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Sun Devil reinforcements to the rescue

Morgan Bellinger / THE STATE PRESS
GAME WINNER: Sophomore running back Dimitri Nance celebrates with sophomore wide receiver Chris McGaha after Nance’s 57-yard touchdown run that put the Sun Devils ahead for good at Sun Devil Stadium Saturday.

Even without its top running back, wide receiver and tight end, the ASU football team had no problem staying undefeated Saturday night and achieving the program's highest ranking ever in the Bowl Championship Series poll.

Obama coming to ASU

The man who hopes to become the nation's first black president became the first and only candidate to accept a speech invitation from ASU last week.

Terrorism drill begins today
Arizona is playing host to the country's largest ever counterterrorism exercise this week, but officials say the public won't notice a thing.

Family Weekend reunites Sun Devil parents, students
ASU parents saw the University through students' eyes as Family Weekend brought parents from all over the country to visit their children Friday through Sunday.

Pair of Sun Devils run wild

Jeffrey Lowman / THE STATE PRESS

After ASU senior running back Ryan Torain went out of the game with an injured left foot in the first half of Saturday's game, it seemed as if the ASU running attack would leave with him. Torain had 10 carries for 29 yards before leaving the game.

Tourney hopes still alive after sweep of UA

The Sun Devils cruised in the volleyball edition of the "Duel in the Desert" and moved up in the Pac-10 standings Friday night.

Goals coming at right time for ASU
MIZELL: It was a weekend full of first-career goals for the ASU women's soccer team as it started conference play with a 3-0 win over Washington on Friday and a 1-0 win in overtime against Washington State on Sunday.

Teams each notch top 10 finishes
The ASU men's and women's cross country teams finished in the top 10 of their respective races in a meet that featured more than 75 of the nation's best teams in Terre Haute, Ind., the site of next month's NCAA Championships.

ASU's second half as good as it gets
How about ASU's second-half performance? The Sun Devils held Washington to just three points on 99 yards from the line of scrimmage in the final two quarters, while scoring 31 points en route to a 44-20 victory.

Opinions: The decline of feminism

DHANANI: Feminism is a concept at the forefront of our country's ideals that makes us take pride in being American. Here, a man and a woman have equal justice and esteem in society. Not all people display such class in their lives, however.

Sociologist Neil Thompson discovered a culture so degrading, so malicious toward women that Americans can only scoff in disgust and turn their heads in shame at their ignorance.

Opinions: School teaches us the wrong things

MISAK: You're sitting in class and think, "When will I ever need to know this later in life?" This thought has gone through my head daily for the past 13 years. If you're thinking you will never use the information being thrown at you in school, you are probably right.

Besides learning that most classes are filled with mindless busy work, I don't think I have retained any information in high school that has helped me in daily life. Well, besides all that calculus.

Opinions: Letters to the Editor

Sex: Au naturel for nature


When one thinks of a Web site called, horribly depraved acts involving innocent vegetables might come to mind.

Feature: The poor man's organic

While most college students live off of Ramen Noodles and Easy Mac, the green movement is motivating some students to spend a little more in order to lead a more organic lifestyle.

Going Greek
Valley residents didn't have to travel to Athens to get a flavor of Greece this weekend.

Sound: Let it ride
While "organic" may not have its own section in music stores just yet, the members of Phoenix band Try Me Bicycle are committed to spreading environmental awareness through their music.

Feature: Life as a house
Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, earth-toned countertops in the kitchen, wood flooring throughout the house and light-colored paint on the walls.

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