Arizona State University has released the plans for its $210 million renovation of 56-year-old Sun Devil Stadium.The University announced that it's starting a campaign to raise $50 million in private donations to fully fund the renovation. Although there were reports indicating that ASU's football t ... More >>
Arizona State University fell well short of its bid to appear in the team's first appearance in the Rose Bowl game since 1997.Stanford beat ASU 38-14, in a classic case of déjà vu.
Republican Congressman Matt Salmon does not support the American military attacking Syria.According to the Arizona Republic's apparently left-wing columnist, E.J. Montini, that means Salmon's the kind of guy who would watch Jerry Sandusky rape little kids in the shower at Penn State.What?
Channing Trotter, a former running back at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, was pulled over in Mesa yesterday after leaving what police describe as a "known drug house."According to court documents obtained by New Times, Trotter was arrested for the second time this year after police found mariju ... More >>
It might not be the most exciting pick as far as play-making is concerned, but the Arizona Cardinals selected offensive guard Jonathan Cooper with the team's first-round pick, the seventh pick overall.It's probably a good pick for the Cardinals, based on the anemic offensive-line play from last year ... More >>
Stop us if you've heard this one before -- there's a rumor involving a quarterback and the Arizona Cardinals.The last 48 hours were devoted to a rumor about the Cardinals being interested in drafting USC quarterback Matt Barkley, but the Arizona Republic's Kent Somers has a new rumor -- a trade for ... More >>
This week in the Arizona Cardinals' desperate, years-long search for a functional quarterback: Matt Barkley.According to one of the NFL.com writers at the scouting combine this week, the Cardinals found Barkley "extremely impressive," and there's a "rumor" that the Cardinals are "very interested" in ... More >>
If you're a fan of the football program at Arizona State University, you may have heard during the television broadcast of ASU's bowl victory this weekend over the Naval Academy that ASU running back Marion Grice's brother had been murdered over a pair of sneakers a week before the game.According to ... More >>
A baby tailgating at an Arizona State University football game was either chugging beer while doing a keg-stand or was subject to a photo-op, and the university's police department is trying to figure it out.That photo was posted by someone on TheDirty.com, and not only did "Nik Richie" act like he ... More >>
With the release of Playboy magazine's latest issue, we are able to confirm earlier reports that Arizona State University's party-school reputation has died at age 25.The autopsy's not in, but the cause of death appears to be a combination of alcohol withdrawal and apathy.See also:-Arizona State Uni ... More >>
No politicians will be charged with crimes for accepting gifts from the scandal-plagued Fiesta Bowl organization under the leadership of former CEO John Junker -- but that doesn't necessarily mean they didn't do anything wrong (just look at ousted former state Senate President ... More >>
Super Bowl 49 will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium here in 2015, the National Football League decided today. It will be the third time the Valley of the Sun has hosted the big game. U of P Stadium hosted the Super Bowl in 2008, when the New York Giants staged an imp ... More >>
Councilman Claude MattoxThe Fiesta Bowl fiasco has raised questions about elected officials' judgement in pocketing tickets and travel to football games, especially when those sports organizations inevitably wind up before those same officials asking for financial support.Now, as Arizona pre ... More >>
Yesterday, Arizona Democratic Party Chairman Andrei Cherny issued a statement bashing Republicans for turning "the Fiesta Bowl into a front for funneling illegal campaign contributions to Republican politicians."Cherny failed to mention in his statement that several of those who benefited from th ... More >>
At this moment on the cusp of the Sweet 16, it strikes us as flat-out absurd how much big-time college basketball and football coaches continue to rake in, no matter what the economy is doing to most of the rest of us. Former Tennessee men's BB coach Bruce Pearl at a Lady Vols' game ... More >>
The newly-named 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre in Tampa: Is this the gold standard in shitty corporate-sponsored venue names?When it comes to corporate-sponsorship of venue names, Phoenix is blessed.Our basketball team plays in U.S. Airways Center, named for a successful local airline. Our hockey te ... More >>
asu.edu If only ASU football players could learn defense. Or offense, for that matter.Arizona State University announced the formation of a new initiative to develop aerospace and military applications to build the military-industrial complex "partnership between higher education and indus ... More >>
Terrible and strange weekend that it was, life (by which we mean sports) didn't stop because of the Tucson massacre, what with the National Football League wild-card and Pacific-10 basketball games carrying on as scheduled.We're here to talk about the Arizona schools and how they fared at home ag ... More >>
Ex-Wildcat wreaks havoc with ASUs bowl chances
Dont get black and blue at maroon-and-gold celebration
The Matt Leinart era begins. Sigh?
public.asu.eduArizona State football fans should be thankful for the Washington State Cougars. Without them, the Sun Devils would at the very bottom of the Pac-10. In the preseason media poll, released today in Los Angeles, ASU was picked to finish ninth.
The Fiesta Bowl canceled its plan to ask the state for a $300,000 subsidy after the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority said it would be illegal. The Fiesta Bowl wanted expenses capped for next year's national championship college football game, with some expenses reverting to the sports authori ... More >>
The Memphis Grizzlies should stick with talented cats like O.J. Mayo rather than jive turkeys such as Allen Iverson. The Memphis Grizzlies aren't good. Like, not good like the St. Louis Rams. Crappy like the Phoenix Coyotes. Sucky like your sister-in-law's Thanksgiving cranberry sauce. Thu ... More >>
Its Kurt versus Peyton in Sunday-night showcase
Okay, Kurt Warner's on the open market. He and the Arizona Cardinals, though talking, didn't come to terms on a contract before the free-agency deadline today. What does this mean? Well, he could go to another team, that's what it means. How much does this matter. Maybe a lot (it would be reass ... More >>
ASU/OSU? You should give a poop.
This has been a terribly tough year for local sportswriters and, now, announcers. Veteran scribes Bob Moran and Bob Eger died earlier in 2008 -- Moran after a long illness and Eger after a short one. Both had been part of the fabric of the local sports scene for as long as most of us could remember ... More >>
It's one of our favorite times of the year, and not just because of all the great food and the blessed relief that temps under 100 degrees can bring. No, we're talking about the Arizona high school football championships, and all the goofy color and pagentry that the homestretch games can pro ... More >>
As Sun Devil history tells us, its not necessarily so
The Devils arent out of the woods yet, but theyre close
The Green Room's Altamont 2 takes rock back into the bowels of hell
BARKLEY WANTS TO BE GOVERNOR OF ALABAMA. IT COULD HAPPEN.