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Wednesday’s Arizona Wildcats social media reactions

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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.

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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).

None of Mike Krzyzewski’s Top 10 wins includes victories over Arizona, including the 2001 title game, according to this Sporting News list.

Good showing in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Austin Hill will likely get drafted. Dan Pettinato is working hard to make that happen.

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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.

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That’s a nice video screen board to do so …

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The softball and baseball seasons are upon us. …

Naturally, Gronk is having fun with this, the way it should be.

You should vote too! …

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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. …

Nick Foles, who celebrated his birthday yesterday, has one important supporter in the same backfield.

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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He has also written articles for Bleacher Report and Lindy’s College Sports.

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