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An Appointment with Disappointment

September 21st, 2008 · No Comments · Sports, Uncategorized

It’s a bit hard to put into words the emotional roller coaster I always allow myself to go through each year. As one ASU football season comes and another goes, I repeatedly assure myself the next year will be THE year. This year again was supposed to be THAT year. I reckon all of us […]

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ASU Football Team Gears Up for a Successful Season

July 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Sports

It was a dark and rainy Sunday here in Tempe. Yes, the weather’s changing and the monsoons are upon us. This can only mean one thing, ASU football is just around the corner! The Sundevil football team is coming off one of there best seasons in recent history this past year and are gearing up to take the ball even further this time around. The team has most of their starting line up coming back from last year including senior quarterback Rudy Carpenter, senior running back Keegan Herring, and junior wide receiver Chris MacGaha… Read More

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Jacquelyn Johnson Brings Back Memories of 1985!

June 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Sports

They share the same first name, dominate the same sport, and have now won the same award. Jacquelyn Johnson of ASU has been crushing the competition in track and field since she was in high school and is striving to follow the footsteps of the great Jackie Joyner. I actually believe I might have even seen her compete at a few track meets back then. She attended high school in Yuma AZ before joining our stellar team here at ASU. Jacquelyn Johnson has been awarded the Honda Sports Award for Track and Field. She was voted the top female college track and field athlete in the nation. This is the same award that female athlete/icon Jackie Joyner-Kersee won back in 1983 and 1985. Jackie holds records in the heptathlon and pentathlon and is supposedly ranked first amongst all American female athletes in these events. We’re very proud of her as well as all of the members of our track and field teams both men and women. They both won national indoor championship titles and the women have won the last two indoor championships as well as the outdoors in 2007.

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Well…At Least they FOUGHT to the finish.

June 13th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Sports

It is with a saddened and distraught tone that I belatedly announce the failure of our beloved, number 3 nationally ranked, baseball team to advance past the super regionals this past weekend. I think we were all expecting, or at least hoping for, a more satisfying result than the one we’ve been dealt. Yes, they lost. However, it’s not just the losing that hurts, it’s how they lost. The ASU men’s baseball team had not lost in 4 straight games in the post season. They were a perfect 4-0 trying to close out a “little hope” Fresno State team that had their backs to the wall after falling soundly to the Devils in the first game of the series 12-4. Fresno State fought back like any good team does and skimmed past the Devils in the second game of the series 8-6 handing ASU their first loss of the post season. No biggy right? We’ll get ’em tomorrow thought the devils as well as the faithful fans. Fresno State would have no part of it though.

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