Arizona State Rumors & News

  • Steelers’ doctors clear Jaelen Strong’s wrist

    Pro Football Talk "We noted yesterday that former Arizona State receiver Jaelen Strong would miss Saturday’s medical re-check in Indianapolis, and that he had a visit with the Steelers. As it turned out, Strong’s visit allowed the Steelers’ doctors to give Strong’s injured wrist a thorough check. Adam Schefter of..." April 18

  • ASU, Bercovici aware QB situation is no bed of roses

    Fox Sports Arizona "Experiementation and implementation are big parts of Arizona State's spring football practices. More importantly for this version of the Sun Devils, coach Todd Graham has used the first week of spring drills to reset the bar. "I told them that everybody's excited about back-to-back 10-win..." March 24

  • Durant accuser recants assault claim "Arizona State linebacker Davon Durant remains suspended indefinitely following an arrest on allegations of aggravated assault and domestic violence, but the alleged victim, his girlfriend of a year and a half, told ESPN she lied to police and was not assaulted by Durant. ASU student Kelsi..." March 18

  • ASU WR Cameron Smith has knee surgery, out for season

    Arizona Republic "Arizona State receiver Cameron Smith did not practice much near the end of last season because of discomfort in his right knee. He did not play in the Sun Bowl for the same reason. The internal hope was that the knee might recover with rest. That wasn't the case. After Tuesday's practice –..." March 18

  • ASU WR Cameron Smith has knee surgery, out for season

    Arizona Republic "ASU wide receiver Cameron Smith has had knee surgery and is out for the season. Last season, Smith caught 41 passes for 596 yards and six touchdowns. " March 17

  • ASU Linebacker Alleged Victim Says He Didn't Hit Me ... It Was Just a Hickey "The girlfriend of an Arizona State football player is adamant her man has never laid a hand on her -- instead she tells TMZ Sports her alleged "injury" was really a hickey. As we've reported ... Davon Durant was arrested for felony aggravated assault after a witness reportedly saw the star..." March 17

  • ASU suspends Davon Durant after arrest on domestic-violence allegations

    Arizona Republic "Davon Durant, the highest-rated defensive prospect in Arizona State's 2015 recruiting class, has been suspended indefinitely after his arrest on allegations of domestic violence and aggravated assault. Tempe police say Durant was arrested March 7 when officers were called to the scene after..." March 16

  • WR Terrell Chatman commits as late addition to ASU recruiting class

    Fox Sports Arizona "Arizona State coach Todd Graham on signing day last week pointed out his 2015 recruiting class didn't have a receiver, but he added the Sun Devils would add one should they like the fit. Less than a week later, ASU got its wideout with the commitment of 4-star prospect Terrell Chatman from..." February 10

  • Paul Lucas, 3-star all-purpose back, flips from Arizona State to sign with Oregon State Beavers

    Oregonian "Shortly after, the program announced that Paul Lucas, a three-star all-purpose back from Phoenix Mountain Pointe, had flipped his commitment from Arizona State to sign with the Beavers. OSU lists Lucas as a receiver, a position without a commitment heading into Signing Day. Rivals rates the..." February 04

  • Jaason Lewis signs with the Sun Devils

    House of Sparky "Lewis committed to Arizona State just hours before the UCLA game Four-star athlete commit Jaason Lewis signed with ASU Wednesday, four months after making his initial commitment to the Sun Devils. Lewis, from Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach, VA., is rated as the No. 47 designated..." February 04

  • ASU coaches visit five-star DL Rasheem Green

    Arizona Republic "Arizona State defensive coordinator Keith Patterson and defensive line coach Jackie Shipp on Thursday visited Rasheem Green, a five-star defensive lineman from Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra High School. "It went well," Green said in a text message to azcentral sports. He did not immediately..." January 16

  • D.J. Foster to return for his senior season at ASU

    Arizona Republic "Arizona State junior running back D.J. Foster announced Tuesday he will return for his senior season. At a news conference, Foster said it was a difficult decision, but in the end, he "saw no other way besides just finishing out what I started." Foster -- a second-team All-Pac-12 selection..." December 31

  • Jaelen Strong announces he's leaving ASU for NFL draft

    Arizona Republic "Arizona State junior wide receiver Jaelen Strong has announced through a news release sent out by the athletic department on Monday that he is leaving school early to enter the 2015 NFL draft. Strong and the Sun Devils (9-3) leave Tempe for El Paso on Tuesday in advance of Saturday's Sun Bowl..." December 23

  • ASU RB Deantre Lewis leaves team before Sun Bowl

    Fox Sports Arizona "Arizona State's main motivation looking ahead to its Sun Bowl game is sending 11 seniors off with a victory, but it appears one of those players won't be getting such an opportunity. Head coach Todd Graham confirmed after practice Friday that redshirt senior running back Deantre Lewis is no longer..." December 20

  • Jaelen Strong expected to return against Wildcats

    Fox Sports Arizona "Arizona State expects to have top receiver Jaelen Strong back this week against Arizona. Strong missed last week's game due to a concussion. Offensive coordinator Mike Norvell after Monday morning's practice said he expects Strong will play Friday against the Wildcats, giving the offense back..." November 24

