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  • Pitchfork Sports: Construction begins recreating

    Coming soon to a Tempe campus near you is the Student Recreation Center (SRC) expansion. On the south side of campus, the presence of cranes, construction and chaos has interfered with our lives when we pass by the corner of Apache Drive and McAllister Avenue.

    The expected finish date for the Wendell Burnette architectural project is August of 2013. The expansion will add about twice the space as the original SRC complex. The expansion includes a climbing wall, three small gyms and multi-purpose gyms for cardio and strength training.

    The preparation for the Tempe expansion project has been in the works for over a year now, dating back to April of 2011. The newest additions include a roof for the complex being brought in the week after Thanksgiving. see more

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    December 9, 2012 at 12:00 am


  • Pitchfork Sports: Trio going Bowling

    Earning a bowl bid for the second year in a row, the ASU Sun Devils will play in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl against Navy.

    The game will take place in neutral San Francisco, Calif. on Dec. 29.

    Navy is a totally different team that ASU is used to playing in the Pac-12. The Navy offense features a triple-option threat where the quarterback can decide if he wants to pitch it off to the trailing running back or keep it himself and run. see more

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    December 6, 2012 at 12:00 am


  • Pitchfork Sports: Football season winds down, expectations rise

    Football season winds down, expectations rise for next year.

    With the regular season for the Sun Devil football program coming to an end last week in Tucson, the team improved to 7-5 and has earned a bowl game bid.

    A record of 7-5 may not be enough to compete for the Pac-12 conference, but it is an improvement from last season. So, did ASU really get better as a team after losing it’s starting quarterback, Brock Osweiler, and two defensive specialists in Omar Bolden and Vontaze Burfict? Or is the newly-formed Pac-12 conference experiencing saturation within the teams and players this year? Has the Pac-12 conference experienced an “off” year? Photo courtesy of Reddit. see more

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    December 2, 2012 at 12:00 am


  • Pitchfork Sports: Devils on ice

    As I took my first step into the cold and icy New York weather after my five hour flight home, it reminded me of stepping into a local hockey rink I used to go skating at as a kid.

    After another exciting and brutally hot three months at ASU, I was reminded that this feeling of brisk, chilly air can only be felt at one location in Tempe: Oceanside Ice Arena.

    Rolling out of the Thanksgiving break on Nov. 30, the ASU men’s hockey team looks to defend their #1 American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) ranking when they visit Happy Valley, Penn. to take on Penn State for a two game series. see more

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    November 29, 2012 at 12:00 am


  • Pitchfork Sports: Teaching by Twitter

    Quick question: Do any of your classes have a Twitter feed?

    I didn’t think so… unless you are enrolled in Kenn Tomasch’s MCO 465 class titled “Sports and Media.”

    In Tomasch’s syllabus, you can follow the class twitter feed at @mco465 and receive helpful class tools and the daily class necessities hours before they appear on blackboard. see more

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    November 18, 2012 at 12:00 am


  • Pitchfork Sports: Wrestling Youth

    The ASU men’s wrestling team will begin their first season without its Jimmy V Award Winner, Anthony Robles, for the first time since the 2007 season. Robles will instead be on the sidelines as a volunteer coach and help with the rebuilding process of the team.

    The team features 26 underclassmen and only two upperclassmen this year, but stands with a 3-1 record.

    Kevin Radford, a redshirt sophomore, was able to experience the team in Roble’s senior year. As one of the top freshmen last year, putting up a 16-10 record, Radford looks to continue his success while adding leadership to his game. see more

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    November 15, 2012 at 12:00 am


  • Pitchfork Sports: On track for triumph

    Founded this year, the ASU Triathlon Club team is looking to make its mark by swimming, biking and running their way to the national stage.

    The club came together as a result of a split of the Cycling team and Triathlon team in the spring. A triathlon consists of a 1.5 k swim, a 40 k bike ride and a 10 k run in a one day endurance event.

    In the team’s inaugural season, the first head coach is new to the coaching aspect, but has plenty of experience to lead the Devils to Nationals. see more

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    November 11, 2012 at 12:00 am


  • Pitchfork Sports: Featuring fandom

    While the ASU football team continues to play out the rest of their season, the men’s basketball team has begun practice and exhibition play.

    Saturday, Nov. 10, the team will begin the season at home against Central Arkansas.

    While the focus of the student body may still be in football season, the basketball team has their own reasons to why the spotlight should be on them this season. see more

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    November 8, 2012 at 12:00 am


  • Pitchfork Sports: Social sports

    It’s 6 p.m. on a Monday night, and the (insert your favorite NFL team) are playing on Monday Night Football on ESPN. However, that one morning where you woke up at the crack of dawn to register for classes, you registered for the Monday night two-hour lab class.

    Problem: You need to watch a sporting event during class hours.

    Solution: Social media. see more

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    November 4, 2012 at 12:00 am


  • Pitchfork Sports: A birdie before the season, Part 2

    Did you enjoy that half-time break between articles?

    That’s how the season is going for the ASU Men’s Golf team, as the team prepares for a three month gap between tournaments. The team will have to wait until January to play their next round of golf in Tucson for the Arizona Invitational.

    While some coaches might not like the idea of a “half-time” to a competitive season, Coach Tim Mickelson is optimistic about the 95-day break between tournaments. see more

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    November 1, 2012 at 12:00 am