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BYU Might Stay in Mountain West

byu3854 BYU Might Stay in Mountain West

Not so fast on all this talk about BYU leaving the Mountain West Conference to become an independent in football. School officials say they haven’t made any decisions about their future. A BYU spokesman told the “Review-Journal” Thursday that “nothing has changed” and “we continue to explore all options.” The school was reportedly set to leave the Mountain West to become an independent for football, and join the Western Athletic Conference for all other sports. But that plan fell apart after the MWC announced it had lured Fresno State and Nevada-Reno away from the WAC, leaving the future of that conference in doubt. If the Cougars do elect to stay in the MWC, the conference reportedly may look to add Houston to create a 12-team mega league with a conference championship game. BYU is reportedly unhappy with the Mountain West’s television contracts and is seeking a deal that will give the school more exposure.


  • Anthony Hopkins

    At this time, BYU will be better off staying in the Mountain West Conference. The reason why I say this is because the conference itself has competitive teams. However, a move for BYU to transfer all of their illustrious sports talents to another conference might be okay for the short term. What are the advantages and disadvantages in moving to another conference? An answer for this is that BYU will have to play extremely hard and have a winning record that is conducive to NCAA standards to become bowl eligible each year. For instance, if BYU would play in the PAC 10 or any other major conference such as the Big 12, they will have to win at least 7 to possibly 8 games in football. They will have to at least win 20 games in basketball in order to stay eligible for the NCAA tournament.

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