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Mountaintop View 3-19-20

Basketball, reminiscing, and more COVID-19 delays

NCAA Basketball: Mountain West Conference Tournament- Wyoming Cowboys vs Utah State Aggies Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Northern Colorado’s Jeff Linder named Wyoming men’s basketball coach

News across the sports world might be scarce right now, but Wyoming managed to make headlines with the hiring of Jeff Linder. Linder arrives in Laramie from Northern Colorado, where he found success despite limitations of NCAA infractions from the previous regime. Linder was also an assistant under Leon Rice at Boise State. Pokes basketball is on the rise.

Boise State Football Suspends Spring Practices Amid COVID-19 Uncertainty

It took a few days to announce, but Boise State football did NOT practice Friday and has suspended practice for now. What happens next is hard to tell. Resume practice sometime during the summer? May? Add the 12 practices to fall camp? Like much of the sports world, it’s difficult to project what’s next.

Revisiting Nevada’s historic comeback vs. Cincinnati on game’s two-year anniversary

Chris Murray has us sad as hell over here, reminiscing about March Madness’ of yesteryear while this year’s edition is canceled. It was two years ago yesterday that Nevada basketball staged one of the most unlikely comebacks in tournament history, propelling the Pack to a deep NCAA Tournament run. * sigh * those were the days.

Why canceling the NCAA Tournament hurts the MW (and Nevada) more than Power 5s

Not exactly a stunning revelation, but the recent cancellations of winter and spring sports for the remainder of the year are going to hurt the Mountain West financially. Power 5 schools will be fine, but this will hit hard for us mid-major types.

What do y’all think? How far would San Diego State/Utah State have advanced?

Aztecs prematurely finish 6th

On the Horizon:

  • Coming Thursday: Boise State football depth chart predictions.
  • Coming Friday: MWC teams as Disney Villains