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Arizona State dismisses two players after burglary arrests

The Arizona State Sun Devils are now without two players for the future after the team dismissed them following their arrests earlier this week. The two players were arrested on burglary charges and they are no longer a part of the Sun Devil team. According to College Football Talk, sophomore safety Jayme Otomewo and junior defensive tackle Deonte Reynolds were arrested Sunday after...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona State comes back to defeat UNLV 66-56

LAS VEGAS (AP) Tra Holder had 19 points and nine rebounds Wednesday night to lead Arizona State to a 66-56 win over UNLV. Willie Atwood added 14 points for the Sun Devils (7-3) and Gerry Blakes had 13 points and 11 rebounds. Ike Nwamu and Stephen Zimmerman each scored nine points for the Runnin' Rebels (8-3). Arizona State took advantage of UNLV's multiple scoring droughts in...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

ASU rallies in second half to down UNLV

LAS VEGAS -- Tra Holder had 19 points and nine rebounds Wednesday night to lead Arizona State to a 66-56 win over UNLV.Willie Atwood added 14 points for the Sun Devils (7-3) and Gerry Blakes had 13 points and 11 rebounds.Ike Nwamu and Stephen Zimmerman each scored nine points for the Runnin' Rebels (8-3).Arizona State took advantage of UNLV's multiple scoring droughts in the second...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona State football signs best junior college class in nation

Arizona State football has been known as a place for junior college transfers to thrive. Last year in the draft, three out of the four players drafted from Arizona State were junior college transfers. Arizona State’s excellence with top JUCO prospects has assisted Head Coach Todd Graham in reeling in the best junior college class in the nation this year, with all six mid-year...
Via isportsweb.com
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Arizona State Unveils Sweet New Helmets During Cactus Bowl Practice

Arizona State has worn a number of different uniforms and helmets in recent years, and they appear to have a new look set for the upcoming Cactus Bowl. The Sun Devil Equipment Twitter account posted a picture of the new lid, which puts a black pitchfork with a gold border on a maroon shell.  Pretty sweet looking helmets at practice today. #attentiontodetail pic.twitter.com/jBB4RXqoOz...
Via College Spun
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Arizona State blocks extra point; scores defensive two point conversion

Now here’s something you don’t see everyday…. Arizona State with the elusive defensive 2-point conversion #CactusBowl https://t.co/bcuq1hRfZv — Pick Six Previews (@PickSixPreviews) January 3, 2016 The post Watch: Arizona State blocks extra point; scores defensive two point conversion appeared first on The Student Section.
Via The Student Section
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Arizona State HC Todd Graham And Special Teams Ass't Coach Shawn Slocum Get In Sideline Shouting Match During Cactus Bowl

If there is one thing the troops do not need to see during a football game it is their coaches getting in a shouting match during the sideline. It does not pump people up or get them excited or more motivated to play. It makes them think the head of the team is not in control, and it certainly looked like Arizona State head coach Todd Graham was not in control when he was shouting...
Via FatManWriting
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Arizona State WR Tim White Makes History In Cactus Bowl

The Arizona State offense started slow, but eventually came on strong against West Virginia in the Cactus Bowl. Wide receiver Tim White played a pretty big part in the game for the Sun Devils with two touchdowns in the first three quarters, but his biggest play of the game was only worth two points.What was it? Late in the first half he returned a blocked extra point back for two...
Via FatManWriting
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Arizona State Takes Late Lead In Cactus Bowl With 58-Yard Touchdown Reception By Gary Chambers

Senior wide receiver Gary Chambers has not generated much in the form of stats this season for Arizona State. Heading into the Cactus Bowl Saturday night he had 24 receptions for 420 yards and a single touchdown to his name.Late in the game he had only a couple of catches for minimal gain, but then Mike Bercovici connected with him for a 58-yard touchdown to give the Sun Devils a...
Via FatManWriting
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Touchdown Pass To Reserve QB David Sills Puts West Virginia Up For Good Over Arizona State

The bowl season had a lot of stinkers this year, but it ended with two stellar games in the Alamo Bowl and the Cactus Bowl. After TCU completed an epic 31-point comeback to beat Oregon, West Virginia and Arizona State put on a passing clinic that saw the two quarterbacks combine to go 57-103 for 950 yards, nine touchdowns, and just two interceptions.It is almost a shame that someone...
Via FatManWriting
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cactus Bowl Ref Jacks Up Arizona State QB Manny Wilkins

Refs are supposed to maintain order on the field during a football game, but by penalizing players when the need calls for it--not jacking them up. For some odd reason that is exactly what the ref in the Cactus Bowl decided to do when he saw Arizona State quarterback Manny Wilkins come running down the sideline.To be fair, he didn't do it just to be a *&^# although he certainly...
Via FatManWriting
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Arizona State WR Tim White Has Two Touchdown Night In Loss To West Virginia

Arizona State got into a shoot out with West Virginia Saturday night in the Cactus Bowl with the two teams combing for 950 yards through the air and almost 1200 total yards of offense. When you have quarterbacks throwing so much you are going to end up having wide receivers with some pretty big games.Devin Lucien ended up leading Arizona State in yards with 144, but Tim White led...
Via FatManWriting
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Arizona State DB DeAndre Scott Tries To Hit West Virginia TE Cody Clay--It Doesn't Go Well

