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Defense shines in first scrimmage

Kelley Karnes
Junior defensive tackle Quency Darley closes in on senior quarterback Andrew Walter at Camp Tontozona.
It's good that the ASU football team has another chance to prove itself.

At least that's coach Dirk Koetter's mentality after a ho-hum scrimmage Sunday revealed more flaws than strengths.

Led by junior linebacker Dale Robinson, the defense looked dominant, but the offense struggled to find consistency, as senior quarterback Andrew Walter was not near his best and no tailbacks or wide receivers stood out.

More university redesign plans submitted

Days before the Arizona Board of Regents' deadline for submitting university redesign proposals, two radical plans from powerful groups were submitted.

In an extreme departure from most other university restructuring plans, several former NAU presidents, Arizona governors and regents submitted a proposal to the Arizona Board of Regents on Thursday, calling for a second board.

Report from Boston: Kerry calls for stronger America

Amanda Keim
Arizona attendees of the Democratic National Convention in Boston show their support for Gov. Janet Napolitano on July 27.
BOSTON -- Democrats from across the nation converged in Boston to officially declare John Kerry as their 2004 presidential nominee and listened to the candidate's plan for "a stronger America" at the Democratic National Committee Convention last week.

Notebook: Reininger hurt, but should be ok

Kelley Karnes
Senior defensive tackle Gabe Reininger went down with a second-degree sprain to his right knee Saturday and missed Sunday’s intrasquad scrimmage. Reininger is expected back by Friday’s camp-ending scrimmage.
The injury bug hit the ASU football team again Saturday, but it could have been a lot worse.

Senior defensive tackle Gabe Reininger suffered a second-degree sprain to his right knee and is expected to miss a few days, coach Dirk Koetter said.

Notebook: Freshman hazing back...sort of

So much for the old-fashioned freshman hazing that once ran rampant at Camp Tontozona, like up-downs and afternoon sprints.

This year's newcomers can't watch Friends reruns and they're sometimes greeted by gusts of hot air in their cabins, but they've gotten off easy.

Football picked sixth in Pac-10 poll

Last season, the ASU football team was picked to finish second in the Pac-10's annual preseason poll, but ended the season tied for eighth. In this year's poll, voters picked them to finish somewhere in between.

Former ASU coach passes away

Former ASU men's basketball coach Steve Patterson died at his home Wednesday after succumbing to lung cancer.

Patterson was the second Arizona basketball icon to die from lung cancer in July after former Phoenix Suns coach Lowell "Cotton" Fitzsimmons passed away on July 24.

Not the only thing hot in Tempe this summer

David Lukens
ASU 2002 graduate Katherine Kennedy, 24, won the Miss Arizona title on June 26 and will travel to Atlantic City, N.J., to compete for Miss America on Sept. 18.
The popular saying, "The third time's the charm," may apply to most people, but not Katherine Kennedy who won, after sever tries, the title of Miss Arizona last month.

"It's common for it to take a couple of tries, but seven is a little rare," said Kennedy, 24, who graduated from ASU in 2002 with a degree in journalism and a minor in Spanish.
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