The Mountain West will play football in 2020 after all. Following a meeting with the Board of Directors, the conference announced that it will start its season October 24th. Teams will play eight games, with the schedule yet to be released. The conference will hold its championship game on December 19th
Following a meeting with the Board of Directors, the conference announced that it will start its season October 24th. Teams will play eight games, with the schedule yet to be released. The conference will hold its championship game on December 19th.
“Our guys have been working hard and it will be great to get back out on the field. We can’t wait to compete,” Aztecs head coach Brady Hoke said in a San Diego State news release. “I don’t have any doubt that the priority has always been the health and well-being of our student athletes with the safety protocols we have here at San Diego State. I know the conference and all the (MW) institutions have been following the advice of the medical and athletic training staffs, and we’re going to go about this as safely as we can.”
The Mountain West Conference (MW) is one of the collegiate athletic conferences affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) (formerly I-A). The MW officially began operations on January 4, 1999. Geographically, the MW covers a broad expanse of the Western United States, with member schools located in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Craig Thompson has served as Commissioner of the MW since October 15, 1998.The charter members of the MW included the United States Air Force Academy, Brigham Young University, Colorado State University, San Diego State University, the University of New Mexico, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University of Utah and the University of Wyoming. Before forming the Mountain West Conference, seven of its eight charter members had been longtime members of the Western Athletic Conference and half of these had been charter members of that conference from 1962. Overall, each school that has ever been either a full or football–only member of the MW spent at least three years in the WAC before joining the Mountain West. – READ MORE »