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The MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE (MW) is one of the collegiate athletic conferences affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision
Football Bowl Subdivision
(FBS) (formerly I-A). The MW officially began operations in July 1999 . Geographically, the MW covers a broad expanse of the Western United States , with member schools located in California
California
, Colorado
Colorado
, Hawaii , Idaho
Idaho
, Nevada
Nevada
, New Mexico
New Mexico
, Utah
Utah
, and Wyoming
Wyoming
. Craig Thompson has served as Commissioner of the MW since its founding in 1999.

The charter members of the MW included the United States Air Force Academy , Brigham Young University , Colorado
Colorado
State University , San Diego State University , the University of New Mexico
New Mexico
, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas , the University of Utah
Utah
, and the University of Wyoming
Wyoming
. Before forming the Mountain West Conference, seven of its eight charter members had been longtime members of the Western Athletic Conference . Half of these had been charter members of that conference from 1962 . Overall, each school that has ever been either a full or football-only member of the MW spent at least three years in the WAC before joining the Mountain West.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 2 Member schools

* 2.1 Current members * 2.2 Affiliate members * 2.3 Former members * 2.4 Membership timeline

* 3 NCAA team championships

* 4 Sports

* 4.1 Men\'s sports * 4.2 Women\'s sports

* 5 Conference champions

* 6 Rivalries

* 6.1 Conference (football) * 6.2 Non-conference (including other sports)

* 7 Football

* 7.1 Divisions * 7.2 Bowl games * 7.3 Bowl records * 7.4 Bowl Challenge Cup

* 8 Men\'s Basketball

* 8.1 NCAA tournament records

* 9 Women\'s Basketball

* 9.1 NCAA tournament records

* 10 Facilities

* 11 Elevation

* 11.1 Campus and football stadium elevations * 11.2 Elevation by conference

* 12 References * 13 External links

HISTORY

Locations of Mountain West Conference
Mountain West Conference
members. Craig Thompson was hired as the inaugural commissioner of the Mountain West on October 15, 1998, he had been commissioner of the Sun Belt Conference .

The creation of the MW was a delayed aftereffect of the 1996 NCAA conference realignment , which had initially been triggered two years earlier when the Big Eight Conference agreed to merge with four members of the Southwest Conference (SWC) to create the Big 12 Conference , which would begin competition in the 1996–97 school year.

The WAC, which had initially announced plans to expand beyond its then-current 10 members to at least 12, ended up with even more potential expansion prospects. Ultimately, the WAC took in three of the four SWC schools left out of the Big 12 merger— Rice University , Southern Methodist University (SMU), and Texas Christian University (TCU). Three other schools were added to bring the total membership to 16, namely Big West Conference
Big West Conference
members San Jose State University and UNLV, plus the University of Tulsa , an NCAA football independent and otherwise a member of the Missouri Valley Conference
Missouri Valley Conference
. However, the newly expanded WAC was soon wracked by tension between the established and new members. The final straw came in spring 1998, when BYU and Utah
Utah
proposed a permanent split into two eight-team divisions. Previously, the WAC's 16 teams had been divided into four four-team "quadrants," two of which rotated between the Mountain and Pacific Divisions every two years. A two-division setup would have forced some schools into an unnatural alignment because of the geographic distribution of the conference. Air Force was the most strident opponent of this proposal, threatening to become an independent. Soon after the proposal by BYU and Utah, the presidents of Air Force, BYU, Colorado
Colorado
State, Utah, and Wyoming
Wyoming
met at Denver International Airport to discuss their future, and they agreed to break away from the WAC to form a new conference.

