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Sonoran Hot Reads: Pac-12 reaches TV deal with Fox Sports Australia

DirecTV customers now need to move to Australia

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College football officially started on Friday night here in the United States, or Saturday afternoon where it was actually played, Australia. Cal beat future Arizona opponent Hawai’i by a score of 51-31 in the game, but it also allowed the Pac-12 to make another international announcement. Fox Sports Australia will broadcast select football and men’s basketball games, plus ‘The Drive’ as part of the multi-year agreement. We’ve now officially reached a place where people in Australia have more Pac-12 access than people in the United States that subscribe to DirecTV

- Speaking of that game in Australia, how do you feel about two-foot hot dogs that come with their own carrying cases?

- BYU will not have very many coaches in the press box this year

- Tanner Mangum seemed prepared to not win the starting QB job over Taysom Hill. Hill instantly became a preseason Heisman candidate

- Bruce Feldman has Arizona finishing fourth in the South

- The latest hype video is out, plus you can relive the old ones too

- It’ll be interesting to see if Jarvis McCall can make an impact at safety this year

- If you buy a Taco Bell box, you can get 2-for-1 football tickets

Basketball

- The 2017 recruiting class has its first member. Corona Del Sol prospect Alex Barcello gave his verbal commitment while on a visit to Tucson

- U of A is featured in the new NBA 2K ad

Baseball

- Bobby Dalbec is hitting nearly .400 in pro ball, and is also keeping his strikeout numbers down

- Yankee fans would like to have Mark Melancon back

Other sports

- Jennie Finch has some words of advice for those that are trying to get noticed by college coaches

- Women’s soccer played No. 16 Texas Tech to a 2-2 draw in Lubbock. Senior Jaden DeGracie-Bailey recorded her 20th career assist, setting a new school record

- Volleyball lost to Kansas State 3-1 at a tournament in Hawaii to start the season

Tucson news

- If you’re going to Mt. Lemmon this weekend, watch out for bears

- Church Ave. will be closed at 6th St. for the next month