"You can't 3D print Obamacare, it's too beautiful." This is one of the things you could overhear at a Treasure Mammal practice. It's what they're talking about at the moment, but the subject may shift to the "rap-rock vortex", Juggalos, Bud Lite Lime, or bro-culture. It's part of the consciousness ... More >>
Haven't been paying attention to the Phoenix Suns this year? Don't worry, one play from Tuesday night's game against the Houston Rockets is all you need to know about to have a clear picture of how this season is going.That play involved Suns center Jermaine O'Neal getting called for goaltending on ... More >>
James Harden, who was one of the best things to happen to the ASU men's basketball program in, say, a generation, is an NBA All-Star in the making.He would be a star, or the star, on many teams in the league. But on the Oklahoma City Thunder--a small-city franchise that has a bona fide chance to win ... More >>
The sacking of Arizona State University athletic director (with a fancier title) Lisa Love came as no big surprise, especially after the fiasco following the firing of head football Coach Dennis Erickson. Sun Devils' fans (and there still are some) watched with some horror as the ro ... More >>
The Phoenix Suns managed to make three field goals in the fourth quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder last night, which -- adding in the free-throws -- made for a 16-point quarter.Unfortunately, the Suns earned zero points for the 14 shots they missed that quarter, and the game ended as a 11 ... More >>
James Harden, who would have been a senior this past season at ASU had he not gone to the NBA after his sophomore season, destroyed the Dallas Mavericks in a nationally televised game last night, as his Oklahoma City Thunder evened their Western Conference final series at a game each.Harden, whos ... More >>
nba.com/sunsSteve Nash gets pumped for another day at the office.The Oklahoma City Thunder struck the Phoenix Suns down 116-98 at the US Airways Center yesterday, burying the Suns' playoff hopes deeper. Last night's defeat leaves Planet Orange two games below .500. Vince Carter put up a mon ... More >>
At the moment, most pundits are predicting that the once-powerful Pac-10 men's basketball conference will only win only one bid to next month's NCAA tournament--the automatic spot that goes to the winner of the postseason tourney in Los Angeles.That's because the league happens to be in one of th ... More >>
Pac-10 men's basketball supposedly is in a down cycle this season, what with UCLA and other squads losing a bunch of underclassmen to the professional ranks. One of those schools is ASU, which saw Jeff Pendergraf and the great James Harden split to the land of the big bucks (especially ... More >>
Will ASU b-ball break down?
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 >>
Can Sendeks crew compete sans Harden, Pendergraph?
We like Herb Sendek (pictured) and how he's taken a beaten-down ASU men's basketball program up a notch in the past few years, thanks in large part to his now-departed superstar James Harden. Sendek's guys always play hard and, at times last year, well enough to compete with all b ... More >>
We were in Oklahoma City the last time the ASU men's basketball team took the floor in the wonderful event known to all as March Madness. Led by Ike Diogu, the Sun Devils got stomped by a championship-level Kansas team in the second round after upsetting Memphis a few days earlier. That wo ... More >>
Who would have thought that the Arizona State Sun Devils could win an NCAA game with star James Harden held to just nine points? Well, they just did, beating the Temple Owls in Miami by a score of 66-57 (we predicted a 62-57 ASU win in a blog post just before game time). Point guard Derek Glass ... More >>
The ASU men's basketball team has one last chance at 6 p.m. tonight to beat one of the Washington schools this season, when they meet the Washington Huskies in semi-final action at the Pac-10 basketball tournament here in L.A. The Sun Devils are fresh from completing a trifecta of victories over on ... More >>
Arizona State's 68-56 win over the boys from Tucson in a Pac-10 tourney game that ended a few minutes ago can be attributed to one player's piss-poor performance: Arizona's Chase Budinger. The highly touted Wildcats' forward played as soft as a cushy little pillow for the entire contest, finishing ... More >>
Although the ASU men's basketball team didn't win the Pac-10 Conference championship this year, Sun Devils guard James Harden was named Pac-10 Player of the Year today by conference coaches.The 6-foot-5 sophomore led the Pac-10 in scoring with 20.8 points per game. He also averaged 1.7 steals, 4.1 a ... More >>
Coming off two spirit-crushing overtime losses last weekend in Washington, the Arizona State Sun Devils try to regroup tonight against Stanford in a 6:30 game in Tempe. ASU's Pac-10 championship hopes went out the window with the back-to-back defeats, and now the team is playing for a decent ... More >>
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, UofA get smashmouth at Wells Fargo Arena
What was most (maybe the only thing) memorable about last night's Pac-10 slugfest between ASU and Southern Cal happened with about a minute left. USC head coach Tim Floyd (the oddly gesticulating gent in the photo) took such umbrage with a pivotal call against his squad that he felt c ... More >>
ASU star James Harden was wheeling and dealing in the lane last night with just more than a minute to go against UCLA. The 11th-ranked Bruins were up by one point, and time was running out on the shot clock. This is the kind of game that UCLA usually wins. It seemed as if the entire Br ... 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 >>
Harden, Devils tune up for Pac-10 against East Coast imps
Call it a dress rehearsal for a huge event at the end of March, when the University of Phoenix Stadium will be the site of the NCAA West Regionals in men's college basketball. Tomorrow afternoon, ASU and its superstar soph James Harden (pictured shooting jumper) ... More >>
Hoops double-dip has a Big Dance feel
Are we really mentioning ASU and UofA in the same breath? At last?
Hoops rule . . . in football season?