Sept. 4, 1997
Arizona State Challenges Miami
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State travels to Miami to take on the Hurricanes in the Sun Devils first road contest on Saturday, September 13 in the Orange Bowl. ASU and Miami each captured their season-openers on August 30 with the Sun Devils beating New Mexico State 41-10 and the Hurricanes handling Baylor 45-14. Each team had an idle week to prepare for the second meeting between the two schools.
Series Summary: The two warm-weather schools have only met once. In 1994 fifth-ranked Miami came to Tempe and defeated ASU 47-10. The Hurricanes took advantage of six Sun Devil turnovers, five in the first half, in front of a national television audience. Frank Costa threw for 295 yards, completing 14 of 27 passes, while Jake Plummer was 8 of 17 for 62 yards.
Over the Air: CBS will televise the game live to approximately 65 percent of the country. Sean McDonough and former UCLA coach Terry Donahue will handle the call. KMVP (860 AM) is the flagship station for the Sun Devil radio network. Tom Dillon, the Arizona Sportscaster-of-the-Year 16 years running (1981-96), and the voice of the Sun Devils since 1979, once again will handle the play-by-play duties. Former Sun Devil QB and 1987 Rose Bowl MVP Jeff Van Raaphorst (1983-86) returns for his second season as the color analyst. KMVP has teamed with AudioNet to provide all Sun Devil radio broadcasts on the internet. Each broadcast can be accessed at www.audionet.com/schools/asu.
The Polls: ASU climbed into the AP Poll for the first time this year at the No. 24 spot after not playing last week. The Sun Devils are not ranked in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, tallying the 28th-most votes. Miami is ranked 13th in the latest AP Poll and 12th in the coaches poll.
On the Road Again: Arizona State has won six straight road games with its last loss on the road coming in 1995 at Southern California. Under Bruce Snyder, the Sun Devils are 11-13 away from home. Four of ASU's first seven games are on the road this season where as last year the Sun Devils didn't venture away from Tempe until the sixth game of the season. ASU's six-game road winning streak is tied for the third longest string in school history:
Streak Years Streak Years 10 1955-57 6 1995-present 8 1969-71 6 1972-73
Last Time Out: ASU opened the 1997 season with a 41-10 win over New Mexico State at Sun Devil Stadium/Frank Kush Field. J.R. Redmond rushed for 176 yards and one touchdown on 10 carries as the Sun Devils rushed for 275 yards averaging 6.7 yds./carry. Lenzie Jackson grabbed six catches for 68 yards and one TD to lead six receivers who caught a pass. In his first start, Ryan Kealy completed 11 of 19 passes for 107 yards and one TD. ASU's defense limited the Aggies to just 198 yards of total offense including just 106 yards and six first downs through the first three quarters. Sixty-two players saw playing time for ASU in its first season opener against a non-conference opponent since 1993.
On Deck: ASU returns home September 20 to face BYU in the Sun Devils' final non-conference tilt of the season. The 19th-ranked Cougars face Washington September 6 and take a week off before coming to Tempe. The game will be nationally televised on Fox Sports Net and start at 7 p.m.
Head Coach Bruce Snyder: Begins his sixth season at the helm of ASU's football program ... has led the Sun Devils to 16 wins in their last 18 games ... in 1996, guided the Sun Devils to their second Pac-10 championship, fourth undefeated regular season and second Rose Bowl ... the consensus National Coach of the Year in 1996 as well as Pac-10 Coach of the Year ... compiled 6-5 records in his first, second and fourth seasons in Tempe (1992, 1993, 1995) and a 3-8 mark in 1994 ... prior to posting a 33-24 record in six years at ASU, he was 39-37-1 at Utah State (1976-81) and 29-24-4 at California (1987-91) ... guided Cal to a 10-2 mark and No. 8 ranking in 1991 as the Bears defeated ACC champ Clemson in the Citrus Bowl ... Cal had been to just one bowl since 1958 prior to Snyder guiding the Bears to two consecutive bowl wins in '90 & '91 ... led Utah State to a pair of conference titles in his seven years ... was L.A. Rams running back coach for four years (1983-86), during which he tutored Eric Dickerson as he set the NFL single-season rushing record ... served as an assistant at Oregon, New Mexico State, Utah State and USC ... Snyder earned his 100th career win in ASU's 56-14 win at Arizona last year ... prior to the Rose Bowl, signed a new contract with ASU through the year 2002.
