The Devil's Advocate
A special section for The Devil's Advocate.
As I sit here drinking a Devil's Ale in honor of the Sun Devils, I can't help but be very happy with the way ASU played tonight. Yes, we always play a cupcake. Sure, we always kick some ass. Regardless, I'm going to be very optimistic right now: should this team remain healthy, they are definitely legitimate.
From flashy new uniforms to the very real possibility of a new (or highly renovated) Sun Devil Stadium, this offseason was full of surprises and curveballs. Another big one came down the pike yesterday as Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott announced the Pac-12 Network, which will begin broadcasting in the fall of 2012.
I'm interested to see what the hiring of Steve Patterson will do for ASU. Clearly, Michael Crow sees now as the perfect time to expand the Sun Devils brand, with new jerseys and a new logo already on the market.
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the pitchfork is a bold new frontier for a school that had previously lacked the initiative. Should the Sun Devils impress on the gridiron this fall, this gambit will have paid off tenfold in merchandise sales, product recognition, and public awareness. After years of being a sleeping giant, that's a risk that the Sun Devils were wise to take.
The Arizona State Sun Devils softball team achieved the ultimate goal on Tuesday night, defeating the Florida Gators 7-2 to claim ASU's second NCAA softball title in the past four years.
The Sun Devils came one step closer to immortality on Monday evening, handily defeating the Florida Gators 14-4 in the first game of a best-of-3 series between the two schools. At 58-6, the ASU softball team has proven that they are the real deal, and quite possibly unstoppable.
The Arizona State Sun Devils put on an impressive display of talent on Monday night, defeating the Florida Gators 14-4 in Game 1 of the best-of-3 Women's College World Series final.
With the Sun Devils taking on the Florida Gators in the Women's College World Series Final, the time feels right to have an open thread regarding the three-game series.
Both Sun Devils teams take on key opponents to advance further in the College World Series.
Both the ASU baseball and softball teams won key games in the postseason tonight.
The Sun Devils (56-6) continued their perfect postseason on Thursday afternoon, defeating the Oklahoma Sooners 3-1 in the first round of the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City.
Three Sun Devils are First Team All-Americans in 2011: pitcher Dallas Escobedo, catcher Kaylyn Castillo, and shortstop Katelyn Boyd. This trio has been instrumental in ASU's success all year long, delivering crucial performances in the Super Regional against Texas A&M to lead the Sun Devils to OKC.
Dallas Escobedo and Kaylyn Castillo continued their strong play in the Super Regional. Castillo hit a two-run home run in the top of the first inning, while Escobedo went all seven innings, racking up nine strikeouts.
Now, the softball team is back at it in game two of the Super Regional matchup. You can watch the game live on ESPN3.com or on ESPN itself, if you're into old-school technology like cable television.
Kaylyn Castillo, the catcher, delivered the biggest hit of her life up the middle, with Boyd doing an impressive dance to distract Texas A&M shortstop Brittany Walker just long enough to let it slip through the infield.
The first day of the Tempe Regional went very well for Dallas Escobedo and the Arizona State Sun Devils softball team, who defeated an overmatched North Dakota State squad 10-0 in five innings on Friday afternoon.
The Arizona State Sun Devils softball team had an incredible year in 2011, finishing the regular season with a 50-6 record, best in college softball. With that record, they've earned the top seed in the Divison I Softball Championship Bracket.
Student-athlete graduation rates continue to climb, and ASU looks to be a part of the revolution.
Maroon and gold have been the colors of ASU for a long time, and they must continue to wear their primary colors for the majority of the season. All of the flair from these new uniforms will provide a boost to player confidence and recruiting, a la Oregon.
The Sun Devils will start using the new font and logo for the 2011-12 athletic season, and the buzz surrounding this change has been very enthusiastic and positive.
The new ASU uniforms have been revealed. A look at how fans will see them.
We take a look at the rumors regarding ASU and April 9th, 2011 and think about what we'd like to see happen for our Sun Devils.
If the NFL doesn't have a season in 2011, what will those fans do to pass the time? My suggestion to Arizona Cardinals fans: support the Arizona State Sun Devils in 2011!