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The hype surrounding Arizona State point guard Jahii Carson reached almost preposterous proportions.
After a year of waiting, the Sun Devils finally get a chance to see if he can live up to it.
One of the most highly touted recruits ever at Arizona State, Carson had to sit out last season after being declared academically ineligible.
The waiting only added to anticipation for his arrival, with views of his YouTube highlight video ballooning to nearly a half million and his Twitter followers to over 6,000.
The dynamic sophomore will be joined by Liberty transfer Evan Gordon, the younger brother of NBA player Eric, in what should be one of the nation's best backcourts.
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TEMPE, Ariz. -- When Todd Graham took over the Arizona State football team in December, he immediately enacted a new standard of conduct. Some players struggled to adjust, even to the point a few left the program.
But for junior defensive lineman Davon Coleman, a brush with a premature end to his ASU career was just the wakeup call he needed.
"When I was just on the borderline...
In recent years ASU has had more than its fair share of struggles in the field goal kicking department , but a walk-on player is aiming to change that trend. After making good on all three of his field goal attempts against UCLA, Jon Mora is trying to bring stability to a position that has been a huge question mark for the Sun Devils.
The Pac-12 South was expected to be a one-team race in the preseason. USC was a heavy favorite in August but already has two losses in Pac-12 play...
The night could not have started any better for the Arizona State on Saturday as Will Sutton returned to the defensive line-up and the 11th ranked Beavers spotted the Sun Devils an early double digit lead. Unfortunately for the visiting Devils, their first half momentum quickly evaporated as Oregon State rallied back for a 36-26 win, handing ASU (5-4, 3-3) its third consecutive defeat.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE between this year’s Sun Devil team and last year’s? What’s the scoop on ASU’s run defense, pass defense? How about on offense? Who are the players to watch? We asked all of that and more of the guy with his finger on the pulse of the Sun Devils -- Hod Rabino, the publisher of DevilsDigest.com. Here's Part I of the in-depth Q&A...
(Updates. With AP Photos.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer Arizona State opened the 2011 season with five wins in six games, then fell apart after being routed by Oregon, losing its final five games.
This season, the Sun Devils again started 5-1, got run over the by the Ducks and followed with a loss to UCLA last week.
So is another flailing finish on the way?
The ASU defense has suffered some significant injuries in recent weeks, but players such as Carl Bradford have been stepping up in their absence. As the Sun Devils try to claw out of a two-game losing streak, and avoid another horrendous November the sophomore feels that he and his teammates are about to reverse their fortunes.
The Sun Devils concluded their weekly practice preparations Thursday morning as they get set to depart for this weekend's showdown with 11th ranked Oregon State up in Corvallis. Devils Digest caught up with defensive coordinator Paul Randolph to get his impressions of the Beavers' offense, along with the status of a couple ASU defensive playmakers and his take on last week...