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ASU ramping up coaching investment under Anderson

Ray Anderson has been on the job for five months as Arizona State vice president for athletics, but the former NFL executive already made three head coaching hires, including one for the school's most historically successful program. While results will ultimately be the true measure, it looks on paper as though Anderson is 3 for 3. With three high-profile hires, Anderson has...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
7 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose tight end Tommy Hudson commits to Arizona State

During a recent unofficial visit to Arizona State, Tommy Hudson sat with tight ends coach Chip Long and watched video. "I watched about 60 plays of how they used their tight ends in the red zone, in the middle of the field, blocking, routes, just all the ways they use their tight ends," Hudson said. For Hudson, that made an impression. Tuesday, the San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Tweets At Arizona State, Asks If The “Sun Devils” Are Rooting For Belgium’s “Red Devils”

Sports fans with all different rooting interests have banded together to support the USMNT in the World Cup, but there is still room for a barb or two between rivals, especially when it comes to Twitter. With less than an hour before the U.S. begins its knockout round match with Belgium, Arizona Athletics tweeted at Arizona State Athletics to make sure the Sun Devils weren’t pulling...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

ASU's Carson and Bachynski go undrafted

PHOENIX -- Jahii Carson was considered a mid- to late-first round prospect following his redshirt freshman season at Arizona State and decided to return for one more season in Tempe. A year later, Carson went undrafted. Neither Carson nor fellow ASU product Jordan Bachynski were rafted Thursday, meaning both will likely have to earn an NBA opportunity in the Summer League. Carson...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
14 days ago  |  Discuss

ASU too great an opportunity for Smith to pass up

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Meeting the local media for the first time on Thursday, new Arizona State baseball coach Tracy Smith repeatedly called his decision to accept the position after nine seasons at Indiana a difficult one. The difficulty, though, was in what he left behind in Bloomington, not what he inherits with the Sun Devils. Despite building Indiana's program into a Big Ten power...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
14 days ago  |  Discuss

ASU picks Indiana's Tracy Smith as next baseball coach

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State will hire Indiana's Tracy Smith as its new baseball coach, tabbing the 2013 National Coach of the Year to become the program's fifth head coach, multiple sources confirmed. Smith, 48, is a two time Big Ten Coach of the Year and last season took Indiana to its first College World Series. He will be introduced at ASU on Thursday. Smith replaces...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Gilbert offensive lineman Steven Miller commits to ASU

It was a big day for Arizona State's future offensive line Monday with two of the best tackles committing to Arizona State. Gilbert senior Steven Miller, rated 11th on azcentral sports' top 150 football prospects for 2015 class, chose ASU over Washington, while Gilbert Williams Field tackle Cade Cote, rated 19th by azcentral sports, passed on Oregon to be a Sun Devil. Both...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Todd Graham bought Bret Michaels’ Scottsdale mansion

Todd Graham has enjoyed success in his first two seasons at Arizona State, so the Sun Devils head coach apparently felt comfortable enough to take the risky step of buying a home in his new area. The interesting part here isn’t that Graham bought a home, it’s from whom he bought it. According to The […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

4-star 2016 center checking out Arizona State

Zach Collins, a 2016 Rivals four-star prospect from Las Vegas Bishop Gorman, is checking out Arizona State during an unofficial visit today. Collins, a 6-foot-10, 210-pound center, already has an impressive list of scholarship offers that includes Arizona, New Mexico, UNLV, Wake Forest, Cal, USC, San Diego State, Oregon and Iowa. He visited the Wildcats on Thursday.
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Interviews for ASU baseball coach underway

TEMPE, Ariz. -- A week after Arizona State baseball coach Tim Esmay's resignation, vice president for university athletics Ray Anderson has begun interviewing candidates to replace him, delivering on his promise to move quickly in his search. Anderson began interviewing candidates Monday and will continue through Wednesday before traveling to Pinetop for an alumni fundraising...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: ASU Coach Todd Graham Has Pitchfork Boots

This won’t come as a surprise considering Arizona State’s location, but head football coach Todd Graham has Sun Devils themed boots in his repertoire. Graham showed them off at this past weekend’s Devils’ Ball, which is an event thrown to celebrate ASU athletics at year’s end. The school tweeted a photo of his outfit. Coach Graham has his pitchfork boots on for Devils’...
Via College Spun
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU gives Graham $300K raise, extends contract through June 2019

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State and football coach Todd Graham have agreed to a one-year contract extension through June 30, 2019, according to Arizona Board of Regents Documents. The new extension, which requires approval by the Regents on June 6, will amend Graham's contract to raise his annual salary from $2.4 million to $2.7 million on July 1. Additionally, Graham's contract...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan Softball Beats Arizona State On Incredible Walk-Off Catch

Michigan has eliminated Arizona State from the NCAAs in softball in each of the last two season’s. As much as last year’s loss to U-of-M must have stung, there’s no way it came anywhere as close to the one that happened last night. Down a run in the bottom of the seventh inning and with a runner on first, ASU’s Amber Freeman was inches away from hitting a walk-off homer...
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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