Devil’s Country – ASU Sports Report

February 19, 2008

Best Devils Memory

If you had to pick out your greatest Sun Devil athletics memory, what would it be?

For me, I wasn’t around for the Frank Kush or Ned Wulk eras, so I can’t go back as far as some might. 

I grew up watching the likes of Mario Bennett, Steven Smith, Ron Riley, and Jeremy Veal, but nothing will top watching Eddie House go off for 61 against Cal.  I don’t think he could miss that game.  That was the best single performance I have seen.

My close, second best, memory would have to be Mario Bennett against U of A getting a steal and going in for the reverse dunk.  I think it was Dick Vitale that yelled out, “What did he have in his breakfast cereal?” 



  1. Easy. Being on the Devils’ sideline, January 1, 1987, looking up into the crowd at the Rose Bowl, as the final minute was winding down, seeing all of those ASU fans going crazy as the Devils won their first ever Rose Bowl.

    Comment by Paul — February 19, 2008 @ 4:56 pm

  2. I wasn’t at that one, but I did go when we lost in the last seconds to Ohio St. That would have been the one for me, but the prevent defense prevented us from winning our 2nd Rose Bowl.

    Comment by Matt — February 19, 2008 @ 5:01 pm

  3. There was also the night that Todd Hons out Elwayed John Elway in 1982. The night Andy Benes earned a million dollars with a 1-0 shutout over ASU in the first round of the regional, ASU eventually won and advanced to Omaha, anyway.

    There was a project I did for a class that involved both the late Dr. Brock, and his counterpart down south at the time, Mr. Kindall…both very classy gentlemen, and as much as I hate that school in northern Mexico, I will NEVER say a bad word about Mr. Kindall.

    I have a bunch of great memories, not all of them that turned out well for ASU, but they were great none the less, because there was excitement. And some of them were as simple as going to Packard Stadium for those mid-week afternoon games, especially early in the season, when people were paying as much attention to the sun bathers as the games. Hey, I am a male.

    Comment by Paul — February 19, 2008 @ 9:09 pm

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