San Jose State, Utah State to join Mountain West
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) San Jose State and Utah State are joining the Mountain West.
The schools will become full-time members beginning July 1, 2013, the conference announced Friday.
The additions will give the Mountain West nine schools and 10 football-playing members. Currently, the league consists of Air Force, Colorado State, New Mexico, UNLV and Wyoming, with the Fresno State and Nevada coming aboard in July, and Hawaii becoming a football-only member on the same date.
In the future, the Mountain West will be looking into an association with Conference USA. The two leagues are coordinating new membership decisions and trying to determine some type of alliance.
Updated May 4, 2012