Mountain West Conference expansion could come soon

by | Jun. 04, 2010

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A major decision regarding the future of the Mountain West Conference and its membership could come as early as next week.

The presidents of the nine MWC schools are holding their annual meetings in Jackson, Wyo., beginning Sunday. A vote on expansion by the school presidents could be one of the items on the agenda.

If the league does decide to expand, it is expected to add one school to the fold — Boise State.

MWC commissioner Craig Thompson told the Deseret News recently that the league has been looking at expansion models and that 10 teams would be a more feasible number than 12.

The last time the MWC expanded was on Jan. 30, 2004, when it invited TCU.

Speculation and rumors that Boise State would join the MWC have been cropping up for years. In the past, BSU President Bob Kustra has publicly declared his desire that the Broncos move from the Western Athletic Conference to the MWC.

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