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Mountaintop View 4-28-21. Valladay bulks up, winners & losers, Emmert extended, POTW, Lobos advance.

Wyoming v UNLV Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Today is Hump-Day and with it comes the latest links pertaining to the Mountain West Conference and college sports in general. Check out what is coming your way today as the links press on.

Valladay doing all he can to continue to be a workhorse.

Xazavian Valladay is one of the best running backs in the Mountain West and will likely end up as one of the best running backs in Wyoming program history. He is on pace to be second all-time in rushing yards, behind only Brian Hill. He clocks a lot of hours in the training room. He’s bulking up in attempts to better withstand the wear and tear of the season.

Transfer portal winners and losers.

Chris Murray examines how the MWC men’s basketball teams fared in the transfer portal this year. Among the winners were SDSU, Nevada, UNLV, and Fresno State. Losers included Wyoming, Boise State, Utah State, and UNLV (yes that’s right). Read why.

Buried in NCAA updates, Emmert extended through 2025.

The NCAA released a series of updates yesterday. They reaffirmed their commitment to providing a way for athletes to benefit from their NLI, in case you thought the NCAA was hoping you would forget. They are clarifying language in their campus-wide sexual violence policy. They look to resume in-person meetings, named a vice-chair, and “in other news”, unanimously extended president Mark Emmert through 2025.

Baseball and Softball POTW

Lobos “kick-off” their NCAA run with a win.

On the horizon:

  • Later today: Peak Perspective: Evaluating the First-Year MWC Coaches
  • Tomorrow: MWC Draft Odds
  • Tomorrow: Falcon Positional Units: Previewing the Receivers
  • Tomorrow: MWC NFL Draft Predictions
  • Coming Friday: The 63 Different Playoff Models the CFP Committee Is Considering.