The long goodbye finally ended last night up in Nevada, as Dennis Erickson coached his final game at Arizona State, a crushing 56-24 loss to a far-superior Boise State Team in the Las Vegas Bowl.Dennis Erickson, back in the day: See yaErickson looked as lost on the sideline as the Sun Devils did ... More >>
Arizona State University made it official an hour or so ago, releasing a statement that everyone expected: Dennis Erickson is out as the Sun Devils' head football coach, apparently effective after the team plays in a minor bowl game somewhere next month.Erickson's record in Tempe is 31-30, and that ... More >>
Back about a hundred years ago (actually it was September 24) just after Arizona State's high point of this lost football season, a 43-22 win over USC, team defensive coordinator Craig Bray spoke to an Arizona Republic reporter about "superstar" linebacker Vontaze Burfict.Burfict had gotten about ... More >>
A few hours from now, the Arizona State Sun Devils will take the field in Tempe against the equally mediocre California Golden Bears in what fairly can be called an "important" game.Remarkably, the Devils still have a very decent chance of making it to the Pac-10 championship game against either ... More >>
Lots of talk in Sportsland about the hiring today in Tucson of Rich Rodriguez as the Arizona Wildcats' next head football coach.
Price tag: 5-year deal for $9.55 million.
Nice work if you can get it, huh?
Rich Rodriguez is not universally loved from what we gather.Mixed bag of opini ... More >>
Dennis Erickson, the veteran head football coach at Arizona State University, collects $1,275,000 in salary each year, plus whatever else he pulls in from endorsements and what have you.
What the Devil got into St. Dennis?For this remarkable sum, Sun Devils' fans have gotten a consi ... More >>
ASU's new logo and typeface
Fear the fork -- Arizona State University's longtime devlish mascot, Sparky, is taking the backseat to a pitchfork as A-State's logo, just one change in a series of new athletic looks unveiled by the school today.
The redesign of ASU's athletic ... More >>
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.
We remember The Play like it was yesterday, to steal a cliche, though it was almost a quarter-century ago, November 1986.
It was a bright, sunny afternoon in Tucson, and we were right down on the field, parallel to the action inside Arizona's ten-yard-line on the south side o ... More >>
alumnifashions.comWe posted yesterday that it looked like the Utah Utes would be joining the Pac-10 as the 12th team in the very near future.
A day later, it's official.
Utah accepted the Pac-10's offer at a press conference after a meeting by school officials.
Finally, it looks as if the musical chairs in college sports have come to an end.
As we reported here last week, there was a lot of uncertainty of which conference a number of schools would end up.
While schools did shuffle around, the latest (and hopefully last) one to do so ... More >>
Arizona football legend Pat TillmanFormer Arizona State University linebacker Pat Tillman was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame yesterday in New York, more than six years after he was tragically killed while fighting in the war in Afghanistan.
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