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Daily Devil Dish: White honored, ASU accused of stealing signs

Return man Tim White was named the Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday, but that is not all that happened. We break it all down in this edition of the Daily Devil Dish.

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Pac-12 Football: Week 8 Power Rankings - We have hit the midway point for the 2015 season as Utah and Stanford stand alone as the clear leaders in the conference. Arizona State is still the consensus No. 2 pick in the South despite losing in Salt Lake City on Saturday.

ASU vs. Utah: Positional Grades - Our coverage of the loss to the Utes concludes with a position-by-position look at each Sun Devil unit. The linebackers rated out the highest, while the play at running back and the line that was in front of them needs the most work.

ASU Football

Return man/wide receiver Tim White has been named the Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in Salt Lake City. The junior averaged 42 yards per kickoff return on Saturday, including one that went 100 yards for the team's only touchdown of the night. The honor is the second the maroon and gold have gotten this month, with punter Matt Haack picking up the award after a stellar performance at UCLA.

White also received recognition this week for his valiant field goal-blocking attempts. He came very close to making spectacular blocks on two separate occasions against Utah, using past experience as a triple-jumper in track and field to his advantage on the gridiron.

The Sun Devils came under fire on Monday after they were accused of deciphering a few of the Utes offensive signals in the third quarter of Saturday's game. Kyle Whittingham's team decided to start huddling in the final 15 minutes of the game and then saw more success, scoring 20 more points than they did in the third (while also picking up 85 more total yards).

It should be noted that most teams begin to change their offensive and defensive signs at this point in the season as opponents have now had six or seven weeks of tape to study.

ASU Hockey

Arizona State hockey is off to a 2-4 start in its first season as a D1 program, but some season previews are still trickling out. This piece from Hockey's Future focuses on the potential professional prospects on the team, noting that some of the program's best players are sitting out this season due to NCAA transfer rules.

The maroon and gold will play their first games of the year at Oceanside Arena this weekend against Southern New Hampshire before taking a Halloween trip to Madison to face Wisconsin.

ASU Baseball

The Sun Devil baseball team returned to the field yesterday for the first time since last May, opening fall practice under perfect blue skies at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. The club will hold 22 practice sessions over the next four weeks before closing camp with the annual "Maroon & Gold World Series".