ASU Football Opponent Primer: Colorado - After a quick trip up north to face UCLA in their first game of October, the Sun Devils will return home to face Colorado. The Buffaloes fell by a score of 38-24 against the maroon and gold last season.
While we will have to wait a few more days to see the game jerseys, Arizona State fans did get to see a couple more of the team's practice duds yesterday. They now have sharp maroon and white looks to go along with the previously revealed gold and camouflage jerseys.
In recruiting news, 4-star offensive guard Michael Eletise announced late last night that he would be taking his talents to Tucson. The Honolulu (HI) product picked Arizona over ASU, Mississippi, Washington, and Nebraska.
Sun Devil reliever Jordan Aboites penned a letter to fans of the maroon and gold on Monday, updating his summer progress and reflecting on unfinished business last season. The end of the letter features a promise to bring a championship back to Tempe, and that anything less will be unacceptable.
The team took a big step towards that possible championship yesterday when three different players committed to Tracy Smith's program.
The trio is led by a pair of left-handed pitchers in Sean Keating and Jordan Roberts. Keating's .426 average at the plate in his junior season drew interest from Vanderbilt, Cal State Fullerton, and Oregon, among others. Rounding out the group is first baseman Cody Sturgeon, a Garland (TX) native that has received interest from big names like TCU, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma State.
LAUNFD, the team led by former Arizona State standout Ike Diogu, was eliminated from The Basketball Tournament on Saturday. Diogu had to leave prior to LAUNFD's Super 17 matchup after being called up by the Nigeria national club, and his presence was sorely missed. They were able to get by Team Utah for a 93-82 win before falling in the quarterfinals against Team 23. Diogu finished the tournament with an average of 48 points and 16 rebounds per game.