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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

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.

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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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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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.

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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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Photos: 20th annual Pat's Run celebrates Tillman's legacy

Thousands of attendees came out to Tempe on April 13 to participate in the 20th annual Pat's Run — a 4.2-mile run/walk that honors the legacy of former NFL player, Sun Devil and Army Ranger Pat Tillman.

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Sun Devil Athletics mourns the loss of Don 'Donze' Mullett

Don “Donze” Mullett has supported ASU’s hockey program since its club days in 2000 when his youngest son, Chris, played for the team. In 2014, Mullett and his wife, Barbara, were instrumental in elevating Sun Devil Hockey to NCAA Division I status through their philanthropic support. On April 8, Mullett died peacefully surrounded by family, just two days before his 82nd birthday.

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Photos: Sun Devils behind the scenes at Final Four

As the host institution for the 2024 NCAA Men's Final Four, ASU was in charge of planning and various logistics. Students from a range of majors had multiple opportunities to work the event, from Cronkite School journalists covering the event to Watts College tourism students helping staff the Fan Fest in downtown Phoenix. Here's a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes action.

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