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Rams unite, the Martin twins, and is Facebook the future?

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Some say Tuesday is the worst day of the week because it’s a nothing day. Hoping to make your Tuesday a bit easier with some reading from around the conference and the college sports world in general.

CSUnite Walk

This Thursday, Colorado State is organizing an all-university walk to stand up to hate. They reference some pretty awful thing that have occurred in the past. Following the walk, there will be a program with opportunities for learning and action. They are committed to standing up to hate with education and action.

Profiling Nevada and the Martin Twins

Written before their come from behind after being down 22 points win that sent them into the Sweet 16, this tells the story of the upbringing of two of their start players. If you have been following Nevada all year, read this nice article on the team. If you are new to who the hoops playing Wolf Pack are, read this nice article on the team.

Conference USA with a new, unique deal with CBS. Could MWC follow suit?

This new deal with CBS will air some of the the football and basketball games in the Conference USA on Facebook. Is this the future of college sports? The Mountain West will be seeking a new deal in a few years, is this what is in store for them?

UMBC coach and his off the court passion.

Rather than include the link on the Retriever twitter account guy (which is also good), here is an article on the more serious side. This chronicles the story of struggling with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). Much more than being “stuck in your ways” or anal about something, it’s a never ending battle in the mind which gets played out in many day to day ways. Good for this family for being open and transparent about what they go through.

On the horizon:

  • Later this week: Basketball season recaps from a few teams around the conference.