Daily Hike, May 16: 100 Days Until Mountain West Football Is Back!
Lots of Mountain West Conference news slips through the cracks, but we have you covered.
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Sometimes, the offseason is all about milestones. Today, it’s a big one:
College football, we miss you so. In the meantime, get caught up on everything else going on in the Mountain West:
You’ve got $30 and ten roster spots to fill. Who ya got? [MWwire]
In case you missed it, take a look at our very own build-a-roster game and let us know who’d be part of your dream roster.
If you’re feeling sanguine about Nevada basketball’s chances to contend next season, there’s good reason for that. [MWwire]
Our Eli Boettger lays out why the Wolf Pack, and their fans, should feel good about the 2019-20 campaign.
ShotTracker is coming to Mountain West basketball [ESPN]
Analytics are all the rage, but the conference might break new ground by being the first to incorporate such tools on an in-game basis for players and coaches to use.
Honors are handed out for Mountain West softball [Mountain West Conference]
Props to Colorado State’s Amber Nelson, the conference Player of the Year, and Boise State’s Rebekah Cervantes, a four-time first-team selection.
The Dallas Cowboys really like Kellen Moore [Idaho Statesman]
This may shock you, but one of the most successful college football quarterbacks of all time has made quite the impression as the OC in Jerryworld. Dave Southorn explains why.
Bryson Stott is getting a lot of recognition [Las Vegas Review-Journal]
The UNLV shortstop, presumed to be a first-round pick in the upcoming MLB Draft, was named a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award and a finalist for the Brooks Wallace Award.
Also, you can vote for Stott as many times as you want if you want him to be a Golden Spikes finalist.
Mountain West football will get a little run on the ACC Network [The ACC]
Utah State fans will want to find the brand-new ACCN to watch the season opener at Wake Forest on August 30. The first three weeks of college football coverage on that network can be found in the link.
The eternal question has popped up again: Will BYU just join a conference already? [KTVB]
Tim Scott gives his opinion on whether the Cougars are due for a change to its independent stint.
Colorado State softball is set to take its place on the big stage [Colorado State]
If you want to tune in for the Rams’ first appearance in an NCAA regional since 1975, you can find CSU on ESPN this Friday afternoon.
Fresno State football locks in another road game against a Power 5 foe [Hammer and Rails]
The Bulldogs will travel to Big Ten country again in 2023 to face Purdue, making this the eighth road game vs. the P5 in the next five seasons.
Did Mountain West basketball coaches measure the Nevada job right? [Nevada Sports Net]
If you missed the Stadium article ranking the appeal of each Mountain West gig, read that first and then check out Chris Murray’s response.
When will Jaden McDaniels commit? [Seattle Times]
The highly-touted prospect, who’s taken an official visit to San Diego State, may make a decision as soon as next week. Or he might not.
Serious allegations at SJSU regarding misused funds [Spartan Daily]
Student journalists at San Jose State have uncovered potentially significant problems about how money is spent in the athletic department.
Another perspective added to the Mountain West television deal debate [Casper Star-Tribune]
The discussion doesn’t seem like it’ll die down anytime soon, and Davis Potter has the insight into what a deal could mean for the Wyoming Cowboys.