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The biggest news of the day... CFP expansion is coming!
Here are some details.
Here are the official recommendations from the College Football Playoff working group on times, locations and more for a 12-team format. pic.twitter.com/JCsS7ycxGp— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) June 10, 2021
Pending approval - which it will be approved - @CFBPlayoff headed to 12 teams. Earliest start would be after 2023 regular season, sources told @Stadium. Because of impact of expanded playoff, expect anywhere from 4-10 bowls to be eliminated by 2023, sources said— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) June 10, 2021
Former Lobo coach lands in Canada.
It didn’t take long for Paul Weir to find a new landing spot. After let go by New Mexico, he has agreed to become to new head coach for the Canadian U19 men’s national basketball team. He was previously an assistant on the U17 team, one that won a gold medal in the FIBA World Cup. Perhaps this can be a long-term gig for him.
Skenes a semi-finalist for the Golden Spikes Award
Remember the name Paul Skenes, if you don’t know it already. The true freshman hit .410/.486/.697 with 77 hits, 21 doubles, 11 home runs, 43 RBIs and 49 runs scored for the Falcons this year. If that wasn’t already impressive enough, he pitched too as the team’s closer, throwing 26.2 innings, with a 2.70 ERA and 1.09 WHIP, plus with 30 strikeouts to just nine walks while earning 11 saves in 11 chances. He is a star in the making.
PFF Rankings are out for CFB.
Pro Football Focus rankings for Mountain West teams:— NittanyFalcon (@FalconNittany) June 5, 2021
39. Boise State
46. San Jose State
62. Air Force
64. San Diego State
85. Fresno State
98. Colorado State
111. New Mexico
120. Utah State
MWC Alums advance in the NBA Playoffs.
players from MW schools are playing in the @NBA Conference Semifinals!#AtThePeak | #MWMBB pic.twitter.com/8iy8ToyPz5— Mountain West (@MountainWest) June 7, 2021
On the horizon:
- Today: The MWCConnection Roundtable: How many teams will be bowl eligible in 2021?
- Today: Friday Night Lights Review S1E15