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SJSU in trouble, Hawaii honoring champions, and more.

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Another week in the books. Welcome to Friday, which is one step closer to game day. We’ve got another slate of articles for you to read to start your weekend.

Spartans in trouble on the baseball front.

A two year probation was bestowed on the San Jose State baseball program yesterday due to former coach Jason Hawkins demanding extra activities before and after practices, having them run longer, and making them out to be mandatory. The program will pay a fine, have their practices reduced both in and out of season. Not good for a school struggling to stay afloat in athletics.

Rainbow Warriors to honor the champs.

Hawaii Football announced on Thursday that they will honor the Honolulu Little League World Champions at their game against Rice this Saturday. Their coach will be an honorary captain and both teams will run out onto the field together. There will also be a special halftime performance. Good move by the Bows.

Weekly Group of Notebook from the Athletic

“The island is buzzing.” HC Rolovich said, and Chris Vannini of the Athletic is making it the lead story in his weekly Group of 5 Drive article. He talks about the social impact as well as the obvious program benefits of their 2-0 start. Chris is a great read if you like Gof5 coverage by the way. He also has 4 MWC teams in his top 10 rankings for G5 teams, with a 5th in “just missed”.

QB Controversy for Falcons?

If you have been paying attention to Air Force this week, you may have noticed a potential QB controversy is bubbling up. It seems multi-year starter Arion Worthman has an injury and is limited this week. There is also the infamous OR on the depth chart next to his backup, Isaiah Sanders. They both played last week (and at times last year) and Sanders numbers are quite good. It may be an injury or it may be Worthman just struggling to start the year, but either way, it’s interesting.

Harsin close to cementing his legacy? Possibly.

Stubbs is back at it with his Boise State articles for the Magic Valley Times News. This week he makes the argument that if (note the if) Boise State is able to win their way to another NY6 Bowl, that Coach Harsin will reach legendary status like previous coach Chris Petersen did.

On the Horizon:

  • Later today: We have more previews coming for you this morning and early afternoon.
  • Later today: Week 2 Game of the Week Predictions Poll
  • Coming tomorrow: This Week in the MWC will recap the week.
  • Coming tomorrow: Week 2 How to Watch and Game Thread. Plus you know, the games.