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Mountaintop View 5-8-23. SJSU Spring Game, Football Rankings, Boise State breakouts, MBB rule changes, Softball.

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It’s Monday, and we are back at it. The NFL Draft is over but the NBA Draft isn’t too far away. Regardless, the content keeps going. Check out our original coverage and what we can find from the world wide web below.

SJSU spring game

This past weekend marked the end spring practices for the Mountain West Conference. Proven starters, such as QB Chevan Cordiero, played sparingly, which opened up opportunities for others like Jay Butterfield and Tyler Voss, as well as running backs Jabari Bates adn Quali Conley. The offense led the way, scoring on five of their eight drives on the day. Legend Lawrence Fan was indicted into the SJSU Hall of Fame prior to the game.

Post Spring Power Rankings.

Chris Murray takes a look at the conference as a whole now that spring practices have ended for all 12 teams. Boise State tops the list, with Air Force right behind them. Murray has bought in to the Fresno State hype, with them at #3 and predicts a SDSU bounceback as they round out the top 4. He also sees Colorado State improving and isn’t a believer in Utah State or UNLV.

Boise State potential breakout players?

BJ Rains is going through some of the biggest questions surrounding the Boise State football team prior to the 2023 season. This question is who are potential breakout candidates who could make a big jump next year. Among those on the list, he and his cohost Jay Tust came up with: LB Andrew Simpson, EDGE Gabe Hunter, DL Ahmed Hassanein, Matt Lauter, and more.

Basketball rule changes.

Is it a block or charge? The “age old” internet question will add another layer next season. The proposal is that a defender would have to be in position to draw a charge at the time an offensive player plants his foot to go airborne. If the defender arrives after, officials would be instructed to call a block. The official vote will take place on June 8th.

MWC Softball Tournament starts Thursday

On the horizon:

  • Later today: A new MWC Recruiting Roundup with the latest news, offers, and commitments.
  • Coming Tuesday: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Running Back Preview
  • Coming Tuesday: Reacts: Baseball and Softball Talk
  • Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: How do Group of 5 teams survive in college football?