Streaks: ASU has been on a roll of late. The Sun Devils won four of their final four games in 1995, put together an 11-1 record in '96 and came out of the gate with a win in 1997. Put it together and you have a number of impressive streaks:
- 3 ASU has won 16 of its last 18 games, including 12 straight regular-season contests. Its last regular season loss: Nov. 24, 1995, 31-28 vs. Arizona.
- 3 ASU has won eight straight and 10 of its last 11 home games. Its last home loss: Nov. 24, 1995, 31-28 vs. Arizona.
- 3 ASU has won six straight road games. It's last road loss: Sept. 30, 1995, 31-0 at USC.
- 3 ASU has won eight straight and 11 of its last 12 Pac-10 games. It last conference loss: Nov. 24, 1995, 31-28 vs. Arizona.
Tillman for Butkus: Senior outside linebacker Pat Tillman is one of 52 collegiate linebacker's to be named to the Butkus Award watch list. The list will be trimmed to 10 semifinalists on October 16 and three finalists November 13. The winner will be announced Saturday, December 13. Tillman, a second-team All-Pac-10 performer in 1996, was second on the team in tackles last year with 91. He registered four stops, including one tackle for loss, in the Sun Devils' season opener.
First-Year QBs: As Ryan Kealy embarks on his first year at the helm of the Sun Devil offense, here's a look at how the last four regular ASU QBs did their first year in a starting role:
Name, Year G/GS Att. Comp. Yds. TD Int. Pct. Jake Plummer, 1993 9/6 199 102 1,650 9 7 .513 Grady Benton, 1992 10/8 225 149 1,707 8 9 .662 Brett Powers, 1991 8/8 234 127 1,500 8 11 .543 Paul Justin, 1988 8/5 150 84 1,063 5 2 .560
High School Connection: When freshmen Ryan Kealy and Tariq McDonald hooked up for a four-yard touchdown pass in ASU's season-opener, it was the first TD both were involved in as Sun Devils. However, it wasn't the first time the two produced six points. As seniors at Phoenix's St. Mary's High School, Kealy hit McDonald for touchdowns 22 times en route to a state championship. Kealy passed for 2,682 yards and 41 TDs his senior season while McDonald was his favorite target, catching 75 balls for 1,192 yards.
Youth is Served: Thirteen of ASU's 22 opening day starters are underclassmen (juniors or younger) including nine on offense. Three starters, QB Ryan Kealy, RG Victor Leyva and LB Stephen Trejo, are redshirt freshmen.
A Game of Firsts: After losing 12 starters off of last year's squad, ASU's season-opener against New Mexico State saw a lot of firsts for many of those trying to replace them. Twenty-four players saw their first action, and 11 started for the first time. A look at who did what for the first time:
First Appearance First Start Ryan Kealy Ryan Kealy, QB Victor Leyva Victory Leyva, RG Stepehen Trejo Troy Davis, RT Darrin Ransom Kendrick Bates, TE J'Juan Cherry Darrin Ransom, FB Brian Forth Kenny Mitchell, WR Jamel Ready Jeremy Staat, RDT Chad Brown Hamilton Mee, RE Christon Rance Stephen Trejo, ILB Adam Archuleta Paul Reynolds, ILB Mark Polchow Phillip Brown, FS Jeff Boyer Joe Cesta First Touchdown Terrelle Smith Darrin Ransom Korey Ramsay Tariq McDonald Marvel Smith Jeff Johannesen First TD Pass Tariq McDonald Ryan Kealy Brian Jennings Steve Campbell Matt Cercone Jason Moore First Reception Che Britton Tariq McDonald (TD) Quincy Yancy
Triple Threat: Arizona State has three quality tailbacks and along with fullback Jeff Paulk may have one of the most dangerous backfields in the nation. Starter Michael Martin and backups J.R. Redmond and Marlon Farlow each rushed for over 60 yards in the season-opener. Redmond led the way with 176 yards while Martin and Farlow each had 64 yards. In that game, Martin returned from neck-surgery, Redmond rushed for a career-high 176 yards and Farlow had a career-high 36-yard run.
