Arizona State Sun Devils football

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Sun Devils
2013 Arizona State Sun Devils football team
Arizona State Sun Devils trident logo.png
First season1897
Head coachTodd Graham
2nd year, 18–8  (.692)
Home stadiumSun Devil Stadium
Stadium capacity71,706
Stadium surfaceGrass
LocationTempe, Arizona
ConferencePacific-12
DivisionSouth
All-time record579–366–22 (.610)
Postseason bowl record13–12–1 (.519)
Unclaimed national titles2 (1970, 1975)
Conference titles17
Consensus All-Americans18[1]
Current uniform
Pac-12-Uniform-ASU.png
Colors

Maroon and Gold

          
Fight song"Maroon & Gold"
MascotSparky
Marching bandArizona State University Sun Devil Marching Band
RivalsArizona Wildcats
Websitethesundevils.cstv.com
 
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Sun Devils
2013 Arizona State Sun Devils football team
Arizona State Sun Devils trident logo.png
First season1897
Head coachTodd Graham
2nd year, 18–8  (.692)
Home stadiumSun Devil Stadium
Stadium capacity71,706
Stadium surfaceGrass
LocationTempe, Arizona
ConferencePacific-12
DivisionSouth
All-time record579–366–22 (.610)
Postseason bowl record13–12–1 (.519)
Unclaimed national titles2 (1970, 1975)
Conference titles17
Consensus All-Americans18[1]
Current uniform
Pac-12-Uniform-ASU.png
Colors

Maroon and Gold

          
Fight song"Maroon & Gold"
MascotSparky
Marching bandArizona State University Sun Devil Marching Band
RivalsArizona Wildcats
Websitethesundevils.cstv.com

The Arizona State Sun Devils football team represents Arizona State University in the sport of American football. The Sun Devils team competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the South Division of the Pacific-12 Conference (Pac-12). Arizona State University has fielded a football team since 1897 and has an all-time record of 580-365-22 (a.643 winning percentage). The Sun Devils play at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona, which has a capacity of 71,706. The Sun Devils have won seventeen conference titles.

A number of successful and professional football players once played for ASU. The school has 2 unanimous All-Americans and 16 consensus selections and 13 alumni currently playing in the NFL. Among the most lauded and notable players the school has produced are Pat Tillman, Terrell Suggs, Mike Haynes (cornerback), Darren Woodson, and Charley Taylor. In addition to its players, ASU's football program has been noted for its coaches, most notably Frank Kush, for whom Frank Kush Field at Sun Devil Stadium is named. Kush also led the Sun Devils on their longest winning streak against the University of Arizona, ASU's traditional rival.

History[edit]

See Also: List of Arizona State Sun Devils football seasons The Sun Devils had great success in the 1960s and 1970s under head coach Frank Kush. In that 22-year stretch, they compiled a 176–54–1 record, putting Arizona State on the college football map. From 1969 to 1971, the team put together a school-record 21-game winning streak. The 1986 team won the Pac-10 Championship and went on to defeat the Michigan Wolverines in the 1987 Rose Bowl Game. In 1996, the Sun Devils came within a matter of seconds of winning the Rose Bowl against Ohio State that would have earned them an undefeated season and in position to claim the National Championship.

Head coaches[edit]

TenureCoachYearsRecordPct.
1897–1906Frederick M. Irish812–8.600
1914–1916George Schaeffer37–8.467
1919George E. Cooper10–2.000
1922Ernest C. Wills10–3–1.125
1923–1929Aaron McCreary725–17–4.587
1930–1932Ted Shipkey312–10–2.542
1933–1937Rudy Lavik513–26–3.345
1938–1941Dixie Howell423–15–4.595
1942Hilman Walker12–8.200
1946Steve Coutchie12–7–2.273
1947–1950Ed Doherty425–17.595
1951Larry Siemering16–3–1.650
1952–1954Clyde Smith315–13–1.534
1955–1957Dan Devine327–3–1.887
1958–1979Frank Kush22176–54–1.764
1979Bob Owens13–4.429
1980–1984Darryl Rogers537–18–1.670
1985–1987John Cooper325–9–2.722
1988–1991Larry Marmie422–21–1.511
1992–2000Bruce Snyder958–47.563
2001–2006Dirk Koetter640–34.541
2007–2011Dennis Erickson531-31.500
2012–presentTodd Graham218–8.692
Total23 coaches98579–366–22.613

