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  • Burfict named to 2011 Lombardi Award watch list

    TEMPE – The Rotary Lombardi Award Committee has released the Official Watch List for the 2011 Rotary Lombardi Award and Arizona State University linebacker Vontaze Burfict is among those listed. This is the 42nd year that the Rotary Lombardi Award has named the nation’s college lineman of the year. Burfict, a 6-3, 252-pound junior from […]
  • Vontaze Burfict wins another award

    Yeah, Vontaze Burfict is pretty good. The Arizona State linebacker added another award to his collection Tuesday, as he was named Blue Ribbon Magazine’s National Defensive Player of the Year. Burfict, who was also named a First-Team All-American by the magazine, is one of just two Pac-12 players on the list, as Stanford’s Andrew Luck […]
  • Taylor speaks out, is anyone listening?

    When former ASU receiver Kerry Taylor spoke out against head coach Dennis Erickson, more than a few eyebrows were raised. After all, it’s rare for a player to publicly blast a head coach, and Taylor’s saying Erickson “is NOT the right man for the job” surely struck a chord with many discontented Sun Devil fans. […]
  • Former WR speaks out against Erickson

    Dennis Erickson’s job security has been questioned time and time again. Although the school seems to back the coach, it appears his former players do not. Former ASU wide receiver Kerry Taylor was recently interviewed by Channel 3, where he decided to spout off his feelings about his former coach. Just did an interview about […]
  • ASU lands top quarterback recruit

    TEMPE – ASU has added a major piece to their 2012 recruiting class by convincing a Texas high school quarterback to switch his verbal commitment from Virginia Tech to the Sun Devils. T.J. Millweard out of Texas, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound passer changed his mind after taking a recent visit to Tempe according to devilsdigest.com. “He […]
  • ASU’s Carson on Team USA

    The USA Basketball U19 World Championship team announced their 12-man roster on Thursday. The team will travel to Lithuania to defend the gold medal won in 2009. Arizona State recruit Jahii Carson was the youngest player to be named to the team and is the only player on the squad with no collegiate experience. As […]
  • Carson likely to make team USA

    Coming off a last place finish is usually nothing to be rave about, but incoming recruit Jahii Carson has Sun Devils fans excited about the upcoming basketball season. Carson, who has been billed as the savior of Sun Devils basketball, spent the weekend trying out for USA Basketball’s U19 team. The Arizona Republic reported that […]
  • Are fans to blame for ASU’s struggles?

    Fans often blame coaches and players for the lack of success the ASU football program has experienced, however fans never seem to point the fingers at themselves. While fans may not think they have an impact on the game because they do not call plays like coaches or score touchdowns like players, they do have […]
  • Carson to participate in USA team training camp

    Incoming ASU freshman Jahii Carson has been added to the list of players participating at the 2011 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Championship Team training camp. Carson, a standout point guard from Mesa High School, will participate at the training camp from June 17-24 in hopes of being named to the 12-man team that will […]
  • For coaches, top NCAA jobs reside in Arizona

    For an NCAA football coach seeking a new job, landing in the state of Arizona would not be such a bad thing. An innovative commissioner atop the Pac-12 has brought extra revenue to all the schools. Both Arizona State and the University of Arizona have solid tradition, there is ample sunshine and, well, quality talent […]
  • A preseason All-American, Burfict should be face of the program

    Vontaze Burfict is the best player the Arizona State Sun Devils have. A preseason All-American, the junior linebacker is known for making plays on Saturdays and terrorizing opposing offenses. One thing he is not known for, however, is talking to the media. “I don’t even know what he looks like and I’m in the media,” […]
  • Dennis Erickson’s seat is rather warm

    With expectations come, well, expectations, and the Arizona State football team is preparing for what could be a make or break year for their head coach. Entering his fifth season in Tempe, Dennis Erickson has seen his team go 15-21 since a 10-3 campaign in 2007. Bowl-less in three straight years, the time is now […]
  • Arizona State adds 2012 recruit

    Arizona State has added a seventh signee to their 2012 recruiting class. Dejon Allen, an offensive lineman out of Dominguez High School in Compton, Calif. has committed to the Sun Devils. Allen, who was ranked the 33rd best offensive guard by scout.com, is 6-foot-3 and 265 pounds. The three-star recruit chose ASU over a few […]
  • Former ASU PG McMillan takes job at Drake

    Former Arizona State point guard Jamelle McMillan was named coordinator of basketball operations Thursday for Drake University, the school said in a statement. “Jamelle is a man of character and excellence who is the beneficiary of life-long exposure to the game at the highest level,” Drake University men’s basketball coach Mark Phelps said in the […]
  • Arizona State adds to 2011 recruiting class

    Demarkus Perkins, a defensive back out of Highland Community College in Kansas, has signed a national letter of intent to play football at Arizona State in 2011. The 6-2, 200 pound redshirt sophomore played both cornerback and safety while in junior college. Perkins is scheduled to arrive in time for fall practices and will have […]
  • Sun Devils second in Pac-10 in academic success

    Arizona State University’s Academic Progress Rates have been announced and the school’s average score of 976 tied the Sun Devils for second in the Pac-10 conference behind the Stanford Cardinal. For the third straight year all 21 of ASU’s athletic teams exceeded the NCAA’s minimum requirement of 925. The Sun Devils continue to improve as […]
  • Garth Gerhart named to Rimington watch list

    ASU senior center Garth Gerhart has been named to the Rimington Trophy watch list which is annually awarded to the top center in NCAA Division I-A college football. While Gerhart might be best known for being the younger brother of current Minnesota Viking running back Toby Gerhart, the history major has started 22 of 26 […]
  • Sun Devils continue garnering hype

    PHOENIX – The Arizona St. Sun Devils continue to be one of the teams expected for good things in 2011. SI.com’s Andy Staples ranks ASU 23rd in his preseason rankings. Despite only going 6-6 and failing to make a bowl game last season, ASU has become one of the media darlings to make a big […]
  • Sun Devils, BCS championship sleeper?

    Too bad they don’t give out awards for preseason expectations, because if so Arizona State would need to find a bigger trophy case. A preseason darling, the Sun Devils are receiving praise from all over, the latest coming courtesy of SI Writer Stewart Mandel. When asked in his mailbag to identify a sleeper team, one […]
  • Even a Wildcat can see Vontaze Burfict ready for big 2011

    The Arizona versus Arizona State rivalry pretty much permeates through anything involving the two schools regardless of whether it involves athletics or not. That’s why when a writer who covers one of the teams says a player for the other should win a national award it should be noted. TucsonCitizen.com’s Anthony Gimino, who has covered […]

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