UA football: New training camp is extra loud

2012-08-04T20:00:00Z UA football: New training camp is extra loudBy Ryan Finley, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
August 04, 2012 8:00 pm  • 

The Arizona Wildcats entered Kindall/Sancet Field Thursday night to a song by the hardcore punk band Refused.

The track’s title — “New Noise” — was practically perfect.

The first training camp of the Rich Rodriguez era will feature plenty of new noise, most of it coming from a 75,000-watt sound system designed to streamline football practice and create a game-like atmosphere during long summer workouts.

Arizona’s new Tempo Practice System is the biggest and loudest in college football; the sheer size and sound has already changed the way the Wildcats work.

Each of the four speaker banks is about the size of a starting left tackle, only wider.

Rodriguez hopes the system, which costs about $120,000, will give his team an advantage as it prepares for its Sept. 1 home opener against Toledo.

Read more in Sunday's Arizona Daily Star.

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Pac-12 South football standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 7 2 0 0.778 10 3 0 0.769
USC 6 3 0 0.667 8 4 0 0.667
UCLA 6 3 0 0.667 9 3 0 0.750
Arizona State 6 3 0 0.667 9 3 0 0.750
Utah 5 4 0 0.556 8 4 0 0.667
Colorado 0 9 0 0.000 2 10 0 0.167

Pac-12 North football standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Oregon 8 1 0 0.889 12 1 0 0.923
Stanford 5 4 0 0.556 7 5 0 0.583
Washington 4 5 0 0.444 8 5 0 0.615
Cal 3 6 0 0.333 5 7 0 0.417
Washington State 2 7 0 0.222 3 9 0 0.250
Oregon State 2 7 0 0.222 5 7 0 0.417
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