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Sun Devils Romp UC Davis, Provide Hope For 2011 Season

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.

Preseason Top 25 BlogPoll: Oregon Tops Our Board

Oregon Ducks reign supreme in the preseason ballot.

The Sun Devils: Excitement Builds For 2011 Season

A fan sees big things happening for ASU in 2011, a year full of promise and anticipation.

Pac-12 Network Brings Another Recruiting Boost To ASU Football

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.

ASU Sun Devils Athletics To Build New Football Stadium, Pursue Corporate Structure?

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.

ASU Alumni Anchors Defense For U.S. Women’s Team During Soccer World Cup

ASU Alumni Anchoring Defense For U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team In World Cup

The Bold Sun Devils Gambit: New Uniforms, New Identity, New National Appeal?

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.

ASU Softball Wins Women's College World Series, Defeating Florida 7-2

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.

Women's College World Series Final: ASU Goes For Championship Against Florida

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.

ASU Softball One Win Away From Women's College World Series Title, Defeat Florida 14-4

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.

Arizona State Softball College World Series Championship Open Thread

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.

ASU Softball Reaches Women's College World Series Championship

ASU Baseball, Softball Play Huge Postseason Games Today

Both Sun Devils teams take on key opponents to advance further in the College World Series.

ASU Baseball Rallies Against New Mexico, Walk Off HR Decides 4-2 Victory

Both the ASU baseball and softball teams won key games in the postseason tonight.

ASU Softball Defeats Oklahoma, 3-1 In College World Series

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.

ASU Softball Begins Title Hunt In College World Series Against Oklahoma

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.

ASU Softball: Off To Oklahoma City! Women's College World Series Next For Sun Devils

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.

ASU Softball, Baseball Both In Action Friday Night

Now, the softball team is back at it in game two of the Super Regional matchup. You can watch the game live on or on ESPN itself, if you're into old-school technology like cable television.

ASU Softball Defeats Texas A&M In Thrilling Fashion, 3-2

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.

ASU Softball Rocks North Dakota State In Tempe Regional, 10-0

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.

ASU Sun Devils Softball: Top Seed In College World Series

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.

Sun Devils "State Of The Union" Address

It's been a long time since we've had a chance to really sit down and reflect upon the state of our union. With the Class of 2011 now having earned their degrees, the time to glance back and look ahead is upon us.

NCAA Athletics: Putting The "Student" In Student-Athlete

Student-athlete graduation rates continue to climb, and ASU looks to be a part of the revolution.

New ASU Uniforms: The Day After The Unveiling

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.

Welcome To House Of Sparky, All ASU Fans Aboard

New ASU Uniforms: Black, Pitchfork Back In Style For Sun Devils

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.

ASU New Uniforms: Exciting Change, But Not Too Much Change

The new ASU uniforms have been revealed. A look at how fans will see them.

New uniforms unveiled, ASU finally has black in their wardrobe

Sun Devil Revolution: What Will Happen On April 9, 2011?

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.

NFL Lockout: Would Sun Devils Benefit From Loss Of NFL Season?

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!