It’s Monday and we’re back at it. Stay updated on everything going on in the Mountain West, both news around the internet and what original content is coming your way this week.
Fresno State will not open camp on August 7th, opting to delay instead. This is their fourth coronavirus delay. With out of non-conference games dropping left and right, the Bulldogs should still be able to be ready for their first game, whenever that is, regardless of when their start fall camp.
It’s never enjoyable to report on tragic things and this is one of those times. JB White, a basketball star in New Mexico and a top 100 recruit who graduated early to play for the Lobos, was shot and killed Saturday morning. There are no words for this awful story and end of someone’s life.
Aztecs get a MAJOR return.
San Diego State's Matt Mitchell is withdrawing from the 2020 NBA Draft and will return to school next season, per his Instagram page.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) July 31, 2020
Significant Mountain West News.
Update: No update from the MWC.
No decisions out of the @MountainWest Board of Directors meeting today, according to a conference spokesman. The MW will cast an eye to Tuesday's NCAA Board of Governors meeting, where fate of fall sports will be discussed. MW Board of Directors meet again thereafter next week. pic.twitter.com/3RjbytqQEg— Kirk D Kenney (@sdutkirKDKenney) July 31, 2020
.@max_olson and I can confirm two more teams planning to play Aug. 29 (Week 0) per sources: TCU has reached a tentative agreement to play UNLV, and West Virginia is also now preparing to play a Week 0 game but has yet to announce it: https://t.co/KZvIiw4Cg7— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) August 1, 2020
On the horizon:
- Later today: A new MWC Recruiting Roundup, filled with the latest news and offers.
- Coming Tuesday: Another edition of The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Preseason Awards Edition.
- Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: Preseason Awards Followup
- Coming Thursday: Our Team Preview Series Kicks off.