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Mountaintop View 5-25-22. Murray’s mailbag, Riley Smith, Bulus journey, SJSU golf, schedule update.

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Another day, another round of links. Enjoy what we have for you today from around the conference and the college sports world in general.

Murray’s mailbag.

Chris Murray shares his weekly thoughts. He likes the conference doing away with divisions. He doesn’t see Nevada going bowling this year but thinks they could win a lot in non-conference play. He critiques Steve Alford fairly and rationally. And he gives some predictions on the Mountain West baseball tournament.

Boise State’s Riley Smith in line for a big role.

BJ Rains is counting down the most important players on Boise State’s roster. Tight end Riley Smith, a converted QB, has made big plays in his career but not been a consistent weapon on offense. Hopefully that changes this year, as he should get the lion’s share of the snaps and will need to help replace the loss of their starting wide receivers. He is motivated to make his final season count.

Tennis has led Bulus on quite a journey.

UNLV’s Christopher Bulus didn’t have the normal path to college sports. Driving from country to country to play in tournaments growing up. Sometimes not eating, but he made it from Nigeria to the state of Nevada and is now continuing to pursue his dream as a college tennis player. He’s had a unique and successful career, including being the MWC POY. A fantastic read.

Andrea getting things done on the course.

Future Games.

On the horizon:

  • Later today: Peak Perspective: 2022 Mountain West SP+ rankings (Pulling an audible and changing the article)
  • Coming Thursday: Revisiting the 2018 Boise State Recruiting Class: Part 8