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Daily Devil Dish: Keeping up with the Sun Devils

An alleged phone call between Mike Bercovici and Kim Kardashian dominated Monday's news cycle. We break that down, and more, in this edition of the Daily Devil Dish.

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Mike Bercovici, Kim Kardashian phone call rumor explodes - After Gus Johnson speculated during Saturday's game that Mike Berocvici may be receiving a phone call from Kim Kardashian, the story blew up on Monday. The quarterback addressed the situation in yesterday's press briefing, but the story got even more attention after his explanation was misheard by multiple different reporters.

Pac-12 Week 6 Power Rankings: South sees shakeup - Arizona State's upset of UCLA last weekend provided some movement in our latest edition of the Pac-12 power rankings. The Sun Devils were our consensus spot at No. 5 in the conference this week, while Utah is now at the top spot.

ASU Football

With the football team's now annual blackout game approaching this Saturday against Colorado, the athletic department decided to send an interesting message to its fans yesterday. Buried beneath some stats about home field advantage throughout multiple different sports, the letter reminded its fans to not wear face paint of any color to Arizona State sporting events. This comes just a year after a student ignited controversy by painting his face black at a football game last season.

This piece by SB Nation's own Bill Connelly takes a look at every major divisional race across the country, including the wild Pac-12 South. The Utes (currently ranked 19th in S&P+) are in the driver's seat at the moment, but are just an upset away from opening the door to a bunch of challengers, one of which is the maroon and gold.

They will host Todd Graham's team in Salt Lake City on October 17. It was announced on Monday that the meeting between Utah and Arizona State will be an 8:15 PM (Mountain) kickoff on either ESPN or ESPN2.

ASU Basketball

Hoops season is right around the corner, and it is time for preseason previews. This profile from takes an in-depth look at combo guard Andre Spight, who is transferring into the program from South Plains College (Texas). Spight plans to be a part of head coach Bobby Hurley's wide rotation to start his first season in Tempe.

ASU hires former NFL finance executive

Sun Devil Athletics announced Tuesday it had hired Frank Ferrara as Senior Director of Business Development. Ferrara previously worked in the NFL for 20 years as a finance director and manager.