Category Archives: Mtn. West

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    2013 Boise State at BYU football game changes dates again

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Boise State-BYUThe 2013 Boise State at BYU football game has changed dates again. The Broncos will now travel to face the Cougars on September 21, 2013.

    Boise State and BYU were initially set to meet in Provo on Sept. 7, 2013. But after Boise State signed a home-and-home series with Washington in January 2011, the game was moved to Sept. 21. Read Full Story »

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    2013 Boise State at Washington football game moved to August 31

    By Kevin Kelley -

    WashingtonThe 2013 Boise State at Washington football game has been moved to August 31, both schools announced today.

    We first reported on the likelihood of the move on Friday after UT Martin moved their game against Boise State to September 7, which was the date that Boise State and Washington were scheduled to play.

    Washington’s release stated that the game was moved because “Aug. 31 was deemed a more advantageous date for both programs.” Read Full Story »

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    2013 UT Martin at Boise State football game moved to September 7

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Boise StateThe date of the 2013 UT Martin at Boise State football game has moved to September 7, according to UTM’s official website.

    We first reported the Boise State-UT Martin match-up in February and the date was initially set for Sept. 21, 2013. To date, neither school has made an official announcement for the game.

    A UTM official confirmed the date change to Sept. 7, but indicated there is not a signed contract yet. Read Full Story »

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    Wyoming Cowboys update Future Non-conference Football Schedules

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Wyoming CowboysThe Wyoming Cowboys have updated their future non-conference football schedules via their 2012 football prospectus.

    One notable change is to the dates of their home-and-home series with the Oregon Ducks. Wyoming was initially slated to travel to Oregon on Sept. 20, 2014, but will now make the trip two weeks earlier on Sept. 6.

    Oregon will make the return trip to War Memorial Stadium in Laramie on Sept. 16, 2017. Read Full Story »

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    Fresno State, Hawaii & Nevada now official members of MWC

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Fresno State, Hawaii, and Nevada are now official members of the Mountain West Conference. Each school officially made the switch from the WAC on Sunday, July 1.

    With the addition of these three schools, the Mountain West will have ten football members for the 2012 season. In 2013, San Jose State and Utah State join the MWC while Boise State and San Diego State leave for the Big East. That will put the conference at ten football members in 2013 barring any new additions. Read Full Story »

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    2013 BYU at Hawaii football game moved to December 7

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Aloha StadiumThe 2013 BYU at Hawaii football game has changed dates again. The Cougars will now travel to face the Warriors on December 7.

    The December 7 date, which is currently listed on Hawaii’s website, was confirmed by UH Director of Media Relations Derek Inouchi. Washington was previously slated to visit Honolulu on that date, but the game was moved to the 2014 season.

    Back in 2008, BYU and Hawaii signed a home-and-home agreement and set the 2013 date for Sept. 14. Read Full Story »

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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

    “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 and

    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 »