  • ASU defensive end Demetrius Cherry arrested on suspicion of DUI

    Arizona Republic "Arizona State junior defensive end Demetrius Cherry – suspended for Saturday's victory over Utah – recently was arrested for misdemeanor DUI. According to Tempe Police, Cherry was arrested at 1:46 a.m. Friday near University Drive and South McAllister Ave. He was released at the location...." November 05

  • Graham says Kelly required surgery on broken foot

    Fox Sports Arizona "Arizona State coach Todd Graham on Tuesday further discussed quarterback Taylor Kelly's progress recovering from a foot injury that sidelined him for six weeks and in the process revealed previously unknown details about the severity of Kelly's injury. Discussing the inevitability of some rust..." November 04

  • ASU coach Todd Graham expects Taylor Kelly back against Washington

    Arizona Sports "Arizona State's football team has been without its starting quarterback, Taylor Kelly, for three games because of a foot injury. But according to head coach Todd Graham, the Sun Devils won't have to wait much longer for Kelly's return. Graham said Monday he expects Kelly to start against..." October 20

  • ASU's Taylor Kelly "pretty questionable" for USC

    Arizona Republic "Arizona State coach Todd Graham said Sunday injured senior quarterback Taylor Kelly is "pretty questionable" for Saturday's contest at USC. Graham said Kelly will have a medical exam Wednesday and then "we'll kind of see where we're at." For now it appears, junior quarterback Mike Bercovici..." September 30

  • ASU commit Jaason Lewis has unique skills

    Pacific Takes "The bad news yesterday for Arizona State? I probably don't even need to get into it. The good news? They received a commitment from one of the most versatile players in the nation in Ocean Lakes (Virginia) athlete Jaason Lewis. I can't ease the current concerns of Arizona State fans after..." September 27

  • Backup QBs could lead UCLA and ASU in pivotal Pac-12 battle

    College Football Talk "As the summer months passed by and it became time to speculate about the College Football Playoff contenders, UCLA was one of the trendy picks to represent the Pac-12. With players like quarterback Brett Hundley and linebacker Myles Jack and a program seeming to be budding under the leadership of..." September 25

  • Bercovici ready to seize opportunity in Kelly's absence

    Fox Sports Arizona "In his first game at Arizona State in 2011, quarterback Mike Bercovici had to step in for cramping starter Brock Osweiler late in the second half. In every game since, he's been waiting, prepared to take over at a moment's notice. Bercovici again took the reins last week when starter Taylor..." September 16

  • Arizona State's Taylor Kelly expected to miss 1-2 games

    USA Today "Taylor Kelly's right foot injury will keep him out of Arizona State's Sept. 25 showdown against UCLA, but the senior quarterback could return sooner than expected. According to a a person with the program who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Kelly has a chance to play Oct. 4 at USC. If not..." September 15

  • Sun Devils' Graham 'very concerned' over Taylor Kelly foot injury "Arizona State got its Pac-12 season off to a winning start at Colorado Saturday night, but it may have come at the cost of its starting quarterback. Taylor Kelly left the game in the third quarter and later reappeared on the sideline on crutches and with his right foot in a protective boot...." September 14

  • Arizona State lineman Chip Sarafin comes out as gay

    USA Today "Arizona State senior offensive lineman Edward "Chip" Sarafin has come out as gay, the school's athletic department confirmed after it was reported on Wednesday through a local magazine for gay sports. He became the first active college football player to come out to the public, and followed in..." August 14

  • Sun Devils expect breakout season from free safety Randall

    Fox Sports Arizona "A year ago, Arizona State safety Damarious Randall found himself in a tough spot. Rehabbing an injury during fall camp, Randall had little chance to prove himself and wasn't even ready to play until the ASU's second game. This year, coaches know what to expect. "He can be as good as anybody..." August 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • ASU football still waiting for newcomers to be cleared

    Arizona Republic "In February, coach Todd Graham signed Arizona State's first top-25 recruiting class in six years, but with just more than two weeks before the start of preseason camp, the Sun Devils still are waiting for the last members to join them. Freshman linebacker Ismael Murphy-Richardson, freshman..." July 17

  • JUCO transfer Darrius Caldwell will not enroll at ASU

    Arizona Republic "Linebacker Darrius Caldwell, a junior-college transfer expected to compete for a starting position, will not enroll at Arizona State because of academic reasons. Caldwell (6-foot-6 and 235 pounds) played last season at Pearl River Community College in Hattiesburg, Miss. ranked him as..." July 15

  • San Jose tight end Tommy Hudson commits to Arizona State

    Arizona Republic "During a recent unofficial visit to Arizona State, Tommy Hudson sat with tight ends coach Chip Long and watched video. "I watched about 60 plays of how they used their tight ends in the red zone, in the middle of the field, blocking, routes, just all the ways they use their tight ends," Hudson..." July 02

