Latest Mountain West Conference football News

With eye on SEC, Oklahoma, Texas move toward leaving Big 12

Jul. 26, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

Oklahoma and Texas took the first formal step Monday toward moving to the Southeastern Conference and leaving the Big 12 behind. The only schools to win college football national championships during the Big 12's 27-year history notified the conference they would not be...

Mountain West coaches look forward to time with players

Jul. 21, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada coach Jay Norvell remembers being overcome by heartbreak last season on senior night, when each honored player was introduced with nobody but teammates, opponents and game officials to hear their names. “I think (that was) one of the most...

Aztec Stadium topped-out less than 14 months before 1st game

Jul. 14, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — With the rubble of Qualcomm Stadium piled high about 150 yards away, the construction of San Diego State's new football stadium reached a major milestone on Wednesday. Construction crews performed a traditional topping-out ceremony at Aztec Stadium by...

Jimmy Kimmel to be title sponsor of inaugural LA Bowl

Jun. 17, 2021 02:47 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The LA Bowl has found a big name to be its very first title sponsor: ABC talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. The inaugural edition of the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl will be played Dec. 18 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, the host announced on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”...

College Football Playoff considering expansion to 12 teams

Jun. 10, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

There was a time not so long ago, 2012 to be exact, when the big news in college football was conference commissioners simply using the word playoff when talking about the future of the sports' postseason format. Less than 10 years later, and eight years into College...

Reggie Bush among 1st-timers up for College Hall of Fame

Jun. 02, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

Former Southern California star Reggie Bush, who had his Heisman Trophy victory in 2005 vacated for committing NCAA violations, is among the players making their first appearance on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot this year. The National Football Foundation...

Wyoming plans return to full capacity for football season

May. 26, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming has announced plans to return to full capacity for home football games inside War Memorial Stadium in Laramie this fall. University of Wyoming Athletic Director Tom Burman told the Casper Star-Tribune that fans, including...

Pac-12 picks MGM executive Kliavkoff as next commissioner

May. 13, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

The Pac-12 hired George Kliavkoff to be the conference's next commissioner Thursday, replacing Larry Scott with another college sports outsider and charging him with rebuilding the football brand. Kliavkoff has been the president of sports and entertainment for MGM...