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  1. Just kick SJSU and add us, preferably this time next year if we still have Coach Jans, a NCAA win, and an auto-bid.
  2. I used to think he was a better commish than Jeff Hurd, but looking at the MWC now, how much of that was the ambition of BSU/TCU/Utah's leadership?
  3. Personally, no, I don't want NMSU to associate with such schools. However, if LU was located in say...Colorado Springs, if the MWC refuse to take them, I'm sure the WAC would in a hearbeat over the likes of Dixie State. NMSU wants all sports in the MWC, but if that can't happen, restarting WAC football is an option and another FBS WAC football school would be the right step while we wait to lure back Idaho to FBS and for UTRGV to move up. Obviously, this is not true, and there's no point thinking about such pointless what-ifs. NMSU will just schedule them home-and-home every year instead.
  4. I think GS will eventually overwhelm the Clippers by their greater talent, but this does not look good. Houston and Portland must be licking their lips at the most vulnerable GS team in years. Hopefully the eastern conference produces a balanced team like Boston or Toronto to represent the East. I don't think Giannis hero ball (he's pretty much a younger Lebron who plays defense but can't shoot 3s) will work against any of the West's top teams.
  5. He's a double-edged baller. NMSU would love to have someone clutch like him finish games against P5 opponents like Kansas and Auburn, but clawing our way back against those teams requires more defense than Mathis is normally capable of playing. I wonder how much of that is coaching, though. If we swapped rosters, who do you think wins? (I think UNM would still lose, but it'd be closer because Weir's vision on offense fits the NMSU roster better.)
  6. After how he blamed our fanbase for being losers and not attending games, I don't think we want him back. The irony is that he tried to praise UNLV for having more basketball tradition than NMSU and subsequently tanked your attendance. We had more fans in the seats in Reggie's last year 10 years ago in Las Cruces (back when the population wasn't even 100k) than UNLV had this year. That's how bad Marvin Menzies is for attendance. Best of luck to him at GCU, except when he plays the Aggies. I think he's a better fit at GCU as an assistant because his HC skills are lacking but as an assistant, the kinds of players he likes to recruit are precisely the kind GCU needs (big, athletic guys who rebound and are tough). As long as he doesn't recruit too many projects and sticks to teaching 'em defense (and let Majerle teach them offense and shooting skills), GCU should do well. I know some NMSU fans would rather see our former coaches who burned us on the way out fail at everything they do (Weir at UNM, Menzies at UNLV, now GCU), but honestly, it's better for everyone if they succeed at their new jobs. We get a higher RPI/NET/Kenpom when we beat their teams, their success then speaks positively of NMSU as a place that attracts talent (both players and coaches), and personally, I certainly enjoyed it when our former coaches beat a team we either couldn't beat or didn't have a chance to play but really would have liked to smack down (see Nevada losing to UNM last year).
  7. After how he blamed our fanbase for being losers and not attending games, I don't think we want him back. The irony is that he tried to praise UNLV for having more basketball tradition than NMSU and subsequently tanked your attendance. We had more fans in the seats in Reggie's last year 10 years ago in Las Cruces (back when the population wasn't even 100k) than UNLV had this year. That's how bad Marvin Menzies is for attendance. Best of luck to him at GCU, except when he plays the Aggies. I think he's a better fit at GCU as an assistant because his HC skills are lacking but as an assistant, the kinds of players he likes to recruit are precisely the kind GCU needs (big guys who rebound and are tough). As long as he doesn't recruit too many projects and sticks to teaching 'em defense (and let Majerle teach them offense and shooting skills), GCU should do well.
  8. I feel exactly the same way. The rivalry is more fun when the Lobos play us close, but what exactly does his waiver even mean?
  9. Isn't that how sports works in the SEC? Those who rock the boat get fired, not those who break the law.
  10. The sooner programs like Texas, UNLV, and UCLA accept the fact they are not as strong as their historical highs and stop living in denial, the faster they will actually go back to being the equal of UK, Duke, and UNC. What complicates the matter is that the two major football conferences (SEC/ACC) really only have one dominant team in each conference, but since these two conferences have monopolized the CFB championships in the last decade or so, all the teams in both conferences have gotten the lion's share of the bowl+TV money. Pretty much right now, the weaker football schools in each conference have quit trying to compete with Bama and Clemson and have begun to spend their newfound wealth on basketball. You can see this in how the SEC is buying up the best coaches, or how the ACC routinely gets 2+ 1 seeds and as many NCAA teams as the old Big East used to.
  11. Other than convert and blue, who else even turns a sports topic into politics?
  12. Given how bad the WAC is next year, they could be a legit Top 3 team in conference. If they don't lose the WAC POY to the NBA (who single-handedly torched us when we played them in Cali, if he stays 2 more years at CBU, I could see him being as good as Ja Morant) and add the grad transfer who wasn't eligible to play this year + a competent big man, I could see two very tight games. We should still win tho, because we have a SG just as good in Queen and our big men won't be so raw next year.
  13. If this keeps up, NMSU is getting a 15 seed next year if we lose even once in conference play. The WAC lost all the ratings progress we gained over the last few years. Chicago St. is our San Jose. Expect nothing. UMKC has 11 players on the transfer portal and a new coach. Bako is gone to the Big West. GCU is GCU. Until they get a better coach who can instill physical and mental toughness, they will never beat NMSU. Plus, most of their starters is seniors. UVU lost probably the 2nd best coach in the WAC and replaced him with half a Marvin Menzies. Literally the entire All WAC non-NMSU first and second teams are either graduating, on the transfer portal, or trying out for the NBA draft.
  14. Nevada always had the "we are better than the rest of this conference" feel in WAC basketball, the same way Boise did in football in the old WAC; at their most obnoxious, their coach, fans, and at least one of their starters all thought like that. To be fair, NMSU's regular season WAC record against Nevada was awful. IIRC, it was we'd split with Utah State, Nevada would beat up on us, then Nevada and USU would split the season but your teams would plow over the rest of the WAC and we wouldn't, but somehow we'd get hot every WAC tourney and knock out at least one of you (probably because the conference tourney was in Las Cruces for a time) and then lose to the other one. There was that one year we beat both of you and then lost to a Final 4 Michigan State team off a phantom lane violation.
  15. If the problem is that college sports don't make enough money, just separate football from basketball and FBS/FCS football from the NCAA at all levels. Conferences recognized by the NCAA are oly-sport only and football conferences are determined separately by the College Football Commission. Have a relegation system for football where only the top 75 teams are FBS and everyone else is FCS. The FCS playoffs are now replaced with relegation games where FBS schools that win less than 4 games play against the top FCS schools. The amount of scholarships available every year is now determined by the 5-year rolling average of number of FBS years. Wouldn't this fix the problem?
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