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Sonoran Hot Reads: Could Texas' alcohol sales work at Arizona?

These are some pretty massive numbers

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One topic that sometimes comes up about how to make the Arizona Wildcats in-stadium experience better is the possibility of selling alcohol. Not a lot of schools do it, and one of the major programs that started it this year was Texas. The school released their sales numbers from this year, and they made over $1.8 million in alcohol sales, more than half of their total concessions income. That'll certainly catch the eyes of a lot of people...maybe Greg Byrne will be one of them

- The offensive line, kickers, and repairing the secondary are the three biggest questions facing Arizona heading into spring practice. A spring practice that will be unlike any we've ever seen

Ted Miller gives his thoughts on why Rich Rodriguez made the defensive coaching staff changes this week

- Clemson and Alabama are both in Arizona for Monday's National Championship Game. The Tigers can now practice as much as the Tide after getting a waiver because Clemson's semester has already started. You might remember Oregon had this issue vs. Ohio State last year

- Why is Alabama good? They say it's because of a communications workshop

- Clemson and Alabama players share what they do with their cost of attendance money

- The College Football Playoff is screwing up by having its semifinal games on New Years Eve, and the Wall Street Journal has a unique way to solve the issue

Basketball

- Arizona and Kansas have the two toughest games this weekend against underrated teams

- Sean Miller says this is the worst defensive team he's had at Arizona since his first year

- Recruiting Nation touches on Josh Jackson as they discuss the top uncommitted players in this year's class

- Archie Miller and Dayton are looking into what renovations need to be made to the nearly-50-year-old UD Arena

Washington's athletic director is moving on to Texas A&M. I thought Greg Byrne may have been an option for the Aggies

Other sports

- Swimming and diving opened the year with three dominating sweeps at Hillenbrand

- Gymnastics won their home opener, and set an attendance record, forcing McKale to pull up the curtain. You can watch all the highlights here

Tucson news

- It was the five-year anniversary of the Tucson shootings on Friday. For right now, it goes down as just one moment in the gun control debate. There was a small memorial at the Safeway at Oracle and Ina to honor the victims of that day.This is an interesting take on how UMC ended up playing a crucial role in the aftermath of that day

- And you should probably read this from Gabrielle Giffords

- There were multiple injuries in a tram crash at Kartchner Caverns