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Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2008 9:38 am | Updated: 9:55 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Arizona State and Notre Dame will play a football game in Texas in 2013, Sun Devils’ athletic director Lisa Love said Thursday.

The game will be played at the yet-to-be-completed Dallas Cowboys Stadium and is part of the series of future off-site “home” games for the Fighting Irish over the next decade.

“We are excited to participate in this unique college football event,” Love said. … “We believe this will be a magnificent game for our fans and alumni. Our coaching staff recruits the state of Texas and this will only serve to assist in that area.”

ASU will receive an allotment of tickets for the game, which will be televised by NBC.

ASU and Notre Dame already have an existing home/home series schedule for October 25, 2014 in Tempe and for September 16, 2017 in South Bend, Ind.

GOLF

• The No. 4 Arizona State women’s golf team shot an 8-over 296 on Thursday and is tied for 10th after the first round of the NCAA West Regional, being played in Lincoln, Calif.

Junior All-American Azahara Munoz led the Sun Devils, tied for third after shooting a 3-under 69. Top-seeded USC is currently in first in the team standings after shooting a 5-under 283.

PREP SPORTS

• Mesa Desert Ridge is looking for a boys basketball coach after Robb Floco resigned Wednesday.

Floco, who guided Desert Ridge to its first winning season in his only year at the helm, said he is not sure what his next step will be. When asked why he resigned, Floco declined to comment for the time being.

The Jaguars, who were 4-23 in 2006-07, went 17-11 this season and reached the quarterfinals of the 5A-II state tournament.

SOFTBALL

• Second-ranked Arizona State (54-5, 16-3 Pac-10) fell to No. 8 Stanford (46-10, 11-8) 2-1 in 10 innings Thursday night in Tempe.

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