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Mountaintop View 8-24-20

Lots of rulings, Bronco baseball new homes, a new kind of football?, SDSU groundbreaking, MWC in the Senior Bowl

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NCAA Football: Georgia State at Air Force Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

In case you didn’t know, it’s Monday. In what is supposed to be the Monday of week 0, it’s now just another Monday in the void of time without Mountain West football. On that encouraging note, check out the latest college football news we gathered today as well as the latest content we are rolling out this week.

NCAA makes a lot of rulings.

Friday we mentioned the NCAA was going to vote on quite a few issues related to Covid and fall sports. Later on Friday the results of that voting was made public. Here is what was determined:

  • They will work towards fall sport championships being made in the spring.
  • All fall sport athletes get an extra year of eligibility
  • Seniors who choose to use that extra year will not be counted against scholarship limits
  • Scholarships can not be pulled for those choosing not to participate

The NCAA decides to make positive rulings in a difficult situation.

Boise State baseball players find new homes.

The Boise State baseball team, the only that only lasted for 14 games, was completely filled with talent. How do we know? Look at where the 36 rostered or recruited players ended up.

  • 17 went to D1 schools
  • 5 went to P5 schools
  • 4 to the PAC12, 1 to the SEC
  • 2 to MWC schools
  • 9 will redshirt at Boise State and train in hopes to land somewhere in the next cycle.

That’s remarkable for a few reasons. Both for the level of talent in a first-year program and that so many were able to land in big-time programs considering the state of rosters at the time the cancellation of the program was announced. It should also be said that Gary Van Tol, the coach and a fantastic human being, not only helped all these players find new homes, but will coach and develop the players staying on campus for a year. Not many people would do that.

A different kind of football?

Extra Points tells this cool story of Vermont high schools, as well as others, moving towards reduced-man football to lessen some of the contact that could prove dangerous in light of the virus. Some are playing 7on7 football, others 8 or 9 man games. In some areas, it’s the way football can be played right now.

San Diego State has their groundbreaking ceremony.

6 MWC players make the Senior Bowl top 250.

On the horizon:

  • Later today: A new MWC Recruiting Roundup, filled with the latest news and offers.
  • Later today: 2020 Player Movement Tracker
  • Coming Tuesday: Another edition of The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Mountain Division Stadiums.
  • Coming Tuesday: What’s next for Utah State: Schedule Edition.
  • Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: The MWC Deserves to Be Criticized, Unless They Don’t.