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Portrait of Graham Rossini

Q&A: Rossini on the opportunities, challenges ahead as ASU's new athletic director

Graham Rossini's fascination with ASU began with a rookie card of Braves outfielder and ASU alum Mike Kelly when Rossini was 11. What he didn’t know then was how that path would lead to his becoming the Sun Devils’ new athletic director. Here, he talks about the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead of him.
Drone panoramic shot of ASU's football stadium

Graham Rossini, chief business officer of Sun Devil Athletics and a veteran of more than 20 years in sports business at the MLB and Power 5 level, is ASU’s new athletic director. 



Media portrait of ASU gymnast and outstanding CISA graduate student Hannah Scharf

ASU gymnastics standout Hannah Scharf, who completed the Master of Science in organizational leadership in the School of Applied Professional Studies during her final year of NCAA eligibility, is being recognized as the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts' Outstanding Graduate for spring 2024.



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The ASU women's volleyball team is seen from behind as they stand on the court for the national anthem

Sun Devil Athletics by the numbers: A look back at the 2023–24 season

With the 2024–25 season — and Arizona State University's entrance to the Big 12 — right around the corner, here's a quick look back at the 2023–24 season.



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Students calculate the carbon costs of Power Five shakeup

Recent changes to football conference alignments will increase carbon emissions, but ASU computer science students and athletes will combine power to find solutions.



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How sports analytics is changing the game

Have you ever wondered why your favorite basketball team loses season after season? Or why other teams perform well? It may come down to statistical analysis. This playoff season, ASU expert Daniel McIntosh explains how sports analytics has shaped the game of basketball.



Former ASU player and coach Larry Kentera at his 100th birthday celebration

Sun Devil strong: Former football player, coach celebrates 100th birthday

Former ASU football player and assistant coach Larry Kentera was feted at his 100th birthday party by a who's who of Sun Devil football greats.



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ASU Law grad takes sports dreams to the legal field

Watching his uncle work as an entertainment lawyer and hearing his stories turned Kurt Russell onto a path that let him to ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. He's the school’s Spring 2024 University Outstanding Graduate with concurrent JD and Master of Sports Law and Business degrees.



Benjamin Johnson

Grandson of former Sun Devil Football standout Rhoades pursuing sports from a different angle

Benjamin Johnson has been surrounded by Arizona State University culture since he was a kid. Growing up in Tempe, he often attended ASU football and basketball games with his grandfather Fred Rhoades, who played football at ASU (1959-61) for legendary Coach Frank Kush.



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