ARIZONA STATE FOOTBALL

Report: ASU’s early season opponent dealing with chickenpox outbreak

Aug 13, 2017, 4:00 PM
(AP Photo/Dan Anderson, File)...
(AP Photo/Dan Anderson, File)
(AP Photo/Dan Anderson, File)

Arizona State gets to stay home to prepare for their first two opponents to start the season.

The Sun Devils have a Week 1 matchup against New Mexico State and a Week 2 contest against San Diego State.

It turns out ASU might need to throw some unusual preparations into the gameplan against the Aztecs.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that San Diego State is dealing with a chickenpox outbreak.

They reported that three different players have already been diagnosed with the illness and head coach Rocky Long is concerned it’s going to hit more in the locker room.

The three players with chickenpox are offensive lineman Ryan Pope and linebackers Tyler Morris and Temerick Harper. Pope is a starter, while the two linebackers are both back-ups who play special teams as well, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Long said that trainers think it’s an isolated case, but it will become clear in the next three-to-five days.

ASU plays San Diego State on Saturday, Sept. 9, in Tempe.

Arizona State Football

Arizona State head coach Kenny Dillingham addresses his team after a spring football practice in Te...
Jake Anderson

ASU has ‘worst practice by far’ of spring ball, OL Coleman out for 1st half of season

The Arizona State Sun Devils football team had its worst-ever practice in the Kenny Dillingham era on Tuesday.
3 days ago
Arizona State quarterback Jaden Rashada. (Instagram Photo/@jadenrashada)...
Arizona Sports

State of the Sun Devils podcast: Could QB Jaden Rashada start for ASU in 2023?

On the latest episode of State of the Sun Devils podcast, the guys broke down ASU's quarterback competition at 2023 spring ball practice.
6 days ago
Arizona State wide receiver Javen Jacobs during 2023 spring ball in Tempe, Arizona. (Sun Devil Athl...
Jake Anderson

ASU’s pass-catcher competition includes ‘deep wideout and tight end positions’

The Arizona State Sun Devils have a plethora of talent on the offensive side of the football when it comes to pass catchers.
10 days ago
Arizona State true freshman quarterback Jaden Rashada gives the "forks up" after a spring ball prac...
Jake Anderson

Arizona State’s QB battle heats up after 1st week of spring ball with Jaden Rashada

There are six on the roster, half of which are returners, while two are transfers and one is freshman five-star dual-threat QB Jaden Rashada.
13 days ago
Arizona State defensive back Chris Edmonds, celebrates his pass interception with linebacker Will S...
Jake Anderson

Communication is key for Arizona State’s new defense early on in spring ball

Communication is key in defense, especially in the modern era of college football where offenses are running quick-tempo, hurry-up offenses.
15 days ago
Arizona State University president Michael Crow interviews with Doug & Wolf on 98.7 FM Arizona'...
Kevin Zimmerman

ASU, Arizona presidents: Not preparing to leave for Big 12

The presidents of Arizona State University and the University of Arizona went on the record reaffirming their commitment to the Pac-12.
16 days ago
Report: ASU’s early season opponent dealing with chickenpox outbreak