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10 months 3 days ago

Mountain West announces 2014-19 bowl agreements

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Mountain West Conference announced Thursday its bowl agreements for the next six-year cycle, unveiling a creative approach to the postseason which coincides with the implementation of the new College Football Playoff (CFP). The number of appearances for the Mountain West will be driven...

1 year 5 months ago

Mountain West signs national TV deal with ESPN

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Mountain West Conference announced it has reached agreement with ESPN to be a national television rights holder for Conference-controlled football and men's basketball games. The agreement, which begins with the 2013-14 season, was announced by Burke Magnus, ESPN senior vice president, college sports and Craig...

1 year 5 months ago

AFA's Lyons headlines All-Mountain West Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Mountain West announced its 2012-13 men's basketball awards today. The league's nine men's head coaches, along with a select media panel, picked the All-Conference teams, as well as the coach, player, newcomer, freshman, sixth man and defensive awards. New Mexico head coach Steve Alford...

1 year 7 months ago

Boise State to stay in Mountain West

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Boise State has backed out on a commitment to join the Big East and will remain a member of the Mountain West. The school and the conference announced they had come to an agreement to keep the Broncos playing in the league they have been...

2 years 6 months ago

Mountain West, C-USA to form new league

DALLAS, Texas - Presidents and chancellors from 16 universities met in Dallas Sunday to discuss future conference membership plans and agreed to work on forming a new intercollegiate athletic association that would begin competition in the 2013-14 academic year. This presidentially led association will ensure stability and be built...

2 years 8 months ago

Air Force will stay in Mountain West

The Air Force Academy will remain in the Mountain West Conference instead of bolting for the Big East. Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, the academy's superintendent, said on Wednesday that he recently spoke with Big East Commissioner John Marinatto and informed him of the school's intention to stay put. The Big...

2 years 10 months ago

Mountain West, C-USA plan football merger

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The Mountain West Conference and Conference USA say they are combining their football programs to form a 22-team league The new conference will spread across five time zones from North Carolina to Hawaii. Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson says the leagues made the move to...

3 years 2 months ago

Mountain West unveils new logo

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Mountain West Conference is focusing less on the mountain and more on the west, and no longer is proclaiming itself to be above the rest. The conference unveiled a new logo and slogan on Monday as it prepares to lose Utah and BYU and add...

3 years 8 months ago

Rembert is lone Falcon on All-Conference First Team

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force senior defensive back Reggie Rembert was named first-team all-Mountain West Conference for the second straight year today, according to the conference. Rembert is the first Falcon to earn first-team honors in back-to-back seasons since offensive lineman James Norman in 1998-99. Rembert is...

4 years 2 days ago

Nevada and Fresno join Mountain West

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Fresno State and Nevada are leaving the Western Athletic Conference for the Mountain West. The schools ended a wild Wednesday by announcing they are accepting invitations to join the Mountain West, which has added three prominent members of WAC in the last two months. Boise...

4 years 2 days ago

Mountain West Conference in turmoil again

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) - The Mountain West Conference has extended invitations to join the league to Fresno State and Nevada. The MWC announced on Wednesday that it has offered the Bulldogs and Wolf Pack an opportunity to leave the Western Athletic Conference and join a league that's losing Utah -...

4 years 2 months ago

Mountain West will stand pat with 9 teams

The Mountain West Conference added one school, lost another. Now, it's done with expansion. After gaining Boise State and losing Utah to the Pac-10, the Mountain West has decided to stand pat as a nine-team league for the foreseeable future. Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson said Thursday that despite inquiries...

4 years 2 months ago

Utah officially joins Pac-10

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The University of Utah has accepted an invitation to become the 12th member of the newly expanded Pac-10 conference. University president Michael Young says in a release that the Utes are pleased to accept the invitation and join Colorado as the Pac-10's newest members. With...

4 years 2 months ago

Utah not yet contacted by Pac 10

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) - Mountain West Conference commissioner Craig Thompson says he was told Monday by Utah's athletic director that the university had not been contacted by the Pac-10. Thompson was attending a meeting of conference commissioners in northern California on Tuesday. Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott was not...

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