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    ESPN: BYU to leave Mountain West


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    Re: ESPN: BYU to leave Mountain West

    dumb move on their part.



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    Re: ESPN: BYU to leave Mountain West

    The WCC is the surprise to me. I suppose the WAC's viability is no longer stable.


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    Re: ESPN: BYU to leave Mountain West

    WCC is a Feisty little basketball conference; that's for sure!!



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    Re: ESPN: BYU to leave Mountain West

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    The WCC is the surprise to me. I suppose the WAC's viability is no longer stable.
    All of the current WCC schools have faith-based/religious ties. Maybe BYU's looking at that.

    Gonzaga - Jesuit, Catholic
    Loyola Marymount - "Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions"
    Pepperdine - Christian
    Portland - Catholic
    Saint Mary's - "in service to the ideals of Saint John Baptist De La Salle"
    San Diego - Catholic
    San Francisco - Jesuit
    Santa Clara - Jesuit, Catholic


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    Re: ESPN: BYU to leave Mountain West

    Boise State has to be a bit unhappy.



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    Re: ESPN: BYU to leave Mountain West

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Boise State has to be a bit unhappy.
    Could see them going Independent in a similar way too.



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    Re: ESPN: BYU to leave Mountain West

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    I believe several of the current WCC schools have faith-based/religious ties. BYU would fit right in.
    Oh, I agree it makes sense. I just hadn't heard much talk of it. As recently as a couple days ago, there were reports out that BYU was likely to stay in the MWC, and prior to that it was the WAC. The WCC seems to be a smart move, but I didn't realize it was being considered.


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    Re: ESPN: BYU to leave Mountain West

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Boise State has to be a bit unhappy.
    They're still in a better position than they were before. The WAC is going to struggle to stay alive where the MWC will remain intact. This will definitely end any BCS possibility for the MWC (if any existed once Utah left), but they are still at a higher level than most of the other non-BCS conferences.



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    Re: ESPN: BYU to leave Mountain West

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    Oh, I agree it makes sense. I just hadn't heard much talk of it. As recently as a couple days ago, there were reports out that BYU was likely to stay in the MWC, and prior to that it was the WAC. The WCC seems to be a smart move, but I didn't realize it was being considered.
    This was kind of buried in an ESPN.com story on Aug. 19:

    WCC commissioner Jamie Zaninovich told ESPN.com early Wednesday that the league would be interested in pursuing BYU for all sports except football. Zaninovich said BYU would fit well with the other church-based institutions in the eight-team league. Zaninovich told ESPN.com that he reached out to BYU but had not heard back.



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    Re: ESPN: BYU to leave Mountain West

    wow, I guess the Mountain West and the WAC would be reuniting again.



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    Re: ESPN: BYU to leave Mountain West

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Boise State has to be a bit unhappy.
    I hate Boise State but I actually kind of feel bad for them regarding the MWC changes. They grew some balls and joined a halfway respectable conference...only to have Utah and BYU split.


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    Re: ESPN: BYU to leave Mountain West

    It's a definite risk for BYU to go it alone. They're not going to have it as easy as Notre Dame does filling their schedule with quality opponents and they won't get the same sweet deals ND does from BCS or the whole bowl network in general.


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    Re: ESPN: BYU to leave Mountain West

    Talk about a couple of bad months for the non-AQ schools. Utah, BYU, TCU, and Boise State were on the verge of finally taking down the BCS and then boom. All that work gone.



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    Re: ESPN: BYU to leave Mountain West

    Quote Originally Posted by CyForPresident View Post
    Talk about a couple of bad months for the non-AQ schools. Utah, BYU, TCU, and Boise State were on the verge of finally taking down the BCS and then boom. All that work gone.
    The MWC with Boise State, TCU, BYU and Utah and teams like Air Force, Wyoming and UNLV sprinkled in would have been a fun conference to watch. Definitely deserving of AQ status.

    What could have been


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