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NCAA Basketball: Boise State at Air Force Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Musings on Air Force basketball’s hot stretch and what it means at this point

Air Force basketball has been a bottom-dweller in the Mountain West the last several years, but after defeating San Diego State, UNLV, and Boise State, while also pushing Nevada to their limit, the Falcons are looking to shut up the media pollsters who picked them 10th in the preseason poll. It’s early, of course, but this Falcons team is looking like it could be a problem in Las Vegas come March.

Bulldogs’ defensive coach headed to Arizona State, but leaving ‘something real special’

That’s the second departure from Fresno State’s football staff in the last few weeks, having lost their offensive coordinator to Indiana. Such is the life of a strong Group of 5 football program. With success, comes prying eyes from the supposed Power 5. That said, the 2019 Bulldogs have some question marks with the coaching departures and attrition.

Offensive lineman from Kentucky commits to Colorado State football team

Rams added another lineman to the fold, this one expected to be a preferred walk-on. The Rams have recruited well for a Mountain West program under Mike Bobo, but started slow in recruiting this year. They rectified that on signing day and currently sit at 3rd in the current Mountain West recruiting rankings.

Revamped NCAA waiver policy helps transfers play right away

Welcome to the new transfer market in college football. While most players still need to sit out a season if transferring to another FBS program, now players can submit a waiver. If they can prove that they have, “documented mitigating circumstances that are outside the student-athlete’s control and directly impact the health, safety and well-being of the student-athlete”, they can play right away.

San Diego State football gets a commitment from Hawaii product Liloa Kapiko

Boise State doing something nice for the furloughed federal workers

On the Horizon:

Thursday: Check out our early spring preview of the Boise State running backs, and out Stats Corner analyzing offensive line stats.