Category Archives: Mtn. West

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    The Hawaii Exemption – 2012 Edition

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Aloha StadiumThe Hawaii Exemption, as it’s commonly known, is a rule enacted by the NCAA that allows Division I football teams that play at Hawaii to schedule a 13th regular-season game. The rule also allows the Warriors to play an extra game each season.

    The addition of the 13th game, usually a home game, means extra revenue for those teams which is used to offset travel costs. But teams are not obligated to schedule the extra game. Read Full Story »

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    Nevada may cancel 2013 football game at Florida State

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Florida State-NevadaNevada may cancel their 2013 football game against Florida State, FSU athletic director Randy Spetman said on Thursday.

    Florida State is currently slated to host Nevada at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee on Sept. 21, 2013. The game, which has been on the schedule since 2005, would be the first ever meeting between the two schools.

    If Nevada does cancel the game, Spetman says they would owe the Seminoles $600,000. Read Full Story »

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    NBC Sports announces 2012 College Football TV Schedule

    By Kevin Kelley -

    NBC UniversalNBC and NBC Sports have announced their 2012 college football TV schedule, which features 17 FBS games and 15 FCS games.

    The 2012 slate of games on the NBC networks kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 3:30 p.m. ET with Purdue at Notre Dame on NBC and Delaware State at Delaware on NBC Sports Network. Read Full Story »

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    San Jose State, Utah State to join Mountain West Conference in 2013

    By Kevin Kelley -

    MWCThe Mountain West announced today that San Jose State and Utah State have accepted invitations to join the conference on July 1, 2013.

    The addition of San Jose State and Utah State brings the total number of football members in the MWC to 10. The others are Air Force, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, UNLV and Wyoming. Read Full Story »

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    Reports: San Jose State, Utah State to join Mountain West in 2013

    By Kevin Kelley -

    MWCSan Jose State and Utah State appear to be headed for the Mountain West Conference in 2013, several sources have reported.

    Although nothing is official yet, multiple sources told The Salt Lake Tribune that Utah State will join the MWC next year and that an official announcement could come in 7-10 days. The Aggies have been a member of the WAC since 2005. Read Full Story »

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    Navy cancels four-game football series against UNLV

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Navy cornerback Albrey Felder (14)When Navy announced they were joining the Big East in 2015, it was evident that they would have to ditch several non-conference games. That process has begun as a four-game football series with UNLV has been canceled.

    Navy and UNLV were scheduled to meet in Las Vegas in 2014 (Oct. 11) and 2017 (Oct. 7) and in Annapolis in 2015 (Sept. 5) and 2016 (Sept. 17). The 2014 game would have been the first ever meeting between the two schools. Read Full Story »

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    Report: Conference USA, Mountain West “unlikely” to merge

    By Kevin Kelley -

    MWC-C-USAAfter months of discussions and legal wrangling, it appears “unlikely” that Conference USA and the Mountain West Conference will merge, sources told Brett McMurphy of CBSSports.com.

    “There is not much talk about a formal merger of the conferences into one conference entity in the near term, but that is still a future consideration,” a source said.

    The two will likely still form some kind of alliance in order to share resources. This will aid in the negotiation of television contracts and non-conference scheduling. Read Full Story »

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    Boise State, Utah State schedule 2014-15 Home-and-home Football Series

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Utah StateBoise StateBoise State and Utah State have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2014 and 2015, the schools announced today.

    Boise State will travel to face Utah State at Romney Stadium in Logan on Sept. 27, 2014. The Broncos will then host the Aggies at Bronco Stadium in Boise on Sept, 26, 2015. Read Full Story »

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    Conference USA, Mountain West now talking alliance instead of merger

    By Kevin Kelley -

    MWC-C-USAConference USA and Mountain West are now talking about forming an alliance rather than merging, sources have told MercuryNews.com and CBSSports.com.

    The two conferences announced in October that they planned to merge into one conference. Then last month they announced plans to dissolve both conferences and create a new one for legal reasons. Dissolving would allow them to nullify current television contracts and sign newer, more lucrative ones. Read Full Story »

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    Hawaii may add 13th game to 2012 Football Schedule

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Hawaii WarriorsLast week, the Hawaii Warriors announced their 2012 football schedule. But UH athletic director Jim Donovan says they may add a 13th game to their slate.

    Hawaii, which opens the season at USC on Sept. 1, has six home games and six road games. They have two open dates, Sept. 8 and Oct. 20. Read Full Story »

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    2012 Mountain West Football Schedules Announced

    By Kevin Kelley -

    MWCThe 2012 Mountain West Conference (MWC) football schedules were released today. Conference play begins on Saturday, Sept. 22 with Air Force at UNLV and Nevada at Hawaii.

    The 2012 season will be the first in the MWC for Fresno State, Hawaii and Nevada. Each school comes from the WAC. 2011 was the final season for the TCU Horned Frogs in the MWC after they announced they were joining the Big East and ultimately the Big 12. Read Full Story »

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    Boise State to host UT Martin in 2013

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Boise State BroncosThe Boise State Broncos will host the UT Martin Skyhawks in 2013, according to UTM’s official website.

    UT Martin will travel to face Boise State at Bronco Stadium on Sept. 21, 2013. The game will be the first ever between the two schools. Read Full Story »

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    2012 Minnesota-UNLV game moved to Thursday

    By Kevin Kelley -

    UNLVMinnesotaThe 2012 Minnesota-UNLV football game has been moved to Thursday, Aug. 30, the schools announced today.

    The Rebels will host the Golden Gophers at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. It will be the first ever meeting between the two schools. Read Full Story »

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    C-USA, MWC to dissolve and form new Conference

    By Kevin Kelley -

    MWC-C-USAConference USA and the Mountain West Conference plan to dissolve and form a new conference, the MWC announced today.

    Last October, the two conferences announced that they were combining into one football association. But for legal reasons, both conferences will dissolve and form “…a new intercollegiate athletic association that would begin competition in the 2013-14 academic year.” Read Full Story »

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    Nevada and USF schedule Home-and-home Football Series

    By Tim K. -

    USFNevadaThe Nevada Wolf Pack have scheduled a home-and-home football series with the USF Bulls for 2012 and 2015, Nevada announced this morning.

    Nevada will host USF at Mackay Stadium in Reno on September 8, 2012. The Wolf Pack will then travel to face the Bulls at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on October 3, 2015. The game in 2012 will be the first ever meeting between the schools. Read Full Story »