They invited the WAC members New Mexico, San Diego
San Diego
State, and UNLV to join them in what became the Mountain West Conference. The next move for the MW came in 2005 , when the conference added TCU, who had spent the previous four seasons in Conference USA (C-USA). See also: 2010–13 Mountain West Conference realignment

On June 11, 2010, Boise State University agreed to join the conference as its tenth member. On June 17, 2010, Utah
Utah
announced it would be leaving the Mountain West to join what would become the Pac-12 Conference . On August 18, 2010, amidst rumors that BYU was considering leaving the Mountain West to go independent in football and rejoin the Western Athletic Conference in all other sports, the Mountain West Conference
Mountain West Conference
officially extended invitations to California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) and the University of Nevada, Reno (Nevada). Both schools accepted and would become the tenth and eleventh members of the league. BYU announced on August 31, 2010 that it would leave the Mountain West Conference
Mountain West Conference
and go Independent in football and become a member of the West Coast Conference (WCC) in other sports starting in 2011. On November 29, 2010, TCU announced all athletic teams would move to the Big East Conference effective in 2012. (Less than a year later, on October 10, 2011, TCU announced it would not join the Big East but would join the Big 12, home to fellow former SWC members Baylor , Texas , Texas Tech , and formerly Texas A at least one of the former conferences would lose future revenue distributions from the NCAA men's basketball tournament; and at least one former conference would not be able to collect exit fees from any members that departed to join the new conference. As a result, the Mountain West and C-USA backed away from a full merger. In late March of that year, the commissioners of both conferences stated that all 16 schools had entered into binding agreements to form a new "association", although the Mountain West and C-USA would have apparently remained separate legal entities. In the end, this alliance never materialized due to both conferences soon adding new teams.

On May 2, 2012, San Jose State and Utah
Utah
State agreed to join the conference for the 2013–14 academic year. On December 31 of that year, Boise State announced that it had backed out of its previously announced move to the Big East for football and the Big West for other sports, and would remain in the MW.

On January 16, 2013, San Diego
San Diego
State accepted an offer to remain/return to the Mountain West Conference
Mountain West Conference
in all sports. Keeping SDSU in the conference gives the Mountain West 12 football members, allowing for a Championship Game to be held. The first championship game took place on December 7, 2013.

MEMBER SCHOOLS

CURRENT MEMBERS

INSTITUTION LOCATION FOUNDED ENROLLMENT NICKNAME COLORS JOINED

AIR FORCE !UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY Colorado Springs, Colorado 1954 4,111 Falcons

1999

BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY Boise, Idaho
Idaho
1932 23,886 Broncos

2011

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO Fresno, California
California
1911 24,136 Bulldogs

2012

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY Fort Collins, Colorado
Colorado
1870 31,943 Rams

1999

NEVADA !UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO Reno, Nevada
Nevada
1874 20,880 Wolf Pack

2012

NEVADA, LAS VEGAS !UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS Las Vegas, Nevada
Nevada
1957 28,605 Rebels

1999

NEW MEXICO !UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO Albuquerque, New Mexico
New Mexico
1889 27,353 Lobos

1999

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY San Diego, California
California
1897 34,254 Aztecs

1999

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY San Jose, California
California
1857 32,773 Spartans

2013

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY Logan, Utah
Utah
1888 28,622 Aggies

2013

WYOMING !UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING Laramie, Wyoming
Wyoming
1886 12,648 Cowboys border:1px solid #000"> 1999

AFFILIATE MEMBERS

INSTITUTION LOCATION FOUNDED ENROLLMENT NICKNAME COLORS JOINED SPORT Primary conference

COLORADO COLLEGE Colorado Springs, Colorado 1874 2,131 Tigers

2014 soccer (W) Southern Collegiate (NCAA D-III )

HAWAI\'I !UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI\\'I AT MāNOA Honolulu, Hawai\'i 1907 18,865 Rainbow Warriors

2012 football Big West

FORMER MEMBERS

INSTITUTION LOCATION FOUNDED NICKNAME JOINED LEFT Current conference

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY Provo, Utah
Utah
1875 Cougars 1999 2011 West Coast / Independent (football only)

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY Fort Worth, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
1873 Horned Frogs 2005 2012 Big 12

