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Big East To Add 5: SMU, UCF, Houston (All-Sports) & Boise St., SDSU (football-only)

Dec 6th, 2011 | By | Category: American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Conference USA Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, Mountain West Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment

After months of determining the best expansion plan for the remaining 5 Big East football schools…and months of negotiations, the Big East is finally set to expand. The plan will be to add Houston, SMU and UCF from CUSA for all-sports, bringing that total to 16. Boise St. and San Diego St. will join for […]

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CUSA & Mountain West Football Partnership Official

Oct 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Conference USA Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, Mountain West Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment

This has been in the works for sometime now, and it’s finally a go: welcome your first “super” (in volume of schools) “conference”. Over the past year, the Mountain West and CUSA have toyed with the idea of some sort of union. The idea first gained legs when Utah left for the Pac-10 and the […]

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Utah St. to Mountain West?

Jul 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured News, Mountain West Expansion & Realignment

Update:  Took about 12 hours, but according to the WAC, Utah St. will not be moving to the MWC: “@WACSports All reports regarding a Mountain West Conference invite to Utah State are without substance.” We’ve heard this one before only to have nothing happen. Yet again though, the rumor has resurfaced. And this time, we […]

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Mountain West Stays at 10, Passes on Utah St. & San Jose St.

Jan 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured News, Mountain West Expansion & Realignment

A few reports today are claiming that there is some truth to the week long Mountain West expansion rumors with Utah State and San Jose St. set to join the Mountain West as the 11th and 12th schools. Utah State had made sense to many as an attempt by the MWC to recoup the Utah […]

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Hawaii to Join Mountain West for Football, Big West for Other Sports

Dec 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured News, Mountain West Expansion & Realignment

After seeing three other WAC schools leave in recent months, Hawaii is officially doing the same. The school has announced that they will be leaving the WAC after the 2011-2012 season and joining the Mountain West for football, and the Big West for other sports. The move bring the MWC football membership to 10 schools […]

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Hawaii Saying Aloha to the WAC

Nov 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured News, Mountain West Expansion & Realignment, WAC Expansion & Realignment

They might be thousands of miles off the mainland, but Hawaii is about to shake things up in the conference landscape. Hawaii apparently has a handshake deal with the Mountain West to join for football only. Their other sports would likely be moved to the Big West. While all eyes focused on the football moves […]

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Reports: BYU to Remain in MWC, Nevada & Fresno Off the $5 Million Hook

Aug 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured News, Mountain West Expansion & Realignment, WAC Expansion & Realignment

According to the Denver Post, BYU could announce this week that they will be remaining in the Mountain West Conference. Such a move would seemingly be the result of the Fresno St. and Nevada defections from the WAC to the Mountain West, moves that unstablized the WAC. Since the WAC exit fee agreement that the […]

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Mountain West & CUSA Proposed “Championship Game”

Aug 20th, 2010 | By | Category: BCS, Conference USA Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, Mountain West Expansion & Realignment

As the rumors continue to spin about a proposed CUSA/MWC merger to 23 schools, there’s been more clarity that instead of this drastic option, that something else could be in the works. Reports say CUSA and Mountain West officials have met to discuss the idea of having the conference football champions meet in a championship […]

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CUSA & Mountain West Merger Chatter

Aug 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Conference USA Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, Mountain West Expansion & Realignment

All eyes have been on the recent WAC/BYU/MWC shifts that had the WAC ready to add BYU for non-football sports which would have potentially caused Boise St. to stop it’s move from the WAC to the MWC. Utah St. went as far as to reject a MWC invite thinking the 8 WAC schools would remain […]

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Utah St. Rejected MWC Invite Before Nevada & Fresno Accepted

Aug 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured News, Mountain West Expansion & Realignment, WAC Expansion & Realignment

Here’s an interesting tidbit brought to us by Utah St. Athletic Director, Scott Barnes. Apparently, before Fresno St. and Nevada received invitations from the Mountain West, Utah St. got the first and quickly rejected it. In their eyes, they assumed they’d be strong with 8 members and BYU joining for non-football sports. Utah St. never […]

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