The bowl season was short of good football games this year, but had two tremendous, action packed ones towards the end in the Alamo Bowl and Cactus Bowl. The Alamo Bowl featured a tremendous comeback while the Cactus Bowl featured nine lead changes. While there were plenty of moments in other games that were pretty funny, the Cactus Bowl also had the LOL moment of the bowl season...
Via FatManWriting
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Todd Graham accepts responsibility for Arizona State mishap

For the most part, the Cactus Bowl between Arizona State and West Virginia was a pretty great game to watch. Unfortunately, the way it ended was pretty embarrassing. With the Sun Devils up by five after a score, head coach Todd Graham decided it would be best to kick the extra point rather than go for two to make it a seven-point difference. They kicked the point, then watched West...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Arizona State's Obinna Oleka slams over Ryan Anderson

Arizona State made a furious second-half comeback attempt on Sunday afternoon at home against in-state rival Arizona.Trailing 74-58 with 5:37 remaining, the Sun Devils went on a 14-4 run to make it a two-possession game. Arizona State junior forward Obinna Oleka capped that rally with a one-handed slam over Arizona senior Ryan Anderson with 2:50 remaining in regulation.The Sun Devils...
Via Fox Sports
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Bowl coaching case studies: Todd Graham

College football is a billion-dollar business. College football head coaches at Power 5 schools — with very few exceptions — receive seven-figure compensation levels each year. There is absolutely no excuse for kicking an extra point when leading by five with under five minutes left in regulation, but Todd Graham of Arizona State did exactly that in the Cactus Bowl against West...
Via The Student Section
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 14 Arizona State beats No. 9 Stanford 49-31

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Sophie Brunner scored 12 points and No. 14 Arizona State held ninth-ranked Stanford to its lowest point total ever in a 49-31 victory Monday night. The Sun Devils (11-3, 2-0 Pac-12) won their eighth straight game and have wins in three of the last four meetings between the two teams, all three in regular-season play. The Cardinal suffered through an awful night...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Areas of concern for the Arizona State Sun Devils

Arizona State football suffered their first losing season under Head Coach Todd Graham since he took over the program four years ago. Coming into this past season off of back-to-back ten-win seasons, expectations were high for the team. However, this year proved to be a rebuilding year for the Devils, and fans repeatedly saw where the team had gaping holes. The Sun Devils lost by...
Via isportsweb.com
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

ASU dismisses promising pass-rusher Ismael Murphy-Richardson from team

Arizona State has dismissed redshirt-freshman pass-rusher Ismael Murphy-Richardson from the team following an arrest for fraudulent credit card use. Murphy-Richardson was a "Devilbacker" for Arizona State, a key pass-rushing position in Todd Graham's blitz-heavy defense. He finished with 15 tackles and 2.5 sacks on the 2015 season.The redshirt-freshman was expected to start for ASU in 2016. 
Via Fox Sports
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 14 Arizona State women beat Washington 68-61

SEATTLE (AP) Sophie Brunner had 15 points and nine rebounds as No. 14 Arizona State beat Washington 68-61 on Friday night. The Sun Devils (12-3, 3-0 Pac-12) forced Kelsey Plum to miss a difficult jumper with just over a minute left and the Sun Devils leading by three. Kelsey Moos grabbed the rebound for Arizona State in the ensuing scrum and then, with 38 seconds left, Elisha...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Holiday's 3-pointer sends UCLA past Arizona State, 81-74

LOS ANGELES (AP) Isaac Hamilton scored 26 points, Aaron Holiday hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer with just over a minute remaining, and UCLA outlasted Arizona State 81-74 on Saturday afternoon. Holiday's 3-pointer from the top of the circle broke a 74-74 tie with 1:13 left. The shot was the last of nine lead changes in the final nine minutes. Bryce Alford added a 3-pointer with 24...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 8 Arizona State continues on upward trajectory

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona State won 13 games in Charli Turner Thorne's first season back after taking a year off. The Sun Devils reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament the second season and made it to the Sweet Sixteen a year ago. This season, Arizona State has established itself as one of the nation's best teams, up to No. 8 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 and rolling...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Adidas makes Arizona State special sneakers

It has to be pretty cool when a company makes a piece of apparel specifically for your program. For the Arizona State Sun Devils, that moment has come as adidas has created a unique version of the Ultra Boost sneaker just for them. Members of the basketball team will all likely be getting a pair, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see them released on store shelves as well. You can...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Sun Devils spurned again by a top in-state recruit

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- As Chase Lucas rode the 19 miles from Chandler High School to Saguaro High School Thursday afternoon, he received a call from his future college coach.Lucas was on his way to watch his friend, Arizona's top recruit Byron Murphy from Saguaro, announce his college decision. Many believed Murphy, who played both cornerback and wide receiver in high school, would...
Via Fox Sports
January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Defense help No. 8 Arizona State hold off Arizona 61-49

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Elisha Davis scored 16 points and had five steals to help No. 8 Arizona State beat rival Arizona 61-49 on Friday night. Sophie Brunner added 15 points and seven of the Sun Devils' 17 steals as the Pac-12-leading Sun Devils (16-3, 7-0) ran their winning streak to 13 games and remained the only undefeated team in the conference. ASU's current ranking ties the highest...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2016  |  Discuss
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