Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Arizona State Sun Devils
|Before becoming the head coach at Ohio State University, John Cooper spent three seasons at ASU. He led the team to three bowl games and a 25-9-2 record in that timespan. How many bowl games did they win in that time frame?||Arizona State Football
2. Arkansas beat ASU 18-17 in the 1985 Holiday Bowl, ASU beat Michigan 22-15 in the 1986 Rose Bowl, and ASU beat Air Force in the 1987 Freedom Bowl.
|Frank Kush coached ASU from 1958 into part of the 1979 season. While at ASU, did he ever coach a losing team?||Arizona State Football
Yes. From 1958-1975 his worst record was a 5-5 1966 campaign. Then in 1976, his team went 4-7. ASU rebounded with a pair of 9-3 seasons before a 3-2 start in the 1979 season ended Kush's coaching career.
|What team (a two-time defending National Champion) entered a 1996 game ranked number 1, and fell to ASU 19-0?||Arizona State Football
Nebraska. The Sun Devil defense recorded three safeties en route to the 19-0 victory. Nebraska had beaten ASU 77-0 the previous season.
|ASU played in the first bowl game in school history in the 1939 Sun Bowl. They followed that up with a repeat appearance in 1940. Did they win either game?||Arizona State Football
No. In 1939, the team tied Catholic 0-0. In 1940, the team fell to Western Reserve 25-13.
Fred Irish. Irish posted a 12-8 record in 8 seasons spanning ten years. He was the coach from 1897-1906, but in both the 1898 and the 1901 seasons, ASU did not field a team. When Irish retired following two straight 0-3 seasons, the team folded, and was not resurected until the 1914 season. The 1917-18 seasons and the 1920-21 seasons were also lost for various reasons.
|Woody Green was an All-American in both 1972 and 73. What single season record did he set during his junior year in 1972?||Arizona State Football
Rushing with 1,565 yards. When he completed his career with ASU ('71-'73), he also held the career rushing record with 4,188 yards.
Al Michaels . Michaels graduated from ASU in 1967 and began his broadcasting career in Hawaii in 1968, calling the games of the Hawaii Islanders baseball team in the Pacific Coast League.
|What conference did ASU join after leaving the Border Conference following the 1961 season?||Arizona State Football
WAC. ASU first joined a conference in 1931 when they entered the Border Conference. In 1962, the team joined the WAC where they stayed until 1977. In 1977, the team joined the Pac-10 where they remained for the rest of the century.
Getting married. He was suspended for a game for getting married. The story goes a bit deeper than that though. He was only married to avoid breaking NCAA rules. During the 1999 season, he borrowed a cell phone to make a call from one of the athletic department employees at ASU, he was then informed that unless they were married he was in violation of NCAA rules. Since he had already placed the call they decided to get married. They flew to Las Vegas and were wed, after an NCAA investigation the woman was fired and Redmond was suspended because the two were not a couple at the time of the incident.
Bulldog. The Bulldog was adopted as the mascot in the early years, but in 1946 the student body voted to change the mascot to the Sun Devils.