BYU officials are expected to announce their decision to leave the Mountain West Conference in the fall of 2011 at a news conference Thursday, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
BYU had been a part of the WAC for more than 40 years before it bolted to the Mountain West as a charter member in 1999, along with Utah and six other schools. BYU is reportedly leaving the Mountain West because of relatively paltry television revenues, which are bound to shrink even more when Utah leaves next year.
The Mountain West will add Boise State next year. BYU, meanwhile, would join Army, Navy and Notre Dame as the only independents in the Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A).