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  • Cardinals ready for physical Steelers

    It’s always an attraction when the Pittsburgh Steelers come to town. They’re the defending AFC champs. They’ve won six Super Bowls. They’ve got an incredible, towel-waving fan base in every NFL city, including Phoenix- a fact that should be quite evident when the Steelers invade Arizona Sunday afternoon. The Cardinals’ roster and coaching staff are […]
  • 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 […]
  • Burfict not living up to the hype

    The sky was the limit for Arizona State middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict in 2012. In his first two years for the Sun Devils, Burfict showed the ability to dominate football games while also showing the propensity for losing his temper and committing boneheaded penalties that crippled his team in crucial situations. Apparently most were willing […]
  • Dockett says talent isn’t everything

    The Arizona Cardinals returned to practice today after four days off for the bye week. Veteran defensive tackle Darnell Dockett was in a chatty mood as he stood next to his locker and assessed the team’s four game losing streak. “We gotta a lot of talent on this team but talent don’t mean nothing. When […]
  • 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 […]
  • A.J. Hinch the next Red Sox manager?

    Following an epic collapse that saw them squander a double -digit lead in the American League Wildcard race in the final month of the season, the Boston Red Sox are in major upheaval. General manager Theo Epstein, who spent nine seasons as the Red Sox general manager, has moved on to take the same post […]
  • 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 […]
  • Doan’s been here forever, will he stay in PHX?

    A lot of things have changed in the Valley of the Sun since 1996. One thing hasn’t: Shane Doan, an original Phoenix Coyote, is still in town. Phoenix’s longest-tenured athlete will play in his 15th home opener Saturday night when the Coyotes host the Winnipeg Jets at Arena in Glendale. The fact that Doan […]