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.
Running back Charles Williams has been on the UNLV football team for seemingly forever, but he wants to make this victory lap count. In his sixth season, he has matured, becoming both a dedicated father as well as the first academic All-American in program history. Williams is also within reach of the school’s all-time rushing record (needing only 794 yards).
The NCAA is at it again, this time tweaking the stipulations on graduate assistants. While not the biggest scandal in the college sports world, it seems some schools were having older coaches become GAs and trying to squeeze as many years out of them as they could. Now, they can only be a GA within a 7-year window following their graduation. Also, GAs can serve a third year if “they complete 24-semester or 36-quarter hours during the initial two-year period of appointment.” There you go.
New NCAA Constitutional Committee.
NEW: The NCAA has announced the 23 members of its Constitutional Committee.— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) August 10, 2021
They’ll begin work immediately and submit a working draft of proposals in November. pic.twitter.com/t1H62bCyI3
(Boise State, SJSU, Nevada, and Air Force are in the others receiving votes section)
USA Today's preseason coaches poll pic.twitter.com/GGKivRnhjI— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) August 10, 2021
And the first-ever student media poll, with Boise State, SJSU, Nevada, and SDSU in the others receiving votes section.
Football game times updated.
UPDATE: Dates and kick times for the San José State at UNLV and San Diego State at UNLV football games have changed ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/MyAMdmT1nU— Mountain West (@MountainWest) August 9, 2021
On the horizon:
- Later today: Peak Perspective: Ranking the 2021 MWC Offenses.
- Later today: 2021 Nevada Season Preview
- Thursday: 2021 San Jose State Preview
- Friday: MWCConnection Roundtable: Which team will be the best offense in the Mountain West this season?
- Friday: 2021 Boise State Season Preview