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  • Taylor Kelly named as ASU’s starting QB

    TEMPE, Ariz. — It took longer than Arizona State head coach Todd Graham wanted, but Monday sophomore Taylor Kelly was named as the Sun Devils’ starting quarterback for the season opener August 30 against Northern Arizona. But in holding true to what he’s said throughout fall camp and following Saturday’s scrimmage at Camp Tontozona, Graham […]
  • Rashad Ross stars in ASU’s Camp T scrimmage

    CAMP TONTOZONA, Ariz. — One of the few Arizona State highlights in a thoroughly dismal 56-24 loss to Boise State in last season’s MAACO Bowl Las Vegas was the performance of wide receiver/kick returner Rashad Ross. Ross returned the second half kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown in that game. While it didn’t do much […]
  • Still no QB solution for Sun Devils

    CAMP TONTOZONA, Ariz — Some 5,142 fans showed up at Camp Tontozona just east of Payson Saturday to watch Arizona State’s football team scrimmage there for the first time since 2007. Many of them were hoping for head coach Todd Graham to announce who his starting quarterback will be when the Sun Devils host NAU […]
  • Big plays again highlight ASU practice

    CAMP TONTOZONA — If you like your football to feature big plays, you might want to get up to Camp Tontozona to check out what Arizona State’s offense is up to. Thursday’s practice featured a 99-yard touchdown pass from Taylor Kelly to Rashad Ross. There weren’t any plays that long on Friday, but there were […]
  • ASU’s Alonzo Agwuenu making his mark

    CAMP TONTOZONA, Ariz. — When you talk to anyone about the 2012 Arizona State football team, invariably two of the first items up for discussion will be the new coaching staff and the new quarterback. Todd Graham replaced Dennis Erickson, who was fired after five seasons on the job, and has dominated national headlines — […]
  • ASU’s Taylor Kelly ‘confident’, ‘focused’

    Payson, Ariz. — Head coach Todd Graham said this week he’d like to leave Camp Tontozona on Saturday with a starting quarterback. He also said this week Taylor Kelly was leading that competition. Whether or not the redshirt sophomore can beat out teammates and good friends Mike Bercovici and Michael Eubank for the job will […]
  • Sounds from Camp T

    August 16, 2012: Coaches’ voices pierce the Tonto National Forest PAYSON — First, there’s the horn, signaling the end of that particular period of work. Then comes the air horn, followed by a voice through a megaphone directing the players where to go next. There’s also the occasional whistle. But it’s the coaches who make […]
  • Pac-12 Network debuts

    August 15, 2012: Launch called “tremendous, tremendous step” PAYSON — At 6 p.m. Wednesday night, the Pac-12 joined the Big Ten as conferences with their own television network. “It’s a great brand builder,” ASU AD Steve Patterson said. “It’s great for getting exposure for all our great universities.” Football and men’s basketball will anchor the […]
  • Camp T reopens for business

    August 15, 2012: “This is heaven up here” PAYSON — Football returned to Camp Tontozona Wednesday for the first time since 2008. But it’s been five years since ASU practiced on the field legendary head coach Frank Kush first used in 1960 for preseason workouts. “I’m really honored to be here,” first year head coach […]
  • Camp T is a ‘rite of passage’

    August 14, 2012: ASU ends four-year absence When this page was last updated, I was wrapping up a week-long stay in Flagstaff covering the Cardinals. Now, after an extended break, it is time once again to head north (and escape the heat), though this time the destination is Payson and Camp Tontozona for ASU football. […]
  • ASU announces 2012-13 hoops schedule

    Year seven of the Herb Sendek era in Tempe tips off Saturday, November 10 at Wells Fargo Arena against the Central Arkansas Bears. In all, the Sun Devils will play 12 non-conference games at home, as they’ll host Florida A&M, Cornell, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Sacramento State, Hartford, Cal State Northridge, DePaul, Dartmouth and Coppin State. ASU […]
  • Is Todd Graham closer to naming starting QB?

    Welcome to the Valley of the Sun– home of quarterback competitions. The NFL’s Arizona Cardinals have their own QB quandary on their hands, with Kevin Kolb and John Skelton vying for playing time. And at the college level, the Arizona State Sun Devils have one-upped their professional brethren by conducting their own three-headed quarterback race […]
  • Shoulder injury ends ASU CB Spann’s season

    Arizona State redshirt sophomore cornerback Devan Spann put out a somewhat eybrow-raising tweet Monday afternoon. Im gonna miss this game i love soo much — 24/7 Dre,Snoop&DEVAN (@DevanTheDudee) August 6, 2012 Considering Spann missed the 2011 season with a shoulder injury, one could certainly read between the lines. The message became a lot less cryptic […]
  • Sun Devils turn to Todd Graham, discipline

    The word “discipline” was rarely used during Dennis Erickson’s five years at the helm of Arizona State football. That is, of course, if you don’t count the many fans and media members who said the Sun Devils’ lack of it was costing them. Nowadays, though, you cannot go anywhere near the team without being told […]
  • No regrets for ASU frosh D.J. Foster

    In college football, it’s hard to say ‘no’ to the big boys. Imagine being a high school senior and being offered full ride football scholarships to storied programs like Auburn, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon and USC. Imagine shunning those storied programs and plenty others to stay home and play in your own back yard. […]
  • Ball control will be key for Arizona State football

    TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona State Sun Devils cannot afford to turn the ball over in 2012. The team coughed the ball up 23 times last year (13 interceptions, 10 fumbles), meaning 23 times the team’s explosive offense gave up a chance put points on the board. New head coach Todd Graham said the team […]
  • ASU football focusing on improving discipline

    Midway through the 2011 season the Arizona State football team was 6-2, in line to make a push for the Pac-12 Championship. Five losses followed and the Sun Devils season came to a close with an embarrassing 56-24 loss to Boise State in the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas. Perhaps the biggest issue that needed to […]
  • Graham comments on QBs at Pac-12 Media Day

    The Arizona State Sun Devils are just 37 days away from their season-opening game against the NAU Lumberjacks. And, more than a month away from that contest, nobody has any idea whom the starting quarterback will be for Arizona State. At Pac-12 Media Day in Los Angeles Tuesday, Graham was asked about the signal-calling situation […]
  • ASU picked fifth in Pac-12 South

    Transition can be a bear in college football. The Arizona State Sun Devils have undergone big-time transition since the last time they took the football field. Todd Graham was hired as the new head coach following a disappointing 2011 campaign that ended with five consecutive losses. Quarterback Brock Osweiler bolted for the NFL, leaving a […]
  • USC the favorite in Pac-12 South

    No surprises here. Joining Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo on Monday, College Football Analyst Rick Neuheisel thinks the University of Southern California are the favorite to win the Pac-12 South in their first year of postseason eligibility in two years. The prediction is coming on the heels of the Trojans’ 2011 campaign, where the […]

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