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Seems like old times: Boise State, Fresno State top MW teams

Boise State and Fresno State are the preseason Mountain West favorites. It’s no surprise considering the two teams met in the league’s title game last season. Utah State quarterback Jordan …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019

WCC making a case for best conference in the West ahead of Mountain West, Pac-12

Week 1 reinforced the chatter about the WCC being much improved. It certainly didn’t diminish the possibility that the WCC might be the West’s best conference.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018

Gonzaga women dial up defensive pressure in win at UNLV

Gonzaga, which improved to 18-26 against current Mountain West teams, earned a 37-36 advantage on the glass, and outscored the Rebels in the paint, 36-22. The Zags have now outscored …

Fresno State jumps on Idaho early, often in season-opening 79-13 rout

The Vandals got in trouble early. They suffered a disastrous first half, largely of their own making. They had two of Cade Coffey’s field-goal attempts blocked and returned for touchdowns …

Mountain West preview: Boise State leads way as conference begins season No. 20

Boise State hopes to make this a memorable 20th season for the Mountain West. The Broncos have the leadership and experience to contend for a big-time bowl game. Still, Broncos …

UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018

Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth says Zags staying in WCC

Gonzaga is staying put in the West Coast Conference, athletic director Mike Roth said.

UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018

John Blanchette: In the end, a change of scenery just wasn’t enough for Gonzaga

In the shortest romance since Taylor Swift and, well, anybody, Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth made official Monday the ceasefire of flirtations between the Bulldogs and the MWC. That means …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018

Gonzaga, Mountain West Conference discuss possibility of expansion

Gonzaga’s name has surfaced again regarding conference affiliation, and this time it’s with a league closer to home. Gonzaga has had discussions with the Mountain West Conference, athletic director Mike …

Top 25 football: Goal-line stand lifts Air Force to win over No. 20 Boise State

Jeremy McNichols, one of the nation’s leading rushers, was stuffed, stymied and stood up on three cracks from inside the 5-yard line. A quarterback sneak didn’t work, either.

No. 15 Boise State holds off rallying Colorado State

Jeremy McNichols rushed for 217 yards and two touchdowns and No. 15 Boise State withstood Colorado State’s late rally for a 28-23 victory on Saturday night.

UW’s Petersen backs off ESPN vote

SEATTLE – Hurt feelings surfaced in Boise this week after Washington coach Chris Petersen voted “yes” in an ESPN poll asking Pac-12 coaches whether they’d be in favor of scheduling …

Big East suit seeks $5 million from TCU

The Big East sued TCU for failing to pay the conference $5 million after the school reneged on an agreement to become a member and chose to join the Big …

Idaho evaluating options after WAC defections

MOSCOW, Idaho – Two summers ago, after Boise State announced its departure from the Western Athletic Conference, Idaho athletic director Rob Spear emphasized the resiliency of the conference. Through all …

Boise State moves to 11-1, but likely still a BCS outlier

BOISE – Boise State safety Cedric Febis hesitated just for a moment when he was asked if Boise State is good enough to deserve a spot in the BCS. Broncos …

Hawaii football close to joining Mountain West

The University of Hawaii is close to joining the Mountain West conference for football, raising the prospect of leaving the depleted WAC after 32 years.

WAC picks up pieces after two departures

MOSCOW, Idaho – Before Fresno State and Nevada rocked the Western Athletic Conference by departing for the Mountain West, Idaho athletic director Rob Spear suspected something momentous was in the …

Fresno State, Nevada leaving WAC

SALT LAKE CITY – Fresno State and Nevada are leaving the Western Athletic Conference for the Mountain West. The schools ended a wild Wednesday by announcing they are accepting invitations …

No Pac-10 contact with Utah, so far

Mountain West Conference commissioner Craig Thompson says he was told Monday by Utah’s athletic director that the university had not been contacted by the Pac-10.

Boise State joins Mountain West

Boise State has decided to join the Mountain West Conference, leaving the Western Athletic Conference and fellow state school Idaho.