Former Oregon cheerleader Amanda Pflugrad leaves Fox Arizona for TCS (PHOTOS)

Former Oregon Ducks cheerleader Amanda Pflugrad was an internet media sensation a couple years ago. (See the pics in this post to understand why) And Amanda Pflugrad has parlayed that into a television media career. Her extreme hotness earned her a reporter/personality position for FOX Sports Arizona after graduating from Oregon. The bio on FOX’s websited describes her as a lifestyle reporter within the sports world, covering both the Arizona Cardinals, for example, while appearing with entertainment host Melissa Rivers for a “Style Showdown.”

Her role was named “Amanda in the City” as Pflugrad was a woman about town in the Phoenix area, where she focused her coverage on “charity events that both pro athletes and celebrities are involved with in the Valley.”

Now Amanda Pflugrad has a new gig.

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#103 Arizona State Sun Devils: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

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The Arizona State Sun Devils have fallen on hard times in recent years.  They are a combined 10-30 in Pac-12 play the past two seasons.  Herb Sendek once again lost several players to transfer during the off-season but does get Jahii Carson eligible.

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#22/#18 Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Illinois Fighting Illini: Brutally Honest Game Preview

Don’t Sleep on the Arizona State Sun Devils this College Football Season

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One college football team likely to enter the national rankings this week is the Arizona State Sun Devils. Who announced their presence with authority Friday night in an exciting overtime victory over #21 Missouri. It was a spirited home night game as the team showed off their new intimidating black uniforms and helmets.

No more cartoonish logo, their “all in” with intimidation and a fresh new look. See their “Fear the Fork” marketing campaign. The fans were instructed to dress in all black too. ESPN (likely mistakenly) showed some fans in black face paint. (I guess they were going for the Al Jolson look?). And black in the summertime in the desert? Well, it was a night game.

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#24 Arizona State Sun Devils: College Football 77 in 77

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“It looks like heaven’s easier to get into than Arizona State,” said Ned Flanders in one of The Simpsons’ greatest lines. But I kid ASU, I kid the educational standards. We’re not here to discuss that; or the armies of ridiculous hotties that attend this party school of party schools. Hey, there’s a reason Tosh.O picked Tempe for the campus invasion. You can see from the cheerleader pics in this post, or the video here where all the hotties brutally make fun of the 90 year-old-man who invaded their tailgate, that the ASU ladies are as scorching as the July high temperatures on campus.

But enough of this silliness, let’s talk college football.

For the Arizona State basketball season preview go here

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#90 Arizona State Sun Devils: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

2010-2011 was a rough season for the Arizona State Sun Devils but not as terrible as Herb Sendek’s first year at ASU when the team won just two Pac-10 games.  This season should not be as miserable for the Sun Devils but they still figure to struggle even with the addition of highly-touted freshman Jahii Carson.

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