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Making the rounds: Mountain West news and notes

Making the rounds is your (sometimes) daily look around the Mountain West, and other places.

Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE

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Fresno State launches national media push to promote QB Derek Carr |
Fresno State will skip the gimmicks this week and instead roll out a measured campaign to boost the national profile of quarterback Derek Carr, who when announcing he would return for his senior season was not shy about his desire to win the Heisman.

MLB draft: Four more Valley stars taken on day 3 | High School Sports |
Fresno State had two more players taken in the Major League Baseball draft Saturday, with junior right-hander Tyler Stirewalt taken in the 21st round by Minnesota and senior catcher/infielder Trent Garrison in the 28th by the New York Yankees.

Southern Illinois forward Dantiel Daniels will transfer to Colorado State - Coloradoan

Four Lobos drafted on final day of MLB Draft - ABQJournal

Time (again) for Gwynn's Aztecs to take next step |
San Diego legend Tony Gwynn led his San Diego State baseball team to the NCAA Regionals for the second time in 11 years and thinks the Aztecs' strong finish can be a catalyst.

Nevada lands Ronnie Stevens, a 6-foot-9 PF - Wolf Pack land a player who can make an impact right away.

The Best of the Best in the Mountain West: Return Specialists - The Mountain West Conference
A look at the vest returners for the Mountain West in 2013.

Random video of the day:

I don't watch Game of Thrones, but here is the author George R.R. Martin on Conan watching a reaction video of what happened in the Red Wedding episode. People seem to overreact just a little bit.