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Sonoran Hot Reads: Wilbur is going to bike across the country

What would happen if he tried to do this in the Wilbur suit?

Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

This is going to surprise a lot of people out there, but there is a real human being inside the Wilbur costume. Shocking, right? Anyways, that person, Joe Previte, and his longtime friend are embarking on a 7,700 mile bike ride this summer in association with a couple of charities. You can support Wilbur and keep up with his trip at

- Arizona added a game with Cal State Bakersfield to their 2016-17 non-conference schedule, a schedule that does not exactly have the greatest of home games

Look at Brandon Ashley doing things across the pond


- Arizona now has some high profile company in the "People hate their haka" crowd. We'd like to officially welcome AC Milan to the club

Rich Rodriguez joined our pal Jeremy Mauss on ESPN960 to talk about the BYU game among other things

- According to Campus Insiders, Rob Gronkowski is the third-best NFL Draft pick since 2000

- Scooby Wright is one of a few Pac-12 linebackers that could surprise some people in the NFL Draft

One guy that could have a big year is DeAndre' Miller


- Nathan Bannister threw a three-hit shutout to open the Cal series in a game that no one was able to watch

- Arizona Athletics is mad at me for no reason though. Get all universities to stream their games or get Pac-12 Networks to show it and don't take unnecessary, misguided, misinformed shots at our website

- Friday's game avoided many of the issues that are facing this team the rest of the year

- Wondering where some former Arizona players are now? Here's a complete list

Other sports

- I'm obsessed with how House of Sparky triggered ASU's move to Division-1 hockey. This is an extremely interesting piece from ASU hockey coach Greg Powers on the process, but don't worry, there's plenty of U of A tidbits in it too

- Lauren Marker has made it to the Pac-12 Women's Tennis individual semifinals. She'll be on Pac-12 Networks at 10:30 a.m. facing off against UCLA's Catherine Harrison

Tucson news

- There was a shooting across the street from Park Place Mall

- Authorities found a grow house in the foothills with 1,100 marijuana plants

Marana is growing faster than most places