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Mountaintop View 4-17-2019

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NCAA Basketball: Liberty at UCLA Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

CSU softball ranked for first time in 21 years

The 31-6 Rams are ranked in the USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s Top 25 for the first time since 1998. They came in at the 25 spot in the most recent rankings. The Rams are currently first in the Mountain West and will play a 3 game series against 2nd ranked Nevada later this week.

Fresno State wide receivers are always open

The Bulldogs’ wide receivers are confident that they’ll have a productive season this fall. So confident that they wore shirts to Fresno State’s spring preview likening them to 7-Eleven because they’re “always open”.

First impressions from Steve Alford’s first press conference at Nevada

Nevada fans had reason to be disappointed after Eric Musselman’s departure after a successful stint for the program. According to Nevada Sportsnet, they also have reason to maintain optimism after their hiring of Steve Alford. Check out their break down and analysis of the Alford hiring.

Nevada assistant coach a head coach candidate at Idaho State

Wolfpack assistant coach Gus Argenal may be on the move as he’s been named one of 3 finalists for the Idaho State head coaching vacancy. Argenal has been with Nevada for the past 2 seasons. New head coach Steve Alford has yet to announce his coaching staff.

On the horizon:

  • Later Today: Peak Perspective: Why the Mountain West Should Go To 10 Teams
  • Coming Thursday: Blast From the Bronco Past: Rashaun Scott
  • Coming Thursday: A new Stats Corner