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Sonoran Hot Reads: Arizona tabbed for the Cactus Bowl?

Will the Wildcats be playing postseason ball in Chase Field?

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NCAA Football: Cactus Bowl-West Virginia vs Arizona State Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

We’re under two weeks until the majority of college football teams start playing (sup Cal and Hawaii this week), so naturally there are plenty of college football previews and predictions coming out. On Monday, SB Nation released the best season preview magazine out there, and it’s free! In there, you’ll find the bowl projections, which have Arizona taking on Baylor in the Cactus Bowl, which is played in Chase Field this year. That wasn’t the only one that had the Wildcats playing a ninth game in Arizona this year though. This one has Rich Rodriguez coaching guessed it. West Virginia. Since the Mountaineers played ASU in that game last year, it would be highly unlikely they made a return trip to Phoenix

- Ted Miller predicts Arizona will go 6-6 this year, despite a preseason FPI ranking of 37

- ASU grad Courtney Baker wrote this piece on Trey Griffey

- The people are mad online about Arizona recruiting and earning a commitment from Australian Matt Leo

- I took a ton of pictures throughout fall camp this year, and here are the ones that turned out the best


- Ira Lee told our Alec Sills-Trausch that he’ll be visiting Tucson for the Red-Blue Game. However, Lee is also about to undergo shoulder surgery


- Luke Soroko and JJ Matijevic were named the pitcher and player of the summer

- Jay Johnson’s best friend Eric Valenzuela was given an extension through 2021 by Saint Mary’s

- Bobby Dalbec is still on fire, coming up a double shy of the cycle against Brooklyn

- Jett Bandy’s dad once taught Tom Cruise how to bartend

Other sports

- Be sure to check out the 2016 volleyball season preview

The BeachCats are all here! 1st day of classes/welcome back @azathletics student-athlete BBQ. #beardown

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Tucson news

- The entire AHL schedule was released on Monday, and the Roadrunners’ first home game will be October 28th

- UAPD is being proactive in trying to create a safer, less tense environment on campus during the first week of classes

- UA is also strongly recommending students get the meningitis vaccine

- More dogs are getting bit by rattlesnakes

- 36 sex offenders live within a mile of campus, so be safe out there and download the LiveSafe app