The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: ASU hoops makes it back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances. What awaits them in March?

March 18, 2019

Breakdown (62 minutes)

 

(1:59) Discussing the path the Sun Devils took in qualifying for the field of 68. Was the First Four seeding too harsh? How can playing a midweek game in Dayton affect ASU heading into that contest and also in the event that they advance?

 

(14:47) Breaking down ASU’s opponent on Wednesday, St. John’s, and why the Red Storm will remind you so much of the 2017-18 Sun Devils?

 

(25:03) Mailbag time: Answering our DevilsDigest.com’s subscribers and Twitter followers' questions.

The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: The road back from Tucson ASU hoops version, spring practice recap

March 10, 2019

Breakdown (93 minutes)

 

(2:41) Describing the in-game and postgame atmosphere in Tucson and explaining the overall context of Saturday’s win  

 

(11:14) Breaking down ASU’s 72-64 win over Arizona and its implications for postseason play both in this week’s Pac-12 Tournament and potentially next week in the NCAA Tournament.

 

(27:45) Putting a bow on ASU Football spring practices, discussing my observations and providing a snapshot of each and every position and what we can expect in fall camp.

 

(65:14) Mailbag time: Answering our DevilsDigest.com’s subscribers and Twitter followers' questions.

My interview on SiriusXM Pac-12 Radio regarding ASU’s Spring Game

March 1, 2019

Discussing the state of the Sun Devils as they conclude their spring practices. Why the early practice date, the latest on the quarterback battle and si there a buzz for the 2019 season? 

The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: Mid-spring assessment of ASU football, another road split by ASU hoops cause for concern?

February 18, 2019

Breakdown (95 minutes)

 

 

(1:56) Thin numbers and injuries during spring practice have made it challenging to get a true read on ASU football, but nonetheless, we’ll provide our takeaways from the various position groups, and discuss which players are cementing their depth chart position thus far. We start on offense and a quarterback competition that seems to be following the same narrative as the first week of spring.

 

(30:32) We provide a snapshot of the defense throughout eight spring sessions and how the questions marks are more prevalent in the front six than the defensive backfield?

 

(44:08) ASU basketball provides another cruel Déjà vu following a two-game series split. What are the potential implications here concerning an inconsistent squad?

 

(58:47) Mailbag time: Answering our DevilsDigest.com’s subscribers and Twitter followers' questions.

The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: Recapping week one of spring practice, trying to figure out which ASU basketball team will show up

February 11, 2019

Breakdown (82 minutes)

 

This is the time of the year where both spring practice and ASU basketball converge to overlap with each other, but we give each their due time to discuss the latest developments.

 

(2:01) What did we learn from the first week of spring practice? Small sample size and all one quarterback is somewhat distancing itself from the pack, and we also talk about some of the players that have been early surprises in the Sun Devils’ first four sessions.

 

(36:30) The last two games by ASU basketball have been a painful microcosm of a season marred by inconsistency. What needs to be fixed and what can be done moving forward to steady the ship as the Sun Devils aim to return to the NCAA tournament.

(64:25) Mailbag time: Answering our DevilsDigest.com’s subscribers and Twitter followers' questions

The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: Takeaways from media day, ASU hoops beats its rival

February 1, 2019

Breakdown (106 minutes)

As we enter the shortest month of the year, there is hardly a shortage of topics to discuss (and this was before the Friday player transfer news dump).

(0:43) Offensive coordinator Rob Likens and the Sun Devils’ four quarterbacks addressed the media ahead of next week’s spring practice. We bring you some of the highlights from their comments and talk about how they relate to the various team aspects on this side of the ball during the 15 February sessions.

(41:39) Defensive coordinator Danny Gonzales with some strong and encouraging words about his future in Tempe and what he’s trying to achieve for his group in the spring.

(1:07:38) Breaking down the Sun Devils’ long-awaited win on the court versus the Wildcats, what perspective the Arizona media/fans would like you to believe in and why you shouldn’t subscribe to that theory, and discussing the potential implications of this victory moving forward.

(1:27:13) Mailbag time: Answering our DevilsDigest.com’s subscribers and Twitter followers' questions

The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: Spring practice storylines, has ASU basketball turned the corner?

January 21, 2019

Breakdown (128 minutes)

It has been a few good weeks since our last podcast so this one runs longer than usual, with plenty of content for your listening enjoyment.

(2:02) The battle for the starting quarterback duties is plenty intriguing, but what other team aspects are worth examining during ASU’s spring practices that can impact the prospects of the 2019 season?

(54:54) It’s been a roller coaster of a January for ASU basketball but have the Sun Devils fresh off their weekend sweep of the Oregon school set themselves up for s smoother journey through their remaining Pac-12 contests?

(1:16:34) Mailbag time: Answering our DevilsDigest.com’s subscribers and Twitter followers' questions

The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: Recapping the early signing period 2019 recruiting class, hoops upset win over Kansas

December 24, 2018

Breakdown (80 minutes)

The maiden voyage with your new host DevilsDigest.com Publisher Hod Rabino, begins today.

(2:33) We review Arizona State’s 2019 early signing period recruiting class. What should we make of the signing of three quarterbacks and how will that affect the depth chart moving forward? What areas were properly addressed in this class and what positions will need attention moving forward?

(37:55) Discussing the upset win by ASU basketball over Kansas. Even though it was repeat achievement from last year, why should you be even more excited about this year’s Sun Devil squad and the prospects that lie ahead this season?

(51:07) Mailbag time: Answering our DevilsDigest.com’s subscribers and Twitter followers questions

The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: 2018 Season Recap with Hod Rabino

December 3, 2018

Ralph Amsden and Hod Rabino recap the 2018 Arizona State Sun Devil Football season. (90 Minutes)

The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: N’Keal Harry Declares For the NFL Draft

November 27, 2018

Breakdown (49 Minutes)

Ralph Amsden and Chilly get together for a special episode of The Devil's Junkie Podcast to react to the news that N'Keal Harry will forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL Draft. The guys rehash N'Keal Harry's journey from local 5-star recruit, to hometown hero, and discuss the legacy he's leaving behind.