We are at the mid-point of the week 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.
The Athletic is starting its off-season series up again and for once the Spartans are featured, following their spectacular season. They return 19 of 21 starters, but they will be replacing 2 starting wide receivers. Most position units look deep with lots of returning experience. How will the Spartans do now that the target is on their back and new coaches are in the fold?
On Tuesday, it was announced that legendary Hawaii QB Colt Brennan has passed away. Colt was one of the most prolific passers in Rainbow Warrior history and held or holds some NCAA passing records. He led his team to the Sugar Bowl in 2007 and was a Heisman finalist. He wasn’t in great health in recent years, stemming from a car accident, which led to a TBI as well as suffering from substance abuse and legal complications. He has already had an outpouring of support on social media.
No MWC/A-10 Challenge next season.
Sources: The Atlantic 10-Mountain West Challenge is not expected to be played during the 21-22 season. The inaugural event was cancelled last season due to COVID.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 11, 2021
Wolf Pack’s Bosetti ties a record.
Something that hasn't been done in NCAA Division I baseball since 1994 (‼️), @bosetti_tyler has hit a home run in 8️⃣ consecutive games, tying the all-time NCAA record!— Nevada Baseball (@NevadaBaseball) May 10, 2021
More info: https://t.co/SStHmBc5Xh#BattleBorn pic.twitter.com/B5y3n0CID4
Falcons are shining in many different sports.
MWC Softball POTW
#MWSB PLAYERS OF THE WEEK— Mountain West (@MW_OlySports) May 11, 2021
Rachael Hathoot, @UNMLoboSB
Hit .750 in three games
Career-high three RBIs in the second game
Hailey Dolcini, @FresnoStateSB
Threw two complete games
Struck out 20 batters#AtThePeak | #GoLobos | #GoDogshttps://t.co/XOwD0BjPMG
On the horizon:
- Later today: Peak Perspective: MWC Football Over/Unders
- Tomorrow: Falcon Position Preview: Offensive Line
- Tomorrow: Revisiting the Boise State 2017 Recruiting Class Part 4: Wide Receivers
- Friday: The MWCConnection Roundtable: Which true freshman will have the biggest impact for each team in 2021?
- Friday: Friday Night Lights Review S1E11