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ASU players, fans hunger for Thanksgiving revenge
No amount of meat and potatoes will satisfy the Sun Devil football squad this Thanksgiving, nor will any of the players be overly concerned with being charitable towards their neighbors.

After all, their neighbors are swine ...

Chew the fat, don't sue it
The traditional holiday fare of turkey with gravy, potatoes with gravy and pie with gravy provide ample reason to throw caution to the wind and eat until your fat gut is content.

Football and pageant riots reveal similarities
When we fight against a people while claiming our own moral superiority, we should think a minute about just how we live and ask honestly if we are living rightly.

State Press Editorial: Show turkeys no mercy this 'Glutton Day'
Tomorrow, pay homage to your stomach. And if you see a turkey, rather than being merciful, start looking for a duck and chicken to accompany it. It's Turducken Day!

Mall Rants: The Holidays
Students rant about their favorite holiday.

Political Cartoon: Fourth Amendment
Cartoonist John West comments on Total Awareness Information.

Legendary coaches lead teams to battle
Behind all the sweat, blood, tears and jubilation of the ASU and UA football game is the mastermind of the operations, the head honcho, the head coach.

Injuries will test Sun Devils against UA
Some have hailed this season, which has included record-breaking individual performances, a "surprise" for the Sun Devils. Yet they've faced their share of bumps and bruises, and it has cost them tremendously in their past three outings.

Devils, Wildcats to scrap in Tucson
It's always the biggest game of the year. It's the game all the no-name fans start talking about. It's the game in which you want stick a pitchfork in your opponents' heart or perhaps a fist in his mouth.

Star receivers set for showdown in Tucson
Coming down to the last regular season game, ASU junior wide receiver Shaun McDonald and UA senior wide receiver Bobby Wade have exactly the same amount of receiving yards, 1,280. McDonald leads the Pac-10 in touchdowns with 13, while Wade leads the Pac-10 in average yards per game at 116.4.

ASU, UA continue historic rivalry
Long time ASU athletics coach Bill Kajikawa once said, "never trust a Wildcat" and the sentiments of disgust echo throughout players, fans and coaches involved with battling for the Territorial Championship Cup, the oldest rivalry trophy in college history.

Nov. 21, 1996: ASU hopes similarities with '86 team end at UofA
There will be one thing on the minds of hated rivals ASU and UofA Saturday - a triumph at "The Game" at a sold-out, festive Arizona Stadium.

Nov. 25, 1996: Sun Devils declaw Wildcats
Entering Saturday's 56-14 beating of the Wildcats in Tucson, ASU had beaten UofA only twice since 1982. The Sun Devils had lost the last three contests, including last year's 31-28 heartbreaker at Sun Devil Stadium.

Nov. 25, 1996: Sun Devil trio battles way into record book vs. UA
If the UofA defense put up as much of a fight as Arizona Stadium's goal posts, maybe ASU's 56-14 dismantling of the Wildcats would not have been one for the record books.

Nov. 25, 1996: ASU's defense stops UA quarterback dead in tracks
UofA's new starter Keith Smith was only a mere mortal against a spirited ASU defense, which limited UofA to one offensive touchdown in a 56-14 win.

Hoops: Sun Devils slay Silverswords 101-72
The ASU men's basketball team's 101-72 defeat of Chaminade on Tuesday in the Maui Invitational played second fiddle to news that Sun Devil senior guard Curtis Millage was ruled eligible by the NCAA.

Cross Country: Women runners take 23rd at Nationals
The women's cross-country season officially ended Monday after their race at the 2002 NCAA Championships, which were hosted by Indiana State and held in Terre Haute, Ind.

Sun Devil volleyball season on the line in Las Vegas
Now the Sun Devils (12-11, 8-10 Pac-10) must win the Thanksgiving Classic hosted by the University of Nevada at Las Vegas if they hope to make the 2002 NCAA tournament.

Women's hoops host Holiday Tournament
In the case of the ASU women's basketball team - who regularly play five freshmen --- the Sun Devils have had the demeanor, "it doesn't matter that we're young."

Wrestlers face tough test
Only one week removed from their season-opening, one-point loss to No. 8 Nebraska, the Sun Devils will be facing a team very much like their own when they travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa, to take on UNI this Saturday.

The Edge
Complete run down of stregth and weaknesses of each team.

Police Beat: Unemployed man angered by job loss
The incidents Tempe police reported Tuesday, including the arrest of an unemployed man who tood on the property of his former employers yelling at the employees and manager of the business over the loss of his job.

ASU professor creates new views of Mars
Philip Christensen, principal investigator of ASU's Planetary Imaging Facility and the designer of The Thermal Emissions Imaging System, created an image system that allows visitors to the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum to see images of Mars.

Extra Sparkys ready to combat demand
According to John Davis, director of ASU athletics marketing and promotions, the Sparkys that are currently on staff are not enough to meet with the demands of the public.

Classes to focus on technology
Starting in spring 2003, "technology-focused courses for the new economy" will be integrated into ASU's classrooms.

As part of Proposition 301, which passed last year, universities were asked to prepare their students for jobs with a reliance on technology.

Tempe prepares for holiday events
The city of Tempe has already been setting up for the holiday season, placing lights on trees that line Mill Ave., and placing holiday decorations on pine trees along the street.

The Raw Deahl: Poetry Posers
I'm no poet. Neither are 99 percent of those who think they are. Long gone are the days of true tortured souls who knew how to spin a verse. Poetry is dead, my friends, but its brain-dead zombie corpse still walks the Earth.

Carving the to-furkey
Along with sharing gossip, best friends Emily Marver and Shannon Tesser trade recipes for tofu tacos and macaroni and soy cheese. Marver and Tesser, who is visiting from St. Paul, Minn., have recently become vegetarian and vegan.

Tempe Turkey Day
Campus Dining has been offering Thanksgiving dinners all week. You have three chances left: tonight's dinner from 4:30 to 7 at Manzanita Square, Friday's Blue Plate Special at the Devil's Diner from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday's turkey dinner at Sahuaro Café from 5 to 8 p.m.

The New Fusion
Bands like Glassjaw, The Used and Finch are a few of the acts fusing elements of punk, metal and rock, busting out with an explosive sound that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stick up.

Rhyme's Reason
Every weekend, at bars and coffeehouses across the Valley, ordinary people are climbing on stages, grabbing microphones and spouting poetry about the most ordinary and extraordinary things.

Hip-hop honey
If you saw Susie Kincy walking around campus, you'd probably brush her off as just another sorority girl. After all, she looks the part. Kincy, a communications sophomore, is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, but the little white girl can shake it.

Heavy set
When ASU student Robert Ian Weintraub landed the title role as the Kaiser in the opera, Der Kaiser von Atlantis, thoughts of the Holocaust plagued his mind.

Lip service
With album titles such as Finally The Punk Rockers are Taking Acid and The Day They Shot a Hole in the Jesus Egg, The Flaming Lips are part avant-garde, part weird.

Girls rock
Watching these members of local band Bella walk up to the Mills End coffee shop in Tempe was like watching a family reunion in play. Their conversation over coffee and laughter on a sunny Sunday exemplified their close-knit group.

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