Utah State, Florida International Could Join New Mountain West-Conference USA League

The Mountain West and Conference USA announced each league would dissolve and form a new conference for the 2013-2014 school year earlier today, with a 15-team all-sports conference expanding to include Hawaii during the football season. We also heard news that the league could expand to 18-24 teams, and now we have a few rumors regarding those schools.

UTEP President Diana Natalicio shed light on which school will be considered earlier today.

Natalicio said the additional schools to comprise the 18-24-team conference have not been discussed but she said that Utah State (currently in the WAC) and Florida International (Sun Belt) have been discussed. UTEP Athletic Director also said that NMSU (WAC) is also on their list of possible candidates.

Related: Mountain West, C-USA To Dissolve, Form One League In 2013

UTEP football coach Mike Price is also happy about the move:

"We're right in the middle geographically, wall to wall, around the United States. It'll really help our name recognition and hopefully attract more students," Price said.

Head to SB Nation College Football for more in-depth coverage of the 2012 NCAA college football season.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.