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Arizona's Rodriguez, Wright earn top Pac-12 honors

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona's improbable run to the Pac-12 South title yielded two major awards on Tuesday, as head coach Rich Rodriguez was named the Pac-12 Conference Coach of the Year and sophomore linebacker Scooby Wright III was named Pac-12 Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year. Rodriguez, who earned a $50,000 bonus by winning the award, is Arizona's first Pac-12 Coach of the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Tillman's life inspires major donation from ASU alum

John Eddy was touched by Pat Tillman during their time at Arizona State. So much so that the businessman has made a major donation to the school.
Via Fox Sports
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

CFB AM: Governor says Penn State made mistake by firing Joe Paterno

About three years after legendary Penn State coach Joe Paterno was fired, a person of power in Pennsylvania is admitting the university made a mistake. State governor Tom Corbett, who lost the recent election to Tom Wolf and therefore is on his way out of office, said in an interview with Philly.com the university “probably” shouldn’t have fired Paterno in the wake of the Jerry...
Via Fox Sports
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Pat Tillman's life, legacy inspires major donation from Arizona State alum

It's been more than 10 years since former Arizona Cardinals and Army ranger Pat Tillman was killed serving his country in Afghanistan, but Tillman's legacy lives on, both in Glendale, where the Cardinals retired Tillman's No. 40, and in Tempe, where his number is retired and his name is revered at Arizona State. On Thursday, Tillman would have turned 38 years old, a painful reminder...
Via Fox Sports
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Pat Tillman's life, legacy inspire major donation from Arizona State alum

It's been more than 10 years since former Arizona Cardinal and Army Ranger Pat Tillman was killed serving his country in Afghanistan. But Tillman's legacy lives on, both in Glendale, where the Cardinals retired Tillman's No. 40, and in Tempe, where his number is retired and his name is revered at Arizona State. On Thursday, Tillman would have turned 38 years old, a painful reminder...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Remembering Pat Tillman On His 38th Birthday

Remembering Pat Tillman, the former football star and Army Ranger, who would have been 38-years-old today.
Via Gamedayr
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Grilling Golf Cart Is The Ultimate Tailgate Machine

Custom golf carts are all the rage. The possibilities are endless when it comes to tricking out those little four-wheeled mini-cars, and you can pretty much turn them into anything you want. Even a Batmobile. One guy in Arizona decided to take a shot at creating his dream cart, and he succeeded. Being an Arizona Cardinals season-ticket holder, he turned an old, broken-down golf...
Via Back9Network
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Gallery: Sports World Remembers 9/11, 13 Years Later

It’s a day that changed our lives forever. Most of us will never forget where we were the minute we heard about the first plane crashing into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  Nearly 3,000 Americans lost their lives at the hands of terrorists hell-bent on destroying our way of life. The attacks on New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. changed the landscape of...
Via Sportsnaut
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona State Sun Devils Unveil Copper Alternate Jersey

The Arizona State Sun Devils unveiled a Copper Alternate jersey to pay homage to Arizona’s copper industry on Monday and it’s a pretty slick set up. Normally I hate uniforms that bring in colors that aren’t the schools actual colors but this seems to work. And the “PT 42″ honoring Pat Tillman on the bumper of […] The post Arizona State Sun Devils Unveil Copper Alternate...
Via Diehardsport
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Arizona State’s New Copper And ‘Anthracite’ Uniforms Have The Sun Devils Players Very Excited

Last year’s Arizona State team, which went 10-4 and 8-1 in a very tough Pac-12 conference, was one of the surprises of the 2013 season. This year, the Sun Devils will be rewarded with a flashy new look. The program’s new uniform option utilizes two unique colors, copper and anthracite, in a very slick combination. #ASU‘s white and copper helmet pic.twitter.com/YRHXVLnzex —...
Via College Spun
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Houston linebacker Sam Hairston killed in combat

Former Houston linebacker and defensive end Sam Hairston, 35, died in combat in Afghanistan while serving in the Army. Hairston was a good player for the Cougars. In 42 games in his college career, and had 55 tackles, four sacks, an interception and fumble recovery. Hairston, who played for the Cougars from 1997-2000, was killed […] The post Former Houston linebacker Sam Hairston...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona State Football 2014: 10 Things You Need To Know

Did anyone recognize that the Arizona State Sun Devils won 10 games last season, won eight games in the Pac 12 and impressed everyone in the valley of the sun? Now, in his third season, can Todd Graham take this team to another level? Can Taylor Kelly rise above and be one of the best quarterbacks in the conference and country. Can the team replace Marion Grice? A lot of questions...
Via Football Nation
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet the Top 25 Arizona Cardinals of All-Time–Part 1

Because of the fact that we are in the brief lull in the NFL offseason between OTA’s and the start of training camp, I thought it would be an appropriate time to break down the best players in Cardinals franchise history. As a disclaimer this list includes players throughout the club’s 116 year history and 94 years as a member of the National Football League, not just the 26...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Gwynn: Great hitter, better person

