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Mountaintop View 5-16-23 Realignment rumors, tampering woes, new Ram kicker’s age, Stevens’ big week, softball news

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NCAA Football: Frisco Bowl-North Texas at Boise State

The Tuesday Edition of Mountaintop View has content on a couple of never-ending college sports topics — conference realignment and the transfer portal. We also throw in links on some MW players and teams to hopefully whet your sports whistle! Enjoy!!

‘The Next Wave Is Coming’: Expansion, Realignment and What’s at Stake For Power 5 Conferences

The transfer portal for schools, i.e. conference realignment, is still a hot topic for the three P5 conferences not named the SEC or the Big 10. Executives from two of them met a couple of weeks ago in Phoenix to discuss how and where they might expand their conferences while the other looked at their current media contract which has left them behind monetarily in comparison. Some MW schools were discussed but no mention of one of, if not the biggest, conference football school.

Tampering Confidential: In college football, it’s inevitable and impossible to stop ($$$)

Tampering is considered the hottest topic in college football. The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman and Max Olson spoke to over a dozen coaches on how the new NIL world is making it harder for G5 schools to keep their top players. Is this just something that will have to be managed continually or can anything be done?

Oldest kicker in the country commits to CSU

Last week in a tweet, Jordan Noyes announced he was transferring from Utah to Colorado State. Now comes a little of the backstory in that he is 30 years old and the father of three. Is a NIL deal with the AARP on the horizon?

What to know about looming NBA draft decision for Colorado State basketball’s Isaiah Stevens

Stevens participated in the NBA G League Elite Camp over the weekend. His final decision on his basketball future will certainly cause waves within the Rams roster for next year.

Aztecs Draw Liberty for NCAA Los Angeles Regional

San Diego State did not need any home cooking as they cut through San Jose State like a hot knife through butter in capturing the Mountain West Tournament on their home field. They earned the conference’s automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament with their first round opponent and rest of field in the regional starting on Friday.

SJSU Heading to National Invitation Softball Championship Tournament

After defeating No. 1 seed Boise State twice before losing in the championship game, the Spartans accepted an invite into the other softball post-season tournament that will feature 7 other teams.

On the horizon:

  • Later today: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Wide Receiver Preview
  • Later today: Reacts: 2023 Improved Teams, Baseball talk
  • Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: Will things be different for UNLV this time around?