UTAH !UNIVERSITY OF UTAH Salt Lake City, Utah
Utah
1850 Utes 1999 2011 Pac-12

MEMBERSHIP TIMELINE

Full members Associate members (football only) Associate members (other)

NCAA TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

Thru March 15, 2017

SCHOOL TOTAL MEN WOMEN CO-ED

San Jose State 10 7 3 0

Wyoming 3 1 0 2

Fresno State 3 2 1 0

New Mexico 2 0 1 1

UNLV 2 2 0 0

Boise State 1 1 0 0

Nevada 1 1 0 0

San Diego
San Diego
State 1 1 0 0

Air Force 0 0 0 0

Colorado
Colorado
State 0 0 0 0

Utah
Utah
State 0 0 0 0

See also: List of NCAA schools with the most NCAA Division I championships and List of NCAA schools with the most Division I national championships

SPORTS

The Mountain West Conference
Mountain West Conference
sponsors championship competition in eight men's and ten women's NCAA sanctioned sports. Hawai\'i is only an associate member for football, and Colorado
Colorado
College is only an associate member for women's soccer.

MEN\'S SPORTS

MEMBER BASEBALL BASKETBALL Cross country FOOTBALL GOLF TENNIS Track & Field Indoor Track ">N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 7

Fresno State Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 8

Colorado
Colorado
State N Y Y Y Y N Y Y 6

Nevada Y Y N Y Y Y N N 5

UNLV Y Y N Y Y Y N N 5

New Mexico Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 8

San Diego
San Diego
State Y Y N Y Y Y N N 5

San Jose State Y Y Y Y Y N N N 5

Utah
Utah
State N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 7

Wyoming N Y Y Y Y N Y Y 6

TOTALS 7 11 8 11 11 8 7 7 70

AFFILIATE MEMBERS

Hawai'i

Y

1

* ^ Boise State has announced plans to add baseball at an as-yet-undetermined date.

MEN\'S VARSITY SPORTS NOT SPONSORED BY THE MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE WHICH ARE PLAYED BY MW MEMBERS

SCHOOL FENCING GYMNASTICS Ice hockey LACROSSE RIFLE SKIING SOCCER Swimming ">

* ^ Fencing is officially a coeducational team sport, although a few schools field only a women's team. Air Force, like most NCAA fencing schools, has a coed team with men's and women's squads. * ^ Rifle is technically a men's sport, but men's, women's, and coed teams all compete against each other. Air Force and Nevada
Nevada
both field coed teams. * ^ Skiing is officially a coeducational team sport.

WOMEN\'S SPORTS

MEMBER BASKETBALL Cross country GOLF SOCCER SOFTBALL Swimming & diving TENNIS Track & Field Indoor Track ">N Y N Y Y Y Y Y 8

Boise State Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

Fresno State Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

Colorado
Colorado
State Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

Nevada Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

UNLV Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

New Mexico Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

San Diego
San Diego
State Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

San Jose State Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 10

Utah
Utah
State Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y 8

Wyoming Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y 9

TOTALS 11 11 9 11 9 10 11 11 11 11 104

AFFILIATE MEMBERS

Colorado
Colorado
College

Y

1

WOMEN\'S VARSITY SPORTS NOT SPONSORED BY THE MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE WHICH ARE PLAYED BY MW MEMBERS

SCHOOL Beach volleyball EQUESTRIAN FENCING GYMNASTICS LACROSSE RIFLE ROWING SKIING Water polo

Air Force

Independent MPSF

PRC

Boise State Independent

MRGC

Fresno State

Independent

MPSF

Colorado
Colorado
State

WWPA

Nevada

PRC

New Mexico Independent

RMISA

San Diego
San Diego
State

MPSF

American

Golden Coast

San Jose State Independent

MPSF

MPSF

Utah
Utah
State

MRGC

* Fencing is officially a coeducational team sport, although a few schools field only a women's team. Air Force, like most NCAA fencing schools, has a coed team with men's and women's squads. * Rifle is technically a men's sport, but men's, women's, and coed teams all compete against each other. Air Force and Nevada
Nevada
both field coed teams. * Skiing is officially a coeducational sport with teams having men's and women's squads.

