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Mountaintop View 9-30-21

College basketball hype, looking at Nevada’s last win in Boise, SP+ picks and more from the past few days

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3 takeaways as CSU men’s basketball starts practice before highly anticipated 2021-22 season

5 things to watch as Aztecs basketball opens preseason practice

College basketball’s preseason has arrived! Above are two articles focusing on arguably the two best teams in the Mountain West in 2021-22: Colorado State and San Diego State.

John Dutton recalls Nevada’s 1997 Boise State blowout when Pack was the ‘big brother’

1997: the last time Nevada football won on the road at Boise State. Nevada Sports Net’s Chris Murray talked to John Dutton, the quarterback of the Wolf Pack team that won in 97’. The 2021 Wolf Pack have a strong chance of ending a long streak Saturday, no pun intended.

Aggies offense, special teams underperformed in first loss of the season

The Utah State Aggies had an * air out of a balloon noise * moment this past Saturday against Boise State. Nationally-televised game on CBS, 3-0 with big wins at Washington State and Air Force. It was a chance to impress in front of a national audience against a Boise State team that hasn’t looked like its usual self. Instead the Aggies lost by 24. Can Blake Anderson’s team bounce back against BYU on Friday? Read above to see where things went wrong last weekend.

SP+ picks for Week 4

Well done, MWC footballers!

Homecoming? Only in name for Hawaii

On the Horizon:

Today: First Spartan home game in a month has uncertainties

Today: Stats Corner: Is the MWC Trending Up or Down?

Friday: Week 5: How to Watch, Who Will Win, and Game Thread