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Mountain West, Conference USA Schedule Press Conference; Announcement About Football Merger Expected

While it appears the Air Force Falcons and the Boise St. Broncos are close to joining the Big East, the Mountain West Conference and Conference USA have scheduled a join press conference for Friday at 4:30 p.m. MT to announce a football-only merger. It appears each conference would stay separate but hold a championship game between the winner of each, reports ESPN's Joe Schad.

This football-only merger has been discussed over the last several months and gone through its cycles of life and death. But now it appears all but set to happen.

The Mountain West is losing Air Force and Boise State, while Conference USA is expected to lose Central Florida, Houston and SMU. All those team will now encompass a truly Big East (or just a misnomer). 

With this announcement, one would hope that all the major conference realignment moves are finished.

For more on the Mountain West and possible realignment, visit Mountain West Connection.