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Mountaintop View 3-12-20

Basketball, Coronavirus, spring football

NCAA Basketball: Mountain West Conference Tournament- Utah State vs San Diego State Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Sam Merrill: Utah State ‘Can Beat Anybody’ In NCAA Tournament

The Utah State Aggies are flying high right now. After a week of beginning to feel like the NCAA Tournament dream was slipping away as a result of a stunning Senior Night loss to New Mexico, Sam Merrill went nuts and locked up the Aggies’ place in the bid dance the old-fashioned way. However, Merrill notes above that this isn’t the end goal for this team. They have unfinished business.

Coronavirus updates: How the virus is affecting sports in the United States, around the world

I like to stick to articles focused on Mountain West athletics, but the spread of the coronavirus might start to bleed into the MWC world here soon. Wednesday, the Ivy League cancelled all sports for the remainder of the spring season. The NCAA Tournament is officially being held without fans. Hopefully the hysteria and disease begin to subside in the coming weeks, but the potential of this reaching our corner of the sports world is growing.

Gonzales to football players: no slacking off allowed

New Mexico football made waves this off-season when it hired Arizona State defensive coordinator Danny Gonzales as head coach, and eventually Rocky Long as defensive coordinator. Now the real task begins: changing the culture of the program. Read about how Gonzales will not have any time for slackers going forward.

Hawaii football’s spring schedule is released

More Malachi Flynn accolades!

On the Horizon:

  • Coming Thursday: Another Blast From the Bronco Past.
  • Coming Friday: Air Force spring ball review.