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Fox Sports Arizona:
With the ninth annual Pat's Run scheduled for Saturday, just days after the tragic events at the Boston Marathon, security for the 4.2-mile run in Tempe has become a much-talked-about issue.
The Pat Tillman Foundation, which puts on the event that draws tens of thousands of people each year, issued a statement Tuesday on updated protocols, with the takeaway being that no bags or backpacks will be allowed at the event. While that undoubtedly represents an inconvenience for runners and observers, organizers said safety is at the forefront of priorities, particularly this year.
The full statement reads as follows:
The Pat Tillman Foundation continues to work closely with the City of Tempe and Tempe Police, Arizona State University, Arizona State University Police Department and additional security to ensure the safety of all our participants at this weekends 9th Annual Pats Run. Our protocols are being constantly reviewed and modified as needed to ensure the safety of all in at...
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Brandon O’Brien, a wide receiver from Montana State Northern University and a potential NFL draft pick, is giving up his shot at football to re-enlist with the Marines.
TEMPE, Ariz. -- On Saturday, Arizona State football coach Todd Graham will start roughly 28,000 runners on their way in the 4.2 miles of the ninth annual Pat's Run, which honors former ASU linebacker Pat Tillman. Though Graham never met Tillman and has been in Tempe just one season, it seems fitting that he'll lead thousands of people in celebrating the life of ASU's...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Four Arizona State players practiced Thursday in camouflage No. 42 Pat Tillman jerseys, which are awarded to players who excel on and off the field as the late former Sun Devil linebacker did.
All-American senior defensive tackle Will Sutton wore his Tillman jersey for a third straight practice after earning it last week, while senior safety Alden Darby earned the...
We don’t see this getting as much national attention as the late Pat Tillman joining the armed forces shortly after the events of 9/11, but NFL hopeful Brandon O’Brien is foregoing his dream of playing in the NFL by re-enlisting in the Marines following the recent attacks at the Boston Marathon. O’Brien was a longshot for the NFL, as he played at NAIA’s Montana State University...
Ex Marine Brandon O’Brien was training to make the jump from the NAIA ranks to the NFL. O’Brien who played wide receiver at Montana State University-Northern was still hopeful of achieving his dream of play professional football despite being 30-years old.
However once O’Brien heard about the attack on Boston, he felt as if life was pulling him in a different direction...