Martin Returns: Senior tailback Michael Martin returned from a season-ending neck injury he suffered in the UCLA game (6th of the year) last season. He returned to the Sun Devil starting lineup against New Mexico State and rushed for 64 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries. Martin in the starting lineup is a good sign for ASU as the Sun Devils are 10-0 with Martin in the starting lineup. Martin has rushed for over 1,000 yards in his Sun Devil career and was averaging 5.0 yards per carry last season before being sidelined. A preseason Doak Walker Award nominee, Martin has averaged 78.6 yards per contest in games he has started.
Martin Game-By-Game When Starting Team Att. Yds. Avg. TD BYU ('95) 24 78 3.3 0 Oregon ('95) 21 79 3.8 2 UCLA ('95) 25 90 3.6 1 Washington ('96) 20 92 4.6 1 N. Texas ('96) 14 62 4.4 0 Nebraska ('96) 26 77 3.0 0 Oregon ('96) 23 161 6.4 0 Boise State ('96) 8 79 9.9 0 UCLA ('96) 2 4 2.0 0 (injured) New Mexico St. 15 64 4.3 1 Total 178 786 4.4 5
J.R.: Sophomore tailback J.R. Redmond rushed for more than half of his 1996 total in one game when he rambled 176 yards on 10 carries in ASU's season-opener. His 93-yard touchdown tied for the fifth-longest run from scrimmage in ASU history and won that week's AT&T Long Distance award. It was the longest rush since 1979. Redmond averaged 4.8 yds./carry last season, rushing for 301 yards on 63 carries in 10 games. Redmond is also dangerous on ASU's punt and kickoff return teams.
Top Five Runs in ASU history 1. 99 yds., Max Anderson, vs. Wyoming, 1967 (TD) 2. 98 yds., Mark Malone, vs. Utah State, 1979 (TD) 3. 97 yds., Art Malone, vs. Utah, 1968 (TD) 4. 94 yds., Hascall Henshaw, vs. Case Western Reserve, 1940 (TD) 5. 93 yds., J.R. Redmond, vs. New Mexico St. , 1997 (TD) Tom Dekellis, vs. Whittier, 1938 (TD)
Automatic: Senior placekicker Robert Nycz has connected on 70 straight extra points and 96 of 97 in his career. Only a blocked attempt at California in 1995 has prevented him from being perfect. Nycz is also reliable when kicking for three points. He has connected on 24 of 34 (.705) career field goal attempts. He is 16 of 19 from inside 40 yards and 8 of 13 beyond 40. Nycz was a Lou Groza Award semifinalist a year ago and is once again a candidate in 1997.
Snyder Climbs ASU Coaching Charts: Head coach Bruce Snyder is in his sixth season at ASU and he needs five wins to become the second-winningest coach in ASU history. Snyder would overtake Darryl Rogers, who won 37 games in five seasons during the early '80's. With 11 victories in 1996, Snyder surpassed Larry Marmie, Dixie Howell, Aaron McCreary, Ed Doherty, John Cooper and Dan Devine on ASU's all-time win chart. Snyder's sixth year of service makes him only the fourth coach at ASU to have a tenure of more than five seasons. Frank Kush's 22 seasons and 176 wins are the most in Sun Devil history while McCreary (7 seasons, 1923-29) and ASU's first football coach, Fred Irish (8 seasons), each stayed longer than a half-decade.
Coach Years Record Frank Kush 1958-79 176-54-1 Darryl Rogers 1980-84 37-18-1 Bruce Snyder 1992-Present 33-24-0 Dan Devine 1955-57 27- 3-1
Pac-10 Poll: Arizona State has been picked to finish fifth in the Pac-10 in a pre-season poll of West Coast media members that regularly cover the league. Washington received 28 of 31 first-place votes to be tabbed as the favorite for 1997. The complete poll:
1. Washington (28) 306 6. Arizona 151 2. Stanford (3) 263 7. Washington St. 142 3. USC 228 8. Oregon 114 4. UCLA 217 9. California 74 5. Arizona St. 175 10. Oregon St. 35
Preseason Pundits: As ASU heads into the 1997 season, the preseason college football annuals rank the Sun Devils anywhere from 12th to 35th in the nation while selecting ASU to finish somewhere between third and sixth in defense of its Pac-10 title. Below is a list of various preseason magazine and internet predictions for ASU:
ASU in Nation ASU in Pac-10 Lindy's 20th 3rd Preview Sports 18th 6th Athlon 35th 5th The Sporting News 33rd 5th Street & Smith's 17th 3rd Blitz 26th College Sports News 12th Fans Only 25th
Defending the Title: 1997 marks the second time Arizona State has defended a Pac-10 championship in the 19 years the Sun Devils have been a member of the league. The Sun Devils captured their first Pac-10 title in 1986 and followed up with a 7-4-1 season in 1987 that included a trip to the Freedom Bowl, ASU's last bowl appearance before last year. ASU has totaled 16 conference championships, picking up seven each as a member of the Border Conference and WAC. In its 15 previous title defenses, ASU has repeated as champion five times - winning back-to-back Border crowns in 1939-40 and picking up five straight trophies from 1969-73 in the WAC. On average, ASU has won 7.4 games the year after a conference crown.
