If you have been following the NBA Finals you should be able to recognize three specific players from Mountain West teams on the NBA Finals roster of players.
If you are a Nevada fan you can cheer on starting Center for the Golden State Warriors Javale McGee. UNLV fans can be happy to see Patrick McCaw playing for the Warriors too. A bitter rivalry in college sports. UNLV and Nevada fans never usually get along, but since San Fransisco is close to Reno and Las Vegas it should be a great time to make friends with your fellow Nevadans.
For Wyoming fans, Larry Nance Jr. plays for the Cleveland Cavs and is looking to win a ring with the squad that is trying to get NBA great LeBron James to his fourth overall ring.
Having watched games one and two, both games have been heartbreakers for Cleveland fans as the Warriors are up 2-0 with the series going out the Cleveland.
UNLV will open their season against USC on September 1st 2018 and will kick off at 1:00 P.M. Pacific Time. It will air on the Pac-12 network. This game is important for Coach Sanchez’s quest for bowl eligibility and to remain at his job at UNLV. The coach hot seat will warm up this season as most of the players are now Sanchez’s talent.
The Pitt in Albuquerque, New Mexico has always been a tough venue for away teams again the Lobos. Writer Gary Herron writes about how the Pitt was founded and how it lead to eight players from New Mexico being placed into the NBA.
Phil Oslen, Middle Linebacker (1969) of Utah State, Marcus Harris, Wide Receiver(1996) of Wyoming, and Bernard Berrian, Wide Out (2001) of Fresno State are all players nominated to the College Football Hall of Fame. As for coaches, Darryl Rogers coached both Fresno State (1966-72) and San Jose State (1973-75) before winning the coach of the year with Michigan State in 1979. Dennis Erickson who coached Wyoming for one season in 86 and was the SJSU Offensive Coordinator before becoming is also on the ballot.
Some Extra Tweets From Around The Mountain!
Join us at the Rose Bowl as we go for our 3rd-straight win over UCLA!— Fresno State FB (@FresnoStateFB) June 5, 2018
2003: W, 17-9
2008: W, 36-31
Mountain West Connection Posts To Look Forward To?
Wednesday: A look at why teams run satellite camps.
Friday: The roundtable discusses which teams will be bowl eligible this season
Friday: The next installment of our Friday Night Lights series.