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Sun Devils suffer Rocky Mountain low in loss to Colorado

Arizona State began its Rocky Mountain road trip with elevated hopes because of its recent play. But the Sun Devils were unable to maintain their momentum, slipping back into the Pac-12 pack after another difficult loss on Sunday. The Sun Devils had trouble stopping Colorado at the rim, gave up 59.2 percent shooting from the field to the Buffaloes and missed 14 free throw attempts...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hempen leads No. 10 ASU women past Colorado

TEMPE, Ariz. -- There wasn't much riding on the regular-season finale between No. 10 Arizona State and Colorado. That didn't stop the Sun Devils from looking for some momentum going into the postseason. Katie Hempen hit back-to-back 3-pointers during a key second-half stretch and scored 14 of her team-high 15 points in the second half to help Arizona State beat Colorado 59-46 on...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hempen leads No. 10 Arizona State women past Colorado, 59-46

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Katie Hempen hit back-to-back 3-pointers during a key second-half stretch and scored 15 points to help No. 10 Arizona State beat Colorado 59-46 on Sunday in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Sun Devils (26-4, 15-3 Pac-12) were already locked into the second seed in the Pac-12 Conference tournament next week after Oregon State beat California on Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

CU Buffs' Tad Boyle aims to learn from 2014-15 struggles

Picked to finish third in the Pac-12, Colorado (12-15, 5-10 Pac-12) instead enters its Sunday home finale against Arizona State languishing in 10th place.

No. 10 Arizona State women rally to beat Utah

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Sophie Brunner made a layup with 53 seconds left as No. 10 Arizona State rallied from 12 points down in the second half to beat Utah 46-42 on Friday night. Peace Amukamara hit a free throw with 35 seconds left after a Utah turnover to give Arizona State a 45-42 lead. Utah's Tanaeya Boclair missed a long 3-pointer with 3 seconds left. Brunner had 10 points and eight...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Preseason snub helps fuel rise of No. 10 ASU women

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State overcame a massive hurdle by beating Stanford at Maples Pavilion and added to it by sweeping the Cardinal for the first time in 30 years. The seeds for the Sun Devils' breakthrough win -- and subsequent rise through the rankings -- were planted with last season's unexpected run, cultivated through grueling offseason workouts and spurred by a preseason...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Mike Bercovici’s Girlfriend Jaylee Merrill

After playing sporadically in 2014, Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici will have a full season to showcase his stuff as the team’s starting quarterback next season. And according to the AZCentral, Bercovici will act as their version of Tom Brady with head coach Todd Graham planning on instilling a Patriots-esque offense. So if Berco is Brady, I assume that makes his girlfriend...
Via Busted Coverage
5 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 12 ASU women survive at USC in double OT

LOS ANGELES -- Promise Amukamara scored 20 points and Sophie Brunner added 14 as No. 12 Arizona State beat USC, 76-73, in double overtime on Sunday. Elisha Davis had 11 points and five assists as the Sun Devils (24-4, 13-3 Pac-12) won their third straight game. Amukamara made a jumper to give Arizona State a 74-73 lead and Eliza Normen extended it to 76-73 with a running bank shot...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaelen Strong makes scouts look silly in NFL combine

Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong already found his name in enough mock drafts that calling him a first-round pick wouldn't be looney. Arguably, the majority of draft experts see him there, even though Strong's speed has been his biggest criticism. NFL.com's draft profile of Strong quoted an NFL scout who said, "He's not going to run fast, but it won't matter because any...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona State moves New Mexico game to Friday, Sept. 18,

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona State's home football game against New Mexico has been moved forward a day to Friday, Sept. 18, at the request of the Pacific-12 Conference and its television partners. Arizona State announced the change Friday, saying the game will begin at 7 p.m. MST and be televised nationally on a network to be announced later.
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pac-12 Bubble Situation: A Huge Weekend Looms In Tucson, Palo Alto, and Eugene

Coming off Wednesday night’s loss to Arizona State and Stanford’s recent loss to Colorado, the Pac-12 is in danger of getting as many teams in the NCAA Tournament as the Missouri Valley Conference: two. While Arizona and Utah are locks to get in, there is not another team in the conference which can feel confident about where it stands. UCLA, Stanford, Oregon, Oregon State and...
Via The Student Section
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: James Harden Jersey Retired At ASU

James Harden had his jersey #13 retired last night by ASU, officially making him one of Arizona State University’s best players. Watch the ceremony in a video shot from the cheap seats here. We’re looking for a better version now. [lead image via HouseofSparky]   It goes without saying, but Harden deserves a retirement ceremony (even if it is really early). Halfway through...
Via COED
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona State retires James Harden’s No. 13 jersey

With the NBA schedule not resuming until Thursday from the all-star break, James Harden made his way back to Arizona State for Wednesday’s game against UCLA. While he was there, Harden received a special honor. The Sun Devils retired Harden’s No. 13 jersey, raising it to the rafters of Wells Fargo Arena. The Rockets star...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Here’s An Arizona State Cake From A Valentine’s Weekend Wedding

