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The Arizona State Sun Devils are the athletic teams that represent Arizona State University. ASU has nine guys’s and eleven ladies’s university teams completing at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level as a member of the Pac-12 Conference. The mascot was embraced in 1946; earlier labels were the Normals and later, the Bulldogs. The Sun Devil mascot, Sparky, was designed by former Disney illustrator Bert Anthony. ASU’s primary rival is the University of Arizona Wildcats.
ASU has 24 NCAA team national championships, consisting of baseball (5 times), women’s tennis (three times), guys’s gymnastics (one), males’s track and field (one), men’s indoor track and field (one), women’s outdoor track and field (2 times), women’s indoor track and field (one), fumbling (one), males’s golf (two times), females’s golf (8 times), and softball (2 times). ASU also has numerous individual NCAA national champions in various sports. Furthermore, the baseball team has actually appeared in the College World Series 22 times, the men’s basketball team has participated 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 university teams won national championships in males’s archery 15 times, ladies’s archery 21 times, combined archery 20 times, guys’s badminton 13 times, females’s badminton 17 times and combined badminton 10 times, all of which are not acknowledged by the NCAA.
Arizona State University currently sponsors teams in 9 men’s and 14 females’s NCAA sanctioned sports, following the 2015 elevation of the men’s ice hockey club team to university status: In the fall of 2015, Arizona State revealed the addition of ladies’s triathlon and ladies’s lacrosse. Triathlon will begin competition in the fall of 2016, with lacrosse starting competitors in the spring of 2018. In spring 2016, ASU revealed the reinstatement of guys’s tennis, which had been dropped after the 2007– 08 school year, but did not set a guaranteed date for the resumption of play.