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Devils dance with UNC


Jeremiah Armenta / THE STATE PRESS
ASU senior guard Kylan Loney, left, and sophomore forward Emily Westerberg are two of the Sun Devils' key contributors. On Saturday, the duo will try to lead the Sun Devils to an upset over top-seeded North Carolina.
ASU women's basketball coach Charli Turner Thorne admits golden opportunities don't fall in her lap every season.

Fueled by a productive regular season and a pair of NCAA Tournament wins, fifth-seeded ASU hopes to prove its latest run is no fluke Saturday night when hosting top-seeded North Carolina in the Sweet Sixteen at Wells Fargo Arena.

It sounds cliche, but ASU (24-9) has nothing to lose.

USG urges city to up student recruitment

A student representative recommended Tempe publicize community service hours to entice students to become more involved with the city in a speech before the City Council Thursday.

David Werner, assistant government relations director for the Undergraduate Student Government, suggested the city actively recruit students for its volunteer program through activity fairs and Residential Life programs geared toward helping students transition from living on campus to off campus.

Law school hosts state Supreme Court

The Arizona Supreme Court heard arguments at ASU's College of Law Thursday regarding a Tucson newspaper's right to publish inflammatory letters.

The Supreme Court hears oral arguments at Arizona's two university law schools, in Tempe and Tucson, twice a year to expose the public to the higher judicial process.

Health center lags on mental health treatment

Students are often caught in red tape when trying to get help on campus for psychological problems.

The Student Health and Wellness Center and Counseling and Consultation both have a lack of mental health providers and are ill-equipped to deal with long-term psychological care, said Michael Johnson, psychologist at Counseling and Consultation.
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Turner Thorne's transformation almost complete


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ASU women's basketball coach Charli Turner Thorne, right, addresses the team after practice on Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena.
When Charli Turner Thorne took over as ASU women's basketball coach before the 1996-97 season, she faced the daunting task of resurrecting a team from the Pac-10 cellar. The Sun Devils went 20-60 the previous three seasons, failing to finish better than ninth in the conference.

After claiming a share of a Pac-10 title, a Pac-10 Tournament title and three NCAA Tournament appearances, Turner Thorne has made those struggles nothing but a distant memory.
FOOTBALL

Hardwood to gridiron, Braxton plays football

With his sneakers out of eligibility after four years on the hardwood, Jason Braxton has decided to try on a pair of cleats.

The former point guard has joined the ASU football team for spring practice at the urging of coach Dirk Koetter, who called Braxton on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of trying football.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Forced recovery


ON THE COVER
Experiencing withdrawals, going to group meetings and confronting demons. Rehab isn't exactly what the college-aged population dreams about, but it often becomes a necessity, whether enrolling is a personal decision or a court order.

This week, SPM talks to people who were forced to join rehab by the courts and whose lives have been irretrievably altered because of substance abuse.
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Good fashion critical for professional success

Students in blazers and ties strutted down the runway Thursday as part of a career fashion show demonstrating appropriate attire to wear when searching for a job.

More than 60 people attended the Dress for Success fashion show on Thursday afternoon in the Memorial Union Ventana Room. The show was sponsored by the Student Fashion Association, Career Services and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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