Found April 19, 2014 on Fox Sports Arizona:
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly and his fellow maroon-clad teammates will be eating steaks, while their gold opponents will be relegated to tuna fish sandwiches. Those were the spoils of Saturday's new split-squad-format spring game, which Kelly's maroon squad won 29-23 to wrap up spring practice and send the Sun Devils into the offseason. "Good day today," ASU coach Todd Graham said. "We've got a lot of things we need to work on, but I was very pleased with the competition. I love this team, love the character. We had a great spring, and our program is about one thing, and that's winning championships." ASU took some key first steps this spring toward adding another championship under Graham after winning the Pac-12 South last season. With 13 starters departed, the 15 spring practices gave the Sun Devils the opportunity to evaluate their returning talent and start to lay the groundwork for the fall. The culmination of those...

ASU baseball evens series with Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. -- The Arizona State baseball team evened its three-game series against Stanford with a 3-2 win Friday night behind seven strong frames from starting left-hander Ryan Kellogg and a three-run fourth inning at Sunken Diamond. Freshman catcher Brian Serven hit a two-run homer, redshirt junior second baseman Tucker Esmay added an RBI and redshirt junior right fielder...

ASU baseball shut down by Stanford in series finale

STANFORD, Calif. -- Junior right-hander Darin Gillies turned in a career-long outing for the second consecutive start, but the Arizona State baseball team fell to Stanford 1-0 in the series finale on Saturday at Sunken Diamond. Gillies (1-3) allowed just one run on four hits and one walk in eight innings for the Sun Devils (21-16, 10-8), who put the tying run on base in four of the...

ASU's McKissic gets sixth year of eligibility from NCAA

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona State forward Shaquielle McKissic has been granted another year of eligibility by the NCAA and will return to the Sun Devils next season. Coach Herb Sendek announced the decision via Twitter on Friday. McKissic had been designated a senior last season by the NCAA because he graduated in 2009, but he spent two years out of basketball. The forward, who...

ASU offense poised for next step after spring practice

When Arizona State opened spring practice a month ago, the defense, understandably, dominated the conversation. A new defensive coordinator, Keith Patterson, had arrived to oversee a unit that had lost nine starters. But on the other side, ASU's vaunted offense quietly went to work, taking stock of the returners and building on a solid foundation. After a strong spring, the offense...

ASU softball splits doubleheader with Washington

SEATTLE, Wash. -- In a pair of games that were not decided until the seventh inning or later, the sixth-ranked Arizona State softball team split its doubleheader against No. 11 Washington on Friday. ASU took the opener 3-1 before falling in 10 innings on a walk-off home run in a 3-2 loss. The Sun Devils are now 39-7 on the season and 13-4 in Pac-12 action. The Huskies moved to 25...
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