  • Gilbert offensive lineman Steven Miller commits to ASU

    Arizona Republic "It was a big day for Arizona State's future offensive line Monday with two of the best tackles committing to Arizona State. Gilbert senior Steven Miller, rated 11th on azcentral sports' top 150 football prospects for 2015 class, chose ASU over Washington, while Gilbert Williams Field tackle..." June 24

  • Wildcats QB Nick Isham to transfer

    Arizona Daily Star "Scratch one name off the quarterback competition for the Arizona Wildcats. Nick Isham informed UA coaches this morning that he will transfer and look for an opportunity to play elsewhere. The Calabasas, Calif., native has two seasons of eligibility remaining. Isham, a non-scholarship..." May 05

  • LSU announces home-and-homes with UCLA, Arizona State "You know what my favorite thing about the College Football Playoff has been so far? The amount of awesome home-and-home series that have been announced since. Teams are scheduling to impress, not rack up wins. The latest example comes to us via LSU, as the Tigers announced a pair of future..." March 31

  • ASU's Kelly on Heisman Trophy candidates: Why not me?

    Fox Sports Arizona "When Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly saw a photo last year of Johnny Manziel's Heisman Trophy on display at Texas A&M, it was like a light bulb went on in his head. "I was thinking 'Man, that would be sweet to have my name right there on the wall with the Heisman Trophy and be the first..." March 26

  • Nick Kelly vying to win ASU football starting center job

    Arizona Republic "It's not a done deal yet that Nick Kelly will be the next Arizona State football starting center. Stephon McCray is in contention and so is Vi Teofilo, who started at guard last season but could move inside if Christian Westerman breaks into the starting unit. But for now, in the second week..." March 26

  • ASU seeks identity, foundation in spring ball

    Fox Sports "Meeting the local media before the start of his third set of spring practices at Arizona State, coach Todd Graham reiterated his team's mantra for the 2014 season. "We have unfinished business," Graham said. "That's a Pac-12 championship. Anything less than that's disappointing." But Pac-12..." March 18

  • ASU WR Richard Smith intends to transfer

    Arizona Republic "Receiver Rick Smith, approaching his junior season, has asked for his scholarship release and intends to transfer from Arizona State. Smith (5-9, 165) started for most of last season, catching 32 passes for 276 yards and two touchdowns. He got off to a slow start, dropping passes against..." March 14

  • 40-yard dash not friendly to ASU's Sutton, Arizona's Carey

    Fox Sports Arizona "While all eyes at the NFL Combine on Monday were on Jadeveon Clowney and his absurd 4.53-second 40-yard dash at 266 pounds, things haven't been going as well for the big-name players representing the state of Arizona. Earlier in the day, ASU defensive tackle Will Sutton posted a disappointing..." February 25

  • ASU announces 2014 spring football schedule

    Arizona Republic "The Arizona State football team will begin spring practices March 18, the school announced Monday. The spring game is at 11 a.m. April 19 at Sun Devil Stadium, and it will be televised on Pac-12 Arizona. ASU will host a free Sun Devil Football Youth Experience Clinic on March 22 at Sun Devil..." February 11

  • Arizona State hires West Virginia's Keith Patterson as DC "Todd Graham and Keith Patterson have worked together at two different schools already -- and unfortunately for Dana Holgorsen and West Virginia , the longtime colleagues are about to make it a third. On Friday Arizona State officially announced the hiring of Patterson, the Mountaineers' 2013..." February 07

  • Graham delivers on another promise with strong recruiting class

    Fox Sports Arizona "First it was a new attitude and atmosphere. Then came the bowl game victory and a berth in the conference title game. Now, it's a recruiting class widely regarded as among Arizona State's best -- if not the best ever. ASU coach Todd Graham keeps delivering on promises. And the 25 signees ASU..." February 06

  • ASU football recruiting class 1 of nation’s best

    Arizona Republic "With national signing day less than a week away, Arizona State is in the final steps of shaping up its 2014 recruiting class, coach Todd Graham’s third on the job. Nothing is final until all the paperwork is in, but barring disaster this should end up as Arizona State’s finest class of the..." February 01

  • Eubank transfers to Samford, FCS school in Alabama

    Fox Sports "Former Arizona State quarterback Michael Eubank, who decided to transfer in December, has signed with Samford University, the school announced Sunday. Eubank had made it known earlier this month he would transfer to Samford, a Division I-AA (FCS) school but this week became the first official..." January 28

  • FCS Samford the landing spot for ex-Sun Devil QB Michael Eubank

    College Football Talk "A little over a month after leaving Arizona State, Michael Eubank has found a new program with which to continue his playing career. Samford announced Sunday that the quarterback has transferred to the Bulldogs. As Samford plays at the FCS level, Eubank will be permitted to play immediately in..." January 27

  • Predicting Destinations for Top 25 Uncommitted 2014 College Football Recruits

    Bleacher Report "Top uncommitted recruits are without a doubt the hottest commodities on the recruiting trail right now. At this point, many of the nation's best prospects have a decision on where they are going to college. Yet some recruits are still mulling their options. That means college coaches are..." January 20