Home Stadium[edit]

Main article: Sun Devil Stadium

The Sun Devils play their home games at Frank Kush Field at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. Sun Devil stadium was constructed in 1958 and originally held a capacity of 30,000.[2]

On September 21, 1996, the playing surface was renamed Frank Kush Field after the long time ASU coach in a 19-0 upset of then top-ranked Nebraska.[2]

Prior to the construction of Sun Devil Stadium, the Sun Devils played their home games at the following locations:

Culture[edit]

Arizona State fields a 300+ member marching band that performs at all home football games, bowl games, and the rivalry game with the University of Arizona. In addition to half time shows and stand tunes, the Sun Devil Marching Band always play the Arizona State fight songs and the Alma Mater.

Rivalry[edit]

Arizona State's main rival is the University of Arizona.

ASU has had its longest and most intense rivalry with Arizona. The football rivalry game between the schools is known as "The Duel in the Desert" and is played for the Territorial Cup. Arizona State won the first matchup in 1899, 11-2. The University of Arizona has the all-time series lead with a record of 47-39-1. This record dates back to 1899, before Arizona State was recognized as a university; however, ASU was a member of the Border Conference from 1931-1961 along with the University of Arizona. ASU was not considered a "major school" until 1931. Since that year the series is tied at 38-38-1.[3]

Since becoming a university in 1958,[4] Arizona State has the overall lead in the rivalry series with a record of 31-24-1. Since ASU and Arizona have become major conference members of the Pacific 12 in 1978, the University of Arizona leads the series 19-16-1. ASU has recently enjoyed more success in the series, winning six out of the past ten meetings. In recent contests, an unranked Sun Devils team upset a ranked Arizona Wildcats team 30-29 in Tucson in 2010. After a strong start in 2011, ASU ended the season with a loss to Arizona on November 19, 2011, 31-27 in Tempe. The Sun Devils finished the 2012 season with a win over the #24 ranked Arizona Wildcats in Tucson; ending the game with a score of 41-34. #13 ranked Arizona State won the latest match-up, defeating the Wildcats 58–21 on November 30, 2013 in Tempe.

Championships[edit]

Conference championships[edit]

YearConferenceRecordConference
Record
1931Border6–23–1
1939Border8–2–14–0
1940Border7–2–23–0–1
1952Border6–34–0
1957Border10–04–0
1959Border10–15–0
1961Border7–33–0
1969WAC8–26–1
1970WAC11–07–0
1971WAC11–17–0
1972WAC10–25–1
1973*WAC11–16–1
1975WAC12–07–0
1977*WAC9–36–1
1986Pac-1010–1–15–1–1
1996Pac-1011–18–0
2007*Pac-1010–37–2
Total Conference Championships 17

[*] denotes conference co-champions

Records[edit]

Arizona State at the Rose Bowl

All-time bowl record[edit]

Arizona State has played in 27 bowls in its history with a combined record of 13–13–1.

