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Daily Devil Dish: ASU basketball uniform released, UCLA a "must win"

Todd Graham and Mike Bercovici met with the media on Monday, while Adidas gave us our first look at the basketball team's new uniforms. We break that down, and more, in this edition of the Daily Devil Dish.

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ASU Football

Todd Graham and Mike Bercovici held their weekly press conference yesterday, and the main focus was on how critical the upcoming UCLA game is for the rest of the season. With an 0-1 start to Pac-12 play, every game, especially those against division rivals, is critical if the team wants to play in the conference championship. Bercovici made that crystal clear.

He would go on to say that despite the 2-2 start, the maroon and gold's expectations haven't changed.

Not everyone came away impressed with the football team's new "Desert Hammer" look. This review cites the lack of school colors and the similarities to Nike's "Desert Fuel" look as reasons Adidas failed with the new jerseys.

ASU Hockey

The USCHO preseason rankings were revealed on Monday, and the Sun Devils will face eight teams in 2015-16 that received votes. Their season opener comes this Saturday against Arizona in Glendale, and the first game against a ranked opponent will be on October 10 against the Alaska Nanooks.

ASU Basketball

The ASU basketball team released their maroon uniforms Tuesday morning via Twitter.

Hoops season is fast approaching, and that means it's time for media day. Arizona State will meet with the press starting at 2:00 PM today, the team will unveil its white uniform this afternoon.