Another day, another round of links. Enjoy what we have for you today from around the conference and the college sports world in general.
College basketball is over but the NFL draft is getting closer and closer.
The Athletic Recruiting Mailbag.
Will being a good recruiter be less important if you can sell solid NIL deals? Can NIL money tip the scales on recruiting for G5 schools? Also even with NIL money and strong recruiting pitches, relationships with coaches and players are still winning out, at least for now.
Way too early MBB Top 45.
Because minutes after basketball ended is not too early to start talking about next year. And Rothstein is still high on the Mountain West. Colorado State and San Diego State crack the top 25 at #22 and #25 respectively, although the Rams may drop if Roddy stays in the NBA draft. Also, Wyoming comes in at #32 as they return a ton of production.
247 2022 Bowl Projections.
Put 247 firmly on the Air Force bandwagon (or bandplane as the case may be). They are picking the Falcons to win the MWC and go to the LA bowl. AFA leads the way for the Mountain West teams predicted to go bowling. There is SJSU in the Potato Bowl, Boise State in the Boca Raton Bowl, SDSU in New Mexico Bowl, and Fresno State in the Arizona Bowl. Bonus: you’ll NEVER believe the teams predicted to be in the playoff games.
Robinson had a historic season.
The +/ +/ + :— Fresno State Men’s Basketball (@FresnoStateMBB) April 5, 2022
Orlando Robinson, Fresno State (2021-22)
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin (2014-15)#GoDogs | #ValleyTough | #PrideOfTheValley pic.twitter.com/y4fSvDxX6O
Players of the Week
How it's done.— Mountain West (@MountainWest) April 5, 2022
Mia Trejo helped @UNLVSoftball to a sweep over No. 25 Boise State, earning a .600 average at the plate, with 6️⃣ hits, including 2️⃣ home runs. #AtThePeak | #MakingHerMark | #BEaREBEL pic.twitter.com/g9OjZAIvah
This is a scheduled tweet. @BalintMaggie went 2-0 in the circle and earned a save. She had 2️⃣7️⃣ strikeouts on the week against only one walk. ✖#AtThePeak | #MakingHerMark | #GoAztecs pic.twitter.com/4mwO36DGI3— Mountain West (@MountainWest) April 5, 2022
Quality over quantity.— Mountain West (@MountainWest) April 5, 2022
Ariana Martinez had 3️⃣ hits and 5️⃣RBI in UNLV's three contests.
She earned a .500 on-base percentage and a .750 slugging percentage.#AtThePeak | #MakingHerMark | #BEaREBEL pic.twitter.com/wBfC90f3AE
Congratulations to this week's #MWOTF Athletes of the Week!— Mountain West (@MountainWest) April 5, 2022
Read up on their performances ⤵️https://t.co/Aw3RzuDuKS#AtThePeak pic.twitter.com/dsCfKeDdJz
On the horizon:
- Later today: Peak Perspective: The best part of March Madness is why CFP doesn’t want to expand.
- Coming Thursday: Boise State Position Preview: Kickers and Punters