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  • 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 […]
  • Six Points: Devils miss opportunity in Eugene

    The Arizona State Sun Devils went to Eugene, Oregon not only with the hopes of ending a six-game losing streak to the Oregon Ducks, but also to send a message to the rest of the Pac-12 and the nation that they were ready for prime time. The (now) 18th-ranked Devils failed on both goals, falling […]
  • Nine Sun Devils get midseason kudos from Phil Steele

    With half the regular season already behind us, many publications are issuing mid-season awards in college football. Phil Steele, who has published Phil Steele’s College Football Preview since 1995, has put out his mid-season All-Conference teams in every conference, including the Pac-12. Nine Arizona State Sun Devils got mention with senior center Garth Gerhart, junior […]
  • ASU has chance if it limits turnovers, big plays against Oregon

    Arizona State has already surpassed the expectations many fans went into the season with. The team is currently ranked 18th in the nation with a 5-1 record, and appears to have an easy road to the Pac-12 championship game. The Sun Devils really only have one test remaining on their schedule, and it’s Saturday’s matchup […]
  • ASU’s Osweiler would be a first round pick right now

    Brock Osweiler has thrown all of 377 passes in his collegiate career, passed for 2,723 yards and tossed 20 touchdowns. He’s thrown eight interceptions and been sacked 27 times. A mobile 6-foot-8, Osweiler is now on the radars of NFL scouts. “Up in Minnesota a pro personnel man told me ‘Brock Osweiler’s got my attention, […]
  • ASU tries to break losing skid to Ducks

    In the history of the rivalry between 18th-ranked Arizona State and 9th-ranked Oregon, the Sun Devils still come out on top, having won 16 of 31 previous games. But that number can be a little misleading, as the Ducks have won the last six meetings—a trend Dennis Erickson’s 18th-ranked squad will try to reverse Saturday […]
  • Sun Devils have a ball-hawking defense

    There is no better team in the Pac-12 at forcing turnovers than Arizona State, and only Rutgers and South Carolina are better nationally. The ASU defense, as expected, is making its presence felt on the field. The unit though got off to a slow start, forcing only one turnover in the first two games (UC […]