Found April 05, 2012 on Crystal Ball Run:
When Steve Patterson was hired as Arizona State Vice President for University Athletics and Athletics Director a few weeks back, he pulled no punches in his opening press conference, describing not only where his program was, but where he saw it going. Patterson told reporters that day: "I don't believe that we can't compete. I am committed to making Arizona State University consistently a nationally elite athletics program that just takes names and wins championships.” My initial response? Hahahahahahahaahaha!!!!! Oh wait, he was serious? In Patterson’s defense, it really isn’t his fault I feel that way. The truth is, he’s just the latest in a long line over-ambitious and underperforming coaches and administrators who come to Arizona State with big dreams, only to leave with unfulfilled promises. His statements weren’t all that different from ones we’ve heard 100 times before, from a 100 different people, yet it seems like as much as things change in Tempe, ...

Arizona State unveils new saddle covering for stadium

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