Category: Mtn. West

  • Iowa State & Utah Cancel 2011 Football Game

    Kevin Kelley - September 27, 2010

    The Iowa State Cyclones and the Utah Utes have canceled their 2011 football game (source). The game was to be played at Utah on Thursday, September 1, 2011.

    With both the Pac-10 and the Big 12 adopting nine-game conference schedules starting in 2011, both schools mutually agreed to cancel the game.

  • West Virginia to play BYU at FedEx Field in 2016

    Tim K. - September 23, 2010

    The West Virginia Mountaineers will take on the BYU Cougars in a non-conference game at FedEx Field, West Virginia has announced.

    FedEx Field is home to the NFL’s Washington Redskins. The game is scheduled for September 24, 2016 and will mark the first ever meeting between the Cougars and Mountaineers.

  • BYU Cougars Going Independent in Football

    Tim K. - September 1, 2010

    The BYU Cougars have announced that they will leave the Mountain West for the 2011-12 season and become an independent in football, while joining the WCC for other sports.

    BYU originally scheduled to go to the WAC for everything expect football, but canceled those plans when the Mountain West took Nevada and Fresno State.

  • Utah State announces a four-game football series with Wyoming

    Tim K. - August 26, 2010

    The Utah State Aggies announced that they have signed a four-game home-and-home series with the Wyoming Cowboys.

  • BYU, Texas agree to 2013-14 Home-and-home Football Series

    Tim K. - August 20, 2010

    The BYU Cougars and Texas Longhorns have agreed to a home-and-home football series, the schools have announced. The series will kickoff in 2013 with a game in Provo, followed by the finale in 2014 with a game in Austin.

    With the addition of this series the Cougars and Longhorns are scheduled to meet three times over the next five years, with the first meeting coming on September 10, 2011 at Texas.

  • Fresno State, Nevada accept Mountain West Conference invitations

    Tim K. - August 18, 2010

    After news came that BYU was planning to become an independent in football and join the WAC for all other sports, the Mountain West made a move by inviting WAC members Fresno State and Nevada to join in 2011.

    Fresno State will have to pay a $5 million buyout to the WAC for leaving, under the terms reached after Boise State planned to leave.

  • Reports: BYU Cougars to leave Mountain West, become a Football Independent

    Kevin Kelley - August 18, 2010

    The BYU Cougars may leave the Mountain West conference to become an independent in football, various sources have reported. BYU would join the WAC in all other sports.

    Currently, the only independent schools in football are Army, Navy and Notre Dame.

  • Kansas State & Oregon 2011-12 Home-and-home Football Series Canceled

    Kevin Kelley - August 3, 2010

    The Kansas State Wildcats and Oregon Ducks home-and-home football series in 2011-12 has been canceled, RegisterGuard.com has reported.

    Kansas State was scheduled to host Oregon on September 3, 2011 and travel to face the Ducks on September 1, 2012.

  • Big 12, Mountain West & WAC Future Football Schedules Updated

    Kevin Kelley - June 28, 2010

    The Big 12, Mountain West and WAC future football schedules have been updated. Updates reflect the recent conference changes by Boise State, Colorado, Nebraska and Utah.

    Boise State is heading to the Mountain West in July of 2011. From 2011 forward, their WAC opponents have been removed from their schedules, and Boise State has been removed from all of the WAC future schedules. The Broncos won’t be added to any Mountain West schedules until the conference announces their new scheduling format.

  • Utah Utes to Join Pac-10 on Thursday

    Kevin Kelley - June 16, 2010

    The Utah Utes will accept an invitation to join the Pac-10 on Thursday, various sources have reported.

    The addition of Utah will make the Pac-10 a 12-team conference. Colorado accepted an invitation last week, and both schools will join for the 2012 season, but possibly for the 2011 season.