, 2015

Kemp named East Carolina starting QB

Kemp officially named starting quarterback at East Carolina

From: usatoday.com, August 31, 2015

Cortazzo battling for wide receiver slot at Utah State

Former T-Bird has looked strong in pre-season

From: ksl.com, Aug. 28, 2015

Kemp could step in as East Carolina starting QB

Injury opens chance for former T-Bird

From: wnct.com. Aug. 26, 2015

Former Mesa women's golfer Haun wins Arizona Women's Amateur

MCC player now at Tula University

From: Tulsa World, Aug. 21, 2015

Mosby expected to be key player for Kansas

Ex-T-Bird sat out last year with Jayhawks

From: Kansas City Star, Aug. 10, 2015

Kemp battling for East Carolina starting QB job

Former T-Bird is one of the top candidates after red-shirting last year

From: WITN.com, Aug. 10, 2015

Claude Pelon looking to make 2015 his final audition for the NFL draft

Former T-Bird, Claude Pelon, looks to anchor the defensive line for the USC Trojans

From: espn.com/ncaafootball

Damarious Randall making progress in Packers' camp

No. 1 draft pick was a T-Bird

From: endzonmescore.com, July 31, 2015

Ex-T-Bird Damani Mosby could be best player at Kansas

One writer thinks MCC vet has the stuff

From: KUsports.com, July 28, 2015

Morimoto having fine season in summer league

Playing for Lakeside of the Nothwest League in Washington. Note that the website thinks Mesa is in Colorado

From: Sammish Review.com, July 9, 2014

Zimmerman turning heads in Wisconsin summer league

Former T-Bird focus of Wisconsin newspaper story

From: LaCrosseTribune.com. June 30, 2015

Another look at Pau Tonnesen's decathlon bid

Former Mesa star headed to NCAA championships

From: Tucson.com, June 4, 2015

Tonnesen headed to NCAA's in decathlon for U of A

MCC standout won the PAC-12 champonship

From: East Valley Tribune, May 31, 2015

Aulleio Olomua profiled by Kansas State

Former T-Bird is only JUCO transfer

From: bringonthecats.com, May 30, 2015

Former T-Bird Beau Gardner signs as undrafted free agent with Atlanta Falcons

Played at Mesa before moving to Northern Arizona

From: atlantafalcons.blog.ajc.com, May 19, 2015

Former Mesa baseball player Drew LaComb earns second team all-Region at Regis

Hit .339 and led team in hits and runs scored

From: regisrangers.com, May 12, 2015

Hometown newspaper honors Randall

Green bay draft picks is originally from Pensacola, Fla.

From: Pensacola New Journal, May 2, 2015

One more take on Packers draft choice Demarious Randall

ESPN-Wisconsin offers its thoughts

From: espnwisconsin.com. May 1, 2015

Packers feature Randall on their website

Mesa grad was first round pick by Green Bay

From: blog.packers.com, May 1, 2015

Randall drafted in first round by Green Bay

"Experts" said Former T-Bird would likely go in second or third round

From: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 1, 2015

Portland State announces Holloway signing

Former Mesa star headed to NCAA Division I

From: goviks.com, April 28, 2015

Another look at Randall pre-draft

Tampa Bay fan site examines former T-Bird

From: bucsnation.com, April 25, 2015

Damarious Randall ranked No. 4 on one pre-draft list

Ranking would place him high in the second round of NFL Draft

From: rantsports.com, April 25, 2015

Khari Holloway headed to Portland State

Coverage from his hometown newspaper

From: Ahwatukee Foothill News, April 23, 2015

Former T-Bird golfer Montplasir signs with North Dakota State

Joins NCAA Division I program

From: gobison.com, April, 20, 2015

Former men's basketball player Boone named Missouri State Player of the Year

Helped lead MCC to Region I championship last year

From: Missouristatebears.com, March 25, 2015

Apodaca has good spring game for New Mexico

Goes 5-10 for 81 yards

From: Albuquerque Journal, April 18, 2015

Apodaca to be featured in New Mexico spring game

Former Mesa QB opening eyes for Lobos in spring

From: Albuquerque Journal, April 17, 2015

Mesa center Kevin Austin signs with Louisville

Autin becomes the latest in a long line of MCC football players to sign with Division I schools

