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With national letter-of-intent signing period starting Feb. 3 for college football, Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez and his staff are hard at work getting their kind of guys. Dane Cruikshank is a cornerback from Glendora (Calif.) Citrus College who already is in the fold for the Wildcats.
Despite Arizona’s head-to-head victory over Gonzaga in December, the Bulldogs have emerged as the No. 1 seed in the West because that loss to the Wildcats is their only setback. The Wildcats’ loss at Oregon State, rated No. 122 in the RPI at the time, still stings. And UNLV continues to lose (2-5 since beating Arizona).
Field of 68: Kentucky, Virginia, Gonzaga, Duke grab No. 1 seeds http://t.co/iYZQ5cruY8
None of Mike Krzyzewski’s Top 10 wins includes victories over Arizona, including the 2001 title game, according to this Sporting News list.
As part of a week looking forward to Coach K's 1000th victory, a look at the richest 1 percent of those wins: http://t.co/L5FXSN7MDM
Good showing in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Austin Hill will likely get drafted. Dan Pettinato is working hard to make that happen.
Austin Hill finished the East-West Shrine Game with 4 catches & 41 yards and Dan Pettinato had a sack in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl #BearDown
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In this subscription Scout.com story, Ivan Rabb talks about the impact the crowd at McKale Center had on him during his visit at the ASU game on Jan. 4. He noted that McKale was packed despite the students still being on Christmas break. “Everybody from Tucson came out,” he said in the story.
In case you are wondering, an alpha dog, which CBS’s Jon Rothstein labels Stanley Johnson in this notes package, refers to the dominant dog, in a pack setting, that is first and most important.
That’s a nice video screen board to do so …
The softball and baseball seasons are upon us. …
Naturally, Gronk is having fun with this, the way it should be.
Whoops lol pic.twitter.com/uLxN7A5cpq
You should vote too! …
A lot of members of the 2012 national championship baseball team were on hand for Seth Mejias-Brean’s wedding last weekend. Rob Refsneyder was impressed with the Arizona contingent and brotherhood there apparently. …
One of my best decisions was playing for @ArizonaBaseball. Great seeing the guys and congrats again to my friends Seth and Haley!
Nick Foles, who celebrated his birthday yesterday, has one important supporter in the same backfield.