What Sun Devils are saying about stadium upgrades
-Rudy Burgess, former Sun Devil letterwinner
"I think it's a big thing for our program and it's going to put us to the next level. I'm excited to see all the different plans and I think it will help with recruiting. All of that stuff is really exciting and I'm pumped to see what's going to happen."
-Evan Finkenberg, offensive lineman, current Sun Devil student-athlete
"If you take a look at most of the top-10 successful programs in the country, the common denominator is the fact that they all have state-of-the-art facilities, including the stadium. When recruits come in and tour campuses and take a look at the facilities, they get an idea of what type of a commitment that university has to their sporting programs, specifically football. I think it would behoove the Sun Devils, and help them tremendously in their recruiting and in their ability to achieve the goals they're looking to achieve, by enhancing their stadium. The alumni would get excited and the recruits would get excited, and that would obviously turn into wins. It's just kind of a process that will continue to create more and more excitement and more and more wins, and that's what we need here at ASU."
-Nathan LaDuke, former Sun Devil letterwinner
"I won't be able to play in it, but I'll be able to come back and visit it, and I think it would be nice to see a brand new stadium. Everybody is so used to this, and we got the new jerseys - I think a new stadium will help with fan support and just getting everybody excited in Arizona."
-Brandon Magee, linebacker, current Sun Devil student- athlete
"The new football stadium will be huge for us and it will be a great recruiting tool. It's still outdoors and still allows you to feel the heat when you come down here, but a little shade for the fans - I think they'll appreciate that. I think it will be a little louder, actually, because it's kind of an enclosed feel. I'm sad I can't play in it, but I'll definitely come back to check out the games and check out the renovations as they go. If you're trying to be great, what better way to start than to get the best facilities possible?"
-Cameron Marshall, running back, current Sun Devil student-athlete
"I like the idea of having something to cover the field because that opens up opportunities to be nationally televised in early September or late August because now it's tolerable. If we're going to go big-time, than we have do the big-time things so we are available to take our shot on national television when it comes and we can't be held back because of weather. Everybody is so impressionable, and people even to this day, because we play most of our stuff at night, they're not even sure where Arizona is, let alone Arizona State. Every time you can be exposed, whether it's good, bad, or indifferent, you're going to make an impression on somebody, so playing in front of a national audience is hugely important."
-Ron Pritchard, former Sun Devil letterwinner
"Sun Devil Stadium is sorely in need of renovation after looking around the Pac-12 landscape. I think from a fan- enjoyment perspective, it needs to be improved. If fans come, that will increase both recruiting and player experience, which translates into revenue and wins."
-Jeff Van Raaphorst, former Sun Devil letterwinner
"With the stadium renovations comes tradition and being more of a family than ASU alumni have been in the past. Creating more of a family and team atmosphere among the football players is really going to add a cohesiveness that has been missing somewhat, just because the stadium is old. I also think it is really important for recruiting, just as much as the locker room and the weight room were. When there are top-tier, blue chip players that are on the bubble about where they should go, they can really look at the stadium as a means of creating their future. It goes beyond just the four or five years they're going to play at Arizona State to a legacy we are trying to build. We are creating that bond for the future so that players like myself, 20 years later, want to bring their families back and it feel like they're right back at home where they were before."
-Chuck Underwood, former Sun Devil letterwinner
- Steve Patterson, ASU athletic director - Tuesday May 21Patterson talks about potential Pac-12 Bowl changes and how the NBA Lottery really works
- Steve Patterson, ASU athletic director - Tuesday May 14Patterson talks to the guys about the Territorial Cup & scheduling with Notre Dame Football
- Steve Patterson, ASU athletic director - Tuesday May 7Patterson talks to Doug & Wolf about the state of Sun Devil Athletics
- Steve Patterson, ASU Athletic Director - Thursday May 2Doug and Wolf talk to Patterson about the latest news coming out of the Pac-12 meetings.
- Brandon Magee , Former ASU Linebacker - Wednesday May 1Doug & Wolf ask Brandon Magee about signing with the Cowboys after going undrafted.