We enter the final weekend of 2023 where later today we will see the last MW football school play in their bowl game along with last year’s basketball champion take on a perennial West Coast and national power before conference play begins next week. There is other content for all to view in this Friday edition. Enjoy!!
MW Basketball News
Two of the West Coast’s biggest college basketball names in recent years will face off tonight when the Aztecs travel to Spokane to play the Bulldogs. Both teams will be well-rested for the game with more than bragging rights at stake. Read the preview before the opening tip-off.
The Rams continue their outstanding season with another new historical marker as with this week’s poll as they have now reached the longest consecutive weeks streak of being ranked in the Top 25.
And the Rams’ star player getting some props...
Matt McCall’s Midseason All-Americans:@CSUMBasketball’s Isaiah Stevens @FAUMBB’s Johnell Davis @IlliniMBB’s Terrence Shannon Jr.@GCU_MBB’s Tyon Grant-Foster@BoilerBall’s Zach Edey— The Field of 68 (@TheFieldOf68) December 27, 2023
WATCH: https://t.co/htHHAIJMC5 pic.twitter.com/jfMGm95EQa
National CBB Metrics Analyst ranks all the conferences to date
Our latest conference power rankings (12/28/2023) as determined by our own https://t.co/4XOkZfAw5C performance ratings. The average positions of the top-5, middle-5, and bottom-5 teams from each conference are taken and then averaged themselves to determine the final value. pic.twitter.com/BaP7FAZaMc— Erik Haslam (@haslametrics) December 28, 2023
MW Football News
Every year in MW football play there always seems to be a surprise team that no one rates highly in the preseason. This year it was the UNLV Rebels under their first year head coach Barry Odom. Andy Yamashita of the Las Vegas Review-Journal lists his three takeaways from the Rebels 2023 season and what to look forward to in 2024.
Fresno’s local Action News ABC 30 looks at the highlights of the Bulldogs football season.
With Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi looking like the future as Rams QB, the former 4-star recruit decides to move on.
On the horizon:
Later today: Arizona Bowl: Toledo vs. Wyoming. Game time, TV schedule, odds, and game thread.
Later today: The 2024 Recruiting Road So Far: New Mexico
Later today: Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl: Wyoming takes its second crack at a bowl in Tucson.