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Conference Realignment: Air Force To Stay In Mountain West As Football-Only Member, According To A Report

On Monday, the Big East is expected to extend an invite to the Air Force Falcons and others, but Air Force may not except that offer due to a recent report that is saying that they will remain a football-only member in the Mountain West.

This is being reported by SportsbyBroooks:


It is not known that if the Mountain West and Conference USA merger had anything to do with keeping Air Force in the Mountain West. Air Force had been hesitant to join the Big East without the Army Black Knights, because the Big East has said they wanted a nine-game conference schedule. Without Army in the Big East it would allow Air Force only two non-conference games since they would not stop play Army.

Also, if Air Force does stay in the Mountain West for football-only then they would need a place for their other sports and the Missouri Valley Conference has been mentioned. Plus, if Air Force stays that could possibly convince the Boise St. Broncos to stay, who is also on the fence about joining the Big East.

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