Couples everywhere are getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit. Some have even scheduled their wedding for this weekend, choosing to tie the knot as part of celebrating this romance-themed holiday. And if you’re an Arizona State alum, what better way to declare your undying love for your fiancee and your alma mater than with a Pitchfork logo cake? At rehearsal dinner for wedding...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tracy Smith instills focus as ASU baseball moves to new home

PHOENIX --  Arizona State wanted Tracy Smith to be its baseball coach because he did more with less in his long stays with Miami (Ohio) and, from 2006 through last season, Indiana. For the Sun Devils to pull him from the Midwest was a major coup. Two days prior to the 2015 opener at his team's new home, Phoenix Municipal Stadium, Smith didn't have to use to words while explaining...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
18 days ago  |  Discuss

ASU fans distract free-throw shooters dressed as twerking animals (VIDEO)

After your team gets smoked by your in-state rivals, like Arizona State did 73-49 to Arizona on Jan. 15, fans must resort to anything to help their team win. The Sun Devils were hosting the No. 6 Wildcats Saturday and, to distract the opposing team's free-throw shooters, a creative bunch of fans unveiled a black curtain behind the net releasing herd of twerking young men in various...
Via The Other Paper
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Arizona State Fans Wearing Animal Heads and Twerking During Opponents Free Throws

Part of the fun of being in college is acting like a total idiot and having no one think lesser of you. You are in college. Sometimes you are supposed to be an idiot--like when you are at a basketball game and the opponent is trying to make a free throw. As a fan of the home team you should do whatever you can to distract the opposition from making his shot.If that means dressing...
Via FatManWriting
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Arizona State Fans Rush Court After Sun Devils Knock Off Arizona

The Arizona State Sun Devils probably won’t reach the NCAA Tournament this season, but they still accomplished one major feat in 2015 – beating rival Arizona. ASU, behind a balanced attack that saw four players score in double figures, knocked off the No. 6 Wildcats 81-78 at home. Sun Devils fans rushed court in euphoria after beating their in-state rival. Stay safe out there...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona State Keeps Spelling Commit Jaason Lewis’ Name Incorrectly

Four-star running back Jaason Lewis, who hails from Virginia Beach, Virginia, has decided to head out west to play his collegiate football, picking the Arizona State Sun Devils over a number of SEC schools, including Tennessee, Florida and Ole Miss. ASU hasn’t given him the best welcoming, however. Arizona State’s Twitter account has sent out two tweets to celebrate Lewis’...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Phil Get’s Fired & People Get ‘Insane’ Treatment

Welcome to The Fringe, Back9Network’s daily feature to keep you up-to-date on the best stories happening in golf, social media and pop culture. Phil Mickelson ‘Fired’ as Arizona State Assistant Golf Coach  Phil Mickelson’s coaching days are over — for now, anyway.  “I recently got fired from that position,” Mickelson said on Wednesday in reference to his brief tenure...
Via Back9Network
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Amid NCAA excitement, Arizona State hockey fixed on present

Ask any of the Arizona State hockey players about how they are going to approach the rest of the 2014-15 season. Most of their answers would not lead anyone to believe this program will transition from the ACHA to NCAA Division I over the next few seasons. That is not to say they are not excited about […] The post Amid NCAA excitement, Arizona State hockey fixed on present appeared...
Via Along the Boards
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Arizona State’s Thunder Dunk

Arizona State picked up its first Pac-12 win of the season on Saturday against Colorado. The visual highlight? Shaquielle McKissic’s authoritative dunk against the Buffaloes: Here is that @ShaqInTheBox poster dunk for @SunDevilHoops in the second half https://t.co/DBv5NqOtMd — House of Sparky (@HouseOfSparky) January 17, 2015
Via The Student Section
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Badgers Hockey adding Arizona State to 2015-16 schedule

Arizona State is joining the ranks of D1 Hockey next season, and it appears the Badgers hockey team is going to carpe diem an opportunity to add them to the schedule, per Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal. #Badgers will host newest Division I entry Arizona State in Halloween weekend series in 2015-16. — Andy Baggot (@AndyBaggotWSJ) January 6, 2015 The expectation for...
Via Madtown Badgers
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Basketball, A Nike School, Takes A Subtle Shot At Arizona State For Signing With Adidas

Arizona State athletics announced Tuesday afternoon that they had signed an apparel deal with Adidas. The Sun Devils, previously with Nike, signed an eight-year contract with the brand.  Arizona, a Nike school and ASU’s rival, took this as an opportunity to take a shot at their in-state opponent.  The Wildcats’ men’s basketball Twitter account tweeted this Tuesday afternoon...
Via College Spun
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona State Athletics Announces 8-Year Partnership With Adidas

Arizona State football had some very slick looks this season, and we may be getting even more cool uniforms from the Sun Devils over the next few seasons. This afternoon, ASU announced an eight year partnership with apparel company adidas.  Welcome to the @adidasUS family, @TheSunDevils. #teamadidasASU pic.twitter.com/afNkh1tvHT — Michael Ehrlich (@adidasUSPRGuy) December 16...
Via College Spun
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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