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COVID-19 watch continues, preseason teams, and more

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 16 New Mexico at Boise State Photo by Douglas Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Governor asks UNM, NMSU to suspend fall contact sports

I think this might be the 1000th time I’ve sighed in 2020. This was inevitable, not a total shocker, but this appears to be the next step to no fall sports. New Mexico’s governor has asked New Mexico and New Mexico State to pause contact sports this fall due to the spike in COVID-19 cases. Expect more of this in the coming weeks.

Colorado State fall sports are in flux due to COVID-19. Here’s what we know right now

I apologize for inundating your morning with this type of news, but that’s where we are in the college sports world right now. Can fans attend games? Will the schedule be shortened? Will the season happen at all? Questions answered (to the best they can be answered) on the Colorado State front above.

Aztecs’ Brady Hoke still preparing for season, whatever shape it takes

Until someone officially pulls the fire alarm, we move on. Read above to see how the Aztecs are preparing for the season. San Diego State was picked first-place in the preseason media poll.

2020 Mountain West Football Preseason All-Conference Team

The media predictions were announced on Tuesday, and the all-conference team followed the next day. Riley Whimpey, Justin Rice, and Warren Jackson were unanimous selections. Boise State’s Hank Bachmeier is the first sophomore quarterback to make first-team since 2016. Boise State’s Avery Williams is the only player to appear twice on the first-team (DB and PR). Any surprises? Omissions?

Hawaii will be testing all their players soon

Kicker respect!

On The Horizon:

Today: James Fragoza takes a look at San Diego State’s in the preseason poll.

Coming tomorrow: MWCConnection Roundtable: Who are the breakout players for each team?