Daily Hike, May 27: Fresno State Baseball Wins Mountain West Championship
Lots of Mountain West Conference news slips through the cracks, but we have you covered.
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A busy weekend across the Mountain West begets a Daily Hike jam-packed with what you need to know to get caught up:
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Do San Jose State’s struggles justify kicking them out of the conference? [MW Wire]
The debate has popped up yet again, but the picture you need to answer the question is wider than you think.
Fresno State baseball powers through the Mountain West championship [Twitter]
The Diamond ‘Dogs are back in an NCAA regional for the first time since 2012, and they’ll learn their destination later this morning.
The Mountain West needs better bowl games [Honolulu Star-Advertiser]
Change is coming to the conference’s bowl scene in the next couple seasons, but Ferd Lewis makes the argument that change isn’t enough.
Is War Memorial Stadium in line for an upgrade? [Gillette News Record]
The Wyoming Cowboys have had a solid few years on the gridiron, and they hope to build on that with a healthy investment in the home digs.
Should Utah basketball play more non-conference games in-state? [Deseret News]
The answer is “probably”, but Mike Sorensen lays out the complete case for why the Utes should square up with the Utah State Aggies and their Beehive brethren more often.
Does UNLV already have the next Armani Rogers? [Las Vegas Sun]
We are very pro-Rogers here at Mountain West Wire, but Mike Grimala profiles the quarterback, Doug Brumfield, who just might be the next big thing in the desert.
Why stop at a New Mexico/NMSU superteam? [Albuquerque Journal]
If the idea of a football Voltron in the southwest sounds exciting to you, Rick Wright examines why the previous proposal about combining New Mexico and New Mexico State might actually be thinking too small.