Arizona State Rumors & News

  • Report: Arizona State's Lindsey given raise after turning down Southern Miss

    The Score "Arizona State will give Chip Lindsey a $100,000 increase in base salary after the offensive coordinator decided not to pursue the head coaching vacancy at Southern Miss, according to Doug Haller of AZCentral.com. Lindsey was reportedly the top candidate to replace Todd Monken at Southern Miss,..." January 30

  • Report: ASU OC Chip Lindsey won’t take Southern Miss job

    Arizona Sports "Arizona State won’t be searching for its second new offensive coordinator in a matter of two months, according to FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Sun Devils offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey, hired in December to replace new Memphis head coach Mike Norvell, will no be under further consideration..." January 27

  • ASU's Ismael Murphy-Richardson dismissed from team after arrest

    Arizona Republic "Ismael Murphy-Richardson, one of Arizona State's most promising defensive players, has been dismissed from the program following his arrest on fraudulent use of a credit card. Murphy-Richardson -- who played at Goodyear Desert Edge High -- just completed his redshirt-freshman season. He lined..." January 06

  • ASU Football Players Arrested 'What Burglary?? We Just Wanted A Vacuum

    TMZ "A couple of Arizona State football players got busted for burglary, and the excuses they gave cops live up to every ASU student stereotype you've heard. Campus police say they caught Jayme Otomewo and Deonte Reynolds in the hallway knocking on an apartment door on Sunday afternoon. A female..." December 16

  • Two ASU football players dismissed after arrests

    Arizona Republic "Two Arizona State football players have been dismissed from the program following their arrests Sunday. Sophomore safety Jayme Otomewo and junior defensive tackle Deonte Reynolds were booked at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office on one count of second-degree burglary. According to court..." December 16

  • ASU in process of hiring Chip Lindsey as new offensive coordinator

    Arizona Republic "Arizona State is set to hire Southern Miss assistant Chip Lindsey as its next offensive coordinator, azcentral sports confirmed Thursday. Lindsey has spent the past two years as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach with the Golden Eagles, who this season went 9-4, winning Conference USA's..." December 11

  • Memphis to hire Arizona State OC Mike Norvell as coach

    CBS Sports "Mike Norvell, 34, will become one of the youngest head coaches in college football as he is reportedly set to be named to the top job at Memphis. Norvell, who has spent the past four seasons as Arizona State's offensive coordinator, will be introduced by the Tigers at a press conference Friday,..." December 03

  • ASU's Jordan Simone's college career ends with knee injury

    ESPN "Arizona State coach Todd Graham confirmed that safety Jordan Simone's college career is over. The fifth-year senior injured his knee during the Sun Devils' 27-17 comeback victory over Washington on Saturday. This news was expected after Simone tweeted a heartfelt goodbye Sunday, thanking ASU..." November 17

  • 2017 4-star athlete Jermani Brown commits to ASU

    Arizona Republic "Jermani Brown – a 247 Sports four-star athlete from Calabasas High in California – has committed to Arizona State's 2017 recruiting class. Brown (5-foot-11 and 175 pounds) becomes the third player to commit to coach Todd Graham's 2017 class. He joins 3-star linebacker Loren Mondy of Mansfield..." November 12

  • Pac-12 won't investigate Arizona State sign-stealing

    The Score "After Arizona State head coach Todd Graham admitted Tuesday, in the wake of allegations, that the Sun Devils do indeed steal opponents signs, the Pac-12 Conference issued a statement on the matter Thursday night. No formal complaints about Arizona State have been issued to the conference, and..." November 06

  • Arizona State's Todd Graham: 'Do we steal signals? Yeah, we do'

    CBS Sports "Oregon's use of giant eight-foot sheets to block the sideline signals against Arizona State last Thursday night has the entire Pac-12 discussing the tactic of stealing signals. On Tuesday's conference call, UCLA coach Jim Mora called the Ducks' use of the sheets "awesome" and "ingenius." Jim..." November 03

  • Mike Leach: Arizona State should be investigated for sign stealing

    The Spokesman-Review "The last two opponents to face Arizona State claim the Sun Devils gained an advantage by stealing and interpreting the signals that are relayed from the sideline during the game, and Washington State coach Mike Leach has no intention of being the third. The NCAA rulebook prohibits “any attempt..." November 03

  • N'Keal Harry, 5-star WR, commits to Arizona State

    Oregonian "With Chandler High School teammates Mason Moran and Hamilcar Rashed in the fold, Oregon State had hoped it would have a shot at Rivals five-star wide receiver N'Keal Harry. Even the Oregon Ducks, who had Harry scheduled for an official visit, expected to have an outside chance. On Monday,..." November 03

  • Arizona State to honor Pat Tillman with alternate uniforms vs. Oregon

    SI "Pat Tillman was a star at Arizona State. Then he was a star for the Arizona Cardinals. After that he became a star for the United States, leaving behind his football career to serve in the U.S. Army and ultimately dying while deployed in Afghanistan. As part of Arizona State’s Salute to Service..." October 30

