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.
Can Strong really be the top pick?
Chris Murray tried to answer the questions surrounding Carson Strong’s draft stock, which reached new heights last week when one outlet speculated he could go #1 in next year’s draft. Murray believes in his talent as a first-rounder but not enough to be the top pick in 2021. However he does say there isn’t a strong QB class so one or two may be drafted sooner than they should be due to need.
How to prepare Boise State players for NIL?
Athletes can market themselves or endorse products through the use of their name or brand. Specifically, at Boise State, players can’t use the school logo. Nor can they endorse any drugs or alcohol. Also, endorsement deals will be vetted by the university to ensure they adhere to state and school regulations and that athletes are receiving fair market value.
What makes a good rivalry?
Matt Brown tackles this question on Extra Points after talking with Know Rivalry, or KR Labs who studies sports rivalries in attempts to quantify it. factors that include competitiveness, frequency (you can’t really be rivals with somebody you only play once a decade), spatial proximity, and “distaste values”. The top CFB rivalry based on this, Arizona/Arizona State, with Michigan/Ohio State a close second.
MWC players selected in the MLB Draft.
San José State's highest draft pick in 1⃣7⃣ years is headed to the @Reds!— San José State Baseball (@SanJoseStateBSB) July 12, 2021
congratulations, @salty_rube ⭐️
: https://t.co/C2yhODOuqS pic.twitter.com/Go5EBydGAE
Baltimore, here he comes‼️— FS Bulldog Baseball (@FresnoStateBSB) July 12, 2021
.@RGHiggins5 comes off the board with the 257th overall pick in the ninth round by the @Orioles in the 2021 MLB Draft!#GoDogs | #PrideOfTheValley pic.twitter.com/l5NQOrPrJz
Congrats to @_mikejarvis, who was selected in the 6th round of the #MLBDraft on Monday by the Pittsburgh #Pirates with the 163rd pick overall! #GoAztecs pic.twitter.com/AOTZaHLUwP— San Diego State Baseball (@AztecBaseball) July 13, 2021
Another Steel City selection just one round later! @WyattHendrie was also taken by the Pittsburgh Pirates on the second day of the MLB Draft Monday with the 193rd pick overall. Congrats! #GoAztecs pic.twitter.com/N8cBladDwf— San Diego State Baseball (@AztecBaseball) July 13, 2021
Bronco Softball adds a coach.
Join us in welcoming our new Assistant Coach, @walljasperlsu‼️— Boise State Softball (@BroncoSportsSB) July 12, 2021
Excited to have Allie in the Bronco Family!
https://t.co/N1jMjlnm9S #BleedBlue #WhatsNext pic.twitter.com/xZjGMFUYGq
On the horizon:
- Later today: Peak Perspective: Peak Perspective: Blake Anderson’s To-do List.
- Later today: Boise State Top 10 Players: #7
- Thursday: Outside Look at the MWC with Jack Johnson
- Friday: MWCConnection Roundtable: Potential defensive breakout players for each team?
- Friday: Friday Night Lights Review S1E20.