Football this fall, no football this fall, still positive to see Air Force offensive lineman Nolan Laufenberg receive top accolades from the Associated Press in the form of being named second-team All-American. It’s a preseason award, but since there is no season for Air Force or anyone else in the Mountain West, Nolan can go ahead and call himself an All-American.
Lawsuit from family of late lineman says former New Mexico football coach Bob Davie ignored player’s plea for help with depression
I swear to you, MWC Connection reader, I’m trying to find positive news. This, however, is very noteworthy and sad. The allegations in this article are serious, and I sincerely hope the justice system finds the appropriate answer to it all. RIP Nahje Flowers.
It’s been more than a month since Boise State became one of the first athletic departments at the FBS level to cut athletic teams as a result of the pandemic. Gary Van Tol talks to the Idaho Press-Tribune about how difficult it has been.
This isn’t Mountain West athletics related, but it doesn’t feel right to completely ignore it. The Milwaukee Bucks boycotted their playoff game against the Orlando Magic in protest of the Jacob Blake shooting that’s dominated headlines. Teams from MLB, MLS, and the WNBA also followed in protest (apologies if I forgot anyone). Historic day in the sports world.
Don’t get your hopes up, folks
I also asked Burman whether or not there is any chance that UW plays football this fall (everything is changing rapidly). It would require permission from the Mountain West and opponents to play. The odds are extremely low. It was a conference decision, not a UW one.— Michael Katz (@MichaelLKatz) August 26, 2020
Paywall, but apparently Air Force might play two games this fall?
"There’s no better places for creating a bubble than the service academies. Our schools are surrounded by gates and guards with machine guns."— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) August 25, 2020
With or without a season, Army, Navy and Air Force still plan to play each other: https://t.co/Djldg974ew
The clock is ticking
NEWS: An #LSU position group has been hit by COVID-19, multiple sources told The Advocate. All but four offensive linemen have either tested positive or are in quarantine. (with @whalexander_ )https://t.co/6rcB9TFHsd— Brooks Kubena (@BKubena) August 26, 2020
On The Horizon:
Coming Today: Bowl History: The Las Vegas Bowl
Coming Today: Simulating the Season (Game #2)
Coming tomorrow: Hawaii State of the Program
Coming tomorrow: MWCConnection Roundtable: Thoughts on the new NCAA guildelines?