ASU should fire Ray Anderson, Herm Edwards, Arizona state senator says

An Arizona state senator is joining the call for Arizona State University to fire Athletic Director Ray Anderson and football coach Herm Edwards.

T.J. Shope Jr., a Republican from Coolidge and ASU graduate, tweeted Friday morning that it was time for ASU President Michael Crow to dismiss the two leaders.

“I questioned the Herm Edwards experiment at the time but got excited with initial results,” Shope posted. “However, with the seeming total lack of institutional control, it’s time for @michaelcrow to make changes within @ASU Athletics by releasing Ray Anderson & Edwards of their responsibilities.”

More:Herm Edwards firing talk reignited with ASU football staff changes amid NCAA investigation

Talk surrounding the potential firing of Edwards has been reignited in the wake of five assistant coaches losing their jobs during an NCAA investigation into recruiting allegations surrounding ASU’s football program, with some coaches resigning and others being fired.

ASU recruiting

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Robbie Ray Makes Free Agency Decision

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Robbie Ray.

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Robbie Ray.

The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner has finally signed. According to MLB insider Jeff Passan, Robbie Ray is heading to the Pacific Northwest.

“Reigning AL Cy Young winner Robbie Ray and the Seattle Mariners are finalizing a five-year, $115 million contract with an opt-out after the third season,” said Passan.

The ESPN insider added, “The American League West is going wild right now.”

“And Robbie Ray heads to an ascendant Seattle team that’s only going to get better with Julio Rodriguez, George Kirby, Emerson Hancock, Matt Brash and others on the way.”

Ray was rumored to be drawing interest from the Angels, Red Sox, and Blue Jays. But, the Mariners won out.

The 29-year-old pitcher posted a career year in 2021. With a four-pitch arsenal, Ray became the first Blue Jay to win the Cy Young since the late Roy Halladay in

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Ray Ferraro, John Buccigross, Hilary Knight among names

Mark Messier isn’t the only major name to headline ESPN’s revamped NHL coverage, as the network picks up the league’s primary broadcast rights this year for the next seven seasons.

The network announced its roster of play-by-play announcers, analysts, reporters and . Games will be broadcast across ESPN, ABC, ESPN+ and Hulu Live.

Twenty-five regular-season games will air on either ESPN or ABC, while an additional 75 games will stream on ESPN+ and Hulu. Every out-of-market game previously available through NHL.TV will be on ESPN+, which will replace NHL.TV.

Fans hoping for twinges of nostalgia are left disappointed: former lead play-by-play announcer Gary Thorne is not part of ESPN’s lineup.

Here’s who is:


Sean McDonough will be ESPN’s top play-by-play announcer. Steve Levy will also have a heavy play-by-play presence, along with Bob Wischusen.

Steve Levy will have a big presence on ESPN's NHL broadcasts.

Steve Levy will have a big presence on ESPN’s NHL broadcasts.

That trio

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