Mountain West RUMORS & NEWS

  • New Mexico defensive lineman Nahje Flowers dies at 21

    Sporting News "New Mexico defensive lineman Nahje Flowers has died, according to a Tuesday release from the school. He was 21. "Earlier this morning we were made aware of the tragic loss of Nahje Flowers," New Mexico coach Bob Davie said in a statement. "Our entire football team and..." November 05

  • Air Force Football Trolls Army After Getting Blocked on Twitter Following Rivalry Win

    12 Up "The annual matchup between Air Force and Army went exactly as expected this year, with the former improving to 7-2 after taking down Army, 17-13. Well, as was also expected, the team took to Twitter after the game to rub the victory in against their rivals, but it turned out..." November 03

  • Friday Five: The top players who would benefit from selling their name, image and likeness right now

    CBS Sports "It says a lot that earlier this week the NCAA released a statement saying it had "voted unanimously to permit students participating in athletics the opportunity to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness" and there wasn't more of an uproar over the decision. Think..." November 01

  • New Mexico suspends QB Sheriron Jones amid indecent exposure allegation

    Deadspin "New Mexico Lobos senior quarterback Sheriron Jones was indefinitely suspended by the team this week, a decision that was announced by head coach Bob Davie at a weekly media luncheon on Tuesday. Davie initially declined to provide an explanation, but KRQE in Albuquerque reported..." October 24

  • 5 Group of Five Teams Who Could Clinch a New Year's Bowl Game

    The Big Lead "The usual suspects from the Group of Five have fallen. Miniature juggernauts in Boise State and UCF have each lost their first games of the season. While the former can still claw their way back despite the misfortune, UCF will probably have to settle for their postseason coming before..." October 24

  • Playoff door slammed shut on Boise State, other Group of Five schools

    Yardbarker "On Sept. 21, the Pitt Panthers ran a trick play that felt as if it drew a fitting close to the era of the aspirant underdog in college football. That little bit of razzle-dazzle, known as the “Pitt special,” could trace its roots to Boise State’s embrace of..." October 19

  • College football winners and losers: Parsing through the remaining unbeatens

    Washington Post "It’s down to a dozen. At the midpoint of the regular season (seven full weeks in the books, seven more to come before the conference title games), there are 12 undefeated teams left in the FBS. Not all unblemished records are the same, and some of those perfect teams have far..." October 19

  • Air Force's C-17 Uniforms Rule

    The Big Lead "Air Force travels to Hawaii on Saturday night and the Falcons will be taking the field in some elite uniforms. Inspired by the C-17, these beauties are absolutely gorgeous in matte gray. For those of you unfamiliar with the C-17, it's a badass and minimalist with an Oakland..." October 17

  • Boise State takes reasonable stance regarding its chances to make the College Football Playoff

    CBS Sports "No. 14 Boise State is sitting at 5-0 and is the highest-ranked Group of Five team in the latest AP Top 25 poll, which gives it at least an outside shot at the College Football Playoff. Contrary to fellow Group of Five power UCF, Boise State isn't going to kick and..." October 17

  • New Mexico RB Bryson Carroll Drops Ball At 1-Yard Line On Long Run

    Sportsnaut "If Bryson Carroll had just held onto the ball, he would have had a 57-yard touchdown Friday night against Colorado State. Instead, he dropped the ball before crossing the goal line in what was an embarrassing faux pas he won’t soon forget. " October 12

  • Standout Performers From College Football Action So Far This Week

    Sportsnaut "With five games featuring FBS competition Wednesday through Friday, college football fans were treated to some big-time performances. As you prepare for the glorious slate of games Saturday is set to bestow upon us, take a look at who already impressed in college football..." October 12

  • Wyoming DB charged with two felonies for pointing unloaded firearm at two people and pulling the trigger

    Casper Star-Tribune "A University of Wyoming football player is facing felony charges after allegedly pointing an unloaded handgun at two people during an incident last week. Allen Smith III, a freshman defensive back, was booked into the Albany County Detention Center on Friday on two counts of..." September 25

  • New Mexico coach Bob Davie to rejoin team on the sidelines for Week 5 game vs. Liberty

    CBS Sports "New Mexico coach Bob Davie will rejoin the Lobos football team on the sidelines in Week 5 for their road game at Liberty. Davie has been absent from coaching the team since having what the university called a "serious medical incident" that left him hospitalized following..." September 25

  • UCF beefs up schedule with Boise State, BYU

    ESPN "UCF added nonconference home-and-home series with Boise State and BYU to its future schedules, the schools announced Tuesday. For UCF, the additions show an ongoing commitment to enhance its strength of schedule. The Knights have been criticized for their..." September 24

  • Arkansas paid San Jose State $1.5 million to beat them

    Larry Brown Sports "There are few things worse in the college football world than paying a small-time program major money to come beat you, but that’s what happened to Arkansas on Saturday. The Razorbacks paid San Jose State $1.5 million to visit Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in..." September 22

  • New Mexico's Bob Davie expects to return Sept. 28

    ESPN "New Mexico coach Bob Davie expects to be back on the sideline Sept. 28 at Liberty as he continues to recover from a serious medical incident following the Lobos' season opener. Davie on Tuesday told reporters that he will miss Saturday's home game against New Mexico State. He..." September 18

  • Air Force Perfectly Trolled ESPN on Twitter After Upset Win Over Colorado

    12 Up "It seemed like new Colorado head coach Mel Tucker was going to coast to 3-0 following an upset win against Nebraska. All he had to do was take down Troy Calhoun and Air Force. Behind two PASSING touchdowns from Donald Hammond and 289 yards rushing behind a patented service..." September 15