Unbroken Amber Freeman: Senior Catcher One of the Best in ASU Softball HistoryFeb 15, 2015 - 01:44 pm - The great ones are different. They're wired differently, in a way that allows them to achieve greatness, despite unremitting hitches.
The great ones don’t give up when they dislocate a hip at the age of 11 and are encouraged to play through pain for nearly a year before a diagnosis requiring a three-inch screw to be inserted into their femur.
The great ones don’t give up when they part***
Sun Devil Baseball & ASU Undergrads: Escaping Sun Devil Country with a Win Could Become Even HarderFeb 12, 2015 - 12:48 pm - Devils
Great things are happening with ASU Baseball, a program with a rich history that few schools in the country can rival.
An organized effort by students to showcase their support at Phoenix Muni could supercharge the atmosphere and introduce a new era of ASU Baseball.
These past few seasons we’ve seen Sun Devil students show up in record numbers at football games. At basketball g***
THE GRIND: A Promise Made by the Sun Devil Football TeamFeb 11, 2015 - 03:05 pm - The following is a letter written by Sun Devils Michael Bercovici, D.J. Foster and Jordan Simone
Release by Sun Devil Athletics
To Sun Devil Nation,
As student-athletes at Arizona State University, we want to first and foremost thank all who contribute and support our football program. We are honored to have the opportunity to be members of the Sun Devil Football team and we tak***
Sun Devil Home Run King, Bob Horner: Inaugural Winner of College Baseball’s “Heisman”Feb 11, 2015 - 12:30 pm -
In 1976, Bob Horner set the Arizona State record for homeruns by a freshman with nine (Barry Bonds would break that record in 1983 with 11). The following year, Horner was named Most Value Player of the College World Series, leading the Sun Devils to their fourth of five National Championships.
Sun Devil Bob Horner
After hitting .412 with 25 homeruns and 100 RBI, Bob***
ASU Baseball: Oddibe McDowell Wore Jersey No. 0 BestFeb 08, 2015 - 07:48 am - If you ever saw Oddibe McDowell roaming the Packard Stadium outfield, you’d never guess that he’d be the Sun Devils power hitter. But in 1984, on a team with Barry Bonds, that’s exactly what the 5’9” outfielder was for Coach Jim Brock’s team.
In 1984, Oddibe led ASU in batting average (.405), home runs (23), RBI (74), hits (117), runs scored (101), and slugging percentage (.761). Th***
The Next Era of ASU Baseball is Upon Us: 7-Day Countdown to Season OpenerFeb 06, 2015 - 03:33 am -
After the 2014 season, ASU Baseball shifted the leadership of the program from Coach Tim Esmay to Tracy Smith, whom Athletic Director Ray Anderson lured away from the Indiana Hoosiers.
Smith is just the 5th head coach in program history. For the record, Smith does not like to be called “coach.” Let’s take a cue from his twitter handle, @ASUSkip, and just go with “Skip." You can al***
ASU Football Release: 2015 Signing DayFeb 05, 2015 - 12:26 am - ASU's Final Class Rankings: Scout #19, Rivals #20, 24/7 Recruiting #19. 2015 is ASU's highest-rated class since at least 2001 when the recruiting services were launched.
TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University has signed 22 student-athletes to study and participate in football, head coach Todd Graham announced.
The class consists of 19 freshmen, one sophomore and two juniors. Six of thos***
ASU Football Recruit, Reggie Jackson, Homers on First Pitch of ASU Baseball Try-OutsJan 29, 2015 - 03:35 pm -
... And the rest, they say, is history. Did you know: In 1965, Reggie Jackson came to Arizona State on a football scholarship.
Frank Kush recruited Reggie to play defensive back, and as legend has it, he tried out for ASU Baseball Coach Bobby Winkles because of a $5 bet.
Coach Winkles agreed to give the young athlete a shot, and while he was still dressed in some of his football gear, R***
ASU Baseball Home Field: A List of Pluses Coming with Phoenix Municipal StadiumJan 27, 2015 - 02:37 pm - After 40 seasons of home games at Packard Stadium, Sun Devil baseball moves off campus to Phoenix Municipal Stadium. ASU's 2015 season opens against Oklahoma State on February 13th.
While I personally feel that college athletics are better when played at an on-campus facility, moving to Muni has many advantages:
Saves the university from having to spend upwards of $25 million to***
MLB’s First Player Draft, First Selection: Sun Devil Rick MondayJan 25, 2015 - 12:00 pm - Did you know: The very first draft pick in the very first Major League Baseball draft was Arizona State Sun Devil, Rick Monday.
In 1965, Arizona State won their first of five NCAA Baseball National Championships. Rick Monday would lead the team to the National Championship, while hitting .359 and winning the College Player of the Year Award.
Later that year, Major League Baseball held their ***
Countdown to Season Opener: Why New Fans of ASU Baseball Should Already Be ImpressedJan 23, 2015 - 03:23 pm - Did you know that since 2010, the ASU baseball program has the most First Team All-Conference selections with 24, and their 41 MLB Draft Picks in that same period is more than any other NCAA baseball program?
In 2014, nine Sun Devils were selected to the Pac-12 All-Academic Team. 2014 also marked the 52nd consecutive season that the program won at least thirty games.
In the fall of 2014, 1***