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ASU football players embrace the teachings of MLK

Arizona State University football players were invited to hear from community, business, nonprofit and faith-based leaders at an event that commemorated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
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Sheila McInerney has been a mentor and a mother figure to the players on the women's tennis team for four decades. It's a monumental season for the coach, who also celebrates her 66th birthday in February. “I think what sets Sheila apart is that she really cares about her players,” former player Krista Walker says.



Miguel Godoy smiling in front of a colorful mural.

ASU School of Art instructor Miguel Godoy is the designer of a new Phoenix Suns jersey that has popped up on the courts this season — an El Valle design that pays tribute to Chicano culture.



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International student-athlete finds community at ASU Law

Domenika Turkovic, originally from Zagreb, Croatia, has made Tempe her home since arriving at Arizona State University nearly four years ago to play tennis. After earning her bachelor’s degree in psychology at ASU in 2022 while playing the sport she’s loved for 17 years, she decided to seek her Master of Sports Law and Business from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. She graduates this December.



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ASU student-athlete finishes degree after decades out of school

Ted Friedli's path to graduation was put on hold in 1990 when, as a student-athlete, he suffered significant injuries and slipping grades. Thirty years later he was able to reenroll thanks to the “Sun Devils for Life” scholarship program and is graduating this fall with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.



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Legends Luncheon rewinds to the pinnacle of Sun Devil football

This year’s Legends Luncheon, an annual event held by the ASU Alumni Association in partnership with the Sun Devil Club and Sun Devil Athletics, brought attendees back to the pinnacle of football in Tempe, celebrating the team’s three-year stretch from 1971–73 that saw them win the first three Fiesta Bowls.



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ASU Law sports law and business program under new leadership

The Allan "Bud" Selig Sports Law and Business Program at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has appointed Aaron Hernandez as its assistant dean and executive director. Evan Singletary has been promoted from program coordinator to assistant director. The program offers a Master of Sports Law and Business (MSLB), which students may also pursue concurrently with a Juris Doctor.



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‘Tears and cheers’: Alumni Association recognizes 50th anniversary of Sun Devil Volleyball

This year’s Sun Devil Volleyball Affinity Reunion — an annual event held by the ASU Alumni Association to invite alumni of a particular school, academic affiliation, organization, club or group back to campus to reconnect and celebrate the legacy they shared at ASU — was a weekend, as some former players referred to it, that served as a perfect balance between “tears and cheers.” Old teammates gathered once more, trading stories and reminiscing on what it meant to be Sun Devils.



Portrait of ASU Clinical Associate Professor Victoria Jackson.

ASU sports historian to speak on state of sports in the US

A former NCAA national champion with a PhD in the history of sport, Victoria Jackson is well suited to speak on the subject, something she does often in the media and at Arizona State University, where she is a clinical associate professor in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies. On Sept. 6, Jackson will continue doing what she does best when she gives opening remarks for a public hearing: The Future of Olympic and Paralympic Sports in America.



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