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 Mountain West Conference - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mountain West Conference (or MWC), the youngest of the college athletic conferences affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I-A, officially began operations in July 1999.
The MWC sponsors championships in baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's golf, skiing, women's soccer, swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis, women's volleyball, football, softball, outdoor track and cross country.
Many of its member schools participate in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation for sports not sponsored by the Mountain West Conference (interestingly, for men's soccer, BYU fields a semi-professional team, and San Diego State competes as a member of the Pacific Ten Conference).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mountain_West_Conference   (515 words)

 Hoopville - Mountain West Conference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Mountain West Conference Tournament: No. 1 San Diego State passed a tough test against No. 4 UNLV by escaping with a 63-60 win.
Mountain West Conference Tournament: No. 1 San Diego State proved how valuable junior forward Marcus Slaughter is to the Aztecs in a 64-52 win against No. 8 Colorado State.
Mountain West Conference Tournament: No. 8 Colorado State beat No. 9 TCU 64-60 in the opening round of the Mountain West Conference Tournament, earning a Thursday date with No. 1 San Diego State.
www.hoopville.net /conferences/30.asp   (1800 words)

 ESPN.com: NCAA - TCU set to move to Mountain West conference
A news conference was set for Friday afternoon on the TCU campus for the school "to address its future conference affiliation," according to a release.
Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson is scheduled to attend.
Mountain West officials said Thompson would not be available for comment until the news conference.
espn.go.com /ncaa/news/2004/0129/1722443.html   (509 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- TCU set to join Mountain West Conference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
FORT WORTH, Texas –; TCU is set to join the Mountain West Conference, pending the school's board of trustees approving the move in its meeting Friday.
Mountain West officials confirmed Thursday than an invitation has been extended to TCU to become the conference's ninth member.
Mountain West officials said Thompson would not be available for comment until Friday's news conference.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/20040129-1420-tcu-mountainwest.html   (375 words)

 Mountain West Conference — Infoplease.com
Mountain West Conference - Mountain West Conference Conference Overall W L PF PA W L PF PA *BYU 5 2 185 98 8 4 335 251...
Mountain West Conference - Mountain West Conference Conference Overall W L PF PA W L PF PA *BYU 7 0 302 194 12 2 618 424...
Mountain West Conference - Mountain West Conference Conference Overall W L PF PA W L PF PA *Colorado State 6 1 217 150 10 2...
www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0903052.html   (270 words)

 Mountain West Conference Football
With a fifth BCS game on the horizon for 2006, it's not a stretch to say the Mountain West Conference has a legitimate shot to earn its way into one of the five lucrative post-season games.
An automatic bid will be given to any non-BCS conference champion that either finishes ranked in the top 12 or finishes ranked higher than one of the six BCS conference champions.
The Mountain West Conference boasts two teams that, with a break here or there, have a realistic chance to go undefeated.
www.docsports.com /mountain-west-conference-football.html   (1206 words)

 College Football Poll, Mountain West Conference
TCU migrated over to the Mountain West from CUSA in 2005 and claimed the conference title with an 8-0 record in league play.
The 5-7 projection for BYU seems about right though the conference media voted BYU second in the Mountain West in their preseason poll (see below), despite the fact that the Cougars return just four starters on defense from a team that was 6-6 a year ago.
The biggest surprise in the Mountain West analysis is the dreadful 1-11 prediction for Air Force.
www.collegefootballpoll.com /analysis_mwc.html   (746 words)

 Collegehoopsnet - Mountain West Conference Update
With the Mountain West Conference (MWC) sending three teams to the NCAA tournament each of the last few years and a couple more teams to the NIT, this definitely looks to be an off year for the conference.
As a whole, Mountain West teams are 0-17 this season against top 25 ranked teams.
This team won the MWC tourney two years ago and got the automatic bid to the Big Dance but hasn’t been able to build on that success since.
www.collegehoopsnet.com /MWC/050216.htm   (540 words)

 USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Cougars (7-2, 5-0 Mountain West Conference) scored three rushing touchdowns, and their defense again dazzled in a 24-3 victory at Colorado State on Saturday.
The Rams (4-5, 1-4 Mountain West Conference) held Brigham Young to its lowest point total in conference play, but the offense failed to score a touchdown for the second time in four games as BYU ran over CSU 24-3 on Saturday.
The Horned Frogs (6-2, 2-2 Mountain West Conference) did manage to escape as winners, beating UNLV 25-10 to extend their winning streak to three games and become the conference's second bowl-eligible team.
www.usatoday.com /sports/college/football/mwest/home.htm   (5816 words)

 MWC tests instant replay waters | The San Diego Union-Tribune
The Mountain West Conference yesterday proposed a move to erase any doubt.
Following the lead of the Atlantic Coast Conference earlier this week, the MWC announced it will use instant replay for the 2005 football season.
Earlier this month, the NCAA Football Rules Committee recommended that all member conferences be allowed the experimental use of instant replay in 2005.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20050217/news_1s17mwcfoot.html   (463 words)

 KTVU.com - College Basketball - College Basketball Preview - Mountain West Conference
Bringing up the rear in the Mountain West are a collection of established programs in BYU, Wyoming and Colorado State, that have in year's past, been big players in the final outcome of the standings.
NEW MEXICO: The Lobos had the greatest scoring margin in the Mountain West Conference last year, posting an average of 11.2 ppg more than opponents, but that probably won't be the case in 2005-06 with so many changes afoot in Albuquerque.
Smith, the Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year, added another 5.8 rpg as a starter last season, but to expect the sophomore forward to carry the load for this program is asking quite a lot.
www.ktvu.com /cbask/5241877/detail.html   (2719 words)

 TheMWC.com :: Championships :: The Mountain West Conference :: Official Athletic Site (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Mountain West Conference announced pairings for the 2005 Mountain West Conference Volleyball Championship which will be held Nov. 22-26 at Cox Pavilion (capacity 2,452) on the campus of UNLV.
For the sixth straight year, the Mountain West Volleyball Championship will be televised, with this year marking the second straight season that the quarterfinals, semifinals and championship matches will be made available to a national audience by College Sports Television (CSTV).
The MWC will be the only conference to have all its quarterfinals, semifinals and championship matches nationally televised.
themwc.collegesports.com.cob-web.org:8888 /champ/volley-champ-2005.html   (235 words)

 NCAA Football - CBS SportsLine.com
Bevilacqua and MWC commissioner Craig Thompson are optimistic agreements will be reached before the season starts.
In August 2004, the nine-team Mountain West Conference, which spans three time zones, signed a seven-year, $82 million deal with CSTV that began last year.
When CSTV came looking for a conference partner, "Our board just said, 'ESPN, we're very thankful and appreciative, but we don't want to play on Tuesday night in football, and we don't want to play at 10 o'clock on Monday nights,"' Thompson said.
cbs.sportsline.com /collegefootball/story/9383784/rss   (519 words)

 Around the Mountain West - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
He was named Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year after reviving the BYU program that had stagnated under former coach Steve Cleveland.
Center Trent Plaisted (13.6 points, 6.9 rebounds per game) was the conference's freshman of the year and should be one of the top players in the league this season.
Plaisted is the Mountain West's third-leading returning scorer and the league's second-leading returning rebounder.
www.usatoday.com /sports/college/mensbasketball/mountainwest/home.htm   (5640 words)

 Star-Telegram | 08/25/2005 | Mountain West Conference rivalries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Mountain West Conference might not have its version of the world's biggest cocktail party, but the league isn't short of any squabbling in the mountains.
BYU and Utah have been giving each other the evil eye for decades, Colorado State and Wyoming have been fighting for a century, and Air Force gets to meet the president if it beats Army and Navy.
The "Border War" is considered one of the nation's oldest rivalries west of the Mississippi River.
www.dfw.com /mld/dfw/sports/colleges/12471772.htm   (399 words)

 kutv.com - Mountain West Conference Football Preview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A year after Alex Smith and the Utah Utes went undefeated and became the first outsiders to finally crash the BCS party, most everyone in the Mountain West Conference knows it's a bit much to ask for a repeat.
The Mountain West and its member schools have been clamoring for years to be included in the Bowl Championship Series.
Of the conferences that don't automatically send their champion to the BCS, the Mountain West has the most potential to do so.
kutv.com /topstories/local_story_232235702.html   (914 words)

 deseretnews.com | MWC players might overcome draft snubs
One group of MWC players that may have been overlooked by the experts is the receivers.
There were 42 college receivers drafted, only four were of MWC stock — and one of the best in the league, Wyoming's Jovon Bouknight, had to go the free-agent route to get a crack at the big league.
The MWC top wide receiver picked was TCU's Cory Rodgers, taken by Green Bay, the No. 104 player taken in the fourth round.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,635204825,00.html   (647 words)

