It’s Friday and tomorrow features a full slate of Mountain West football games. Plus, MWC basketball is looming. What could be better?
Mountain West mid-season check-in.
Chris Vanini looks at all the Group of 5 conferences at the mid-season point. For the Mountain West, he cites San Jose State as the surprise so far (though keep in mind he picked them as his sleeper team, so he isn’t surprised), and San Diego State as the team who is underachieving. Brad Roberts of the Falcons and Viliami Fehoko of the Spartans are the player’s of the year on either side of the ball and Marcus Arroyo gets his nod as the coach of the year to this point.
More NIL guidance is coming.
Because we need more guidance for NIL. The NIL subcommittee will meet twice next week and is expected to announce changes and explain more about which activities are permissible and impermissible when it comes to institutional involvement. Currently, everyone is confused, and programs are erroring on the side of being more involved rather than less. The article goes on to say that the NIL subcommittee is not a rule-making body, but the information it puts out is “more definitive” than current rules that may be seen as unclear. So think of them as writing the unwritten rules? I don’t know.
Are changes coming to March Madness?
Sources: The Division 1 Transformation Committee has had dialogue to expand the NCAA Tournament in all sports to include 25% of the programs who are eligible.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) October 20, 2022
This would mean the Men's Basketball NCAA Tournament would expand by approximately 20 teams.
Many have opposed this.
Mountain West Soccer Standings
Getting down to crunch time in the #MWWSOC season with three match days left ⚽️— Mountain West (@MountainWest) October 20, 2022
Only the top six qualify for the championship #AtThePEAK | #MakingHerMark pic.twitter.com/96FXQqh9me
We have announced future games with Oklahoma.— San Diego State Football (@AztecFB) October 20, 2022
- Sept. 18, 2027 in Norman
- Sept. 1, 2029 in San Diego
- Sept. 6, 2031 in Norman
Future Schedules: https://t.co/XM2SQL73Cf#TheTimeIsNow | #AztecFootball100 pic.twitter.com/1rhqJRoPFJ
On the Horizon:
Later Today: Week 8 Fan Guide
Later Today: Week 8 Reacts Results
Later Today: More previews!
Tomorrow: Week 8: How to Watch, Odds, Who Will Win, and Game Thread