It’s Monday again and time for another full week of original content. Kicking things off of course is the links article that will bring you the latest news from around the Mountain West and the NCAA as well as a preview of what to expect this weekend.
Falcons leading the way in APR.
The Air Force football team has the top score in Academic Progress Rate in the last release with a 997. The Falcons have consistently been in the top 10 (8 straight years) and they increased from last year’s number two mark. They edged out Northwestern by one point.
3-point line may be going international.
The NCAA MBB rules committee released a list of proposed changes, the biggest one involves moving the 3-point line back to the distance used in international professional games. Other proposals included: resetting the shot clock to 20 seconds after an offensive rebound, derogatory language towards another person resulting in a Flagrant 2 technical and ejection, live ball time outs at the end of a game, and expanding replay to look at any kind of basket interference.
Rams to play Texas... in 2024.
Yes, Colorado State has scheduled a game against Texas at Texas to open the 2024 season. So those who redshirt as freshmen during the 2020 season will have the chance as seniors to take one of the game’s most historic programs. Although who knows what shape either team will be in by then. The Rams will be paid $1.8 million for the game.
College football mourns death of a coach.
"Coach Tomey was a legend. He had the unique ability to reach into your soul and get the best out of you. He was different. He loved the game of football but it was more about the players, the coaches, the families, the TEAM. You knew sincerely cared about you.”— San José State Football (@SJSUSpartanFB) May 11, 2019
- @CoachBrennan pic.twitter.com/606v4ew3LO
MWC Softball making their mark.
We've had 4️⃣ teams in the Top 5️⃣0️⃣ of the RPI rankings since April 7.— Mountain West (@MW_OlySports) May 9, 2019
Not too shabby. #MWSB pic.twitter.com/6Qel7kxHdZ
Two MWC players get invites to the NBA Draft Combine.
.@Aztec_MBB's Jalen McDaniels and @USUBasketball's Neemias Queta were both invited to participate in the @NBADraft Combine making the Mountain West one of only eight conferences with multiple schools represented! #MWMBB pic.twitter.com/rJdaM2VOB4— Mountain West (@MountainWest) May 10, 2019
On the horizon:
- Later today: A new MWC Recruiting Roundup, full of the latest offers and a new featured recruit.
- Coming Tuesday: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly looks at another one of the top games from the past football season.
- Coming Wednesday: A new Peak Perspective post.