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Mountaintop View 9-3-20

No MWC football this weekend, the COVID era continues

NCAA Football: New Mexico at Wisconsin Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Boise State to begin weekly COVID-19 testing for 200+ student-athletes

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.

Lobo Saltes wanted to play this fall, unsure about next year

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.

When can Fresno State sports return? What school’s president says about Bulldogs’ future

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.

There’s an emptiness for Aztecs with no ‘Game Week’

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?

Impressive, Marcus

RIP, Brian

San Diego State shuts things down

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