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Report: MWC discussing partnership with Pac-12

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Partnerships in college football aren’t being limited to its new postseason. And if the Mountain West can’t partner up in College Football Playoff, it’s going to at least attempt to figure out another way to latch on to another league.

Speaking to Jeremy Fowler of CBSSports, MWC commissioner Craig Thompson said he has reached out to the Pac-12 about a possible “best practices” connection. Details are few and certainly nothing is final, but the idea would center around an alliance for nonconference scheduling, bowl matchups and the like. Thompson said he thinks the Pac-12 is “receptive” to the idea. The two conferences already share postseason tie-ins with the Las Vegas Bowl and the New Mexico Bowl.

These types of discussions aren’t unprecedented. The Big 12 said earlier this year it was holding conversations with the ACC  and other leagues about a similar partnership; the real difference here is that this would be between a power conference a smaller conference.

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6 Responses to “Report: MWC discussing partnership with Pac-12”
  1. timh1955 says: May 14, 2013 10:57 PM

    Great! The PAC12 can use the MWC to hold those water bottles during the big boy games. Maybe the MWC can also punch the tickets when fans are coming through the gates. That’s the only partnership the PAC12 will want.

  2. MyTeamsAllStink says: May 15, 2013 12:21 AM

    Awesome UNLV can get beat 75-0 by Oregon AND USC!!!!!!

  3. 11thstreetmafia says: May 15, 2013 1:49 AM

    And this is different because? Don’t these two conferences play each other often, anyway?

  4. boisehockeyref says: May 15, 2013 1:05 PM

    Yes..yes they do. And people like Timmah forget that BSU has a great record vs. the Pac 10/12. Not gonna speak for other MWC teams…BSU will be just fine. Sorry Tim, facts are facts.

  5. scoocha says: May 15, 2013 1:46 PM

    Yup, as long as BS JC is at home. On the road, they are 2-10 against BCS teams since 2000.

  6. klownboy says: May 15, 2013 2:07 PM

    Why would the Pac-12 do business with the MWC? Guess it is desperate…

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