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Sonoran Hot Reads: Juron Criner wins the Grey Cup with the Ottawa Redblacks

A former Wildcat is now a champion

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Former Arizona Wildcats receiver Juron Criner has not played in the NFL since 2013, when he played a single game for the Oakland Raiders. In 2016, he ended up on the CFL’s Ottawa Redblacks’ roster, where he posted 12 catches in six games played. Well, his team made it to the Grey Cup on Sunday. During practices for the league’s championship game, Criner had this ridiculous catch. He came up with three more catches for 89 yards in the game itself, and Ottawa won in overtime. It’s the franchise’s first Grey Cup in just its third year of existence. Not bad

- Not sure if you heard, but Arizona beat ASU on Friday. You can find all of our coverage of that fun night right here

- Because of all the rushing yards that night, the Wildcats ended up leading the Pac-12 in that category this year. Kind of crazy all things considered

- Only Utah has not won the South now thanks to Colorado taking down the Utes on Saturday


- Channing Frye’s father died on Thanksgiving less than a month after his mother died. That’s just horrific

- It’s not really surprising, but Dan Majerle says he’d take GCU’s student section over any other one in the country. I’m sure he’ll hear about it from ZonaZoo in a couple weeks

- This Washington State recap by CougCenter is magical


- Arizona commits Matthew Sauer and Roman Phansalkar are on Baseball America’s Top 100 high school draft prospects

Other sports

- Volleyball has made the NCAA Tournament and will play Cleveland State on Friday in East Lansing. This comes a day after dropping a five-set match to a pretty bad ASU team

- Women’s basketball beat Southern Utah 77-65

Tucson news

- The Roadrunners earned a split in their first two games since Craig Cunningham collapsed on the ice. According to Milan Lucic, Cunningham has not regained consciousness since that incident, but has progressed

- An armed man barricaded himself inside a house, but then surrendered to police

- Not really surprising that travelling through TIA is relatively easy on holidays