It’s FINALLY Friday. The news and updates keep going though, so take a look at what we have for you today.
A look at WRU
Justin Michael, one of the stronger voices in Colorado State athletics, dives deep into Colorado State’s history at developing productive and NFL bound wide receivers. From Higgins to Gallup to Johnson and now Warren Jackson and Dante Wright, the position has been stocked. Their history can even go back further for you long-time fans.
Strong efforts to save cut sports.
Last Friday we included the sad announcement made by Boise State about the discontinuation of their baseball team as well as swimming and diving program. Since then, the community has been active on social media pledging their support and money to save the programs. The athletic department is doubtful, questioning the sustainability of the public supported programs. But this story doesn’t seem over yet.
Rebels going to Maui
Sources: The 2020 Maui Invitational is proceeding to be held as scheduled in Hawaii. Contingency plans are being discussed if circumstances arise due to coronavirus.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) July 8, 2020
Field includes North Carolina, Indiana, Texas, Providence, Stanford, Alabama, Davidson, and UNLV.
MWC Virtual Media Days gets official dates.
The 2020 Mountain West *Virtual* Media Days will be July 27-29.— Jay Tust (@KTVBSportsGuy) July 6, 2020
Scouting Insiders list their MWC top 10.
Our Top 10 Mountain West College Football Players of the 2020 season #SDSU #boisestate #wyoming #coloradostate #airforce #unlv #nevada #boisestatefootball #sjsufootball #sjsu #NCAA #ncaafootball #sports #collegefootball #NFL #NFLDraft #Nike #ESPN #ChiefsKingdom #4thofjuly pic.twitter.com/HTX8B8RxJr— Scouting Insiders (@S_Insiders) July 7, 2020
Some dominoes have started to fall...
The Big Ten is expected to announce today that it will go with a conference-only football schedule for this fall, a person with direct knowledge situation tells @TheAthleticCFB.— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) July 9, 2020
Pac 12 will announce conference-games only football schedule shortly after Big 10 announces the same. ORE-OSU and UW-MICH games lost.— Sean O'Connell (@realOCsports) July 9, 2020
On the Horizon:
- Later today: Is it a rivalry? Boise State vs Fresno State
- Later today: Is it a rivalry? The ones you haven’t thought of.
- Later today: MWCConnection Roundtable: What is the best rivalry in the Mountain West?