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  • Burfict named Butkus semifinalist

    Arizona State junior linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been a target of both local and national media for what is perceived as lackluster play in 2011. That didn’t stop the folks who hand out The Butkus Award to the nation’s top linebacker, who today included Burfict on their list of twelve semifinalists for the hardware. Burfict […]
  • Bolden getting closer to return?

    Earlier this season, Arizona State head coach Dennis Erickson said we may see injured cornerback Omar Bolden, who suffered a torn ACL in spring practice, back after ASU’s bye week. Well, the bye week has come and gone, and the 21st-ranked Sun Devils are beginning preparations for the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday afternoon. Does that […]
  • ASU ‘refreshed,’ ready for second half of season

    After three months of practice and seven straight games, ASU needed a break. “That bye week came at a very crucial point in time,” said quarterback Brock Osweiler during his weekly Monday press conference. “It really gave guys the chance to kind of heal up their body, refresh a little bit and get focused on […]
  • Erickson plays armchair quarterback

    With no game Saturday, ASU head coach Dennis Erickson had a chance to sit back, relax and be a fan for one of the few times during the season. “I had the remote…watched a lot of games,” he explained during his weekly press conference Monday. Of course in watching his colleagues he did what any […]
  • Is Brock Osweiler too complacent?

    “The way I see it in my eyes is we’re first place in the Pac-12 South,” ASU quarterback Brock Osweiler said. “We’re sitting right where we had hoped we’d be at this time during the season and we just have to continue to build upon that.” Osweiler has been praised for his leadership this season, […]
  • Osweiler: ‘We’re right where we want to be’

    The expectations were high for ASU coming into the season. Now seven games in to the 2011 campaign, those expectations remain unchanged. “The way I see it in my eyes is we’re in first place in the Pac-12 South,” said quarterback Brock Osweiler. “Our goal at the beginning of the season was to win the […]
  • ESPN’s Bob Davie calls Vontaze Burfict a distraction

    Arizona State University’s middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict is picking up the critics at an extraordinary rate. Count ESPN NCAA football analyst Bob Davie as another analyst who calls Burfict’s on-field antics a distraction that is causing his NFL draft stock to fall quickly. “I’m just basing it on what I see from a productivity standpoint […]
  • ESPN Insider: Burfict the most overrated player

    Even though Arizona State has a winning record and is on track to be the first Pac-12 South champ, linebacker Vontaze Burfict just can’t catch a break. The linebacker had four solo tackles but committed two personal foul penalties in Saturday’s 41-27 loss to the Oregon Ducks. Although Burfict is no stranger to the personal […]
  • ASU — surprise, surprise — is getting healthy

    This season the news has been mostly bad for ASU on the injury front, but that may be changing soon. The pendulum, it appears, is slowly swinging towards good news for the Sun Devils. “Yeah, finally,” said head coach Dennis Erickson. “It’s been awhile.” For starters, defensive end Junior Onyeali (knee) is expected to return […]
  • Dennis Erickson says Sun Devils can beat Ducks

    With the way their respective seasons are going, there’s a decent chance Arizona State and Oregon will play again in the inaugural Pac-12 championship game. The Sun Devils lost to the Ducks last Saturday at Autzen – – where the rematch would likely be played — 41-27, but gained some confidence along the way. “There’s […]
  • Fox Sports Arizona picks up Colorado game

    On Monday, Arizona State’s Homecoming game against Colorado was passed over by the Pac-12’s national television partners and it appeared that the game would not be televised. Now, it will be on the tube, as Fox Sports Arizona has announced a local telecast for the October 29th game that is scheduled to kickoff at 3:30 […]
  • Vontaze Burfict’s critics reach the national level

    It is hard to gauge ASU middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict’s impact on the field, is he helping his team or is he hurting it? CBS Sports’ Bruce Feldman said that Burfict’s play can ultimately end up costing the Sun Devils’ play on the field. “Clearly there is a lot of intensity and a lot of […]
  • Vontaze Burfict’s stock keeps on falling

    Vontaze Burfict started the season with tons of hype surrounding him. Most believed he was one if not the nation’s top linebackers, a surefire top five pick in the NFL Draft. But so far this season Burfict hasn’t really lived up to any hype, as he’s played like just another linebacker in tallying 36 tackles, […]
  • Four to join ASU Ring of Honor

    Four new members will be inducted into the Arizona State University Ring of Honor on the weekend of November 18th and 19th. The 2011 inductees are Curley Culp, a 1967 All-American at nose tackle, the late John Henry Johnson, ASU’s all-time leading rusher Woody Green and Charley Taylor, who starred in Tempe from 1961 to […]
  • ASU still in polls; not in initial BCS rankings

    The initial Bowl Championship Series standings were released with great pomp and circumstance on Sunday evening, and with little surprise, unbeaten LSU and Alabama came in ranked #1 and #2. Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Boise State rounded out the top top five. Three Pac-12 teams were ranked in the BCS standings; Stanford (6-0) is ranked […]