Another weekend come and gone. But the past few days have been full of news around the Mountain West as well as the world of college sports. Catch up now with the links below:
They spent their Saturday morning beating New Mexico 10-1 in a run-ruled game. They also won the 2nd game of the double-header to complete the sweep, even though it didn’t mean anything for either team other than the individual records for the season. This will also be their first time going to the NCAA softball tourney.
The Wolf Pack are really building something special on the hardwood. This time, they land Jordan Brown, who is shockingly a high school player. But he’s a 5-star recruit and one of the best high school players in the country. They continue to distance themselves between them and the rest of the conference basketball-wise.
The new-look Fresno State men’s basketball staff got another addition a few days ago with the hire of assistant Keith Brown. He has been coaching at the college level for over 20 years, 14 of which were spent in the Valley. This should help with recruiting.
First round pick and former MWC DPOY is getting paid!
Former Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch has signed a four-year, $12 million fully guaranteed contract with the Cowboys, per source. Included is a $6.96 million signing bonus, and an option for a fifth year.— B.J. Rains (@BJRains) May 11, 2018
Schools getting a cut from sports betting? Stayed tuned.
Source: Tentative agreement in West Virginia would give WVU and Marshall a cut of sports betting. Would be first two NCAA programs with such an arrangement.— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) May 10, 2018
On the horizon:
- Later today: The weekly MWC Recruiting Roundup. Here from new commits and recent visitors.
- This week: Mike checks in with some recruits and hears where they are at in their recruiting process.