The Arizona–Arizona State football rivalry, sometimes known as the Duel in the Desert, is a college football rivalry between the University of Arizona Wildcats (UA) and the Arizona State University Sun Devils (ASU).
ASU's chief rival is the University of Arizona Wildcats, and both universities' athletics departments compete against each other in the Territorial Cup Series.
ASU is the home of 36 Sun Devils who have earned top-of-the-sport hall of fame status: 5 NFL, 13 College Football, 11 National College Baseball, 2 National Wrestling, 2 International Swimming, 1 Major League Baseball, 1 World Golf, 1 Golf Coaches of America.
On November 8, 1946, the student body voted 819 to 196 to make the change. On November 20, as reported by the Arizona Republic, the student council made it official. The following day, the first Arizona State team played as the Sun Devils.
Wilbur and Wilma The Wildcat. The Wildcats got their name after a hard fought football game against the Occidental College Tigers on November 7, 1914. A Los Angeles Times columnist wrote that the Arizona team "Showed the fight of Wildcats."
Why do we say "Bear Down" if we're the Wildcats? In 1926, John Byrd "Button" Salmon, our student body president and quarterback, was critically injured in a car crash. His last words to his coach were, "Tell them ... tell the team to bear down."
ASU's national party-school reputation was officially born in 1987, when the school placed third in Playboy magazine's very first ranking. When Playboy released its second ranking 15 years later, ASU was the top party school in the friggin' nation.
The Arizona Wildcats are the athletic teams that represent the University of Arizona, located in Tucson. The Wildcats compete at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I (Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) for college football) level as a member of the Pac-12 Conference.
The Princeton Review has named Arizona State University one of the Best 386 Colleges in its 2021 rankings, which were compiled by surveying 143,000 students across the country.
"Sun devil" a rainbow-like colored patch in the sky is caused by setting sun hitting patched of ice crystals at high altitude.
ASU teams compete in NCAA Division II and the Lone Star Conference, and ASU boasts some of the finest athletic facilities in all of Division II.
Arizona landed a commitment from three-star quarterback Will Plummer on Wednesday. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound pro-style quarterback attends Gilbert High School. Plummer is the No. 22 player in the state of Arizona and the No.
Twenty-seven fraternities and sororities will call the Greek Leadership Village home and have the opportunity to live in a dynamic community developed by and for students. Additionally, the Greek Leadership Community Center will serve as the hub for the entire fraternity and sorority community and governing councils.
In 2019, Arizona State University - Tempe reported 1,424 incidents related to crime and safety that involved students at or near campus or on other properties associated with the school. That works out to 26.72 incidents per 1,000 students, considering that the student body population is 53,286.
The ASU sunburst
The sunburst logo was introduced in 1995, replacing all preexisting ASU logos. The logo is made up of a sun icon that is incorporated into the three letter forms (A, S and U) and provides a strong and recognizable graphic image of ASU's mission and purpose.
20 marks 75 years since Sparky the Sun Devil was born at ASU. On a clear, sunny day in 1946, Arizona State College track coach Donn Kinzle was on an early morning run along the Salt River bed. A dust devil materialized, swirling and dancing above the sand and rock. At that instant, the idea for the Sun Devil was born.
This pitchfork, or trident, is still carried by Sparky today to ensure ASU's rivals “Fear the Fork.” The pitchfork logo can also be seen on the helmets worn by the Arizona State Sun Devils football team.
Arizona's state flag is divided into two halves. The top half consists of thirteen alternating red and yellow rays which represent America's thirteen original colonies. Because Arizona is a western state, the rays shows a setting sun.
That's right, Arizona is turning 109 years old on Sunday! Arizona was admitted to the United States back on Feb. 14, 1912, as the 48th state in the union.