There's been an All-American defensive tackle and a Freshman of the Year point guard. There was a softball team that won 21 in a row, and a hockey team that beat the Wildcats eight straight times. Oh yeah, did we mention the Territorial Cup?
The 2012-2013 athletic year was another unforgettable ride for Sun Devil fans. Teams and athletes soared to new heights and gave us memories that will last a lifetime. Arizona State had plenty of moments that left Sun Devil fans awestruck, amazed, and wanting to come back for more.
That's why the team at House of Sparky has created a new summer series. Everyone loves a bracket competition, so we decided to create a "32-Moment" bracket to determine what memory had the most impact on Sun Devil fans.
Earlier this week, we asked for fan submissions of their favorite memories from the past year. We received a wide variety of responses, ranging from no-hitters to tennis upsets to Territorial Cup performances.
While the Territorial Cup was an overwhelming favorite, we didn't want to overlook some of the other outstanding accomplishments that other Sun Devil teams achieved.
After receiving the submissions, the folks here at House of Sparky seeded each moment and broke the moments into four distinct regions.
The regions allow for competitive balance, and should inspire great debate among fans of different Sun Devil sports.
Each week, we will pit moments against one another and Sun Devil fans will vote to determine which moments advance and ultimately have a shot at becoming "The Best Moment of 2012-2013".
So without further ado, it's time to renew the friendly rivalries in the office pool and fill out your bracket.
Region 1: "The Territorial Cup"
1-seed: Hoisting the Cup
8-seed: Cameron Marshall's Go-Ahead Touchdown
4-seed: Marion Grice's 52-yard Touchdown Run
5-seed: Robert Nelson's 66-yard Interception Return
3-seed: Keelan Johnson's Forced Fumble
6-seed: Kevin Ayers' Blocked Punt
2-seed: The Final Kneel Down
7-seed: Obo Appears in the Heart of the U of A Crowd
Region 2: "On the Court and On the Ice"
1-seed: Evan Gordon's Buzzer-Beater Beats Colorado
8-seed: Stephen Collins' Hat Trick
4-seed: Carrick Felix's Buzzer-Beating Block Against UCLA
5-seed: Faiz Khan's Goal Seals ASU Hockey Win in Tucson
3-seed: Darcy Charrois' OT Winner Pushes Sun Devils Past Wildcats
6-seed: Jahii Carson Drops 34 Against Stanford in Pac-12 Tourney
2-seed: ASU Hockey Defeats NCAA D1 Opponent Penn State
7-seed: Kyle Bowen's Empty-Netter Seals Hockey Win Over U of A
Region 3: "The Individual Efforts"
1-seed: Cory Hahn Drafted by the Diamondbacks
8-seed: Jordan Clarke's NCAA Titles
4-seed: Will Sutton Named Consensus All-American
5-seed: Jon Rahm Goes 9-Under Par in NCAA Tournament
3-seed: Dallas Escobedo Throws No-Hitter in NCAA Tournament
6-seed: Jacqueline Cako Upsets No. 1 Ranked Tennis Player
2-seed: Ryan Kellogg No-Hits Oregon State
7-seed: Marion Grice Earns Fight Hunger Bowl MVP
Region 4: "Team Accomplishments"
1-seed: Sun Devils Win Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
8-seed: Lacrosse Advances to Final Four
4-seed: Softball Advances to Women's College World Series
5-seed: Hockey Advances to Final Four
3-seed: Softball Opens Season With 21 Straight Wins
6-seed: Graham Era Opens With a Victory
2-seed: Hockey Beats U of A Eight Straight Times
7-seed: Camp Tontozona Reopens