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We now know the entire field for the 2017 Battle 4 Atlantis

NCAA Basketball: Battle 4 Atlantis-Butler vs North Carolina Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

We knew over a year ago that the Arizona Wildcats were going to take part in the 2017 Battle 4 Atlantis, but now the rest of the field has been revealed.

Originally, Mississippi State was on the list, but it appears they’ve been replaced with Tennessee. Either way, this should give Arizona two legit non-conference neutral site games at worst in the span of three days. It also could be a pretty nice trip for some Arizona fans out there

"True Love Waits" by Radiohead is apparently the song that best defines Arizona this year?

Baseball

- Wednesday’s game was postponed until Thursday at 10 AM PT on ESPNU. You can read the reasoning behind the decision on omaha.com

- During the rain delay, Marlins Man was taking pictures with the team

- Maybe this year’s Championship Series feels like Fresno/Georgia in 2008, but Coastal is a program with a much longer period of success than Fresno was

- Texas hired Tulane head coach David Pierce, which ends the Jay Johnson to Austin speculation

Football

- Arizona is +30000 to win the College Football Playoff this year according to Odds Shark

- Gabe joined a podcast with our USC friends over at Conquest Chronicles to chat about Arizona. He also had a little roundup of some of the latest recruiting news

- The All-2000s Arizona team looks pretty good to me

Swimming

- Kevin Cordes broke the US Open record in the 200m breaststroke semifinals. He’ll go for the world record around 3:30 PM AZ time on Thursday

Tucson news

- I’m sure the people in the athletics department are voting early and often in the Trident vs. El Corral matchup in the Tucson Restaurant Tournament. There are a lot of upsets going down in the second half of the first round voting

- TUSD approved an increase in pay for teachers

- Some horrible human being shot a coyote on the east side, and there’s a reward out for any info on who did this