B.J. Rains of the Idaho Press posted his notebook the other day, reporting that Boise State will test its athletes for the coronavirus. There might not be a season, but school presses on. Rains also notes a big a commitment for Boise State football, and the rescheduling of the Georgia Southern game that was supposed to be played this Saturday.
New Mexico stalwart offensive tackle Teton Saltes describes the struggles of recent weeks as the Lobos battle through the pandemic. Saltes and his teammates have been participating in social justice efforts and trying to stay healthy with no football this fall. Read more above.
I do my best to find non-COVID stories, but it’s difficult when there is no season. This, however, is a solid interview with Fresno State’s president about when sports will return.
I’m guessing I’m not the only one super disappointed that the Mountain West is kicking off this weekend. Hell, in some cases it might have even been today. Ugh. Read above to see how San Diego State is handling this.
It’s still watch list season?
Congrats to the 4️⃣ MW student-athletes named to the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award watch list!@_ctgot2 // #BleedBlue@keric_wheatfall // #GoDogs@TheBryceCarroll // #GoLobos@NickStarkel // #SpartanUp#AtThePeak pic.twitter.com/54Q8bRYy6z— Mountain West (@MountainWest) September 2, 2020
“I have no words to describe how I’m feeling. Brian’s family, friends, coaches and teammates have a lost a great one far too soon. He was an integral member of this team and of Aggie Nation that impacted the lives of all he came in contact with both off and on the field....” 1/2 pic.twitter.com/YwONbg5QBN— USU Football (@USUFootball) September 2, 2020
San Diego State shuts things down
San Diego State athletic department announced it is pausing all on-campus practices & workouts for 2 weeks due to an increase in COVID cases in campus area— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 3, 2020
On The Horizon:
Today - Bowl History: The California Bowl
Today - Boise State non-preview preview
Today - Simulating the Season (Game #3)
Coming Friday - Another MWCConnection Roundtable
Coming Friday - Friday Night Lights Review S1E1