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San Diego State remains in Mountain West, will league make any more moves?

Mountain West will have San Diego State and Boise State in the league in 2012.

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Boise State suing former BE to avoid $5 million

Boise State is forming the soon-to-be American Athletic Conference to not have to pay a $5 million exit fee by not joining the Big East.

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ESPN, MWC officially agree to 7-year TV deal

The Mountain West and ESPN have officially agreed to an agreement to broadcast through the 2019-20 seasons.

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MWC is positioning itself as top non-major league

The Mountain West is making a case to become the top league out of the Group of Five

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MWC, ESPN Close to Deal

A seven-year media rights deal is close to completion that will televise nearly 50 Mountain West football and men's basketball games.

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Longhorn Network worth nearly as much as Big East

ESPN matched NBC Sports offer and will continue to broadcast Big East football and basketball games.

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Let's Play College Football Risk

Vizzini remembered two of the classic blunders: "Never get involved in a land war in Asia" and "Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line." He actually forgot a third: "Never use Conference Expansion like a Risk Board." Chris Hondros forgot the third as well...

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Big East TV deal actually has a number, MWC laughs

The first publicly known offer for the new Big East has come out, and it is not a good one. Another reason why San Diego State and Boise State made the right move by staying in the Mountain West

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UNLV AD wants BYU back in the Mountain West

UNLV athletic director Jim Livengood believes BYU will need to make a decision about whether to join a league or remain independent.

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MWC Expansion: Why Not FCS?

A quick look into some possible FCS target expansions.

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2013 MWC title game could get lost in the shuffle

There will be a lot of competition for viewership for the Mountain West football championship game.

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Mountain or West? Which division is tougher

Here is an extremely early look at what division will be tougher for football.

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MWC announces divisions for 12-team league

The Mountain West has decide on the two, six-team division for the 2013 football season.

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Upcoming League Meetings to Discuss Divisions

Small tidbits lead to much speculation. The Star-Advertiser mentions it and it'll be fun to see how the new divisions could play out.

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MWC to host a football title game in 2013

Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports is reporting that the Mountain West will have a title game for the 2013 season.

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What is next for MWC now that they have 12 teams

The Mountain West is a 12-team league for the 2013 football season, so what does the league do next.

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VIDEO: SDSU remains in Mountain West

TheMWC.com discusses San Diego State's return to the Mountain West.

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San Diego State officially returns to the MWC

The Mountain West Conference and San Diego St. Aztecs jointly announced officially Wednesday afternoon that that San Diego, Calif.-based school will remain a member of the Mountain West Conference in all sports. MW has the first word.

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SDSU staying in MWC, looks like it

Looks like the Aztecs are staying in the Mountain West.

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Is BYU being hurt by WCC membership?

When they opted for football independence, the BYU Cougars placed their other sports in the West Coast Conference. two seasons later, there seems to be some buyer's remorse from some BYU observers.

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San Diego State to announce return to MWC, soon

Looks like San Diego State could be returning to the Mountain West prior to the Jan. 31 deadline.

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MWC has 'meaningful discussions' with...

It's safe to say that most Mountain West Conference fans have hit the wall with regard to realignment and the MWC. But MW Connection continues to follow the the on-going saga of SDSU, the MWC and conference realignment in college sports.

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How a 14, 16-team MWC schedule would look like

A look at conference realignment options via @ferndog03.

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Big East meetings: No sound, no fury, no nothin'

The phrase "Sound and fury signifying nothing" comes to mind regarding Friday's Big East meetings in Dallas - except that there's no fury, almost no sound and no answers for the Mountain West Conference or San Diego Stat - just a stale-sounding official statement released afterward. MW Connection has some reaction and continuing coverage.

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San Diego State could decide on league in a week

According to San Diego State head football coach, the school is still split on whether to join the Big East and Mountain West.

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Big East commissioner feels league is united

Big East commissioner Mike Aresco felt the the meetings among league members in Dallas were productive.

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UConn deny they are talking to MWC, Catholic 7

UConn athletic director Warde Manuel is denying a report that they are in talks to join the Mountain West as a football-only member, nor are they talking with the Catholic 7.

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Pair of Big East schools eyeing MWC for football?

Blogger Mark Blaudschun of AJerseyGuy.com reports that sources have told him that no decision was made on San Diego State's status as members of the Big East Conference. But the Jersey Guy dropped a bomb on us all with a purported plan involving UConn, Cincinnati and the Catholic 7.

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Report: Big East 'moving on with or without' SDSU

Word came early thing morning that the Big East Conference may be preparing for the San Diego St. Aztecs to not join their league, despite the Aztecs' attendance at today's Big East's meeting in Dallas, Texas. MW Connection is keeping an eye on that as well as recent development, rumors and analysis.

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Will SDSU get answers at Big East meetings?

