Daily Hike, May 24: San Diego State Loses Tim Wilson Jr.
Lots of Mountain West Conference news slips through the cracks, but we have you covered.
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It was a surprisingly busy Thursday around the Mountain West so, if you missed anything, here’s what you need to know to get caught up:
ESPN’s 35-game bowl slate gets kickoff times [MW Wire]
All but one of the Mountain West’s six potential bowl bids now have a date and time attached.
The early conversation about MW basketball’s Player of the Year is on [MW Wire]
Who’s your pick for the inside track?
A potential New Mexico/NMSU superteam? Probably not, but what if? [MW Wire]
A libertarian think tank suggested that the Lobos and Aggies set aside their enmities to create one team, so naturally we had to think about what that might look like.
Tim Wilson Jr. forced to medically retire [San Diego Union-Tribune]
For an Aztecs team short on in-game experience at wide receiver, losing Wilson Jr. may be a bigger deal by November than it seems right now. Best of luck to him with his future off the field.
Serious grievances lodged by female student-athletes at San Jose State [Spartan Daily]
On the heels of a shocking story that the Spartan Foundation misused millions in funds, a substantial number of women athletes have come forward to vocalize other serious issues like a lack of resources, potential program cutbacks, and sexual assault.
Fresno State, UNLV score big wins on day one of the MW baseball championship [Twitter]
Day two of tournament action gets underway at 2:00 PM PT today, starting with a win-or-go-home game between San Diego State and Nevada. Click here to find out how to tune in.
Mountain West baseball announces its individual, all-conference honors [Mountain West]
Fresno State head coach Mike Batesole and UNLV shortstop Bryson Stott headline the personal accolades, while Air Force slugger Nic Ready lands on the all-conference two-deep for the fourth time.
UNLV football lands a transfer [Instagram]
Randal Grimes’ imminent arrival in Las Vegas prompted his old head coach, P.J. Fleck, to gripe that society has a problem with commitment, which is a really funny thing for a guy who bailed on Western Michigan two years into a six-year extension to say.
Colorado State basketball lands a transfer, too [Coloradoan]
The Rams get a new athlete from the land of MACtion.