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS

Main article: List of Mountain West Conference champions

RIVALRIES

CONFERENCE (FOOTBALL)

TEAMS RIVALRY NAME TROPHY Meetings (last) RECORD Series leader

Air Force Colorado
Colorado
State Air Force– Colorado
Colorado
State football rivalry Ram-Falcon Trophy 55 (2016) 33–21–1 Air Force

Hawai'i Air Force–Hawai\'i football rivalry Kuter Trophy 21 (2016) 13–7–1 Air Force

Boise State Fresno State Boise State–Fresno State football rivalry Milk Can 17 (2014) 12–5 Boise State

Nevada Boise State– Nevada
Nevada
football rivalry — 41 (2014) 28–13 Boise State

Fresno State Boise State Boise State–Fresno State football rivalry Milk Can 17 (2014) 5–12 Boise State

Hawai'i Fresno State–Hawai\'i football rivalry — 49 (2016) 26–22–1 Fresno State

San Diego
San Diego
State Battle for the Oil Can Old Oil Can 56 (2016) 23–29–4 San Diego
San Diego
State

San Jose State Fresno State–San Jose State football rivalry Valley Cup 80 (2016) 40–37–3 Fresno State

Colorado
Colorado
State Air Force Air Force– Colorado
Colorado
State football rivalry Ram-Falcon Trophy 55 (2016) 21–33–1 Air Force

Wyoming Border War Bronze Boot 108 (2016) 58–45–5 Colorado
Colorado
State

Hawai\'i Air Force Air Force–Hawai\'i football rivalry Kuter Trophy 21 (2016) 7–13–1 Air Force

Fresno State Fresno State–Hawai'i football rivalry — 49 (2016) 22–26–1 Fresno State

Wyoming Hawai'i– Wyoming
Wyoming
football rivalry Paniolo Trophy 22 (2014) 9–13 Wyoming

Nevada
Nevada
Boise State Boise State– Nevada
Nevada
football rivalry — 41 (2014) 13–28 Boise State

UNLV Battle for Nevada Fremont Cannon 42 (2016) 25–17 Nevada

UNLV Nevada Battle for Nevada Fremont Cannon 42 (2016) 17–25 Nevada

San Diego
San Diego
State Fresno State Battle for the Oil Can Old Oil Can 56 (2016) 29–23–4 San Diego
San Diego
State

San Jose State El Camino Real Rivalry — 40 (2016) 19–19–2 Tied

San Jose State Fresno State Fresno State–San Jose State football rivalry Valley Cup 80 (2016) 37–40–3 Fresno State

San Diego
San Diego
State El Camino Real Rivalry — 40 (2016) 19–19–2 Tied

Utah
Utah
State Wyoming Bridger\'s Battle Bridger Rifle 67 (2016) 38–25–4 Utah
Utah
State

Wyoming
Wyoming
Colorado
Colorado
State Border War Bronze Boot 108 (2016) 45–58–5 Colorado
Colorado
State

Hawai'i Hawai'i– Wyoming
Wyoming
football rivalry Paniolo Trophy 22 (2014) 13–9 Wyoming

Utah
Utah
State Bridger\'s Battle Bridger Rifle 67 (2016) 25–38–4 Utah
Utah
State

NON-CONFERENCE (INCLUDING OTHER SPORTS)

SCHOOLS First meeting GAME TROPHY Reigning champion (last meeting) Next meeting

Air Force / Army / Navy 1972

Commander-in-Chief\'s Trophy Air Force (2016) 2017

Boise State Idaho
Idaho
1971 Battle of Idaho
Idaho
Governor's Cup Boise State (2010)

Colorado
Colorado
State Colorado
Colorado
1893 Rocky Mountain Showdown Centennial Cup Colorado (2016) 2017

