The Daily Devil 06/04/16

Nov 28, 2014; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils cheerleaders pose for a photo with mascot Sparky against the Arizona Wildcats during the 88th annual territorial cup at Arizona Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 28, 2014; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils cheerleaders pose for a photo with mascot Sparky against the Arizona Wildcats during the 88th annual territorial cup at Arizona Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Daily Devil is a daily article for Devils in Detail that brings the top ASU related stories from across the web to one place! Click on any of the article titles to read the full article. Here is the Daily Devil for 06/04/16

ASU extends Charli Turner Thorne through 2020-21 season

courtesy of: azcentral sports

“Arizona State is extending the contract of women’s basketball coach Charli Turner Thorne for two years through April 2021. Turner Thorne’s base salary is $444,200 and she receives a $20,000 raise each July 1. There also are incentive bonuses in her contract for her team’s athletic and academic performance and awards such as Pac-12 Coach of the Year (2 percent of annual salary).”

This is big news for ASU. Charli Turner Thorne has been one of the most winningest coaches for ASU and her extension means more success to come for the Women’s Basketball program.

Advice to incoming freshman players, per outgoing ASU stars

courtesy of: ESPN

“Experience matters, in football and in life. So when Doug Haller of the Arizona Republic asked outgoing Arizona State players what advice they’d give incoming Sun Devils, he received some pretty good wisdom, which would apply to any first-year FBS players.”

Great Article. Doug Haller is a great journalist and he always knows how to get the best out of his interviewees. The reason for choosing the ESPN piece over Haller’s original piece is that the ESPN piece is more narrative than Haller’s article. Haller’s article can be viewed here.

New ASU coach will cheer on wife at Rio Olympics

courtesy of: azcentral sports

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“New Arizona State beach volleyball coach Brad Keenan is busy trying to recruit the next April Ross. Meanwhile the current April Ross, Keenan’s wife since 2010, is deep into preparations for her second Olympics. She and Kerri Walsh Jennings are third in qualifying rankings for the Rio Olympics and will be formally named as U.S. Olympians after the final ranking tournament June 13.”

Michael Phelps helping coach the swim team and now Brad Keenan as the Beach Volleyball coach are two professionals within their given sport that have been brought in to teach the next generation of athletes. A very cool experience for these student-athletes being able to learn from the best. Having a coach that is going to the Olympics, even if it is just as a spectator, is something that ASU can be proud of and an experience that Keenan can draw from when coaching his players.