If you are an Arizona State fan you may want to stop reading this right now because the results in the major sports for both men and women are not good news for Sun Devil fans. With the final nail in the ASU coffin going in with last night's 18-1 Wildcat win at Packard stadium, the final totals are not pretty for you Devil fans.
The three major women's sports included are Basketball, Softball and Volleyball with the men's sports being Football, Basketball and Baseball.
The final tally between the two schools actually resembles the blasting that the ASU baseball Devils took last night. For the year in those six aforementioned sports the scoreboard says Arizona 13, Arizona State Teacher's College 2.
It all started last fall when the Wildcat Volleyball squad led by Dave Rubio thoroughly thrashed the Lady Devils in two matches. The Wildcats won the first match in Tucson by taking three of four games played at McKale Center. Four weeks after the drubbing at McKale the Lady Cats made their way up to McKale Center North (aka Wells Fargo Arena) in Tempe and dismantled the Lady Devils yet again, this time to the tune of a three to nil match sweep. As if the sweep on the ASU campus wasn't good enough, the slaughter was televised nationally on Fox Sports Net.
UA 2, ASU 0.
Just seven days later, on November 26, the ASU Football squad brought their 8-2 record to Tucson for the annual Duel in the Desert at Arizona Stadium. The Devils were flying high and ranked in the top 15 in the nation in both major human polls. Showing the arrogance that they have come to personify, the Devils snubbed their noses at the ‘downtrodden' Wildcats and were summarily dispatched back to hell on the wrong end of a 34-27 upset Wildcat win.
UA 3, ASU 0.
There was an exhibition game played at McKale Center on January 2nd between the Wildcat men's basketball team and Ike Diogu. No need to rehash that memory, after all, the gap is closing.
UA 4, ASU 0.
Just after the turn of the new year the Devils finally got on the board as the Lady Devil basketball squad leveled a Polkless UA squad. It wasn't pretty, like most women's basketball games, but the Wildcats were on the wrong end of 21 point blow out in Wells Fargo Arena.
UA 4, ASU 1.
January 26 Shawntinice Polk is back in uniform for the Lady Wildcats and the outcome is far different from just a few weeks earlier. The Cats take down the Lady Devils at the McKale Center 56-49 to even the season series.
UA 5, ASU 1.
During a mid week non conference match-up with the Devils baseball squad at Sancet Stadium in February, the Cats came back to beat the Devils in exciting, extra inning fashion. After giving up a run to ASU in the top of the 14th inning to go down 6-5, the Cats came back and won on a first pitch, two out, walk-off homerun by first baseman Jordan Brown to take game one of the season series from ASU.
UA 6, ASU 1.
Eight days after the Jordan Brown heroics, the Devils again made the trip down Interstate 10 to Tucson for another mid week non conference game with the Cats. This time the Devil pitching wasn't nearly as good as the Cats put up 11 runs to take game two of the season series 11-5 at Sancet.
UA 7, ASU 1.
On March 5th Travel-Gate happened. Did Salim travel before taking down the Devils with his last second jumper at McKale North? Naw, no travel, but the gap is still closing thanks to the amazing coaching ability of Rob Evans.
UA 8, ASU 1.
The month of April saw the UA and ASU women's softball teams face off three times, twice in Tucson and once in Tempe. As they usually do, the Wildcat women easily took all three games from the Lady Devils by a combined score of 14-3.
UA 11, ASU 1.
Pushed back a day because of graduation ceremonies at both schools, the final three game baseball series between the two school kicked off the conference portion of their tilts. On Saturday ASU took game one 6-2 thanks, in no small part, to four key Wildcat defensive miscues that led to three runs for the Devils. Credit to the Devils though, they took game one.
UA 11, ASU 2.
All the Saturday Devil win did was apparently really piss of Andy Lopez and his BatCats because they came out and thoroughly throttled the Devils on Sunday 16-7. The Cats scored 16 runs on 18 hits, they hit three homers, two by Jeff Van Houten, as they rolled to the easy win in Tempe.
UA 12, ASU 2.
Monday night's series finale was set to be televised on Fox Sports Arizona, and it was, much to the chagrin of the Devils. They should have known that Andy Lopez and his BatCats are undefeated this year in televised games. 18 runs and a solid pitching performance from senior Sean Rierson later the Cats took the conference series 2-1 and the season series 4-1.
UA 13, ASU 2.
So there you have it. In the end, the "football and baseball school" got completely punk'd by the "basketball school". Devil fans do have something to look forward to however. Baseball coach Pat Murphy got a contract extension, they have a new inexperienced athletic director in Lisa "All The Things She Said" Love, they are still in debt, they still employ a porn star as their football coach, their men's basketball team is closing ‘the gap' and they do have Sam Keller as their quarterback!