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Fifteen Mountain West players get picked in the MLB Draft [MWWire]
The first Mountain West player taken in the MLB Draft is UNLV’s Kyle Isbel. The centerfielder was taken in the third round with the 94th overall pick by the Kansas City Royals.
Boise State adds Creighton to hoops schedule [Boise State Broncos]
The bracket has been announced for the 2018 Cayman Island Classic and the Broncos take on Creighton out of the Big East. Boise State will take on either St. Bonaventure or Georgia State in round two. The other teams in the field are Georgia, Clemson, Akron and Illinois State.
Colin Kaepernick plans on subpoenaing Donald Trump? [Yahoo Sports]
Former Nevada QB is in an ongoing case against the NFL in regards to collusion with teams not signing him. The case took a wild turn as Kaepernick’s lawyers are looking into getting the President of the United States involved since he has on multiple occasions shown his displeasure toward those NFL players who kneel during the national anthem.
Bettors are going all-in on Wolf Pack hoops [RGJ.com]
With Nevada getting back Jordan Caroline and the Martin twins they are considered to be a top 10 team heading into next year. The odds on them to win the national title are a solid 12-1.
“It’s still early obviously,” said Nick Bogdanovich, a veteran bookmaker and the director of trading at William Hill, “but it looks like Nevada has three times as many tickets and twice as much money as any other team. The second-most tickets would be Kansas. The second-most money is Duke.”
Colorado State football needs some stars [Coloradoan]
The Rams had high expectations last year but fell flat despite having one of the best quarterbacks in the league and a future NFL wide receiver. Colorado State has struggled against its rivals and in big games. It is now time for the 2016 and 2017 recruiting classes under Mike Bobo to show up and be great, and if that happens then the Rams can start claiming to be one of the best in the league.
Las Vegas Bowl wants a P5 vs. P5 matchup [MWwire]
With the new NFL stadium being built for the Raiders and also for UNLV football, it is being reported that the Las Vegas Bowl wants to upgrade its matchup to include the SEC and kick out the Mountain West champion to go up against a mediocre Pac-12 team.
First look at Utah State’s schedule [Deseret News]
The Aggies have a manageable non-conference slate, well that is after they go on the road to take on Michigan State. There is a rematch against New Mexico State, rival BYU and an FCS team in Tennessee Tech. Find out how the local writers feel about the Aggies schedule.