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Mountaintop View 12-15-23 Keene, Bruins out, Oladipo perseverance, MBB teams shine, Sprinkle, updated KenPom, Alliance?

NCAA Football: Fresno State at San Diego State

Bowl season is upon us as tomorrow two of the higher profile MW teams kick off the bowl season with games. Get some background notes on both the Bulldogs and the Broncos, and we also share some very encouraging news on the early season strength of the MW MBB teams. Enjoy!!

MW Football News

One-on-one with Fresno State quarterback Mikey Keene

Listen to Bulldog QB Mikey Keene as he prepares to face New Mexico State in the New Mexico Bowl and also shares his thoughts on Head Coach Jeff Tedford’s decision to step down temporarily for health concerns.

UCLA Football: Chip Kelly Explains Decision To Not Use Bruins In Transfer Portal Vs Boise State

The big news for MW fans is that Boise State starting QB Taylen Green entered the transfer portal after leading the Broncos to the MW Championship Game win and has since committed to Arkansas. However, the Broncos opponent in the LA Bowl, the UCLA Bruins, have encountered more players leaving via the portal. See what Bruins Head Coach Chip Kelly has to say about that and why those players will not see the field tomorrow.

Playing for ‘Mama Kingsway,’ this Boise State safety stayed the course despite tragedy

Bronco nickel backer Seyi Oladipo suffered a major personal loss earlier this year when his beloved grandmother passed away in late September. Read about her from Oladipo’s father Tony and how Seyi held on to memories of her the rest of this season.

MW Basketball News

Conference depth of strength showing so far this season

Others taking notice as well

New Utah State head coach getting deserved props

And the latest KenPom rankings after Wednesday night action

But wait, that’s not all (in my Sham Wow guy’s voice)

On the horizon:

Later today: New Mexico Bowl: New Mexico State vs. Fresno State: Game time, TV schedule, odds, and game thread.

Later today: LA Bowl: UCLA vs. Boise State: Game time, TV schedule, odds, and game thread.