Official Arizona State Sun Devils Apparel – this licensed gear is the perfect clothing for fans. Makes a fun gift!
The Arizona State Sun Devils are the athletic teams that represent Arizona State University. ASU has nine males’s and eleven ladies’s university teams competing at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level as a member of the Pac-12 Conference. The mascot was adopted in 1946; earlier nicknames were the Normals and later, the Bulldogs. The Sun Devil mascot, Sparky, was designed by former Disney illustrator Bert Anthony. ASU’s chief rival is the University of Arizona Wildcats.
ASU has 24 NCAA team championship games, including baseball (5 times), females’s tennis (three times), men’s gymnastics (one), guys’s track and field (one), males’s indoor track and field (one), ladies’s outdoor track and field (two times), females’s indoor track and field (one), wrestling (one), guys’s golf (two times), ladies’s golf (8 times), and softball (two times). ASU also has various specific NCAA national champs in various sports. Furthermore, the baseball team has appeared in the College World Series 22 times, the men’s basketball team has taken part in 13 NCAA tournaments, and the ASU football team won the Rose Bowl in 1987 and the Fiesta Bowl in 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, and 1982.
ASU varsity groups won championship games in men’s archery 15 times, females’s archery 21 times, mixed archery 20 times, males’s badminton 13 times, ladies’s badminton 17 times and mixed badminton 10 times, all of which are not recognized by the NCAA.
Arizona State University currently sponsors groups in 9 men’s and 14 ladies’s NCAA approved sports, following the 2015 elevation of the men’s ice hockey club team to varsity status: In the fall of 2015, Arizona State announced the addition of females’s triathlon and females’s lacrosse. Triathlon will start competitors in the fall of 2016, with lacrosse starting competition in the spring of 2018. In spring 2016, ASU announced the reinstatement of males’s tennis, which had been dropped after the 2007– 08 academic year, however did not set a certain date for the resumption of play.