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Sonoran Hot Reads: T.J. Leaf commits to UCLA

This was... not unexpected

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For a while, T.J. Leaf was the only player the Arizona Wildcats had in their 2016 class. Well, he decommitted, and now Arizona has Lauri Markkanen, and as of Thursday, UCLA has Leaf. Personally, I am not one that will ever criticize a high schooler for changing their mind, but, I can safely assume that all Arizona fans will not feel that way when UCLA comes to McKale in 2017.

- College basketball begins on Friday! Here's what you need to know for Arizona's game. The Sports Guys also talk about the season starting. And you need to know the new rules, so here's a quick explainer from the NCAA

- Bruce Pascoe has a more in-depth look at the Pacific game

- ABC15's Shane Dale has three questions and a prediction for Arizona this year

- ESPN has Cal's possible chance at winning the conference as one of the ten biggest storylines heading into this season. The Bears are also on this list of the most intriguing figures in the sport, and Sean Miller was left off

- The Jay Bilas Opus has a lot of Arizona guys and things throughout

- Washington will be playing a game in China. They seem to think it's more than just a game though


ESPN's betting expert has Arizona covering the six-point spread against Utah

- This week's game is flying under the radar, and maybe it shouldn't be

- Can Arizona's run game overpower Utah's run defense? Well, they may have Nick Wilson back

- The Utes need to win out for a shot at the College Football Playoff. The CFP has been shaped by refs this year, which is not very good

- Ted Miller says the loser of next week's T-Cup will be the most disappointing Pac-12 team this year

- Utah is getting their own giant video board and other upgrades before next season. Marcus Mariota is getting a building named after him at Oregon

Mike MacIntyre will be at Colorado next year, which is good news for the rest of the conference?

- The coaching carousel this year is going to be one of the craziest ever. Will that include Sonny Dykes? Maybe not

- The EA Sports lawsuit payments are coming soon


- Jay Johnson had a signing day press conference. Here are the quotes he had on some of Arizona's new players, including a couple that he coached at Nevada. I'll be hanging out at their intrasquad game Friday afternoon to get more info on the coaching transition

Other sports

- Volleyball took down Utah in five sets

- Women's basketball opens their season at Toledo on Saturday

- Men's tennis went 2-1 on Thursday

Tucson news

- Arizona is way ahead of the curve on banning these Daily Fantasy sites

- There's a new, sort of secret, border force

- A woman got robbed while in the shower