Derek Carr to share offensive backfield with college LB who ‘shattered dreams’

It was Derek Carr’s senior season at Fresno State. His final shot to go out on top. The undefeated (10-0) Bulldogs were the 16th ranked team in the nation. All they needed for a surefire BCS Bowl berth do was win their final two games of the season, starting with a 5-6 San Jose State team that was just hoping to be eligible for a bowl of any kind. Most of the game was a shootout...
Via Silver and Black Pride
4 days ago

MWC Recruiting Roundup 3-12-18

Spartans, Wolf Pack with a ton of offers. Meet this week’s featured recruit. In this week’s edition of the recruiting roundup, there was another flurry of offers. Nevada and San Jose State led the way with 7 each, but Nevada gets the title of team of the week recruiting-wise (which basically amounts to the headline picture) because they offered more 2019 recruits, with the Spartans...
Via Mountain West Connection
8 days ago

Spartan Spring Football: Week 0.1

A lot of sun, a little rain & old-fashioned gridiron work The weekday practices saw a lot of great weather. Former players, on their own successful paths, showed up to offer advice and support. There was some intense mano a mano drills. And...those scholarship offers were still being thrown out like an Oprah giveaway. Saturday saw cloud cover and rain, but it didn’t hinder the...
Via Mountain West Connection
9 days ago

Spartan Basketball: Cowboy subjugation

What to learn from the inevitable As the first round outcomes in the 2018 MW tourney had no real surprises, the far-fetched Cinderella dream of an earth-shattering win by the Spartans over the Cowboys found me still with the same tattered clothing, cheap bourbon and dark alleys. What can possibly be gleaned from the Spartans depressing season to help this article be worthwhile?...
Via Mountain West Connection
12 days ago

Spartan Spring football: Week 0.0

The reset button has been hit As expected for any program kicking off the new year, it’s the promise and hope of new beginning, of course! In the Spartan’s case, it’s the added and even intense pressure to bring the football program to par and to stop a deepening divide of indifference among the fans, alumni, community and critics. Yes, it’s just Spring ball, well, technically it...
Via Mountain West Connection
14 days ago

MWC Recruiting Roundup 3-5-18

Spartans handing out offers like candy It was another busy week in the MWC recruiting world. San Jose State in particular handed out 16 offers last week. Also, there are two commitments in the conference so far, and although neither of them occurred in the past week, they are featured this week below. Commitment Spotlight LB Kani Taufa (Utah State) (This was featured back in...
Via Mountain West Connection
15 days ago

Spartan Basketball: Gutting out a win over Utah

Breaking the losing streak & a well-deserved respite As the game ended and the players hugged and the fans cheered the long-awaited win, I noticed coach Prioleau’s stoicness. It was the same look when they would lose. I kept watching to see if some burst of emotion would sneak out, before I realized he probably always has a look that means business. The Spartans (4-24, 1-16...
Via Mountain West Connection
19 days ago

Mountaintop View 2-27-18

Q&A with Frank Ginda, college football attendance, and CSU coaching. We’re back with day 2 of links for the week: Go in-depth with Spartan’s Ginda Frank Ginda had an impressive junior campaign for San Jose State this season and declared for the draft. He has been proving people wrong his entire career and is preparing to once again as he prepares for the pre-draft workouts...
Via Mountain West Connection
21 days ago

Spartan Basketball: 44 fouls shared with the Aztecs

The good, the bad and the ugly  Before tip-off, Spartan Ryan Welage was honored as one of the top Sparta scorers in the over 100-year history of the San Jose State program - reaching the 1,000+ point club. He proceeded to manage a hard-earned nine points for the evening, as the Aztec defense played tight on Welage all night. Before game day, Aztec senior Malik Pope was held out...
Via Mountain West Connection
23 days ago

Spartan Basketball: Playing with Wolves

The Spartans would need to do everything right to stay close The last time the Spartans played the Wolf Pack in San Jose about a month ago, the Spartans played great defense in the first half and kept things too close for comfort for the Wolf Pack until the Wolf Pack ratcheted up their aggressiveness and pulled away in the last few minutes of that game. This time, in their second...
Via Mountain West Connection
25 days ago

Stephens has career-high 30 points, No. 20 Nevada wins

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Kendall Stephens scored a career-high 30 points and No. 20 Nevada hit 14 3-pointers in an 80-67 victory over San Jose State on Wednesday night.
Via AP on Yahoo
26 days ago

Stephens has career-high 30 points, No. 20 Nevada wins

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Kendall Stephens scored a career-high 30 points and No. 20 Nevada hit 14 3-pointers in an 80-67 victory over San Jose State on Wednesday night. Jordan Caroline and Hallice Cooke had 15 points apiece for the Wolf Pack (24-5, 13-2 Mountain West). Cooke scored all his points on 3-pointers in the first half as the Wolf Pack opened a double-digit lead. Ryan Wellage had...
27 days ago

