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ASU Athletics Week In Review: July 29-August 4

Catch up on everything you missed last week in the world of ASU athletics.

The ASU football team is excited for the season to start.
The ASU football team is excited for the season to start.

The week in review is back and there is a lot to cover in this edition. Todd Graham and company have been killing it on the recruiting trail as of late, make sure to check out the ASU recruiting story stream for all the latest updates.

The biggest news that caught your attention last week was the fact that the Sun Devils were left off the initial USA Today Top 25. ASU received 51 votes in the poll which was not good enough to get them ranked. USC, Oregon State, UCLA, Oregon and Stanford were all ranked in the preseason poll.

Five Stories to Read from Last Week

ASU Football Left Off USA Today Coaches Poll: The first coaches poll was released last week and the Sun Devils were not on it. The Sun Devils received 51 votes total placing them right around No. 30. The Pac-12 placed five teams in the first poll of the season, including USC (24) and Oregon State (25).

Haber's Hunches Part One: Ben Haber checks in with the first in his Haber's Hunches series. This article focuses on who Ben believes will be the best wide receiver on the ASU roster.

New Speak of the Devil Podcast: The Speak of the Devil podcast is back with an in-depth interview with new ASU commit Tyler Wiley. Here what he was to say about staying true to ASU.

ASU's Six Most Important Games of 2013: We continue in our series breaking down ASU's six most crucial games of the season. This week we breakdown the USC game on September 28th.

Pac-12 Power Rankings: House of Sparky continues its power rankings and this week we get to perhaps our most important position group. We countdown which team in the conference has the best uniforms. Which is crucial to on-field performance this season.

News and Notes

  • The ASU volleyball team is having two free coaches clinics on August 14 and August 21 at Wells Fargo Arena. The clinics take place after practice on those days and will run 30 minutes. Coaches attending can ask Jason Watson and his staff about Sun Devil practice habits and and other volleyball questions.
  • Brandon Magee recorded six tackles in his preseason debut last night in the NFL Hall of Fame Game. Former ASU safety Keelan Johnson recorded two tackles as the Cowboys beat the Dolphins 24-20.
  • Last week, former ASU catcher Tuffy Gosewisch became the 102nd Sun Devil baseball player to make it to the major leagues. Gosewisch played at Arizona State from 2002-2005 and spent nine years in the minor leagues before being called up by the Diamondbacks and making his MLB debut on August 1.
Tweets of the Week
Can't wait to see the team in those this year!
Just another Sun Devil in a Hall of Fame. Congratulations Curley!
This time he literally means he is going to be eating.
Interesting idea Trevor
Sun Devil nation cannot wait
Would not want to be in front of Will in a buffet line
Best of luck in camp Deantre
I would imagine designated driver is a must
Sun Devils will counter will something great I am sure
Videos of the Week
If this does not get you fired up!

Part 2

Tuffy Gosewisch's first career hit