Here are 10 Arizona State football players whose performance in 2017 will go a long way toward determining if the Sun Devils will have their first winning season since 2014.
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Jay Dieffenbach and Doug Haller discuss: Will it be newcomer Blake Barnett, or will Manny Wilkins hold on to the job? Video: azcentral sports
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azcentral sports’ Jeff Metcalfe takes a look at some pressing issues for the Sun Devils heading into 2017.
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Jeff Metcalfe takes a closer look at some of the top issues surrounding the Sun Devils football team. Video: azcentral sports
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The college football season doesn’t start until the fall but it’s never too early to start looking ahead.
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Wide receivers, including John Humphrey and Ryan Newsome, were the headliners Saturday at the Arizona State football spring game.
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Offensive highlights from ASU’s spring game on Saturday.
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Hyperlapse of ASU’s spring football game.
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Here’s what you need to know before you head to ASU’s Spring Game and Fan Fest on Saturday.
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Arizona State head football coach Todd Graham talks about his team’s second spring scrimmage on Friday, April 7. Video: Jeff Metcafle/azcentral sports
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ASU football coach Todd Graham talks about Demario Richard, Christian Hill and more after spring practice on Wednesday, April 5.
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ASU defensive line coach Michael Slater gives instructions to his players at Monday’s workout in Tempe. Video: azcentral sports
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Coach Todd Graham says defense came out ahead by limiting big plays during ASU’s first spring scrimmage on Wednesday. Jeff Metcalfe/azcentral sports
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Arizona State football completed its sixth spring practice Friday at Sun Devil Stadium with nine practices remaining over the next three weeks. The spring game is April 15.
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ASU football coach Todd Graham discusses hiring Danny White and Dave Christensen as consultants. Jeff Metcalfe/azcentral sports
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Quarterback Blake Barnett, a transfer from Alabama, is in his first year at Arizona State. He is competing with four returners to be the starting QB.
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Arizona State head coach Todd Graham discusses the first day of football spring practice on March 14, 2017 at the Kajikawa Practice Facility in Tempe, Ariz. By Rob Schumacher/azcentral sports
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ASU football begins sixth season under coach Todd Graham with five new assistant coaches. (Jeff Metcalfe/azcentral sports)
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Transfer quarterback Blake Barnett talks about coming to ASU to compete for the starting job on Wednesday. Thomas Hawthorne/azcentral sports
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Arizona State offensive coordinator Billy Napier discusses the first day of football spring practice on March 14, 2017 at the Kajikawa Practice Facility in Tempe, Ariz. By Rob Schumacher/azcentral sports
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ASU football coach Todd Graham talks about the challenge of hiring “good people” and losing them to other schools entering ASU’s 2017 season on Wednesday. Thomas Hawthorne/azcentral sports
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Technology company ANC is making final preparations to install the new video display on the north end of Sun Devil Stadium.
It will be among the 10 largest video boards in college football at 47 feet high and 113 feet wide. The board will show high definition replays and statistical updates as well as interactive graphics and videos designed to increase fan engagement.
At 5,419-square-feet, the screen size will be the eighth largest in college football and slightly larger than Arizona’s.
“The new video display system will help us elevate the fan experience and allow us to increase the number of events hosted in the stadium throughout the year,” ASU Vice President for Athletics Ray Anderson said.
ANC previously worked with ASU in 2009 on video displays for the football stadium and at Wells Fargo Arena.
ANC’s vSOFT operating system, enabling playback of uncompressed video for better viewing, will be used on all displays at the stadium, undergoing a $268-million reconstruction. The board’s brightness levels will exceed 9,500 nits.
The steel structure to hold the video display already is in place. The board will be installed before the season opener Aug. 31 against New Mexico State.
Arizona State head football coach Todd Graham and construction team members lead a media tour of the new football building being built in the north end zone of Sun Devil Stadium on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Tom Tingle/azcentral sports
Other recent ANC projects have been with the Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Fulton Center in New York and World Trade Center.
ASU football also is moving into the its new home at the north end of the stadium this summer.
Current top 10 video boards based on screen-size square footage
1. Auburn – 10,830 square feet.
2. Texas A&M – 7,661.
3. Texas – 7,370.
4. Miami – 6,717 (NFL stadium).
5. Arkansas – 6,286.
6. USC – 6,000.
7. Penn State – 5,624.
8. Massachusetts – 5,361 (NFL stadium).
9. Michigan State – 5,358.
10. Arizona – 5,264.