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The State of the Union - ASU Sports in General

Posted: 05/03/2013 12:00 PM

The State of the Union - ASU Sports in General 


I wasn't sure what sports forum to post this on so I simply chose this one as a defult. 

Am I getting ahead of myself by saying that Patterson seems to be doing a fantastic job? Lets take a it of inventory quickly...

Baseball is ranked in the top 10. They are a very young team with tons of potential. 
Softball is ranked in the top 5 and a strong favorite to win it all, AGAIN. 
Football is most likely going to start next season in the top 25 and a reasonable favorite to win the south (see Athlon sports thread in the football forum).
Basketball - there is a thread on that forum about how Dicky V has ASU in his early top 25 for next year as well. 

I know these are only four sports and there are a lot more and I have no idea of how well they are doing but these four seem fairly important and it seems like all four are headed in the right direction.
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Posted: 05/03/2013 1:15 PM

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We also made NCAA postseason in Volleyball,Soccer,water polo,track,wrestling and we will in golf. Mens & womrns hoops our are only weak spots.


Bear Down on this!!!  41-34 and 58-21 'nuff said
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Posted: 05/03/2013 1:20 PM

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Patterson's legacy will be the quality of the new football stadium and the ability of the new stadium to attract elite recruits.  Nothing more and nothing less. 

Patterson knows this.

Remember - this is the guy who built Reliant Stadium in Houston.

The other sports do not and should not matter to him in the short run.

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Posted: 05/03/2013 2:02 PM

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Anyone know why we are not ranked higher in the Directors Cup, Capital One Cup, etc?...
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Posted: 05/03/2013 2:04 PM

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Well we make the post season a lot in all sports but then we fall on our azz :-(

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Anyone know why we are not ranked higher in the Directors Cup, Capital One Cup, etc?...

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Bear Down on this!!!  41-34 and 58-21 'nuff said
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Posted: 05/03/2013 3:17 PM

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I think he is doing a good job so far.

He needs to make Sun Devil Stadium a place that is comfortable to watch a game in Sept. for 73,000 fans when the daytime high is 100 degrees, and kick off is still around 95.  Then insure that Graham continues to 1-Compete for PAC12 Championships and bowl births, and 2-Do whatever it takes to mix in some blue chip players in the next few recruiting cycles.  I love our team, and all the JC guys are really great additions especially guys like M. Grice, J. Strong and the DEs coming in, but the HS recruiting needs to improve across the board the next few years.  We need to break the cycle of local kids leaving.  That started with DJ Foster.  Winning cures all in college football, and I think our coach is a winner, and will continue to build the program.  Schedule is B_R_U_T_A_L this year, but even if we lose some of those games like ND or Wisconsin it should improve recruiting just because we are playing national powers. Fact is...ASU is running with the Big Dogs!   I wish Herb could understand that.

SP also needs to insist that Herb starts making the NCAA tournament.  20 wins is nice and all but everyone knows that about 6-8 of those are from really weak scheduling. We finished tied for 6th wth about four other teams in his 7th year, and the average conference finish in his tennure is 7th -or lower half.  We've only been to ONE NCAA tournament in James Harden's second year.  It's not the University, location, fans, parking, whimsical kids these days who transfer, it's the head coach, and staff he has that recruits and develops the kids.  It needs to improve significantly, yesterday.  If he does not fire Herb after next season without a NCAAT appearance AND another blue chip recuit to replace Jahii Carson, Steve P. will lose a lot of luster in my eyes...the progress made in FB will be soured by the lack of change in the BB program.

Baseball needs another National Title.  It's over due.  Not sure SP has a lot of say in it though.  That always has been a powerhouse program, and allways will be.  It's more of a numbers game and getting the breaks in the College World Series.  Mixing it up with South Carolina, Texas, Auburn, Fullerton, USC, and all the rest...it's a heck of a thing to accomplish.  But, again, it's over due.

Last edited 05/03/2013 3:21 PM by ASUbigfans

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Posted: 05/03/2013 5:50 PM

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we were 7-5 in football and didn't anyone last year, and 9th in the Pac in hoops

nice to see baseball make some noise, but still a LOT of work to be done
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Posted: 05/04/2013 7:44 PM

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Outside of sds how are our facilities? Softball is awesome, muni is awesome 4 baseball, WFA is not bad.


Bear Down on this!!!  41-34 and 58-21 'nuff said
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Posted: 05/05/2013 9:11 AM

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There is an article in the republic today about Patterson. Anyone with a subscription able to read that (I ran out of my monthly allotment or azcentral articles)?

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Posted: 05/05/2013 10:13 AM

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Yeah I get the paper it was a good article it talked about him getting going on redeveloping the area where Packard is and Karsten is after 2014 when baseball moves to muni and golf moves to papago golf course. Muni and papago are close to each other too. At WFA he wants new seats to replace the current red ones that are old and tight and wants new lighting and some more videoboards. Also upgrades to the concourse & consession area. Also talked about new SDS being able to host MLS soccer team a direct jab at UOPS which wants soccer. He is a good guy for facilities stuff.

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There is an article in the republic today about Patterson. Anyone with a subscription able to read that (I ran out of my monthly allotment or azcentral articles)?

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Bear Down on this!!!  41-34 and 58-21 'nuff said
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Posted: 05/06/2013 10:35 PM

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selling off the Karsten course which their family donated millions for and Pete Dye designed is a HUGE mistake, especially just so it can be used for another cheesy shopping center.

It would be one thing if this land was being used for educational purposes that benefited ASU students, but most if it isn't. Just another shady AZ real estate deal.

I doubt the MLS is going to play in that summer heat in Tempe

who ever thinks Herb hoops is going to ranked next year needs to put down the bottle, they suck.

spayNnueterallCATS wrote: Yeah I get the paper it was a good article it talked about him getting going on redeveloping the area where Packard is and Karsten is after 2014 when baseball moves to muni and golf moves to papago golf course. Muni and papago are close to each other too. At WFA he wants new seats to replace the current red ones that are old and tight and wants new lighting and some more videoboards. Also upgrades to the concourse & consession area. Also talked about new SDS being able to host MLS soccer team a direct jab at UOPS which wants soccer. He is a good guy for facilities stuff.

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There is an article in the republic today about Patterson. Anyone with a subscription able to read that (I ran out of my monthly allotment or azcentral articles)?

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