It’s halfway through the week and Mountain West games are just two days away. As always, the links press on. Check out what is coming your way today and the rest of the week.
Conference realignment coming to the Mountain West?
Can confirm @Brett_McMurphy reporting in that Colorado St + Air Force are heavily involved in talks to leave the MW, join the AAC. Brett reporting it's "likely next week."— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) September 28, 2021
Source tells CBS: "Getting closer, not across the line yet." Clear desire for the AAC to add more than two.
A CSU beat writer tackles that question. Pros are more money, a new start, new exposure. Cons are the Border War in jeopardy, more travel, and basically a lateral move.
Chris Murray debates. Air Force is strong in football, an annual bowl team, but struggles in men’s basketball. Colorado State is a bit of the opposite, formidable in MBB but has been on a downward slide in football for most of the past decade. Regardless of how one feels about that, all should be able to agree on this quote: “The biggest problem right now is no one has any faith in Craig Thompson as commissioner and there is growing concern about the league,” a MW source told CBS.
Count Tom Burman as someone who doesn’t want AFA and CSU to leave. Nor does he see any value in schools leaving for the AAC, which he depicts as weird and illogical. He isn’t looking forward to losing the Border War, as the two have been playing CSU since 1899 and there has been a trophy (Bronze Boot) since 1968.
The Mountain West getting it done against the P5.
On the horizon:
- Later today: Peak Perspective: Peak Perspective: Interview with Sports Betting Dime.
- Later today: Week 4 Bowl Predictions.
- Thursday: Spartans first home game in a month.
- Thursday: RWP Hawaii vs Fresno State: 3 things to look for, prediction
- Thursday: Falcons Swoop Into Albuquerque to Take on the Lobos
- Friday: More game previews coming your way.