With San Diego State still technically on track for the Big East, they will be heading to Dallas for the Big East meetings.

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UTEP needs to impress to get into Mountain West

UTEP needs to make itself look as good as possible if they are going to earn a spot to the Mountain West.

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Reports: SDSU considering future, decision by 1/31

A pair of reports surfaced late Tuesday afternoon indicating that the San Diego St. Aztecs' flirtation between the Mountain West Conference and Big East is on-going but has an end point - the end of this month. MW Connection has more news.

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Report: Talks between SDSU & MWC "on fast track"

Reports from CBSSports.com and a USA Today college football expert have surfaced today that talks between the San Diego St. Aztecs and Mountain West Conference are picking up steam and a Bleacher Report columnist thinks the MWC has is in a position to "pioneer something new." MW Connection is on the case.

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Tulsa talking with MWC, not UTSA

Tulsa is in talks with the Mountain West, but Texas-San Antonio is not likely to get an invite.

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Report: SMU no interest in MWC, Tulane raps Boise

Today ESPN's Andy Katz and Andrea Adelson address the big East's plans, giving a hint on how the current Mountain West Conference realignment will turn out. And another Big East athletic director carries water for the league, dissing Boise St. for some reason.

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MWC expansion-palooza podcast

An hour plus of awesomeness about expansion talk with the latest Mountain West Conference news.

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LIVE PODCAST: Mountain West expansion talk

Kenn Rodriguez, Jeremy Mauss and Chris Hondros will be talking about the crazy week-plus that has been surrounding Mountain West expansion. Expect live audtio to start at approximately 10 p.m. ET.

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SDSU's dilemma & how Boise stayed in the MWC

The centerpiece of the Sunday morning sports sections in Boise and San Diego this week offers interesting look at the current Mountain West Conference realignment - one looking back at the week's news and the other looking forward to what may be. MW Connection sums it up.

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Aresco: No plans to replace Boise, waiting on SDSU

The moves made by the so-called Catholic-7 of Big East Conference are what kicked this latest round of realignment in the Mountain West Conference into high gear. MW Connection is keeping an eye on the forgotten parts of all this - the affect on basketball as well as news related to the Catholic-7's meetings Friday.

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Big East logo no longer on GoAztecs.com

The San Diego State website has removed the Big East logo from their athletic website.

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Craig Thompson discusses MWC expansion

Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson joins the Tim Brando Show to talk about the latest on conference realignment within the league.

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Blog: MWC in daily contact with SDSU; more on BYU

Conference realignment fever has hit the Mountain West Conference with soon-to-be former members the San Diego St. Aztecs and former member the BYU Cougars the subject of many a rumor and report across the Internet. MW Connection is tracking it all down to confirm and summarize and it for MWC fans.

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BYU to MWC: From rumor to confirmed report

The old adage "Where there's smoke, there's fire" is certainly applicable today as MW Connection has been able to confirm reports that first surfaced as Internet rumors regarding the return of the Brigham Young Cougars to the Mountain West Conference, while debunking some other rumors and clarifying still more rumors. It's like Fleetwood Mac all up in here!

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A broader look at Mountain West divisional setups

Jeremy touched on this a couple of days ago, and I was planning on replying to a comment in the comments section of the post. When I got to the 10th paragraph, I figured it was probably a better idea to just turn it into a full post.

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Blog: San Diego St. leaning towards Big East

The silence coming from Montezuma Mesa is deafening but reading the tea leaves (or blogs in the case) is giving an indication of what will happen with the current intrigue surrounding the San Diego St. Aztecs and their choice between the Mountain West Conference and the Big East Conference. MW Connection has the latest internet finds.

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ESPN: SDSU "doesn't have the votes" for MWC return

Details are beginning to emerge about the status of the possible re-entry of the San Diego St. Aztecs into the Mountain West Conference as well as more reaction to the Boise St. Broncos decision to stay in the MWC. MW Connection has Wednesday's round up.

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BE's Aresco & Houston admin speak on MWC moves

New Year's Day brought no new news in the ongoing Mountain West Conference realignment that started Monday with the return of the Boise St. Broncos to the MWC. But that doesn't mean there was nothing to report. MW Connection has the round up.

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A look at a 12-team 2013 Mountain West

With Boise State back in the Mountain West, what will the league look like in 2013.

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Speculation abounds following Boise St. return

The dominoes set in motion when the Boise St. Broncos and Mountain West Conference announced Monday that the Broncos would remain in the MWC rather than moving to the Big East Conference in July 2013 have not begun to fall - but they are teetering. MW Connection continues the realignment watch.

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San Diego St. return to MWC moving slowly

Reports following the return of the Boise St. Broncos to the Mountain West Conference indicate that the San Diego St. Aztecs' return to the league is not a given, but is still a distinct possibility. MW Connection is keeping up with this developing story.

