Mountain West Will Stick With Nine
Now it's done with expansion.
After gaining Boise State and losing Utah to the Pac-10, the Mountain West has decided to stand pat as a nine-team league for the foreseeable future.
Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson said Thursday that despite inquiries from about 10 other schools, the conference likely will remain unchanged for at least the next three to five years.
The Mountain West had been linked to teams in the Big 12 North, but Texas' decision to turn down the Pac-10 kept the conference intact.
With no other marquee schools to pursue, Mountain West officials decided to keep the current structure rather than try to reconfigure its football schedules for 10 or 12 teams.
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