Stick a pitchfork in the Arizona State men's basketball team, which got thumped last night by Stanford in a first-round Pac-12 Conference tournament game. The 85-65 loss at LA's Staples Center in front of about as many folks as watched the Sun Devils this year in Tempe at the Wells Fargo Are ... More >>
Arizona State's basketball team (the guy's version) has been ranked in the lower realms of all Division I programs this season, and yesterday afternoon's game in Tempe against the Arizona Wildcats had the makings of a butt-whipping--for the Cats. Most of those geeks who study the "B ... More >>
We didn't go by the Wells Fargo Arena last night for Arizona State's 66-57 loss to UCLA, but we know a few diehards who tells us that the announced attendance of 5,477 was exaggerated by a whole lot.Head Coach Herb SendekThe game itself was a microcosm of ASU's lost season--a nice effort by a sad ... More >>
The ASU Sun Devils play their first home game of the young Pac-12 season tonight in Tempe against the Oregon Ducks, a contest that will tell us a lot about what to expect for the rest of the season.The beleaguered Devils, who are 5-10 overall and 1-2 in the re-formed conference (Utah and Colorado ... More >>
We're not going too far out on a limb here by saying it's going to be another long year for ASU's men's basketball team. The Sun Devils play hard for head coach (he of the recent contract extension) Herb Sendek--but the team is thin and the remaining players on the squad basically are jus ... More >>
There's a very sound reason we don't engage in sports gambling but on the rare occasion: We learned the hard way a long time ago that we come too close too often to striking gold--but almost inevitably lose.Sun Devils surprise Trojans in LA last nightWe wrote yesterday that, in our imaginary ... More >>
Time was, the annual trek to So-Cal by Arizona State and Arizona's men's basketball teams was something to fear. Actually, that would have been just a few years ago, when UCLA was oh-so-close to winning a national championship or two.But that (as the cliche goes) was then and this is now. Both ... 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 >>
We spent a few hours last Saturday night at the 5th annual Jason Schechterle Scholarship Ball, and enjoyed ourselves immensely. Retired Phoenix cop Jason SchechterleSchechterle's name (and his face) are recognizable to most Valley residents: He's the former Phoenix cop who was rear- ... More >>
We have been watching Arizona basketball since, well, we moved to Tucson in 1973 to attend that finer institution of occasional and usually random learning.Derrick Williams, one of the all-time great Arizona WildcatsWe actually were in attendance for the final game at ancient Bear Down Gym, seemi ... 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 >>
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 >>
This edition of the Arizona Wildcats is unlikely to get too deep into the upcoming NCAA tournament--inexperience at the point guard position and other shortcomings surely will spell their doom, hopefully in the second weekend, not the first. We like Derrick Williams, the Pac-10's best player. ... More >>
We knew it was bound to happen, that the Arizona Wildcats weren't going to run the table in the Pac-10 Conference. But last night's 65-58 loss in Los Angeles to USC still came as something of a disappointment. Tough night for UA's Derrick Williams in La-La TownThe Trojans did a grea ... 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 >>
Two men's college basketball teams going in opposite directions at the moment, those being the Arizona Wildcats and the Arizona State Sun Devils.Down year continues for ASUWe watched the Cats break open a tight game against the formidable UCLA Bruins last night on ESPN-2, coming away with an 85-7 ... 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 >>
www.punditkitchen.comDid you hear Bristol Palin, daughter of one-time vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, is moving to the Grand Canyon State to attend Arizona State University? So did Chris Callahan, dean of ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication -- the school Pal ... More >>
music.colorado.eduThe University of Colorado Golden Buffalo Marching Band in actionI'm just gonna come right out and say it - college football is the best sport in the world. Unlike professional sports, where lockouts and strikes by multimillionaires are commonplace and players allegedly collude ... More >>
thesundevils.comIn a flash, the dream is over. A mere 36 hours after the first pitch was thrown, the Sun Devils are done after getting embarrassed 11-4 by South Carolina. Two games and out. Elimination from the 2010 College World Series. Poof. Good luck next season.
One thing was clear during halftime of the tightly contested Arizona State-California men's basketball game up in Berkeley on Saturday afternoon:The Sun Devils were up by one point, but it was about the shakiest lead one could imagine.ASU's three-point shooters, Derek Glasser, Ty Abbott and Rihar ... More >>
Picked by the pre-season pundits to finish in seventh place, the Arizona State Sun Devils improbably moved into a virtual first-place tie with Cal on Sunday afternoon as the Pac-10 men's basketball into the homestretch.ASU beat the fading Arizona Wildcats 73-69 in an especially intense game yeste ... More >>
If it wasn't a sure thing that the University of Arizona men's basketball team will have to win the Pac-10 conference championship next month to keep its streak of 25 consecutive years in the NCAA tournament intact -- it is now. That's because the Wildcats stunningly lost at home ... 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 >>
Only one thing's certain in this topsy-turvy Pacific-10 men's basketball season: From first place to last, any of the 10 teams are eminently capable of winning on any given night. That definitely includes the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Arizona Wildcats, both of who ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 ... 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 >>
It's the best of times and the worst of times for the Angeleno sports fan. There's still no NFL, and none on the near horizon, which seems to bother the NFL more than it does L.A. Jack Nicholson's once again grinning like a pre-lobotomy Randle Patrick McMurphy since his pet franchise, the Lakers ... More >>
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 >>
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