The Year After: Four of the 10 previous Pac-10 champions went on to repeat the following year. USC and Washington each won or shared three consecutive titles, the Trojans from 1987-89 and the Huskies from 1990-92. A look back at how the champion(s) have fared the following year:
Year Champion Next Year 1986 ASU 7-4-1, 4th 1987 USC 10-2, 1st UCLA 10-2, 2nd 1988 USC 9-2-1, 1st 1989 USC 8-4-1, 2nd 1990 Washington 12-0, 1st 1991 Washington 9-3, 1st 1992 Washington 7-4, ineligible Stanford 4-7, 7th 1993 UCLA 5-6, 5th Arizona 8-4, 2nd USC 8-3-1, 2nd 1994 Oregon 9-3, 3rd 1995 USC 6-6, 5th Washington 9-3, 2nd
Turnover Edge: In its last 18 games (dating back to 1995), ASU has a turnover ratio of +24 (44-21). In that span, ASU has accumulated 17 INTs and 28 fumble recoveries while opponents have registered 13 interceptions and eight recoveries. ASU is 16-2 during the stretch.
Sure Hands: A big reason for ASU's turnover advantage has been the sure-handed play of its running backs. Sun Devil running backs have lost only one fumble on a rushing play since the start of the 1995 season, a span of 24 games. That's one fumble lost in 1,132 rushing attempts.
Pac-10 All-Academic History: Arizona State ranks among the top four football programs in the conference in terms of receiving All-Academic recognition each season. Over the last eight years, only Stanford, Oregon and Washington have had more football players honored for their performance on and off the field. Below is a chart of the number of Pac-10 All-Academic players for each school from 1989-96.
School *Pac-10 All-Academic Players Stanford 73 Oregon 49 Washington 43 Arizona State 36 Oregon State 36 USC 30 Washington State 29 UCLA 28 California 25 Arizona 24 *since 1989
Academic All-America: The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has been selecting Academic All-Americans for more than 30 years in all sports. In the Pac-10, Arizona State has been among the all-time leaders in student-athletes honored academically on a national scale, maintaining a 3.2 GPA or higher. Here's how ASU ranks in the Pac-10:
School CoSIDA All-Americans UCLA 70 Stanford 59 Arizona 46 Arizona State 34 USC 33 Oregon 31 Oregon State 26 California 21 Washington 21 Washington St 21
Sizing up the Schedule: ASU's 1997 schedule may be one of the toughest in the nation. In addition to the always tough Pac-10 slate, the Sun Devils have added nonconference foes Miami, BYU and New Mexico State. Five of the Sun Devil opponents went to bowls a year ago: Miami (Carquest), BYU (Cotton), Washington (Holiday), Stanford (Sun) and California (Aloha). The Sun Devils face all but BYU on the road. ASU's 11 opponents combined for a 70-60 mark last season while only two won less than five games. Four of ASU's first seven games are on the road this season which is in stark contrast to a year ago when the Sun Devils' first five games were in Tempe. On the flip side, ASU finishes up with three of its final four games at home.
Home Field Advantage: Sun Devil Stadium has provided ASU with a significant home field edge since its inception in 1958. Arizona State is 194-62-3 (.755) all-time in Sun Devil Stadium and 6-0 since the playing surface was dedicated as Frank Kush Field. ASU was undefeated at home in 1996 and drew four of the six largest crowds in ASU history, including a record 74,963 to the Rose Bowl-clinching win over California. ASU drew an average of 63,884 to seven home games in 1996, a jump of 15,003 from the previous season - the largest increase in the nation.