No. 20 Nevada returns home to face San Jose State

Winning on the road in hostile environments, overcoming potential catastrophic injuries and mental toughness are ingredients of a team well-prepared to make some serious noise come NCAA Tournament time. After winning at Boise State and Utah State this past week after losing point guard Lindsey Drew to an Achilles injury, Eric Musselman's No. 20 Nevada Wolf Pack hunkered down and...
Via AP on Yahoo
27 days ago

2018 Recruiting Breakdown: San Jose State

Spartans turned a great January into a great recruiting class. This was the first full recruiting class under Brent Brennan. And it should be considered a major success. Recruiting can sometimes take a few years to build up when a new coaching staff starts, but they were able to capitalize on the hype and really sell the opportunity to be part of something new to the incoming players...
Via Mountain West Connection
28 days ago

Spartan Basketball: Trouble at 7,000 feet

Facing the Cowboy’s firepower up in Laramie Exactly three weeks ago, the Spartans seriously challenged Wyoming back in San Jose, but lost a close game in overtime to the Cowboys. The Cowboys had come to San Jose then, after great wins over Nevada & Boise. It was a fairly chippy match between both basketball clubs, but that was then. Three weeks later, with the Cowboys at home...
Via Mountain West Connection
February 17, 2018

Wyoming cruises to 89-75 win over San Jose State

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Hayden Dalton sank six 3-pointers and hauled in 10 rebounds to lead Wyoming to an 89-75 win over San Jose State on Saturday.
Via AP on Yahoo
February 17, 2018

Is This Sparta?

A look at Wednesday’s game from the Bulldog side of things. The Fresno State Bulldogs (18-8, 8-5 conference) faced off against the San Jose State Spartans (3-21, 0-13 conference) on Wednesday night, and after the ‘Dogs got rolling, the Spartans couldn’t catch up. Looking to remain even with UNLV, the ‘Dogs came into The Event Center in San Jose with confidence – and that confidence...
Via Mountain West Connection
February 16, 2018

Mountaintop View 2/15/18

$5 Million, disastrous injuries & getting dirty Graced with $5 million The San Jose State Spartans received a $5 million donation from philanthropists, Larry & Deirdre Solari, which will go to football operations and help compensate the coaching staff. With a great win, comes a great loss The nationally-ranked Nevada Wolf Pack pulled out a sweet win over Boise State...
Via Mountain West Connection
February 15, 2018

Spartans Basketball: Bullish on the Bulldogs

Valentine’s night was sweet, then mostly bitter for the Spartans Compared to the marquee matchup where Nevada prevailed over Boise State on this night - the Fresno State Bulldogs (18-8 & 8-5 in the MW) vs. the Spartans (3-21 & 0-13 in the MW) did have one thing going for it - a noted rivalry with their 171st meeting. The rivalry and the game ended with about 6 minutes to...
Via Mountain West Connection
February 15, 2018

Hopkins, Taylor lead Fresno State past San Jose State 77-57

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Jaron Hopkins scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half when Deshon Taylor scored 12 of his 19 and Fresno State pulled away for a 77-57 win over San Jose State on Wednesday night.
Via AP on Yahoo
February 15, 2018

Penn State announces future games with Nevada, San Jose State and Bowling Green

Penn State has completed its next three non-conference schedules.
Via College Football Talk
February 12, 2018

Spartan Football: 2017 Postmortem

What the ashes and remnants can tell us With the Super Bowl and National Signing Day afterglow fading, signaling the formal hibernation of football - a recap and oblique summary of the 2017 Spartan football season in hopes for a 2018 resurrection. Way before Coach Brent Brennan’s inaugural season kicked-off, I first started commenting whimsically with some blind optimism that the...
Via Mountain West Connection
February 09, 2018

Spartan Basketball: Ataque de Los Lobos

So close, yet so far. Ataque de los lobos = Attack of the wolves This is one that the Spartans shoulda, coulda and woulda won over the New Mexico State Lobos at the Event Center Arena in San Jose: Even though they had 25 turnovers, which led to 30 Lobo points Even though they were comatose for the first few minutes; only taking three shots and turning the ball over nine times...
Via Mountain West Connection
February 04, 2018

Logwood sparks New Mexico late in 71-68 victory

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Sam Logwood scored the Lobos' final six points and New Mexico denied San Jose State its first Mountain West Conference win this season, beating the Spartans 71-68 on Saturday.
Via AP on Yahoo
February 03, 2018

Spartan Basketball: What’s in an 0-10 record?

Going a little deeper than stats at this point Let’s get the basic numbers out of the way first to help create a picture The Spartans are 0-and-10 in MWC play after losing to the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels 76-67 in Las Vegas this past Wednesday evening. Scoring-wise: Ryan Welage was Ryan Welage with 21 points and he also became the second all-time 3-point scorer in Spartan history...
Via Mountain West Connection
February 01, 2018
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