ASU Alumni Association To Host Luncheon With Football Legends On November 14

Nov. 11, 2008

TEMPE, Ariz. - In 50 years of Sun Devil football, the most familiar name may be that of Frank Kush, the legendary Arizona State University head coach who had 19 winning seasons during his 22 years at the helm. His teams won nine conference championships and ran up a 6-1 bowl record. Kush and his toughness were synonymous with the program, and the field at Sun Devil Stadium is named after him.

Kush will appear at this year's Homecoming Football Luncheon Nov. 14, along with celebrated former players Danny White and Ron Pritchard, and other great athletes from the reunion classes. The 'Legends' luncheon will take place 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Carson Ballroom of Old Main on ASU¹s Tempe campus.

White was a quarterback at ASU from 1971 to 1973, before having a storied career with the Dallas Cowboys. Pritchard was an All-American linebacker for ASU in the late 1960s, spending nine years in the NFL before a career-ending knee injury.

Kush began his career at ASU more than 50 years ago, when a 1958 ballot initiative succeeded in getting the name changed from Arizona State College to Arizona State University. He remembers the struggle to gather public support for a yes vote on Proposition 200, which led to ASU's name change.

Tickets to ASU's Homecoming Football Luncheon are $40 for Alumni Association members and $45 for non-members. To register, visit

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