An ordinary father wouldn’t visit his son’s college nearly a decade after his child graduated, but “ordinary” and “Bill Walton” are two words that are rarely paired together.

Walton spent Wednesday morning speaking at the University of Arizona, the alma mater of his son, Luke, who played for the Arizona Wildcats basketball team from 1999 to 2003.

Walton, a basketball analyst for the Pac-12 Networks, is on a bus tour visiting various college campuses across the Pac-12 Conference.







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By Sean Kent, special to Pac-12.com
Updated February 6, 2013

Washington State's Mike Leach proved on National Signing Day that his film analysis skills don't just pertain to the gridiron. During a discussion with the Pac-12 Networks' Mike Yam, the Cougars' head coach described Travis Long, his departing senior linebacker, as a "Reservoir Dogs kind of guy." The comparison to the Quentin Tarantino classic prompted a follow-up question about Leach's cinematic tastes. {C}{C}


By Sean Kent, special to Pac-12.com
Updated February 6, 2013

Last we saw them, Arizona State was enjoying a lopsided 62-28 win over the Naval Academy in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Yet the Sun Devils locked up a recruiting class that looks a lot different than many of its conference foes: ASU is the only Pac-12 school with a majority of defensive commits. As head coach Todd Graham tells Pac-12 Networks' Mike Yam, the focus on defense is an investment that should net big returns.


By Bryan Fischer, Senior correspondent for Pac-12 Networks
Updated February 6, 2013

Unprecedented success on the field during the 2012 season has carried over onto the recruiting trail for many Pac-12 teams as National Signing Day has arrived for the class of 2013. Several conference programs have received most of their future student-athletes' Letters of Intent and are quickly climbing up various recruiting services' class rankings.

Here's a sampling of where Pac-12 teams stack up as coaches wrap up their classes:


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