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Big East vs. Mountain West by the numbers

Using data from Football Outsider we look at what league has been better since 2008.

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MWC officially announces return of Boise State

Less than an hour after ESPN's Brett McMurphy reported that the Boise St. Broncos would return to the Mountain West Conference, the MWC Communications office issued a press release announcing the official non-departure of the Broncos.

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ESPN: Sources say Boise St. to stay in MWC

Reporter Brett McMurphy of ESPN reported early Monday afternoon that sources have told him that the Boise St. Broncos will remain in the Mountain West Conference, reversing a decision to move to the Big East Conference in July 2013.

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MWC will not give Boise State home TV rights

Mountain West officials will not be taken advantage by Boise State, if they are to return to the league.

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SDSU still committed to Big East

Even with news that Boise State could be returning to the Mountain West, San Diego State is still planning on heading to the Big East.

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Boise State trying to retain home TV rights

Boise State is trying to squeeze out as much money as possibly, and is now looking to see if the Big East or Mountain West will allow them to keep their home television rights.

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Mountain West renegotiates TV deal with CBS

The Mountain West and CBS were finally able to restructure their television contract.

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Colorado State, New Mexico to form new league?

New Mexico and Colorado State are trying to form a new league, and they are looking to bring in Boise State and BYU.

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Boise State to stay in Mountain West?

Sources have told Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel that Boise State could be heading back to the Mountain West.

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Big East has talks with Fresno State, UNLV

Big East is trying to lure Fresno State and UNLV as football-only members.

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Transcontinental Conference being discussed

There are early talks with some of the current Big East football programs to team up with the best of the Mountain West fo form a Transcontinental Conference.

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Tulane getting blame for Big East falling apart

The Big East is in a world of hurt, and Tulane is getting blamed for its issues.

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Big East Catholic schools to breakaway from league

USA Today is reporting that the seven basketball-only, catholic league schools are on their way out.

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Big East non-football schools expected to split

In a move that could cripple the Big East for good, the non-football playing schools are expected to announce a separation from the league.

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Rumor: MWC to become a 16-team league

There is a rumor on a message board called WildWest Football that is saying that the Mountain West will be a 16-team league. Not buying this rumor at all.

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Internet is atwitter with word of Big East meeting

The seven basketball-only schools of the Big East Conference met Sunday with new commissioner Mike Aresco to discuss where the conference will go now that it appears that the TV money payday that the league anticipated is not coming. Now the Internet is ablaze with speculation that the Big East Seven will bolt - and even Madison Square Garden is unhappy with the recent upheaval.

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Big East TV deal to be worth only $60 million

The Big East media deal is not expected to be worth as much as originally thought.

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Comparing market sizes between MWC, Big East

We take a look at the television markets between the new Big East and Mountain West.

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Pac-12 considered Boise State, San Diego State

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott mentioned Friday night that Boise State and San Diego State were considered to be added.

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Big East loses Louisville to ACC

Louisville is the latest Big East team to defect from the league, they are now part of the ACC.

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Boise State, SDSU still committed to Big East

Not that this is a shock, but Boise State and San Diego State praised the additions of Tulane and East Carolina to the Big East.

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Big East adds Tulane, East Carolina

The Big East made another move by adding East Carolina for football-only, but went all in by adding Tulane in all sports.

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Big East could vote to dissolve league

The basketball-only members have an advantage up until July 1, and they could elect to dissolve the Big East.

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MWC Conference Expansion

With the recent development of Maryland and Rutgers bolting for the B1G, talks of rapid expansion have started up again and the MWC can cash in amid all the chaos.

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PODCAST: Discussing MWC realignment

We have a super-sized podcast to discuss the latest realignment options that came out last week regarding Boise State, San Diego State and BYU rejoining the Mountain West.

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SDSU AD believes new Big East is just fine

San Diego State athletic director Jim Sterk still has full support of the Big East move for his football team.

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Week 12, conference realignment podcast

We recap the Week 12 Mountain West action, plus the reports of Boise State, BYU and San Diego State looking at rejoining the Mountain West.

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BYU, SDSU, Boise State deny talking to MWC

All three schools: Boise State, BYU and San Diego State have denied contacting the Mountain West in regards to returning to the league.

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Could BYU be headed back to Mountain West?

According to a report by ESPN's Brett McMurphy, BYU, San Diego State and Boise State are in talks to rejoin the Mountain West.

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Boise State, others may rejoin Mountain West

With the Big East on the same standing in terms of playoff access with the Mountain West, BSU and SDSU may defect back to the MWC.

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Boise State, SDSU need to consider staying in MWC

Rutgers and Maryland are officially in the Big Ten, while other reports are surfacing that UConn is leaving the Big East to replace Maryland. So, what does this mean to the outgoing Boise State and San Diego State.

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Big East TV deal not as much as thought

The Big East television deal is expected to be less than originally thought.

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