Found January 09, 2013 on
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TEMPE, Ariz. Jordan Bachynski was impatient, antsy -- traits diametrically opposed to the ones that have made him the best shot-blocker in the Pac-12 Conference and one of the best in the nation.
He had just returned from a two-year LDS mission to South Florida, which might as well have been Mars. He had been given the opportunity to shoot baskets maybe once a week, but that was not his purpose.
Austin Ainge and other Mormon friends advised Bachynski that it would take at least a year for him to regain the form that made him one of the top recruits in the hemisphere in 2007, when UConn was among the suitors who came to Calgary, Alberta, to check on him. Bachynski did not want to hear it. Not me, he thought.
In hindsight, his friends were right. It has taken time, even more than anticipated because Bachynski not only missed court time while on his mission but also his final high school season at Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep because of ankle surgery.
The journey back to himsel...
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Arizona State All-America defensive tackle Will Sutton will return for his senior season.
The Pac-12 defensive player of the year, Sutton had considered leaving the Sun Devils for the NFL before announcing Tuesday that he was staying.
As a junior, Sutton became the first Arizona State player to earn consensus All-America honors since Terrell Suggs in 2002 after leading the conference...
Arizona State junior defensive tackle Will Sutton, a consensus All-American and the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, will return to the Sun Devils for his senior season in 2013.
Sutton announced his decision to bypass the NFL Draft at a news conference Tuesday on campus, accompanied by ASU head coach Todd Graham.
"I'm going to stay and play another year," said...
Part II of a two-part look at the players Arizona State loses from the 2012 team and how they will be replaced. Part I, on defensive departures, ran Monday and can be viewed here.
Consistent talk of Todd Graham's "High Octane" offense upon his arrival at Arizona State came with a grain of salt, and rightfully so. The offense had lost starting quarterback Brock Osweiler...
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In all, eight of ASUs 2013 opponents played in bowl games this past season (including the BCS national championship game and the Rose Bowl), two won 12 games and four won at least nine.
Coming off an 8-5...