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Sonoran Hot Reads: Pac-12 announces court storming fines, new football game times and more changes

Some changes that probably make Arizona coaches happy

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After the end-of-year meetings came to a close, the Pac-12 announced several changes. Two are extremely notable for Arizona Wildcats fans. They are the implementing of fines for schools after court/field stormings, and the change of football TV time slots. 7 PM time slots or later on Pac-12 Network will be moved up to possibly 2:30 or 6 PM. This doesn't get rid of late games though, since ESPN or FOX will still have a late game option. Also, schools will be fined $25k for a first-time court/field storming offense, $50k the second time, and $100k the third time. This probably won't stop fans storming after a win. After all, fines in the SEC certainly haven't stopped the practice

- Arizona recently offered 2018 QB Mike Penix. He explains to Today's U what that moment was like, what he's working on and other stuff

- UCLA signed a big deal with Under Armour (more on that from us later on Wednesday), but Josh Rosen is well aware that all that money won't be going to him

- The defense is the top storyline surrounding the Wildcats this summer

Elijah Blades has Arizona in his top two. The other school is Florida. "For Arizona, the coaches have shown a lot of interest and they project for me to play as a freshman," Blades said of the Wildcats. "I like the stadium, the facilities and everything about the program."


- P.J. Washington has Arizona in his top 12 schools

- The grey uniforms are undefeated. The reds should be thrown in the garbage

- We explained the non-conference schedule, plus took a look at a couple other things in this week's Twitterbag

- We know Arizona's incoming recruiting class is really good, but what about the rest of the conference?


Arizona dominated Abilene Christian 12-1 on Tuesday

D1Baseball has the Wildcats going to Gainesville as a 2-seed to take on Florida, Wake Forest and Bethune-Cookman. Baseball America thinks Arizona will be in Baton Rouge with LSU, Louisiana Tech, and Southeastern Missouri State

- To regain national attention, recruiting will have to take a big step up, and Sergio Brown is the mastermind behind that turnaround

- Jay Johnson's former team, Nevada, is preparing for the Mountain West Tournament

Other sports

Five former Wildcats were named to the Pac-12 Women's All-Century Track and Field team

- Shayne Austin and Lauren Marker are heading to the NCAA Women's Tennis Tournament. The two begin doubles play on Thursday. Marker starts singles play on Wednesday

- Gymnastics added Jenny Leung to its recruiting class

Tucson news

- Do you like American Ninja Warrior? Check out the new SB Nation site dedicated to it

Lots of good things have happened to the Old Pueblo in the last year

- Balconies may be banned from new apartment complexes

- Plenty of road construction is about to get started around town