Utah State, New Mexico State, FIU Could Be Added To MWC, C-USA Merger

The Mountain West and Conference USA merger is moving forward, and now the new league is looking at adding more teams to get to the 18-24 teams that were mentioned in the press release. According to the UTEP student newspaper The Prospector New Mexico State, Utah State and Florida International are being considered:

[UTEP AD Diana] Natalicio said the additional schools to comprise the 18-24-team conference have not been discussed but she said that Utah State (currently in the WAC) and Florida International (Sun Belt) have been discussed. UTEP Athletic Director also said that NMSU (WAC) is also on their list of possible candidates.

Not that geography really matters, so why not go after some teams that have not been good in football in a very long time, or really ever. New Mexico State is barely better than New Mexico, but I guess Florida International and Utah State are all right since the two schools look to be heading in the right direction since they both made bowl games this year.

Look for a lot of rumors and speculation to be reported about who could be new additions, and each time be disappointment since any team that is going to be considered will not make anyone excited.

Also in that article, Natalicio mentions that the new league is looking to have four divisions, something similar to the old-WAC which UTEP is very familiar with.

Follow Mountain West Connection for more news around the clock via twitter, facebook and now google plus.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Mountain West Connection

You must be a member of Mountain West Connection to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mountain West Connection. You should read them.

Join Mountain West Connection

You must be a member of Mountain West Connection to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mountain West Connection. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker