ARIZONA STATE RUMORS

Tim Mickelson steps down as Arizona State's men golf coach

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Tim Mickelson has stepped down as Arizona State's men's golf coach. ''I have decided to pursue other business opportunities outside of the collegiate athletics world and therefore will not return to ASU this fall,'' Mickelson said in a statement Wednesday. Athletic director Ray Anderson said assistant coach Judd Easterling will be retained to manage the program...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Courtney Ekmark leaving UConn for Arizona State

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Connecticut junior guard Courtney Ekmark is transferring to Arizona State. Ekmark will have two years of eligibility left after sitting out the upcoming season under transfer rules. The 6-foot Ekmark was one of the most highly recruited players out of Arizona after leading St. Mary's High School in Phoenix to three state titles. She won a pair of national championships...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Stay true to ASU; Arizona State adds 3 to 2017 class

Today, three local high school players pledged their commitment to Arizona State. Jared Poplawski, Kyle Soelle, and Corey Stephens all are coming up on their senior year at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. The trifecta announced their decision to stay true in hopes that it would encourage others to do the same. With the verbal commitment of Poplawski, Soelle, and Stephens...
Via isportsweb.com
June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Gonzaga defeats Arizona State baseball 5-1 in NCAA opener

FORT WORTH -- Brandon Bailey pitched seven strong innings, Taylor Jones had a pair of run-scoring hits and Gonzaga beat Arizona State baseball 5-1 in the opener of the NCAA tournament's Fort Worth Regional on Friday. Bailey (10-3) allowed five hits and a walk with five strikeouts in a 125-pitch outing. He let the first two hitters reach twice in the first five innings, but answered...
Via Associated Press
June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Arizona State Has A Ridiculous Amount Of Helmet Designs

Oregon may be the Pac-12 program best known for a wide array of helmet designs, but the Ducks are not alone. Arizona State has no shortage of different headgear options.  The Sun Devils equipment staff tweeted out a picture of just how many styles they have today.  Love all of our helmet options, getting gear prepped for some photo shoots this week! pic.twitter.com/gFCG2zxmK4...
Via College Spun
May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Book Review: ‘No Grey Areas’ – Inside the Arizona State point shaving scandal

A couple of months ago, I had a book sent out to me by a marketing group called “No Grey Areas: The Inside Story of the Largest Point Shaving Scandal in History and the Consequences Thereafter,” asking me to review it. The book is a memoir by Joseph N. Gagliano, and it was billed as a cross between “Moneyball” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” (available for purchase here...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Kelley sets Arizona State’s foundation for 2017

Arizona State football received a huge verbal commitment last Friday for their incoming class of 2017. Arizona native Ryan Kelley announced his verbal commitment to Arizona State University on Twitter just days after decommitting from the University of Oregon. Kelley, the pro-style quarterback out of Basha High School in Chandler, Arizona, is Rated by ESPN as the number 5 overall...
Via isportsweb.com
May 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Injured politician receives $76,000 settlement from Arizona State

During the 2015 college football season, Arizona politician David Schapira was a special guest at an Arizona State football game. He seemed to be having a good time until Sun Devils mascot Sparky jumped on his back and sent him walking off in pain. What Sparky did not know is that Schapira had just recently had back surgery and jumping on the politician’s back caused a re-aggravation...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Arizona State mascot's seemingly innocent prank costs state $76k

Back in September, Arizona State's mascot, Sparky, attempted to pull a harmless prank on Tempe councilman David Schapira by simply jumping on his back. What Sparky didn't realize is that Schapira underwent back surgery two months prior and was in no shape to give a piggyback ride to a mascot.The result was an injury to the councilman and $76,342 paid to him from the state after the...
Via FOX Sports
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Oklahoma WR John Humphrey Announces He’s Transferring To Arizona State

Back in April, redshirt freshman wide receiver John Humphrey announced he’d be transferring from Oklahoma ahead of the 2016 season. Monday, Humphrey announced his destination. The former four-star recruit is headed to Arizona State to play for Jay Norvell, who originally recruited him to OU back in 2014. Humphrey announced the news via Twitter, posting a simple note about “The...
Via College Spun
May 09, 2016  |  Discuss

4-Star QB Ryan Kelley Commits To Arizona State Days After Decommitting From Oregon

Four-star quarterback recruit Ryan Kelley decommitted from Oregon earlier this week, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be switching conference affiliations. Friday, Kelley officially announced that he’ll be playing for Arizona State in 2017. In his note on Twitter, he noted that he thinks ASU fits his skill set the best. Kelley is a 6-foot-3, 170-pound pro-style signal-caller...
Via College Spun
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Guy scores buzzer beater on wrong basket in Greek League playoffs

Simply put, there really might not be a worse way to lose a basketball game than putting the ball in your own basket. When you raise the stakes, doing it in a playoff game, that’s really as bad as it gets. That’s exactly what former Arizona State standout Jermaine Marshall did in the Greek League playoffs, with his team seemingly in perfect shape to advance to the next round...
Via The Comeback
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Why Donnie Yantis is a major key for Arizona State

Arizona State football has made some huge adjustments to their program this off-season. The most recent change to their program was the addition of Donnie Yantis, who is being brought over to ASU from Arizona Christian University. It was announced Tuesday that Yantis would be joining Todd Graham and the Arizona State Sun Devils as the on-campus recruiting coordinator. It is evident...
Via isportsweb.com
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Arizona State wins ‘Heroes of the Dorm’ in epic fashion

If you’re in college and are a gaming fan, chances are you know what “Heroes of the Dorm” is. It’s an epic contest between colleges across the nation in an RPG based off of Blizzard’s “Heroes of the Storm,” and Arizona State was this year’s champion. Sure enough, in a video, the Sun Devils’ team can be seen celebrating quite gloriously. The championship moment...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: Arizona State students believe their bad basketball team is in NCAA tournament

In coach Bobby Hurley’s first season at Arizona State, the Sun Devils men’s basketball team won 15 games and was bounced in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament by Oregon State. It was a rebuilding year, to be sure, but not a very good one. Arizona State didn’t even qualify for the NIT. Still, some of the many thousands of Arizona State students thought not only that...
Via The Comeback
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Arizona State students think team is in tourney, can win title

March Madness is the time of year when virtually everyone fills out a 2016 NCAA Tournament bracket and eagerly awaits the insanity to play out on the court. Well, apparently unless you go to Arizona State. The Sun Devils have missed out on the Big Dance six of the past seven years. This season, Arizona State managed just 15 wins on the season. However, a handful of students featured...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 10 Arizona State stunned by Cal in Pac-12 women's tournament

SEATTLE -- Pac-12 freshman of the year Kristine Anigwe scored 24 points, Asha Thomas added all 16 of her points in the second half and California stunned No. 10 Arizona State 75-64 on Friday in the Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals. California, the No. 10 seed, knocked off Utah in overtime in the opening round on Thursday, then handed the Sun Devils their second straight loss. The...
Via Associated Press
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Andre Spight leaving ASU basketball program

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State junior guard Andre Spight has left the program and plans to transfer, leaving the Sun Devils with eight scholarship players for the remainder of the season.Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley announced Spight's move on Tuesday.Spight was in his first season with Arizona State after transferring from South Plains College in Texas. He averaged 6.6 points...
Via Associated Press
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Bug Selig to teach at Arizona State University

It seems former MLB commissioner Bud Selig has found his calling post-retirement from the game. He’s set to join the Sports Law and Business program as a teacher at the law school of Arizona State University. Batter up! Ex-MLB commissioner Bud Selig to teach sports law & business at @ASUCollegeOfLaw https://t.co/e8qFpJCj1N pic.twitter.com/T7cEWqnqZz — ASU Now (@asunews)...
Via The Comeback
February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Arizona State football 2016 recruiting class

For Arizona State football, there was some concerns expressed by fans on social media outlets regarding the 2016 signing class. Just two days prior to national signing day, it was leaked that ASU’s defensive line coach Jackie Shipp would be leaving to Missouri. Although this wouldn’t have a huge impact on the recruiting class, it was the fifth vacated position among Arizona State...
Via isportsweb.com
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Arizona State Uses Adele Lyrics To Recruit 2017 4-Star CB Deommodore Lenoir

College use all types of creative tactics when it comes to the mail they send potential recruits. Quoting popular songs or musical artists is par for the course, but we might have our first-ever Adele-themed recruiting letter.  Arizona State sent 2017 four-star cornerback Deommodore Lenoir a letter quoting Adele’s hit song “Hello” with the lyrics changed to try and entice...
Via College Spun
February 01, 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

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

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

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
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