  • Report: Arizona State Assistant Bo Graham Resigned Due To Relationship With Student-Athlete

    College Spun "On Monday, Arizona State running backs coach Bo Graham, the son of ASU head coach Todd Graham, resigned under mysterious circumstances. Former Arizona State QB Rudy Carpenter stirred some buzz on Monday night with his tweet hinting that the younger Graham had to step down due to some canoodling..." August 26

  • Reports: Sun Devil RBs coach, son of Todd Graham, abruptly resigns

    College Football Talk "This is certainly an interesting development, considering both the timing and the individual involved. Pete Thamel of SI.com reported Monday afternoon that Bo Graham (pictured, left) has stepped down from his position as the running backs coach at Arizona State. Doug Haller of the Arizona..." August 25

  • ASU O-line gets national recognition but happy to work out of limelight

    Fox Sports Arizona "In football, offensive linemen are the first to attack, leading the offense by opening gashes in the defensive front, and the first to defend, keeping those who wish to punish their teammates at bay. "It starts with offensive line," Arizona State starting quarterback Mike Bercovici said. "The..." August 09

  • Arizona State DT George Lea suspended for entire 2015 season

    Fox Sports - College Football "Arizona State kicked off fall training camp with some unpleasant news. True freshman George Lea, who practiced with the team to start fall camp, will be suspended the entire 2015 season after a BB gun incident that ultimately led to his arrest. According to the Arizona Republic, Lea was charged..." August 08

  • Arizona State dismisses five-star transfer linebacker Davon Durant

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The Arizona State Sun Devils will be without one of their top defensive threats after five-star linebacker Davon Durant was dismissed from the team, according to SI.com. Durant pled guilty in May to a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct that stemmed from a March 7 arrest after he was..." July 16

  • DT George Lea suspended indefinitely following BB gun incident

    House of Sparky "Make that two Arizona State football players suspended for disorderly conduct off the field. According to multiple reports, ASU freshman defensive tackle George Lea has been suspended indefinitely following an incident involving a BB gun. Lea is facing multiple felony counts for reportedly used..." June 24

  • Texas WR Jeremy Smith commits to ASU football

    Arizona Republic "Three-star wide receiver Jeremy Smith of Missouri City, Texas, is Arizona State's latest football commitment. Smith, 6-2, 179 pounds, played quarterback among other positions as a junior at Fort Bend Marshall High School. He is rated as a three-star college receiver prospect by recruiting..." June 18

  • ASU linebacker Durant sentenced in assault case

    Arizona Republic "Arizona State linebacker Davon Durant was sentenced to two years supervised probation following a hearing in Maricopa County Superior Court Monday morning. Durant is also prohibited from contacting the victim, his girlfriend, until he is enrolled in a domestic-violence program, according to the..." June 16

  • Davon Durant awaits decision from ASU board

    Arizona Republic "Linebacker Davon Durant on Friday attended a university hearing trying to save his future at Arizona State, both in the classroom and on the football field. The hearing did not produce an immediate decision. The University Hearing Board has up to three days to issue a recommendation to an ASU..." June 01

  • ASU football player pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

    Arizona Republic "The Arizona State University football signee accused of abusing his girlfriend pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor Thursday morning. Davon Durant was facing allegations of aggravated assault and disorderly conduct following his arrest in Tempe earlier this year. Durant on Thursday pleaded..." May 28

  • Three St. John Bosco players commit to Pac-12 schools

    Fox Sports West "Washington was never far from Sean McGrew's thoughts. Growing up he was a big fan of the Huskies. In his bedroom was a poster of Husky Stadium. With that as a backdrop, Wednesday's announcement shouldn't come as a surprise. In front of family, St. John Bosco students, and faculty, McGrew..." May 21

  • Arizona State announces three captains for 2015 season

    College Football Talk "Who’s ready for some actual football talk? Senior quarterback Mike Bercovici, senior wide receiver D.J. Foster, and senior safety Jordan Simone will serve as Arizona State’s captains for the 2015 season, the club announced Tuesday. Bercovici played in all 13 games a year ago, filling in for..." May 05

  • UCLA receiver Devin Lucien transferring to Arizona State

    Arizona Republic "Arizona State needed help at receiver, and Monday night it got some. Devin Lucien, a 6-foot-1 receiver at UCLA, has decided to play his final season with the Sun Devils. As a graduate transfer, he is expected to have immediate eligibility, but first two things must happen: Lucien has to..." April 28

  • Jaxon Hood making way back to Sun Devils?

    College Football Talk "Because of what were described as personal issues, Jaxon Hood twice left the Arizona State football program shortly before and then during the 2014 season. While he’s not returned from the second sabbatical, he could in the near future. Maybe. On his protected Twitter account Friday, Hood..." April 27

  • 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

    ESPN "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

    TMZ "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

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