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The Arizona State Sun Devils are the athletic groups that represent Arizona State University. ASU has nine men’s and eleven ladies’s varsity 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 labels were the Normals and later on, the Bulldogs. The Sun Devil mascot, Sparky, was created by former Disney illustrator Bert Anthony. ASU’s primary competitor is the University of Arizona Wildcats.
ASU has 24 NCAA team championship games, including baseball (five times), women’s tennis (three times), guys’s gymnastics (one), guys’s track and field (one), guys’s indoor track and field (one), ladies’s outdoor track and field (two times), ladies’s indoor track and field (one), fumbling (one), guys’s golf (2 times), women’s golf (eight times), and softball (two times). ASU also has numerous specific NCAA national champions in various sports. Additionally, the baseball team has actually appeared in the College World Series 22 times, the men’s basketball team has actually 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 men’s archery 15 times, women’s archery 21 times, blended archery 20 times, males’s badminton 13 times, women’s badminton 17 times and blended badminton 10 times, all of which are not acknowledged by the NCAA.
Arizona State University presently sponsors groups in 9 men’s and 14 women’s NCAA sanctioned sports, following the 2015 elevation of the men’s ice hockey club team to varsity status: In the fall of 2015, Arizona State revealed the addition of women’s triathlon and women’s lacrosse. Triathlon will begin competitors in the fall of 2016, with lacrosse starting competition in the spring of 2018. In spring 2016, ASU revealed the reinstatement of men’s tennis, which had been dropped after the 2007– 08 school year, however did not set a guaranteed date for the resumption of play.