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Mountaintop View 3-18-21

March Madness, spring football, and COVID continue to dominate the headlines

NCAA Basketball: Mountain West Conference Tournament- San Diego St vs Utah St Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The Mountain West might have a basketball problem on its hands

Chris Murray dissects several problems potentially facing the Mountain West on the hardwood. The conference is hoping San Diego State and Utah State make deep runs in the NCAA Tournament, but with openings at Minnesota, Utah, and possibly more to come, it’s fair to wonder if a few MWC programs will be poached from. Read the article above for more.

Keeler: CSU Rams players, fans owed apology by Mountain West commish Craig Thompson, who helped make their NCAA Tournament snub possible

This article is a few days old, but worth running here. While the MWC roots on SDSU and USU, some can’t help but wonder “what if” with Colorado State’s near miss snub, largely influenced by bid thieves Georgetown and Oregon State, but also by the Mountain West’s decision to makeup games the week prior to the conference tournament. Does Keeler have a point?

Aztecs poised for a big week?

Almost time!

Well deserved honors for two special players

Broncos join the Aztecs in having to pause spring football

The Aggies, however, continue to enjoy spring ball (knock on wood)

On The Horizon:

Today: Peak Perspective: Mountain West hoops come up short

Friday: MWC in the NCAA Tournament: How to Watch, Who Will Win, and Game Thread (3-19-21). March Madness is here!