 Toyminator's Mountain West Conference Preview
It's been awhile since a new, major conference hit the college basketball scene, but when a group of schools from the bloated WAC conference got tired of traveling around the country, switching divisions every year, and losing money left and right, they bolted and formed the Mounain West Conference.
Even though the MWC doesn't have an automatic bid this season, that shouldn't be a problem with the talent returning.
Unfortunately, with an inexperienced backcourt, only one guy who can score, and not as many cupcakes in the conference, the Rams are due to fall this season.
pages.prodigy.net /toyminator/mwc99.html   (495 words)

 Scout.com: Scouting the Mountain West Conference
The Mountain West Conference formed when the16-member WAC split in half after 1998.
Eight of the nine MWC teams this year could finish in the upper division of the Big East.
Tight end John Wadkowski was named to multiple all-conference teams, so this group of receivers is the best in the league.
vanderbilt.scout.com /2/429832.html   (4206 words)

 Mountain West Conference Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The thought in the Mountain West is that it's unlikely a team will go undefeated in conference play.
Teams have gone unbeaten three times in seven seasons of the Mountain West -- BYU in 2001, Utah in 2004 and TCU last season.
Utah is also tied for first in the Mountain West with Air Force, averaging 4.6 yards per rush.
www.topix.net /content/kri/3004301512104096428237422737783268187302   (643 words)

 AXA Liberty Bowl Extends Agreement With Mountain West Conference
MEMPHIS, TN – The AXA Liberty Bowl and the Mountain West Conference have agreed to extend their partnership through the 2004 season.
The three-year agreement continues a partnership between the AXA Liberty Bowl and Mountain West Conference which began in 1999.
The MWC champion has entered the AXA Liberty Bowl ranked in the Top 25 each of the last two seasons.
www.libertybowl.org /navigation-pressreleases-pr1   (522 words)

 Season Preview: Mountain West Conference Gazette, The (Colorado Springs) - Find Articles
The Cougars led the conference with 18 interceptions, and all the starters are back.
Jamaal Brimmer led the league with 17 tackles for loss and was named the MWC's defensive player of the year.
NOTE: Number indicates the bowl's choice of team from the conference, not necessarily the team's finish in the conference.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4191/is_20030820/ai_n10023272   (754 words)

 Toyminator's Mountain West Conference Preview
With the Mountain West Conference once again receiving three NCAA Tournament bids last season, it's becoming clear that this is the second best conference out west and one of the most improved in the country.
This season look for the MWC to become even stronger on a national level as both Utah and BYU will have very strong teams that should penetrate the Top 25 sometime during the year.
As for the rest of the league, Wyoming and San Diego State have always been solid clubs, but will struggle to replace the talent that has since moved on.
pages.prodigy.net /toyminator/mwc03.html   (890 words)

 Air Force Falcons, NCAA Division I Mens Basketball, Brigham Young Cougars, Colorado State Rams - CBS SportsLine.com
Three different teams received first place votes in the official Mountain West Conference preseason poll produced by league media last week, and, you know, that seems about right.
This is the only conference preview I've done where it appears any one of three schools could win the regular season title.
He led the Falcons in points and assists, and his absence is certain to be noticeable considering he shot 54.3 percent from the field while averaging 14.9 points.
www.sportsline.com /collegebasketball/story/9772909   (1840 words)

 BYU NewsNet - Cross Country takes Mountain West Conference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The BYU men's cross country team reclaimed the Mountain West Conference champion title on Saturday in San Diego after briefly losing it for a season to the Air Force Academy.
The Cougars have now won five of the six conference championships since the inception of the conference in 1999.
Eyestone also earned the honor of MWC Men's Coach of the Year.
newsnet.byu.edu /story.cfm/53310   (314 words)

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