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Sonoran Hot Reads: Pacific to sit three players vs. Arizona

Some academic issues for the Wildcats' first opponent

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It was already going to be tough for the Pacific Tigers to be competitive on Friday when they open the season against the Arizona Wildcats, but it got even tougher on Tuesday when they announced that they would be withholding three players due to an NCAA investigation. Two of those three are starters -- Eric Thompson and Alec Kobre -- so, things will be very difficult for the Tigers Friday night.

- Stanley Johnson had a pretty nice showing for the Pistons against the Warriors the other night

Jeff Goodman thinks Arizona is overhyped heading into this season

Andy Katz explains how the Cats will fare without Ray Smith, and the need to rely on transfers

- The battle at point guard could go on for a long time

Football

- If you read one football story all year, it should be this one on Jason Sweet. For real. And it's perfect for Veterans Day

- Arizona will have an important visitor in town this weekend, that being Arizona Western DE/OLB Jonathan Kongbo

- Haven't seen Khalil Tate highlights yet? Matt Moreno has this video from Friday night's action

- Virginia Tech fans are trying to figure out if they would welcome Rich Rodriguez as their coach or not

- The Utes are also dealing with their own coaching rumors

Utah is 10th in this week's College Football Playoff rankings

- Arizona will face a safety who has not impressed this year, as Tevin Carter is being moving back into a starting role after Chase Hansen was injured last week

Baseball

- Robert Refsnyder had an up-and-down season for the Yankees this year

- The 2016 signing period is almost here, but Arizona is ranked 12th in the 2017 recruiting class rankings right now

Other sports

- Arizona's Gabi Stoian made the All-Pac-12 Women's soccer team. Sheaffer Skadsen was an honorable mention

- GymCat Danielle Buchanan received a Pac-12 Leadership Award

- Swimmer Taylor Schick is a big fan of 'The Parent Trap'. Also, jaguars

- Volleyball travels to Utah and Colorado this week

Tucson news

- The Veterans Day parade is going to slow things down around Downtown

- The first phase of the Colossal Cave improvement project is complete

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