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Sonoran Hot Reads: Arizona and BYU share QB questions ahead of 2016 opener

Who will be playing behind center for both of these teams?

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

As the Arizona Wildcats continue on a crash course with the BYU Cougars to open the 2016 season, one similar question faces both squads. Our friend Kyle Kensing wrote about five quarterback battles this offseason, and both Arizona and BYU appear. BYU's situation is a little different, since Taysom Hill and Tanner Mangum have significant experience, while Anu Solomon has a significant edge on Brandon Dawkins in that department. Hill and Solomon share an injury-riddled past, though Hill's is a little more lengthy. It's going to be a big non-conference game a little more than four months from now, but there are questions at the most important position for both teams

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- We're not the only ones talking about the Pac-12's poor TV deal causing unrest within the conference


- Zach Gibbons was the top performer in the sweep of Cal

- Or was it Nathan Bannister, since he was named the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week for the second time in three weeks

- House of Sparky stole Three Up, Three Down to recap ASU's sweep of Stanford. Arizona and ASU play each other on Pac-12 Arizona at 7 PM on Tuesday

- Heading into Tuesday's game, the Wildcats are now ranked 24th in D1Baseball's Top 2526th in the USA Today Coaches' Poll, and 27th in the NCBWA poll


- Arizona fell to UCLA Monday night to lose the series

- Mike Candrea, who is chasing Michigan's Carol Hutchins as the game's winningest coach, was named the Pac-12's All-Century softball coach. There's a lot of Arizona on the entire list:

Other sports

- Check out the best pictures from this week in athletics

- Women's golf will participate in an NCAA Regional May 5-7 in Bryan, TX

- Men's tennis officially added one of the best junior players in Spain

- Sand volleyball is up to sixth in the national rankings ahead of this week's Pac-12 Championships

Tucson news

- Three historical human skulls were stolen from a local store

Oro Valley is under a rabid skunk warning

- Some Tucson moms are looking for a more inclusive playground at Reid Park