Team preview: Arizona State

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(All information as of July 1, 2006)


Entering the 2006 campaign, Arizona State has played 866 football games.

Only twice over that span, however, have the Sun Devils took part in a Rose Bowl. Those two Rose Bowls came on the heels of the 1986 and 1996 regular seasons, 20 and 10 seasons ago, respectfully.

Anniversary celebrations are scheduled to honor both teams at halftime of the ASU-Washington State game on Nov. 11 at Sun Devil Stadium.

This history lesson begs a question:

The short answer is yes. But before looking ahead, let's pause and retrace a few steps already taken.