BYU Might Stay in Mountain West
August 27, 2010 11:11 AM
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.