New Mexico
New Mexico
Arizona 1908 Arizona– New Mexico
New Mexico
football rivalry Kit Carson Rifle Arizona (2015)

New Mexico New Mexico
New Mexico
State 1894 Rio Grande Rivalry

New Mexico
New Mexico
State (2016) 2017

New Mexico Texas–El Paso 1919 Rio Grande Championship

Texas–El Paso (2014)

San Diego
San Diego
State Brigham Young 1947 BYU– San Diego
San Diego
State football rivalry

Brigham Young (2012)

San Jose State Stanford 1900 Bill Walsh Legacy Game

Stanford (2013)

Utah
Utah
State / Brigham Young / Utah 1971

Beehive Boot Utah (2016) 2017

Utah
Utah
State Brigham Young 1922 Battle for The Old Wagon Wheel The Old Wagon Wheel Brigham Young (2016) 2017

Utah
Utah
State Utah
Utah
1892 Battle of the Brothers

Utah (2015)

FOOTBALL

DIVISIONS

See also: Mountain West Conference Football Championship Game

Beginning in 2013, the conference split into two divisions, named the "Mountain Division" and "West Division," of six teams each for football. The Mountain West also added a conference championship game, pitting the winners of the two divisions. This first championship game took place on December 7, 2013 at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, California
California
, the home stadium of Fresno State , the divisional winner with the higher BCS ranking. Each team plays five divisional games and three cross-divisional contests annually. The 2015 championship game featured the Air Force Academy Falcons against the San Diego State University Aztecs. The 2016 championship game featured The San Diego State University Aztecs against the University of Wyoming Cowboys.

MOUNTAIN DIVISION WEST DIVISION

Air Force Fresno State

Boise State Hawaiʻi

Colorado
Colorado
State Nevada
Nevada

New Mexico
New Mexico
UNLV

Utah
Utah
State San Diego
San Diego
State

Wyoming
Wyoming
San Jose State

* No other MW sport is split into divisions — including women's soccer, the only other conference sport with 12 competing schools (with Colorado
Colorado
College as the 12th member).

BOWL GAMES

The Mountain West Conference
Mountain West Conference
has agreements with six bowls for 2014–15. In addition, the MW champion has access to the so-called "New Year's Six" bowls associated with the College Football Playoff (CFP) under either of the following conditions:

* It is one of the four highest-ranked teams overall, as determined by the CFP selection committee. In this case, it will play in one of the two bowl games that serve as CFP semifinals. * It is not a CFP semifinalist, but is the highest-ranked conference champion from the so-called "Group of Five" conferences (American , C-USA , MAC , MW, Sun Belt ), as determined by the selection committee. In this case, it will receive an "at-large" berth in one of the other four "New Year's Six" games.

In the first season of the CFP in 2014, Boise State received the "Group of Five" at-large berth, landing in and winning the Fiesta Bowl .

PICK NAME LOCATION Opposing conference Opposing pick

1 Las Vegas Bowl Las Vegas, Nevada
Nevada
Pac-12 6

2 Poinsettia Bowl San Diego, California
California
BYU (2016) –

3 Famous Idaho
Idaho
Potato Bowl Boise, Idaho
Idaho
MAC 5

4 New Mexico
New Mexico
Bowl Albuquerque, New Mexico
New Mexico
C-USA 6

5 Hawai\'i Bowl Honolulu, Hawaii
Hawaii
C-USA 3

6 New Orleans Bowl New Orleans, Louisiana Sun Belt 1

* If Hawai\'i is bowl eligible and not MW champions or selected for a CFP bowl, they will receive a berth in the Hawai\'i Bowl .