DateBowlW/LOpponentPFPA
January 1, 1940Sun BowlTCatholic00
January 2, 1941Sun BowlLWestern Reserve1326
January 2, 1950Salad BowlLXavier2133
January 1, 1951Salad BowlLMiami (OH)2134
December 30, 1970Peach BowlWNorth Carolina4826
December 27, 1971Fiesta BowlWFlorida State4538
December 23, 1972Fiesta BowlWMissouri4935
December 21, 1973Fiesta BowlWPittsburgh287
December 26, 1975Fiesta BowlWNebraska1714
December 25, 1977Fiesta BowlLPenn State3042
December 16, 1978Garden State BowlWRutgers3418
January 1, 1983Fiesta BowlWOklahoma3221
December 22, 1985Holiday BowlLArkansas1718
January 1, 1987Rose BowlWMichigan2215
December 30, 1987Freedom BowlWAir Force3328
January 1, 1997Rose BowlLOhio State1720
December 31, 1997Sun BowlWIowa177
December 25, 1999Aloha BowlLWake Forest323
December 25, 2000Aloha BowlLBoston College1731
December 27, 2002Holiday BowlLKansas State2734
December 31, 2004Sun BowlWPurdue2723
December 27, 2005Insight BowlWRutgers4540
December 24, 2006Hawaiʻi BowlLHawaiʻi2441
December 27, 2007Holiday BowlLTexas3452
December 22, 2011Maaco Bowl Las VegasLBoise State2456
December 29, 2012Kraft Fight Hunger BowlWNavy6228
December 30, 2013Holiday BowlLTexas Tech2337
Total27 bowl games13–13–1707710

Practice facilities[edit]

Bill Kajikawa Practice Fields[edit]

Bill Kajikawa Practice Fields located on Sixth Street and Rural Road is normally where Sun Devil football team practices when weather permits.

Camp Tontozona[edit]

An Arizona State University property, is a 36-acre (150,000 m2) camp just outside of Payson, Arizona created by former legendary coach Frank Kush was used as a bonding place for his players. Tontozona has marked the unofficial start of the Sun Devils’ seasons from 1960-2008. Due to the knack of losing practices to rainouts, short and torn up fields leading to excessive injuries, and travel costs, the team decided to move camp back to Tempe campus with the arrival of the Devil Dome.[5] After a 4-year absence the Sun Devils returned to Camp Tontozona starting in Aug 2012.[6] The team was able to make the return after a short fund raising effort by fans and alumni brought in over $160,000.[7]

Verde Dickey Center[edit]

Formerly opened as Devil Dome and nicknamed,"The Bubble", $8.4 million practice facility broke ground on May 15, 2008[8] to provide a climate controlled space for the Sun Devil football team, Sun Devil Marching Band, ASU Intramurals and for other athletic department events. Before its full completion and turn over from the contractor to the university on the night of August 28, 2008 a powerful storm brought it down.[9] The Bubble was re-inflated early October and was fully repaired for use in July 2009. During the 2009 season the facility was renamed and dedicated to generous donor Dr. Verde Dickey as the Verde Dickey Center, to not only commemorate his donation for the facility but also his donations to Sun Devil Marching Band and projects such as renovation of locker rooms in Wells Fargo Arena and Sun Devil Stadium, Weatherup Basketball Center, The Athletes Performance Center, John Spini Gymnastics Center, and wrestling practice facility.[10]

Unanimous All-Americans[edit]

Consensus All-Americans[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

Retired jerseys[edit]

Retired Football Jerseys

Pat
Tillman

42
1994-1998
 

Danny
White

11
1973-1976
 

Bobby
Mulgado

27
1954-1957
 

Whizzer
White

33
1947-1951
 

Other names to be placed on the facade of the Sun Devil Stadium Press Box includes John Jefferson, Ron Pritchard, and Randall McDaniel. Jefferson, Pritchard and McDaniel were honored when they were selected to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana.

Current Professional Football players/coaches/commentators[edit]

Other notable players[edit]

Future non-conference opponents[edit]

20142015201620172018
vs Weber Statevs New Mexicovs [[]]vs San Diego Statevs UTSA
at New Mexicoat UTSAat [[]]at San Diego State
vs Notre Damevs Cal Polyvs Northern Arizona--
--vs Texas Techat Texas Tech-

[11]

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