USA TODAY Sports’ Paul Myerberg breaks down Day 1 of the PAC-12 media days.
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Transfers talking about ASU wide receiver depth and new defensive backs. Video: Jeff Metcalfe/azcentral sports
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Quarterbacks Manny Wilkins and Blake Barnett, offensive coordinator Billy Napier and coach Todd Graham discuss the first day of practice.
By Sam Caravana/azcentral sports
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Members of the media were given their first look at the new Student Athlete Facility in the north end zone of Sun Devil Stadium. The facility is state of the art, according to Head Coach Todd Graham.
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ASU football ended summer workouts on Wednesday, July 19 with its tradition of breaking a rock.
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Fans of Arizona State football should keep these key dates in mind as the Sun Devils’ preseason approaches.
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Raul Monreal, 45, Chandler, brings flowers to the statue of Arizona State University Head Coach Frank Kush outside Sun Devil Stadium, Thursday, June 22, 2017. Monreal, from ASU Class of 1995, is a big fan of Kush. Tom Tingle/azcentral.com
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Former ASU coach Frank Kush leaves a lasting memory for Sun Devil fans.
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Ray Anderson (ASU Vice President for Athletics) talks about ASU’s new club level seating at Sun Devil Stadium on June 23, 2017.
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Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley give tribute to former ASU football coach Frank Kush and discuss the NBA draft in our Shot Clock video.
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A look at each game in the Sun Devils’ 2017 season
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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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azcentral sports’ Jeff Metcalfe takes a look at some pressing issues for the Sun Devils heading into 2017.
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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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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.
Credit: Jeff Metcalfe, David Kadlubowski/Arizona Republic
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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.
Credit: Jeff Metcalfe, Nick Oza/Arizona Republic
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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.
Credit: Jeff Metcalfe, Rob Schumacher, Nick Oza, Thomas Hawthorne/Arizona Republic
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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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PAC-12 media days: Washington has bullseye on its back
ASU wide receivers John Humphrey and Ryan Newsome
ASU Head Coach Todd Graham, OC Billy Napier and QBs talk after practice
Coach Todd Graham gives tour of new Student Athlete Facility
ASU football: Breaking of the rock
Important dates for ASU football’s 2017 preseason
Paying homage to ASU legend Frank Kush
ASU football legend Frank Kush passes away at 88
ASU’s West Side Club at Sun Devil Stadium
Mixed emotions: Kush’s death; draft excitement
Breaking down Arizona State football’s 2017 schedule
ASU football – 10 players to watch in 2017
ASU football: 5 areas of concern
Who will be the starting QB at ASU?
5 observations from ASU spring football
Early preseason top 10 college football teams for 2017
Wide receivers shine in ASU football spring game
ASU shows off some offense in spring game
Sights from ASU football’s spring game
2017 ASU Spring Game & Fan Fest
Todd Graham: ‘The big thing is to get better fundamentally’
ASU coach Graham on Richard, Hill and more
ASU defensive line coach Michael Slater gives instructions at practice
Todd Graham speaks after ASU holds first spring scrimmage
ASU football completes second week of spring practice
Todd Graham on new consultants White, Christensen
ASU QB Blake Barnett on starting spring
Todd Graham on opening of ASU spring practice
ASU football opens spring practice
Transfer QB Blake Barnett on coming to ASU to compete
Billy Napier discusses first day of ASU practice
Todd Graham talks staffing challenges, 2017 season
The Pac-12 Media Days continue on Thursday in Los Angeles.
Six of the teams plus the conference commissioner took the podium on Wednesday, including Rich Rodriguez of Arizona.
The other six, including Arizona State’s Todd Graham, will meet the media on Thursday.
Doug Haller is in Los Angeles and will provide live coverage of ASU’s media sessions.
Follow along here for live updates from the two-day event.
News from Wednesday
Contract extended with Levi’s Stadium: Commissioner Larry Scott announced Wednesday that the Pac-12 has extended its contract to continue playing the conference title game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The home of the San Francisco 49ers, the Pac-12 championship has been played at Levi’s Stadium since 2014.
Commercials, halftime reduced: Scott also announced that in addition to experimenting with shorter commercial breaks, halftime periods in games will be reduced from 20 minutes to 15 minutes.
Replay center announced: The conference will now have a replay command center at Pac-12 headquarters in order to help replay officials during games.
Rich Rodriguez: My-King Johnson sexual orientation should ‘not be a story’
Arizona Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez met with the media on Wednesday and was asked about incoming freshman My-King Johnson, who is set to become one of the first openly gay scholarship players in major-college football history.
Johnson, a three-star defensive end out of Tempe, told the Arizona coaching staff that he was gay during the recruiting process.
“His personal lifestyle should not be a story,” Rodriguez told reporters. “What should be a story is how he’s going to play on the field. And for us that’s the way we’re treating it.”
While Rodriguez understands the line of questioning, he hopes that eventually Johnson’s play will be the reason for media attention.
“When they start making plays … then let’s talk about that as a story,” Rodriguez said. “I hope it gets to the point where (his sexual orientation) is not a story.”
Arizona State and U of A are both bringing up the rear in the Pac-12 preseason media poll announced on Wednesday.
The Sun Devils and Wildcats rank fourth and fifth, respectively, in the South Division. Arizona received the lowest point total of any team (61) in either division. Arizona State got 109 points, the fourth fewest.
USC and Washington each received 309 points and were selected as the favorites in the North and South, respectively. Stanford and Washington State round out the top three in the North; Utah and UCLA finished second and third, respectively, in the South.
Pac-12 Media Days schedule
Thursday, July 27
9:50 a.m. – Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham, OL Salesi Uhatafe and DT Filipo Mokofisi
10:16 a.m. – Oregon head coach Willie Taggart, QB Justin Herbert and LB Troy Dye
10:42 a.m. – Arizona State head coach Todd Graham, RB Kalen Ballage and DL JoJo Wicker
11:08 a.m. – Stanford head coach David Shaw, RB Bryce Love and DT Harrison Phillips
11:34 a.m. – Washington State head coach Mike Leach, RB Jamal Morrow and LB Peyton Pelluer
11:59 a.m. – USC head coach Clay Helton, QB Sam Darnold and LB Cameron Smith