BOWL RECORDS

SCHOOL APPEARANCES W L T Win % BCS/ NY6 National championships

Fresno State 26 12 14 0 .462 0-0 0

Air Force 26 12 13 1 .481 0-0 0

Boise State 17 11 6 0 .647 3-0 2 - 1958 (NJCAA ), 1980 (NCAA Division I-AA )

Colorado
Colorado
State 16 6 10 0 .375 0-0 0

Nevada
Nevada
15 5 10 0 .333 0-0 0

San Diego
San Diego
State 15 8 7 0 .533 0-0 3 - 1966-1968 (NCAA College Division )

Wyoming
Wyoming
14 6 8 0 .429 0-0 0

New Mexico
New Mexico
13 4 8 1 .346 0-0 0

Utah
Utah
State 11 4 7 0 .364 0-0 0

San Jose State 10 7 3 0 .700 0-0 0

Hawaiʻi 11 6 5 0 .545 0-1 0

UNLV 3 2 1 0 .667 0-0 0

BOWL CHALLENGE CUP

ESPN
ESPN
created the Bowl Challenge Cup in 2002 for the conference that had the best college football bowl record among Division I Football Bowl Subdivision conferences. The conference has won it four times, more than any other conference, by finishing with bowl game records of 2-1 in 2004–05 , 4-1 in 2007–08 , 4-1 in 2009–10 , and 4-1 in 2010–11 .

MEN\'S BASKETBALL

The Mountain West and Missouri Valley Conferences hold an annual challenge series that was renewed in the 2015–16 season after a two-year hiatus. The series began in the 2009-10 season but temporarily ended when the original contract ran out after the 2012-13 season , During the first four seasons of the series, it involved all members of the MW and an equal number of the 10 MVC teams in basketball. With the MW now having 11 basketball members to the MVC's 10, the renewed series involves all MVC teams, with one MW team sitting out.

The first game was on November 13, 2009, featuring the Bradley Braves and the BYU Cougars
BYU Cougars
in Provo and it concluded on December 23 with the Wyoming
Wyoming
Cowboys visiting the Northern Iowa Panthers in Cedar Falls, Iowa . The challenge is similar to the ACC-Big Ten Challenge , which pits men's basketball teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big Ten Conference .

NCAA TOURNAMENT RECORDS

SCHOOL APPEARANCES W L Win % Wins per appearance National championships

UNLV 20 33 19 .635 1.737 1 (1990 )

Utah
Utah
State 20 6 22 .214 0.300 0

New Mexico
New Mexico
15 8 16 .333 0.545 0

Wyoming
Wyoming
14 9 19 .321 0.643 1 (1943 )

Colorado
Colorado
State 10 4 11 .267 0.375 0

San Diego
San Diego
State 10 6 10 .375 0.444 0

Nevada
Nevada
7 4 7 .364 0.571 0

Boise State 6 0 6 .000 0.000 0

Fresno State 5 2 5 .286 0.400 0

Air Force 4 0 4 .000 0.000 0

San Jose State 3 0 3 .000 0.000 0

WOMEN\'S BASKETBALL

NCAA TOURNAMENT RECORDS

SCHOOL APPEARANCES W L Win % Wins per appearance National championships

San Diego
San Diego
State 9 6 9 .400 0.571 0

UNLV 8 3 8 .273 0.375 0

New Mexico
New Mexico
8 3 8 .273 0.375 0

Fresno State 6 0 6 .000 0.000 0

Colorado
Colorado
State 5 5 5 .500 1.000 0

Boise State 2 0 2 .000 0.000 0

Wyoming
Wyoming
1 0 1 .000 0.000 0

Air Force 0 0 0 – 0.000 0

Nevada
Nevada
0 0 0 – 0.000 0

San Jose State 0 0 0 – 0.000 0

Utah
Utah
State 0 0 0 – 0.000 0

FACILITIES

SCHOOL Football stadium CAPACITY Basketball arena CAPACITY Baseball stadium CAPACITY

Air Force Falcon Stadium 46,692 Clune Arena 5,858 Falcon Baseball Field 1,000

Boise State Albertsons Stadium 36,387 Taco Bell Arena 12,480 Non-baseball school

Fresno State Bulldog Stadium 41,031 Save Mart Center 15,544 Pete Beiden Field 5,422