Mirror Image: A comparison of Bruce Snyder's five seasons at Cal and his first five seasons at ASU reveals striking similarities. Snyder's record during his five years (1987-91) at California was 29-24-4 (.544) while his record after five years at ASU stood at 32-24 (.571).
At California At Arizona State Year Record Bowl Year Record Bowl 1987 3-6-2 1992 6-5 1988 5-5-1 1993 6-5 1989 4-7-0 1994 3-8 1990 7-4-1 Copper 1995 6-5 1991 10-2-0 Citrus 1996 11-1 Rose Totals 29-24-4 Totals 32-24
1996 in Review: ASU finished last season ranked fourth in both major polls after going 11-1 and 8-0 in the Pac-10, winning its second Pac-10 title. The Sun Devils completed an undefeated regular season, the fourth in ASU history, before falling to Ohio State in the Rose Bowl. Sun Devil QB Jake Plummer, OT Juan Roque, TB Terry Battle and DE Derrick Rodgers each received All-America recognition as Roque was a consensus pick and Plummer finished third in the Heisman Trophy balloting. Head coach Bruce Snyder was the consensus choice for National Coach of the Year, winning 14 of a possible 16 awards, and earned his second Pac-10 Coach of the Year honor.
Hall of Fame Year: Former Sun Devils Danny White and Mike Haynes each are receiving Hall of Fame recognition in 1997. White, ASU's starting QB from 1971-73, was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame in January, becoming the first Sun Devil player to ever receive that honor. Haynes, a Sun Devil from 1972-75, became the third (John Henry Johnson, Charley Taylor) ASU player inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during a July ceremony.
Father Like Son: Danny White's will join his father, Wilford "Whizzer" White, and Bobby Mulgado as the only Sun Devils to have their jersey retired prior to the BYU game, September 20. Whizzer, No. 33, played for the Sun Devils from 1947 to 1950, leading the nation in rushing and all-purpose running in '50. Mulgado, No. 27, was a four-time letterman from 1954-57 and led the nation in punt returning and extra points while finishing second in scoring. All three are members of ASU's Hall of Fame.
Returning Honorees: Five Sun Devils return from seasons that earned them All-Pac-10 recognition a year ago (listed below). However, ASU will have to attempt to fill the shoes of 11 others who earned Pac-10 accolades, including five first-team performers.
Name, Pos. 1996 Pac-10 Honor Kyle Murphy, LG 2nd team Pat Tillman, OLB 2nd team Robert Nycz, PK honorable mention Grey Ruegamer, RT honorable mention Jason Simmons, CB honorable mention
Freshman Beef: Redshirt freshman Victor Leyva has earned the right guard starting spot after a strong fall camp. Leyva could become the first freshman offensive lineman to start on a consistent basis since Randall McDaniel in 1984. McDaniel has been a Pro Bowl selection from the Minnesota Vikings for eight consecutive seasons. Leyva, a graduate of Monache High in Porterville, Calif., redshirted last season and was moved from defensive line to right guard.
Rules Changes: As usual, 1997 brought a number of changes to the college football rule book. Some notable changes are:
- 3 After two overtime periods, a team scoring a touchdown must attempt a two-point try.
- 3 A player who violates the two-yard restriction surrounding a punt returner can be penalized 15 yards if any hit is deemed rough. A five-yard penalty is still an option if any hit in conjunction with interference is not rough.
- 3 Fouls occurring during a scoring play will not be carried over to a succeeding kick off or succeeding extra period.
Leader of the Pac: Arizona State's undefeated march to the Pac-10 championship a year ago was dominating, as evidenced by the fact ASU led the conference in all but one major statistical category. The Sun Devils' rushing offense, total offense, scoring offense, rushing defense, pass efficiency defense, total defense and scoring defense were each ranked No.1 in the Pac-10. Only ASU's passing offense failed to lead the league, ranking fifth. Here's a look inside the numbers:
Category Score (Rank in Pac-10, margin) Rushing Offense 248.5 ypg (1st, + 18.5) Passing Offense 243.9 ypg (5th) Total Offense 492.5 ypg (1st, + 34.9) Scoring Offense 42.8 ppg (1st, + 8.4) Rushing Defense 98.0 ypg (1st, + 5.0) Pass Efficiency Defense 104.15 rating (1st, + 2.66) Total Defense 304.7 ypg (1st, + 16.1 ypg) Scoring Defense 17.8 ppg (1st, + 2.3 ppg)
Worst-to-First: After ranking last in the Pac-10 in defense in 1995, ASU's climb to the top of the conference chart was the first time in Pac-10 history a school has gone from worst-to-first in one season. ASU's top-notch defense marked the fourth time ASU has paced the league, but the first time since 1983.
