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Mountain West gains three from realignment weekend

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It was a busy weekend for conference realignment. Though it wasn’t until hours before the deadline, Boise State finally notified the Mountain West it would be departing for the Big East for football beginning in 2013. The Big West is set to vote on Boise’s non-football sports in the coming months.

But the MWC didn’t just lose the Broncos; it added Fresno State, Hawai’i and Nevada, all of which will compete in the MWC beginning this fall.

“Today we officially welcome Fresno State, Hawai’i and Nevada as members, ushering in a new era for the Mountain West,” said Commissioner Craig Thompson in a prepared statement. “The addition of these fine institutions helps position the Conference for a bright future, and we look forward to the contributions that Bulldog, Warrior and Wolf Pack student-athletes, coaches, fans and administrators will make to the success of the Mountain West.”

The three schools come from the WAC, which is currently on life support. With Boise State moving to the Big East, the WAC was originally supposed to house the Broncos’ non-football sports, but those appear to be heading to the Big West conference pending approval.

Former WAC members Utah State and San Jose State will join the MWC in 2013. Eventually, the MWC should consist of Air Force, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, San Jose State, UNLV, Utah State and Wyoming.

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13 Responses to “Mountain West gains three from realignment weekend”
  1. timh1955 says: Jul 2, 2012 8:17 AM

    In regards to football there is no difference in the WAC, MWC and The Big East. They all are worthless conferences with VERY weak schools that are meaningless when it comes to real college football.

  2. intergalacticbronco says: Jul 2, 2012 8:51 AM


    Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

  3. fcmlefty1 says: Jul 2, 2012 9:42 AM

    One thing that shouldn’t be forgotten: If the WAC had played thier hand a little different, they’d be the surviving conference, and the MWC would be the one on life support.

  4. rolltide510 says: Jul 2, 2012 9:47 AM

    Waiting to be told why timh1955 is wrong in terms of the WAC, MWC, and Big East being equally bad in terms of college football. If not for the letters “A” and “Q” which are now irrelevant, Boise would have stayed with their original worthless conference.

  5. fatcamper says: Jul 2, 2012 10:27 AM


    It isn’t so much that people like you and timh1955 are wrong, which you are, but that you’re annoying. We get it, on Saturday deep in the heart of Alabama the TV in your double-wide will only play the SEC and none of that sissy “Yankee football.”

    In general the Big East, although nothing special, is and has been a better football conference than the other two. Boise was a huge exception to that and they are now going to the Big East for a marginal raise in competition and a few more dollars from TV. The three schools mentioned are moving over for the sake of stability and probably a financial gain.

    Suns up, shouldn’t you be out noodling for catfish?

  6. timh1955 says: Jul 2, 2012 10:51 AM

    fatcamper – Your name fits you perfectly and I’m sure you make your high school very proud. I actually live in Washington DC (not in Alabama) and I assure you I don’t live anywhere close to any “double wides.”

    As far as the Big East being better than the WAC or the MWC that isn’t saying much. That’s like saying your overweight wife is better looking than than your two brothers overweight wives. The only good football school the Big East had was West Virginia and now they are gone so as I said above they are all three worthless conferences when it comes to college football. The Big East is a good basketball conference but as we know, Boise State’s other stellar sport programss are going to be in the powerful WAC.

  7. sjsuraider says: Jul 2, 2012 11:57 AM

    S J S U SJSU San Jose State

  8. fatcamper says: Jul 2, 2012 12:18 PM

    Good one timh1955.

    Your post was well-put together and almost represented a coherent thought. Unfortunately in all your haste to “zing” somebody on the internet you failed at reading. If you look closely my comment was prefaced with “rolltide510,” which implies my comments are directed at him, not you.

    If you don’t like the BE, MWC, or WAC don’t read articles regarding them or watch them on TV. Your original comment basically equates to “These conferences sucks” and I think even you will admit that it is immature just to say things to rain on other’s parades. I personally like CFB across the board, including the less than stellar conferences.

    Does that fancy home you’ve got have a cement pond?

  9. ukeone says: Jul 2, 2012 2:28 PM


    After reading your comments & responses, it seems that you have no problems spewing-out “fat-assed” comments of your own, yet, you seem to have a real problem “stomaching” any viewpoints that are conflicting to your own. You also seem to conveniently overlook the fact that even though your comments were indeed addressed to “rolltide510”, you bashed “timh1955” in the very first sentence of that fat-asssed response, namely:

    “It isn’t so much that people like you and timh1955 are wrong, which you are, but that you’re annoying.”

    You were being a bit annoying yourself, dude (just go back and take a closer look at your own trash). You were probably too busy fatcamping to even notice your own blubber-blunder. You know, you sound a lot like Rush Limbaugh, fatcamper, in that you spew a lot of garbage at people aroung you; while, unknowingly, you’re eating it at the same time. I guess that why you are a fatcamper. Keep dishing it out, fatcamper and you’ll have to start calling yourself “fattercamper”.

    In regard to the Ben’s article, congrats to the MWC for their gain, condolences to the WAC for their losses, and good luck to Boise State & the Big East. Not everyone is going to become an AQ, but hey, everyone’s going to play football on Saturdays; and, fans will be in the stands enjoying it, while the fatcampers of the land will remain next to their grills and keggers outside the stadiums of America doing what they enjoy the most. Now, isn’t everyone happy?

  10. acieu says: Jul 2, 2012 3:38 PM

    Can’t we all just get along?

  11. ajarkoski says: Jul 2, 2012 3:43 PM


    This is a message board and chatroom, try to keep your comments short and sweat. Rolltide is a homer and jimmyboy is probably still in high school. Fatcamper seems to put together good points which I agree. Good teams rise from the Big East and MWC as well as the former WAC (Boise). It is nice to see the small guys take out the powerhouses now and then. It is pretty easy to be fans of the powerhouse teams/conferences who win most of the time. The little guys got to fight and claw for their piece of the pie that seems to be fed on a silver spoon to the chosen ones. BIG EAST! MOUNTAIN WEST! It was a good ride WAC (rip).

  12. thefiesty1 says: Jul 2, 2012 6:22 PM

    Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while, but all three conferences are basically a non- factor in major college football. So who cares who joins or leaves the WAC, MWC or BE.

  13. detroit20iron says: Jul 6, 2012 12:01 AM

    Hate hate hate. Fans will be fans though. Even though a few “cool” guys wanna spew the hatred, their opinions really don’t matter. GO DOGS! I can’t wait for the season to start in the MWC with our new coach.

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