You can’t drive around metro Phoenix without seeing University of Arizona billboards proclaiming the Valley is “Wildcat Country”.
U of A held their spring football scrimmage at Glendale Community College, attempting to broaden their fan reach in the Valley. It’s a smart move, but it also ruffled some feathers of Arizona State faithful who believe anything north of Picacho Peak is Sun Devil Nation.
Well, ASU is getting in on the statewide reach idea.
Arizona State’s mascot, Sparky, has been all over the state with a high-powered light, projecting the trademark Sun Devil pitchfork on landmarks in Sedona, Tempe and yes, even Tucson.
It’s all part of the Fork Invasion program.
With Rich Rodriguez taking over the program at Arizona and Todd Graham taking the reins at ASU, and aggressive marketing and renewed vigor behind each program, there’s a new feel to the rivalry between the schools, and it’s spreading statewide.
Check out more at ForkInvasion.com.