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Sonoran Hot Reads: All Pac-12 sports to be exclusively on the conference’s network?

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Who needs ESPN contracts anyway?

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All along, the Pac-12 has been playing the long game with their TV network. They’re starting to make a greater impact on the digital, cable-cutting side of things, but what about in the extremely long-term? What’s next? Well, Larry Scott says he could see a day where the conference only broadcasts games on its network. Is this coming soon? No, the Pac-12’s current TV deal expires in 2024. But it’s certainly an interesting vision for what could be coming down the road

- Speaking of the Pac-12, Cal lost to Seton Hall because Cuonzo Martin did Cuonzo Martin things at the end of the game. But Colorado beat a ranked Xavier team in Boulder. Also, GCU beat San Diego State in Phoenix. The Lopes are the second-best basketball program in the state now

- Washington’s really bad. Like really, really bad “They were so ******* bad on defense. It was like they had never been coached,” a coach who has played the Huskies this season says in that article linked. “They had no plan.” Visual evidence in their blowout loss against Gonzaga:

- Alec used Home Alone GIFs to explain the past week around the sport

- Ryan wrote a few things in the aftermath of Arizona’s win over UC Irvine. The Cats will probably have to shorten practices, Tyler Trillo is the new eighth man, and hey, zone

- Here’s a cool story on how Luke Walton has made the Lakers love basketball

Football

- Two WR coaches in the Pac-12 got Mountain West head coaching jobs on Wednesday. ASU’s Jay Norvell is going to Nevada, while OSU’s Brent Brennan went to San Jose State

- Here’s how much Arizona’s assistant coaches make

- 2018 linebacker Ben Wilson talked with us about where Arizona stands on his growing list of interested schools

Other sports

- Katarina Pilepic is a pretty cool story on the Sweet Sixteen-bound volleyball team. We’ll have a full preview of Friday’s match later

- Women’s basketball beat USD 76-59 thanks to a big second half

- Sophomore swimmer Katrina Konopka set a world record in the FINA Short Course World Championships

Tucson news

- The Roadrunners lost 3-2 in overtime after coming back from a two-goal deficit

- On Pearl Harbor Day, plenty of people visited the new USS Arizona Memorial on campus

- Oro Valley passed a hands-free ordinance that will go into effect in 30 days

- A jaguar was recently spotted in the Huachuca Mountains

- One man was sent to the hospital after an apartment fire at Stone and Fort Lowell

These never get old! #Tucson #Arizona #Sunset

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