Colorado
Colorado
State Sonny Lubick Field at Colorado
Colorado
State Stadium 41,200 Moby Arena 8,745 Non-baseball school

Hawai\'i Aloha Stadium 50,000 Football-only member

Nevada
Nevada
Mackay Stadium 30,000 Lawlor Events Center 11,784 William Peccole Park 3,000

UNLV Sam Boyd Stadium 36,800 Thomas ">

* ^ Opening in 2017 as the replacement for Hughes Stadium (capacity 34,400). * ^ Set to be replaced in 2020 by Las Vegas Stadium (capacity 65,000). * ^ More commonly known as The Pit. * ^ Artificially reduced capacity; full capacity is 71,400.

ELEVATION

The Mountain West's slogan is "Above the rest," and over half of the member institutions, plus women's soccer-only member Colorado
Colorado
College, are at more than 4,000 feet (1,200 metres) above sea level. This impacts endurance in sports like football, soccer, and the distance races in track -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em; list-style-type: decimal;">

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Yahoo! Sports
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Nevada
to remain in WAC until 2012". ESPN. 2010-10-28. Retrieved 2013-08-09. * ^ Adelson, Andrea. " Utah
Utah
State turned down invite to MWC". ESPN. Retrieved 2013-08-09. * ^ "BYU to leave Mountain West Conference, join West Coast Conference in all sports except football". ESPN. 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2013-08-09. * ^ Archived December 1, 2010, at the Wayback Machine . * ^ "TCU Accepts Invitation To Join Big 12 Conference". TCU Athletic Department . October 10, 2011. * ^ Archived December 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine . * ^ "Mountain West, Conference USA announce football-only alliance". ESPN. 2011-10-15. Retrieved 2013-08-09. * ^ "MWC, C-USA to form new league". CNN. February 13, 2012. * ^ A B McMurphy, Brett (April 17, 2012). "Conference Mountain West merger "unlikely"". College Football Insider. CBSSports.com. Retrieved April 21, 2012. * ^ McMurphy, Brett (March 28, 2012). "New C-USA, MWC league will be completed by early June". College Football Insider. CBSSports.com. Retrieved April 10, 2012. * ^ McMurphy, Brett (December 31, 2012). "Boise State spurns Big East". ESPN. Retrieved December 31, 2012. * ^ Mountain West planning title game with \'addition\' of SDSU * ^ http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/champs_records_book/Overall.pdf * ^ "Mountain West Conference". Themwc.com. Retrieved 2013-08-09. * ^ "Broncos Drop Wrestling, Pursue Baseball" (Press release). Boise State Broncos. April 18, 2017. Retrieved April 27, 2017. * ^ Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY Sports (2013-01-22). "Mountain West splits 12 football schools into six-team divisions". Usatoday.com. Retrieved 2013-08-09. * ^ "Mountain West Conference". Themwc.com. Retrieved 2013-08-09. * ^ In 2006, "Division I-AA" was renamed "Division I Football Championship Subdivision" or "Division I FCS" for short. * ^ The "NCAA College Division" was renamed "NCAA Division II" in 1973. * ^ 2007 Bowl Challenge Cup standings * ^ Mountain West Posts Top Bowl Win Percentage Among FBS Subdivision Conferences * ^ 2009-2010 Conference Bowl Wins * ^ Adelson, Andrea. "Mountain West wins Bowl Challenge Cup". ESPN. Retrieved 2013-08-09. * ^ "Missouri Valley, MWC to start basketball series". Las Vegas Review-Journal. January 15, 2009. Retrieved January 16, 2009.

EXTERNAL LINKS

* Official website

* v * t * e

Mountain West Conference
Mountain West Conference

MOUNTAIN DIVISION

* Air Force Falcons * Boise State Broncos
Boise State Broncos

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