Women's college softball is terrific these days--they can really play ball, and they all look so damned coachable.So, natch, it's very hard to win a national championship, no matter the level, no matter the sport--and Division I fast-pitch definitely is no exception.The Arizona State Sun Devils were ... More >>
Back in the day, we had several occasions to bat against Mike White, a native New Zealander who happened to be one of the greatest fastpitch softball pitchers of all-time. Whitey wasn't a big guy, but had great command of all of his pitches, and was an absolutely fierce competitor.So last night we t ... More >>
The defending national champion ASU Sun Devils softball team will have to beat tough Louisiana-Lafayette twice tonight to advance to the College World Series in Oklahoma City.That, after the Ragin' Cajuns routed the Devils 6-0 last night in Tempe in the first of the best-of-three Super Regionals ser ... More >>
Lots of sports action in Tempe this weekend, which for our purposes starts tonight at the Wells Fargo Arena, where the ASU Sun Devils should be in a close, if not so artistic, battle against the equally lowly Utah Utes. the game, which will not be televised (it's on KTAR620), marks the return o ... More >>
The ASU Sun Devils men's basketball team has but one pre-conference remaining to right the ship, and things are looking mighty bleak. We looked on last night as the Devils lost their second straight game on a three-point buzzer-beater, this one 64-61 to a pretty good Southern Mississippi team.Sun ... More >>
Arizona State's women's softball team proved once and for all that it is the nation's very best last night, pounding the Florida Gators 7-2 to win the NCAA championship in Oklahoma City.Dallas Escobedo, best pitcher on best teamThe Sun Devils swept the best-of-three series against the formidable ... More >>
Strange game, fast-pitch softball.Dallas Escobedo on cusp on taking Sun Devils to national crownJust last Friday night, the Florida Gators were poised to post a come-from-behind victory over the top-ranked ASU Sun Devils.Alas, the Devils pulled their own comeback and stole a 6-5 victory on their ... More >>
Arizona State and Florida, the two best-hitting teams in the Women's College World Series, won berths in the championship finals in Oklahoma City yesterday.ASU softball team hopes to be soon wearing a 2011 version of this capThe best-of-three series promises to be a great one, with veteran, well- ... More >>
We hadn't used that headline even once during this men's college basketball season.But the improbable happened, and both the Arizona Wildcats and the ASU Sun Devils won their weekend games against the Oregon schools fairly easily to close out the regular season in fine fashion.Herb Sendek and his AS ... More >>
First, we note that the lowly Cleveland Cavs somehow beat the two-time defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers last night in what has to rank as the sports upset of this new year. A real stunner. ASU coach Herb Sendek needs help from the basketball gods For the ASU Sun Devils to beat a ... More >>
The Arizona Wildcats and ASU Sun Devils men's basketball teams have at least a few things in common this season--they both are well-coached (by Sean Miller and Herb Sendek, respectively) and play hard from the opening tip until the final horn. Arizona's "Pop" McKale, who has a famous b ... More >>
Last weekend's Pac-10 Washington trip for the ASU Sun Devils and Arizona Wildcats proved oddly upbeat for the local schools, considering that they returned to the desert with but one win in the four games played. Yes, a loss is a loss is a loss, but ASU acquitted itself pret ... More >>
Erica O'Neil A couple happy hour beverages on the patio at Devil's Advocate.The Spot: Devil's Advocate, 955 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-921-2585 http://www.devilstempe.com/ The Hours: Cheap drinks and food specials are available Monday through Friday between 4 and 7 pm. The Details: Ha ... More >>
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ASU leaves Cupcake City for the first time
ASU leaves Cupcake City for the first time
ASU looks to continue epic winning streak
Devils try to make history against UCLA
After all is said and done in the regular college basketball season (that would be next weekend) and the Pac-10 conference tournament, the ASU Sun Devils and the Washington Huskies will find themselves playing somewhere in the Big Dance. But all that seems so far away at the mom ... More >>
ASU/OSU? You should give a poop.
It was an unlikely coming-out party for Washington State freshman Klay Thompson at Wells Fargo Arena last night, as the rail-thin guard led the Cougars to a 65-55 upset over the Arizona State Sun Devils. The son of former NBA player Mychal Thompson hit shots from all over the ... More >>
The ASU men's basketball team hasn't played in eight long days. It was back on January 21 that they squeaked by the Arizona Wsildcats in Tucson in a game that, safe to say, won't be placed into a time capsule for future generations to marvel at. Even the best of all the Sun Devils, the fabulous ... More >>
Are we really mentioning ASU and UofA in the same breath? At last?
Devils try to salvage the season against the pretty boys in baby blue
By Steve Jansen It's been like this all season for Washington State In 1981, the so-shitty Northwestern Wildcats' football team set a new NCAA record for consecutive losses with a 61-14 home shellacking at the hands of Michigan State. But instead of booing and dotting players in the back of the he ... More >>
ASUs the bumbling rodent, if you hadnt guessed
The moment (gulp) Sun Devils fans have wished for is here
As Sun Devil history tells us, its not necessarily so
By Paul Rubin When we named ASU fast-pitch softball pitcher Katie Burkart "Best Female College Athlete" in our Best of Phoenix issue last September, we quietly wondered if it wouldn't be the kiss of death to the team's chance of making it to the College World Series the following June. After all, t ... More >>
Devils get the NIT. Wildcats get the Dance. Insanity reigns.
Dachshunds relish dash for charity cash
Copperstate Football likes its grass stains the old-fashioned way
Coyotes' new arena goes public
Letters from the week of March 27, 2003
Devils go dancing for the first time in years
No matter what happens on the field, ASU athletics hits pay dirt every game--with a nonstop stream of advertisements
Don Newman lifted ASU's basketball program out of the trash heap by making his players believe in themselves. Despite 18 wins and an NIT berth, ASU boosters remain unconvinced.
ASU'S BASEBALL WIZARD LOVES TO PLAY HARDBALL. THIS YEAR, HE'S HAD TO.