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Mountaintop View 4-25-18

Money problems, 2 Nevada stories, schedule updates, and NFL draft stuff.

NCAA Basketball: Boise State at Wyoming Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

It’s hump day! Check out some mid-week links from around the Mountain West Conference:

The on-going New Mexico saga.

The good news: it looks like football isn’t in danger of being one of the sports dropped from the athletic department due to the budget deficit. The bad news: football is far and away the biggest contributor to the debt at $4.7 million and it is likely a lesser offender will get the axe before all is said and done.

Small town teammates living out their dreams for the Wolf Pack

Two life-long friends from a small town called Yerington, NV (just over 3,000 people), Reese Neville and Sam Hammond walked on at Nevada and couldn’t be happier putting in the hard work and fulfilling their dream of playing college football.

Carson Strong making spring gains.

Yesterday there was an article on mid-year enrollee true freshmen Jeremy Moussa at Hawaii. Today is later, rinse, and repeat back on the mainland with Carson Strong. A talented thrower who was injured all of his senior year, he has already been spotted by the coaches doing extra work on his own (they just told him to turn on the lights).

Mountain West Conference Announces TV Schedule Updates

A total of 44 games will appear on national television this upcoming fall, which is great for exposure (and all of our viewing pleasure). How many times is your team being featured and what games get which time slots and networks? Check it out.

Two Mountain West Conference Coaches will attend NFL Draft

On the horizon:

  • Later today (or at the latest tomorrow): Vic and Mike write about San Jose State’s Beyond Football program and how Tobruk Blaine is impacting the culture less than a year in the position.
  • Thursday: The round-table discussion this week focuses on conference expansion. Read what our writers have to say.
  • Thursday: Casey and Mike head over to OBNUG to revisit the two RB commits in Boise State’s 2014 class.