From: recruiting-scout.com, April 15, 2015

Another pre-draft look at Damarious Randall

The Scout Network analyzes the former T-Bird

From: profootball.scout.com, April 7, 2015

Apodaca fighting for QB job at New Mexico

Another take on former T-Birds' bid to win spot

From: dailylobo.com, April 6, 2015

Baseball splits with Yavapai

Local newspaper coverage in Prescott, AZ

From: Prescott Dailey Courier, April 5, 2015

MCC's Tevin Clemmons among those expected to help at Winston-Salem State

Offensive lineman expected to help steer Rams back to playoffs

From: Winston-Salem Journal, March 31, 2015

Blake Kemp fares well in East Carolina Spring Game

Former T-Bird goes 8-13 for 95 yards

From: Eastcarolina.scout.com, March 28, 2015

Giants hold private workout for Demarious Randall

Former T-Bird is the only player the team has held a private workout for

From: Giants101.com, March 23, 2015

Kevin Carr named Southland Hitter of the Week

Carr making big difference for Southeastern Louisiana baseball

From: lionsports.net, March 23, 2015

Browns schedule meeting with Randall

Former T-Bird meeting with several NFL teams pre-draft

From: dawgsbynature.com, March 21, 2015

Havird gets another win for Ohio State baseball

Mesa transfer gets victory in sweep of Rider

From: landgrantholyland.com, March 19, 2015

Taylor Reed recognized by hometown newspaper

Freshman started almost every game for MCC women's basketball

From: Daily Miner, Kingman, AZ, March 20, 2015

Apodaca in battle for starting QB job at New Mexico

His numbers from last year at Mesa make him on of the favorites

From: Golobos.com, March 18, 2015

New York Giants apparently high on Demarious Randall

Giants among severl teams expressing interest

From: Sportsmedia101.com, March 14, 2015

Derron Brown making good impression at Cal

Former T-Bird expected to compete for starting safety job

From: Contra Costa Times, March 13, 2015

Damarious Randall has visits set up with four teams

Randall' draft status seems on the up-tick

From: Rotoworld.com, March 13, 2015

NFL Draft Preview on Damaious Randall

A look athe the former T-Birds' prospects in the up-coming NFL draft

From: Sportsquotient,com, March 11, 2015

Willadsen, Austin help spark NAU women's basketball

Two MCC transfers play big role in win over North Dakota

From: Fox Sports Arizona, Feb. 27, 2015

Former T-Bird Randall shines at NFL combine

All-American Demarious Randall was a top performer in several drills

From: Pensacola News-Journal, Feb. 24, 2015

Former T-Bird named defensive coordinator at Illinois

Mike Phair played at Mesa in 1988-89

From: News-Gazette, Feb. 13, 2015

John Havird figures in Ohio State pitching rotation

The lefty who helped the T-Birds to their national title is mentioned in the Buckeye pitching outlook

From: landgrantholyland.com, Feb. 9, 2015

Apodaca featured in New Mexico recruiting story

Quarterback Austin Apodaca is featured in a New Mexico recruiting story

From: dailylobo.com, Feb. 6, 2015

Peace Amukamara, and Sister Promise, Featured on ESPN

MCC's Peace Amukamara has joined her sister Promise at Arizona State and helpred lead the ASU women to an outstanding season

From: ESPN.com, Jan. 28, 2015

Ohio State baseball preview with mention of John Havird

Havird, an all-region player for Mesa last year, figures in the plans for a strong Ohio State team

