It’s Monday and we’re back. The links keep pressing on, so check out the latest Mountain West and college sports-related news from around the web, plus the original content we have coming your way this week.
Hawaii trying to remodel on the fly.
The Hawaii football program is attempting to retrofit the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex before the start of the 2021 season, which is no easy task. They are trying to renovate the stadium from 3,500 seats to 10,000 seats. The expected cost is about $8.3 million. Can the program complete the task in time? Time will tell.
The two sides of recruiting.
James Franklin outlines a few different aspects of recruiting. First, he identifies how some coaches are talent evaluators, some are relationship builders, and some are both. He cites how both sides of things are important when it comes to recruiting. Franklin also points out that with recruiting, it’s partly about being able to secure the top recruits but it is also about evaluating the highly rated prospects who won’t pan out. It’s getting the right prospects as much as it is avoiding the wrong ones.
The first mentorship program for minorities has launched.
Established in 2020, the National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches is announcing its group of 12 assistant coaches for its first ever mentoring program. The idea is to train and mentor coaches in order to help them get coordinator and head coaching jobs. Each coach will be paired with an athletic director to mentor them. The goal is to increase the number of minorities in top positions in the field. Currently, only 20 of the 130 head coaches in college football are minorities.
Rebels Volleyball comes up short in their sensational season.
Final from the CHI Health Center Omaha ...#UNLVvball's historical season has come to an end in the @NCAAVolleyball Second Round, as No. 2 seed Kentucky wins Thursday's match, 3-0.— UNLV Volleyball (@UNLVvball) April 16, 2021
What a season it was. Let's do it again in the Fall!#BEaREBEL | #MWVB | #NCAAVB pic.twitter.com/zykPCxtjRa
Lobos soccer team is golden.
⚽️ ⚽️@UNMLoboWSoccer with the golden goal victory to take the #MWWSOC regular-season title!#AtThePeak | #GoLobos pic.twitter.com/QLBToH9ZBV— Mountain West (@MountainWest) April 18, 2021
On the horizon:
- Later today: A new MWC Recruiting Roundup, featuring the latest news and offers.
- Coming Tuesday: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Defensive Backs Preview
- Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: The Transfer Rule Swings The Pendulum in Athlete’s Favor.