It has been an eventful year for Sun Devil Athletics. The ongoing pandemic, NIL, the transfer portal, big wins, an NCAA investigation, the playoffs and vocal fan discontent have kept ASU athletic director Ray Anderson’s plate full. In this episode, Anderson digs deeper into ASU’s NIL strategy, the state of the NCAA investigation, major wins over Arizona, critical Pac-12 and NCAA issues, upcoming major changes in college sports, And much more.
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