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Mountaintop View 4-4-18

All about Nevada, because why not?

NCAA Football: UNLV at Nevada Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

The Nevada Wolf Pack has made quite a few headlines over the past week in football, basketball, and just in general. So why not compile all the links into one Mountaintop View: Nevada edition.

Could the Wolf Pack be even better on the hardwood next year?

The writer of this article thinks so. It points out how they spent the last part of the season with a 6-man rotation. They highlight how they will have four transfers who are eligible to play next season. It speculates they are potentially just one big man away from being an elite team and discusses how a grad transfer could help this. However, they also assume that they will return everyone from this year’s team. It was written before....

3 Nevada players declare for the NBA Draft.

The Martin twins, as well as Jordan Caroline all announced Tuesday afternoon that they intend to end their college careers and enter the draft. However, they are taking advantage of the rule by not hiring agents. This will allow them to return to school if they aren’t projected to go as high as they want to. Be on the lookout for updates and projections on them to see how their decision plays out.

Nevada looking to negotiate a big apparel deal.

They are a Nike school currently, but were sponsored by Adidas back before 2008. Now they are free agents in that world, and with the success of their basketball program, they could end up signing a “max deal”. They have interest from both Nike and Adidas again as well as Under Armor. In case it wasn’t known, competition and multiple suitors often result in the price being driven up. It will only mean good things for the Wolf Pack.

Don’t forget about the football team, who could make offensive strides this fall.

Though they didn’t have an explosive offense last season, one could argue the first year of a new scheme with players who weren’t a perfect fit for the system were certainly contributing factors. Reasons to be optimistic: they return 8 starters on offense, including their QB and freshman phenom WR. The article also points out that their offensive output increased dramatically once they settled in on Gangi as their QB. They also have an influx of talent thanks to their recruiting class, particularly at RB and WR.

On the horizon:

  • Later today: A look at some of the quarterbacks being recruited by MWC teams.