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Sonoran Hot Reads: Bobby Dalbec picks up another preseason honor

Plenty of eyes on the Arizona star this year

Jason Bartel

Even through the struggles of recent years, the Arizona Wildcats have had their fair share of players getting preseason honors, and Bobby Dalbec continues that trend this year. The third baseman/pitcher picked up another preseason All-America nod, this one coming from D1Baseball. He is the second-team utility player, and the only other Pac-12 players mentioned are OSU's K.J. Harrison and Cal pitcher Daulton Jefferies.

- Despite the lack of star players, the Pac-12 has four teams in Baseball America's preseason top 14. The league appears top-heavy right now, but I get a feeling things will change early

- In Arizona baseball alum news, both Scott Kingery and Robert Refsnyder are among MLB's top-ten 2B prospects

Basketball

- Alec gave a great break down of the current recruiting situation for Arizona. Harry Froling did not decide on Arizona, but Sean Miller offered Jordy Tshimanga earlier on Monday

- ESPN has Arizona playing San Diego State in a 5/12 matchup in their latest bracketology. Sounds about right

Football

- The coaching staff added another defensive back in Jarrius Wallace

- Another Arizona target, Dez Fitzpatrick, will announce his decision February 1st. Look for a lot of action on that particular day

Social media is a very important part of recruiting these days

- Because of all this National Signing Day stress, the Arizona coaching staff has pushed back the start of spring practice, but the "spring game" will still be on March 4th

- If you don't have a horse in the race, ESPN says we should be rooting for the Panthers in the Super Bowl because the Broncos have a couple Sun Devils. But Cam Newton once visited Arizona until the coaches wanted him to play tight end

- Early predictions don't have Arizona doing well in the Pac-12 South next year

Other sports

- There are two Arizona swimmers that have their eyes on the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

- Women's tennis lost their spring opener at Hawaii

- There were some pretty great pictures from Arizona Athletics last week

- Sand Volleyball released its 2016 schedule

Tucson news

- The Girl Scouts are getting a new leadership center

- Not really sure why people would slash cacti in Saguaro National Park, but it happened