I was roughly two hours into a 12-hour drive from Minnesota to Oklahoma Monday when I heard the news Tony Gwynn died at age 54 after a courageous multi-year battle with salivary gland cancer. For safety reasons, I pulled off the road to collect myself, confirm it was true and commiserate with friends and family. I don’t consider athletes saints, heroes or discuss them in the...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Peter Griffin the solider thinks he's to shoot Pat Tillman in this unaired 'Family Guy' bit

Seth MacFarlane and his writers named their 5 most offensive jokes for the NY Post. One, has Pat Tillman as its subject. One controversial bit that never aired involved Pat Tillman, the footballer-turned-soldier killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire. A cutaway involved Peter, the father, joining Tillman’s platoon.As the commanding officer gives orders, Peter mistakenly repeats...
Via Bob's Blitz
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pat’s Run in Tempe celebrates it’s ten-year anniversary

Photo: Pat Tillman Foundation It’s been ten years since the death of Pat Tillman.  Tillman, as many know, was killed by friendly fire while serving with the US Army Rangers in Afghanistan.  Tillman put his football career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve his country during its darkest time after 9/11. Today (Saturday, 26th April) also marks the tenth anniversary of...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Schedule Released, Tillman to HOF?, D-Wash sentenced and more

We’re one week closer to draft and we had a full week here on Cover 32. Take a look back at the stories of the week for your Arizona Cardinals. Breaking down the Cardinals 2014 schedule. (READ) Does Pat Tillman belong in the Hall of Fame? (READ) Daryl Washington sentenced on aggravated assault charge. (READ) The best safety Arizona drafted is… (READ) Where’s A-Dub? (READ) Another...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Thousands Turn Out For 10th Annual Pat’s Run At Arizona State In Honor Of Pat Tillman

Shortly after he was killed in Afghanistan, a victim of friendly fire, Marie Tillman started a charity foundation in her husband’s honor. That was 10 years ago. Today, more than 30,000 people will run for Pat Tillman, the former NFL player turned Army Ranger, who died serving his country.  The event, Pat’s Run, held in Tempe, Ariz., where Pat Tillman played in college football...
Via College Spun
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Friday Junk Drawer

Good morning ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and welcome to another exciting installment of the Friday Junk Dra......wait....do you hear that?It's LAS VEGAS' MUSIC!That's right kids. The college football 2014 Week 1 lines are officially up at Five Dimes! Are long, national nightmare is almost over. College football is back!Not really. It's April. Everybody settled the hell...
Via Double Coverage Football
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Reach of Pat's Run greater than ever 10 years in

Arizona State media relations director Doug Tammaro can't help but smile when recalling the upstart nature of the first ever Pat's Run, an idea he helped conceive while sitting in a Chandler brewery with Alex Garwood, Pat Tillman's brother-in-law, and Perry Edinger, the head athletic trainer during Tillman's playing days at ASU. "Cones, megaphones, whistles and wingin' it," Tammaro...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Football Hall of Fame should find a unique way to honor Pat Tillman

It’s hard to believe Pat Tillman has been dead 10 years. Feels like just yesterday he was in Afghanistan fighting for freedom and the American way of life. But I guess that’s the idea behind never forgetting the sacrifice Tillman made when he stepped away from a seven-figure NFL salary to join the U.S. Army. Regardless, it’s important that we continue to find ways to ensure...
Via This Given Sunday
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Football Hall of Fame should find a unique way to honor Pat Tillman

It’s hard to believe Pat Tillman has been dead 10 years. Feels like just yesterday he was in Afghanistan fighting for freedom and the American way of life. But I guess that’s the idea behind never forgetting the sacrifice Tillman made when he stepped away from a seven-figure NFL salary to join the U.S. Army. Regardless, it’s important that we continue to find ways to ensure...
Via Bloguin Best
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pat Tillman: How One Man Raised The Bar For The Rest Of Us

Yesterday marked the 10-year anniversary of Pat Tillman’s death. By now you know very well his backstory. Tillman, a Pro Bowl caliber player for the Arizona Cardinals, from1998 and 2001, signed up for the United States Army after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He left a $3.6 million contract offer from the Cardinals on the table in order to help protect a nation that...
Via Sportsnaut
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The best safety the Arizona Cardinals drafted is…

As we wind down our series on the history of Cardinals draft picks, this week we will take a look at the safeties. The Cardinals have drafted quite a few solid safeties over the past few decades and Cardinals fans hope they can continue that trend, especially since I have safety as the team’s biggest need in May’s draft. It’s timely that this week is the week we focus on Cardinals...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals remember Pat Tillman on 10th anniversary of his death

From 1998-2001, Pat Tillman was a defensive back for the Arizona Cardinals after being selected in the seventh round of the 1998 NFL Draft. In 2002, he joined the U.S. Army, putting to the side a career many aren’t fortunate to experience in order to serve his country. On April 22, 2004, Tillman was killed […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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