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Daily Hike: Has San Diego State finally found its way?

Get caught up on the Mountain West news you may have missed.

NCAA Basketball: Nevada at San Diego State Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Get caught up on the Mountain West news you may have missed.

Is San Diego State back after their win over Nevada?

The Aztecs dominated the Wolf Pack, 70-56, and erase an embarrassing loss to San Jose State from earlier in the week. The real question is if SDSU has found its way?

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Sports Illustrated really likes Donnel Pumphrey

They acknowledge his size is an issue as he came in at 5' 8" and 169 pounds at the Senior Bowl but they like a lot of his traits.

All that said, his size will force Pumphrey into a third-down back role in the NFL, at least until he proves he can handle more. As an Aztec, he averaged 24.9 catches per season and 10.5 yards per reception. He may not be a natural hands catcher, per se, but again, the goal is to look for traits that translate. And Pumphrey’s elusiveness as a running back shows up when he runs routes, too.

Nevada baseball has high expectations for 2017 year

The Wolf Pack baseball team has been close in each of the past two years in reaching a regional round, but the team wants to blast through those expectations.

“We don’t really talk about a Regional,” said junior outfielder Cole Krzmarzick, one of four returning starters for the Wolf Pack. “We want to win the World Series. Being at Nevada, technically we’re a small school, but we have high hopes just like everybody else. Our plans are to win the College World Series. Anything other than that could be a good season, but that’s not what we are looking for.”

Air Force senior pitcher Griffin Jax won't be at spring training with the Twins

Pursuing a pro career and finishing up and graduating at the Air Force Academy is tough. Former Air Force pitcher Griffin Jax giving up his final year of eligibility and was drafted by the Twins, but he still needs to finish his final semester and that is prohibiting from attending spring training on Feb. 13.

He had plans to commute to and from Florida for spring training during breaks and weekends but that ended up not being ideal. His plans now are to graduate on May 24 and then attend the extended spring training program with the Twins.

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