Just a little more than a week after owners Allen and Traci Thompson opened a second location of their popular Arcadia burger joint, The Grind, in North Scottsdale, the two are getting both locations into the weekend breakfast business, starting tomorrow, Saturday, September 22. See also: Owners of ... More >>
In a pretty improbable turn of events, the Arizona Wildcats baseball team is but one win away from a berth in the best-of-three NCAA College World Series championship round this weekend.The Wildcats await the winner of tonight's elimination game in Omaha between the powerful Florida State Seminoles ... More >>
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 >>
That the Arizona Wildcats won 23 games this season with what they had is a testament to head coach Sean Miller's ability to get the most of his players. That they came one missed shot against Colorado and a devastating loss in Tempe to ASU from a berth in NCAA March Madness is fairly remarkable ... More >>
We often attend the Pac-12 men's basketball tournament in Los Angeles. It's a few days in downtown LA, where we always visit the old city library (beautiful), walk everywhere (safer than you think), stay on the cheap (always good as long as the bedbugs don't bite), and watch a whole lot of hoop.G ... 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 >>
The top-ranked Arizona State women's softball team takes the field this afternoon against the Oklahoma Sooners in a first-round game at the NCAA World Series in Oklahoma City.NCAA College World Series starts this afternoonThe 4 p.m. game will be nationally televised on ESPN2 (Channel 32). It shou ... More >>
Top-ranked ASU found itself down to its final strike in its NCAA softball Super Regionals opener last night against Texas A&M, down 2-1 with the bases loaded.Dallas Escobedo and the Devils squeak one outThe Aggies had managed all of two hits against the Sun Devils freshman ace pitcher Dallas ... More >>
The defending NCAA champion Duke Blue Devils will strut into the basketball arena in Anaheim later today brimming with confidence, fully expecting to leave as the victor over the Pac-10's Arizona Wildcats in a Sweet 16 contest.Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski hopes to gnaw on Arizona Wildcats tonightThe g ... 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 Arizona Wildcats will take the floor in a few hours against the Memphis Tigers in first-round NCAA action.Onetime Arizona Wildcat Josh Pastner about to coach against old teamThe 5th-seeded Cats are favored over a young Tigers team coached by former Arizona player and assistant coach Josh Past ... More >>
bcsknowhow.com Does College Football need background checks?Sports Illustrated ran an article this morning detailing the results of background checks into all college football players who play for the Top 25 ranked schools in the country. The results are unsurprising: some college ... More >>
Does the season matter for the probation-slapped Devils?
A fair question arose on Sunday as we were watching the NCAA Tournament Selection Show, a made-for-TV event where 65 teams get the good word that they have made it to the Big Dance: If you were a college player, would you rather be eliminated in the first round of the NCAAs, ... More >>
Diehard Arizona Wildcats men's basketball haters were sure just a few short weeks ago that this was the year that the Cats' incredible streak -- 25 straight seasons in the NCAA national tournament -- finally would end. After all, BYU beat the Wildcats by 30 points down in Tuc ... More >>
A Valley high school teacher is on leave after taking several students to Hooters. The teacher, Mary Segall, is the choir director at Paradise Valley High School. She took about 40 students to lunch at Hooters last week after a choir performance at the Arizona Center, saying it was the only eater ... More >>
Sun Devils host weak Warhawks before visiting SEC powerhouse
Question-riddled Devils look to rebound with a rock-solid D
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 >>
Time was that the Arizona Wildcats hated the Pac-10 postseason basketball tournament with a passion. That was when the `Cats routinely dominated league play, finishing first or second seemingly every year after now-retired Lute Olson revved up the program in the mid-1980s. Olson and his minions cons ... More >>
Pat Murphy: Amazing coach. Relationship counselor? Not so much.
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 rule . . . in football season?
As Sun Devil history tells us, its not necessarily so
Devils get the NIT. Wildcats get the Dance. Insanity reigns.
Hey, Cactus League nuts, heres the best baseball in the Valley
Hey, Cactus League nuts, heres the best baseball in the Valley
Flag footballers go for the gravy
Dennis Erickson's a frightening choice to lead a college football program plagued by murder and NCAA violations
College Hoops 2K6 will bring out your inner Bobby Knight
Lady Devils spike out
Impact Zone shows wrestlers the ropes
ASU coach Rob Evans rocks his world
Big Red of the Desert
Sun Devil Masters
Mona Plummer Aquatic Center
Arizona State University
The Arizona State hockey team iced tough competition this season. So why did players pass on a shot at a national championship?
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.
Once dominant, U.S. swimmers have fallen back in the Olympic pack. And some observers are questioning whether Gary Hall Jr., the world-class sprinter from Paradise Valley, has the work ethic to find gold in Atlanta.
THE MEN'S GYMNASTS WERE TRUE SCHOLAR-ATHLETES. THEY WON CHANPIONSHIPS, EARNED DEGREES AND STAYED OUT OF JAIL. NO WONDER ASU KILLED THE PROGRAM.