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Mountaintop View 7-3-19

Turnovers, family fun, new rams, hoop rams.

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Happy hump day! If you’re suffering from the mid-week blues, take a look at some Mountain West and college football related reading.

What are the common traits of a turnover?

The Athletic looks at turnovers, one of the most exciting aspects of football games. Is there a secret to being successful at it? Part of it is defensive players who have experience on offense, catching and handling the ball. Some players have good instincts and can read angles while on the fly. It’s dedication to film study and countless reps on scooping up balls on the ground. It’s celebrating every turnover in practice and games to tie motivation and emotion to the experience. The article is quite a worthwhile read.

Bulldogs making space for family fun.

Fresno State is stepping up the fun this year. They announced a Family Fun Zone into their pregame activities this fall. There will be bounce-houses, mini-golf, and bean bags. Check out what else they will feature before the games.

New Rams getting a road map to success.

In response to feedback about freshmen athletes who felt lonely the school’s vice president and the athletic department to address the problem. The result was new programs, especially those athletes who arrive in the summer, to better understand the resources available to them. This includes riding the city bus for free, learning about academic help they may need, scavenger hunts around the city, and so on. The results so far have been well-received.

Rams hoops diving into to preparation for next season.

It wasn’t an easy first year for MBB coach Niko Medved, and it didn’t end when the season did. There was a ton of turnover and new players transferring in. Medved weighs in on the roster, new competition and is excited for year two to officially get started this summer with team workouts.

Rothe getting recognized.

On the Horizon:

  • Later Today: Peak Perspective: The Pros and Cons of Brent Brennan at San Jose State
  • Coming Thursday: Ranking Boise State’s Best Players: Number 9
  • Coming Friday: Roundtable: Will a MWC get the New Year’s Six bid this season?