Draft Success: Arizona State had eight football players selected in the 1997 NFL Draft, tied for the most in the nation with Miami and Nebraska (see chart below). In addition, ASU had six other players sign free agent contracts, giving it 14 players in NFL camps in 1997 from its 1996 squad. To break it down, of ASU's 22 starters on New Year's Day in the Rose Bowl, 11 (6 defensive, 5 offensive) are now in the NFL with the Sun Devils first string punter and two reserves joining them in the professional ranks.
Team Players Drafted 1. ASU 8 Miami Nebraska 4. Florida State 7 Ohio State 6. Colorado State 6 Texas Virginia
In the NFL: Arizona State has 25 former players currently on NFL rosters including nine players from last year's squad. Terry Battle (Lions), Brent Burnstein (Cardinals), Steve Bush (Bengals), Jake Plummer (Cardinals), Keith Poole (Saints), Derrick Rodgers (Dolphins), Juan Roque (Lions, Derek Smith (Redskins) and Scott Von der Ahe (Colts) all played for Snyder a year ago and are now in the NFL ranks.
Bowl Lineup: The top four finishers in the Pac-10 race are once again guaranteed bowl games following the season. A look at where, when and against whom the Pac-10 will go bowling after the '97 season:
Bowl Site Date TV Matchup Aloha Honolulu Dec. 25 ABC Pac-10 #4 vs. Big 12 #5 Holiday San Diego Dec. 29 ESPN WAC #1/Pac-10 #2 vs. Big 12 #3 Sun El Paso Dec. 31 CBS Pac-10 #3 vs. Big Ten #5 Cotton Dallas Jan. 1 CBS Big 12 #2 vs. WAC #1/ Pac-10 #2 Rose Pasadena Jan. 1 ABC Pac-10 #1 vs. Big Ten #1
National Radio: Three Sun Devil games are slated for national radio broadcasts. Those three games are:
Date Game Radio Network Sept. 20 BYU Airspace Communications Oct. 11 USC Mutual Nov. 28 Arizona Mutual
On the Tube: Six of ASU's 11 games are already scheduled for live television with the possibility of more games being added to the TV lineup as the season moves along. Games already scheduled this season include:
Date Game TV Sept. 6 New Mexico St. KTVK-TV Sept. 13 at Miami CBS (65% of nation) Sept. 20 BYU Fox Sports Net (national) Oct. 4 at Washington Fox Sports Net (national) Nov. 1 Washington St. Fox Sports Net (national) Nov. 28 Arizona Fox Sports Net (national)
Home Page: ASU, in partnership with University Netcasting, launched its brand new official home page on the world wide web. The latest news, results and statistics can be found at www.TheSunDevils.com.
Weekly Press Conference: Bruce Snyder holds a weekly press conference every Monday prior to scheduled football games. The press conference is held at noon in the fifth-floor conference room at the ICA Building. Every effort will be made to arrange a teleconference with the opposing head coach and if possible, players will also be available.
The Bruce Snyder Show: KTVK-TV/NewsChannel 3, the exclusive television station of Arizona State athletics, is also the home of "The Bruce Snyder Show," each Saturday of the ASU football schedule. Snyder will join host Tim Healey to provide in-depth coverage of ASU football. The show airs at noon each Saturday the Sun Devils play.
Snyder on the Radio: Bruce Snyder joins KMVP host Brad Cesmat for a weekly call-in show on the Sun Devils' flagship radio station. "Talk To The Coach" airs each Tuesday from 6:45 - 7:15 p.m.
Radio Network: KMVP (860 AM) is the flagship station of the ASU Radio Network which includes:
Station City KTAR (620 AM) Phoenix KAAA (1230 AM) Kingman KATO (1230 AM) Safford KDJI (1270 AM) Holbrook KIKO (106.1 FM) Globe/Miami KTUC (1400 AM) Tucson KVWM (970 AM) Show Low KYBC (1600 AM) Cottonwood KYCA (1490 AM) Prescott