May Day! It’s gonna be May!
Andy Staples put it well when NCAA President Mark Emmert tried to make this seem like it was his idea and the latest in a series of steps his organization was taking. More accurately, it’s a decision being forced by state laws, as well as basic reality. They tried to save face, but everyone can see the truth.
Not just the Bamas, Clemson, and Ohio States of the world? Do tell. First off, the big school already get the top recruits, so this can’t make it worse. It may level the playing field. Is someone who would be 20th best recruit at Alabama get some sponsorships? Little, if any. But if that same player becomes the best recruit at Boise State (the example used in the article) or another MWC school, they are all of a sudden able to be the potential star of the team and have whatever marketing deals they want.
Chris Murray got a few NBA execs to weigh in on Nevada’s Harris and his impending decision to stay in or pull his name out of the NBA draft. One said he is probably staying in but should return to school and mature. They also discuss Boise State wing Derrick Alston, who is in the same position as Harris.
MWC Women’s Tennis All-Conference Performers.
ᴡᴏᴍᴇɴ's ᴛᴇɴɴɪs ᴀʟʟ-ᴄᴏɴғᴇʀᴇɴᴄᴇ pic.twitter.com/OOXJllAhx5— Mountain West (@MountainWest) April 30, 2020
Mountain West Moments.
Mountain West Moments @USUWBasketball player, Hailey Bassett talks about her game-winning shot that lifted the Aggies to victory as the first 11-seed to advance in the MW Tournament. pic.twitter.com/YskrJTO6iM— Mountain West (@MountainWest) April 29, 2020
On the Horizon:
- Later today: MWCConnection Roundtable: Who are the 2021 NFL Draft Prospects?