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The Daily Hike has been an off-and-on feature (mostly off) but it is back with a lot of little news bits around the Mountain West. So, it is back and our goal is to keep it going on a consistent basis to provide that Mountain West news that might not be worthy of a full-on article.
Expect a lot of Iowa State fans at game vs. UNLV [Des Moines Register]
Allegiant Air has opened up a second flight to bring in Cyclones fans to the Sept. 18 game vs. UNLV. The airline is also the namesake of where the Rebels play football. The assumption is that fans will be allowed — with no limit — and in usual UNLV football fashion, it is the road teams that show up for a good time in Sin City.
Colorado State expects a full stadium [Greeley Tribune]
“It will be important for us to get as close to normalized operations as possible,” CSU athletic director Joe Parker said. “We’re planning right now for full occupancy of all of our venues. We’ll see if there are any restrictions that are required. But the news that we’re seeing … shows things getting really good in June, July, and hopefully, beyond that.
“We’re right now filling the venue with season ticket sales, individual game sales and mini-plans; without any plans of physically distancing in the stadium.”
San Diego State has a three-man race for its QB job [San Diego Union-Tribune]
Those in the mix are Lucas Johnson and Jordon Brookshire who are back for another year. The third is Jalen Mayden who comes in from Mississippi State. Who will it be?
UNLV is restocking using the portal for new coach Kevin Kruger [Las Vegas Sun]
The Rebels return only three players from last year’s roster, but new head coach Kevin Kruger has been raiding the Big 12 and his roster is nearly complete.
Carson Strong getting early 2022 NFL Draft hype. [College Football News]
— Matt Mumme (@CoachMattMumme) April 21, 2021
Boise State somehow made money in football during the pandemic [Idaho Statesman]
Even during a pandemic, the Broncos were just barely profitable but the main reason was due to camps they held that were included in the 2020 fiscal year.