From: SB-nation, Jan. 21, 2015

Softball's Kruck commits to UTEP

Mesa softball player Bridget Kruck will transfer ti Texas-El Paso after the coming season

From: Bellingham (Wash.) Herald, Jan. 17, 2015

ASU quarterback Taylor Kelly; defensive back Damarious Randall have friendly rivalry

Once again former T-Bird Damarious Randall featured on the front page

From: Arizona Republic, Aug. 16, 2014

Oklahoma State football: Cowboys land junior college transfer offensive lineman

Brandon Pertile will head to Stillwater, Okla., after this season

From: The Oklahoman, Aug. 13, 2014

Damarious Randall leads deep pack of safeties for ASU

Former T-Bird Randall in his second year with nationally ranked ASU

From Arizona Republic, Aug. 12, 2014

Former Mesa cross country coach to lead Benedictine team in Mesa

Paul Spencer Peterson, II, MCC cross country coach from 1988-2001 will lead the new program at Benedictine-Mesa

From Benedictine Univ., Aug. 4, 2014

Extending his play: Flagstaff H.S. grad to play baseball for Eastern Illinois

MCC's Jason Euler signs with Eastern Arizona

From AZdailysun.com, Flagstaff, AZ, July 17, 2014

Mesa C.C. baseball, championship players are molded here

Anorther look at Mesa's baseball national championship program

From Pointed Magazine, Maryland, July 14, 2014

Men's basketball's Bzai among four to commit to Southeastern Oklahoma State

Bzaai becomes sixth from men's basketball to sign with four-year school

From Durand (Okla.) Democrat, July 2, 2014

Football's A.J. Greathouse at California

Cornerback in the mix with the Golden Bears

From multiple sources

Mesa celebrates its baseball national championship

Photos of the T-Birds celebrating the national title

From Enid (Okla.) News, June 23, 2014

Oakville Royal wins NJCAA DII World Series baseball title

MCC's Levi Larmour helped T-Birds to title.

From InsideHalton.com (Canada)June 19, 2014

Running into familiar faces at the golf course

Mesa men's golfers giving back to the community

From Ahwatukee Foothills News, June 17, 2014

Howell: Ex-Raptor Apodaca on a new Path, but Excited for His Future

Austin Apodaca bidding to take quarterback spot for Mesa this fall.

From the Times-Call, Longmont, Colo., June 14, 2014

Baseball pipeline flows from Las Vegas to Mesa

MCC relies heavily on Las Vegas area baseball talent

From Las Vegas Review-Journal, June 11, 2014

MCC Baseball Wins NJCAA Division II National Title

MCC wins NJCAA baseball title.

From AZCentral.com, May 31, 2014

MCC Baseball Team Wins Four Straight to Play for National Championship

Mesa's trip to the NJCAA DII baseball finals.

From the East Valley Tribune, May 30, 2014

Mesa beats Hinds 9-7 in 11th to win first title

T-Birds take NJCAA DII national championship

From Enid News, June 1, 2014

JUCO-World Series whittled to five teams

Mesa tops Southeastern (Iowa), 8-3

From Enid News, May 28, 2014

LLCC Baseball Team Eliminated From NJCAA World Series

T-Birds eliminate Lincoln Land in NJCAA baseball.

From State Journal-Register Springfield, Ill., May 26, 2014

NOC-Enid's World Series hopes end in 10-7 loss to Mesa

T-Birds eliminate host team at NJCAA World Series

From Enid News, May 26, 2014

Former Bradshaw baseball player to take his hacks at JUCO World Series

Feature on Mesa baseball player Wes Byers

From The Daily Courier, Prescott, AZ, May 21, 2014

MCC to host NJCAA track and field championships

National event held at John D. Riggs Stadium

From the East Valley Tribune, May 13, 2014

MP, DV represented in MCC's run to nationals

Four Mesa golfers from Ahwatukee help T-Birds to second place at NJCAA DII nationals

From Ahwatukee Foothills News, May 5, 2014

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