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ASU Athletics Week in Review: July 15-21

We had a Sun Devil win a major championship, a new Speak of the Devil Podcast and an update on how some ASU baseball players are doing this summer. Read all about it in this edition of ASU Athletics week in review.

Atta boy Phil!
Atta boy Phil!

Phil Mickelson does it again. Lefty used a miraculous final round to win his fifth major championship, as Mickelson shot an astounding final round 66 to win the 2013 Open Championship. The Arizona State alum is now a U.S. Open title away from completing golf's grand slam, a feat which would put him among golf's all-time greats.

A new edition of the Speak of the Devil podcast is available, as guests Kyle Caldwell and Juan Roque discuss the local recruiting. With Arizona's improved talent pool, this concept continues to grow in importance.

The Arizona State men's basketball team found out this week that they will play Creighton on Thanksgiving day in the opening round of the Wooden Legacy Classic. The Blue Jays beat the Sun Devils in Las Vegas last season. Now, onto the week in review.

Five Stories to Read from Last Week

Phil Mickelson Wins British Open: Lefty captured his 5th major championship on Sunday with a 5-under final round. Mickelson, an ASU alum, is a U.S. Open title away from capturing golf's grand slam.

Pac-12 Defensive Back Power Rankings: Our defensive power rankings continue as we get to the secondary unit. See which team cracks our top spot and where ASU ranks among the defensive backs in the Pac-12.

USA Baseball Summer Update: The Sun Devils sent one player and one coach to the USA Collegiate National Team. Head coach Tim Esmay and closer Ryan Burr are representing the Sun Devils with Team USA and Nick Marek gives us an update on how they are performing.

ASU's Six Most Important Games of 2013: We are breaking down Arizona State's six most important games of 2013. Up first in our series is the UCLA Bruins, who beat the Sun Devils 45-43 last season.

New Speak of the Devil Podcast: Brad Denny is back with another fabulous episode of the Speak of the Devil Podcast. This week the SOTD podcast features Kyle Caldwell and Juan Roque discussing local recruiting and establishing a larger fan base in the valley.

News and Notes

  • The Arizona State baseball team solidified their 2014 recruiting class. The seven-man class is comprised of six high school players and one junior college transfer. Five of the players from from Arizona, one is from California and one is from Texas. Here is the full list of players.
  • Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton earned another national honor this week as the senior was named to the Walker Camp Watch List. The award is given to the Player of the Year in college football. Sutton posted 23.5 tackles for loss and 13 sacks last season on his way to winning Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year.

Tweets of the Week

Strong words

I'm getting more excited to see Manny in Maroon and Gold

Could not agree more

Congratulations Ryan!

You are twice the man I will ever be Jaxon

Who knows

Don't forget about Sun Devil basketball fans

More love for Will Sutton

1000% agree

That's like saying ASU or U of A is a tough decision

Can't make out the guy in the middle

Hoping for a big 2014 from Lilek

Videos of the Week

In honor Terrell Suggs

Some Marion Grice highlights