Latest Mountain West Conference football News

Wisconsin hires Mark D'Onofrio as inside linebackers coach

Jun. 10, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has hired Mark D’Onofrio as inside linebackers coach to fill a spot that opened when Bill Sheridan resigned amid an NCAA investigation into potential rule violations at Air Force. D’Onofrio hasn’t coached since 2018 but is a former defensive...

Mountain West to eliminate 2-division format in football

May. 20, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Mountain West Conference will eliminate its two-division format in football for the 2023 season. The conference announced Friday that the two teams with the highest winning percentage will compete in the league championship game. The decision came...

Sheridan resigns as Wisconsin's inside linebackers coach

May. 13, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Bill Sheridan has resigned as Wisconsin’s inside linebackers coach while the NCAA investigates him for potential rules violations during his tenure as Air Force’s defensive line coach. Wisconsin hired Sheridan on Feb. 22 after he had spent two years at Air...

Coroner: ‘fentanyl toxicity’ caused California officer death

May. 01, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The death last month of a 24-year-old California police officer was caused by “fentanyl toxicity,” coroner's officials said. De'Jon Packer, a rookie with the San Jose Police Department, was found unresponsive March 13 during a welfare check at his...

USC adds San Jose State game, drops BYU from 2023 schedule

Apr. 28, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California has added a matchup with San Jose State to its football schedule for 2023. USC added the Spartans in place of a previously scheduled matchup with BYU, the school announced Thursday. USC will host San Jose State at the Coliseum...

San Diego State players get first look at Snapdragon Stadium

Apr. 06, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — After playing home games in a Los Angeles suburb the last two seasons, San Diego State’s football players loaded into buses Wednesday afternoon for the 10-minute drive to their new stadium. They liked what they saw of 35,000-seat Snapdragon Stadium so much that...