Back in October, Conference USA and the Mountain West Conference announced that the two leagues would merge for a football-only partner. Nearly two months later, it now appears that the two conferences will attempt merge in all sports, reports Chris V. Lopez of the El Paso Times. According to Lopez, UTEP Miners athletic director Bob Stull remarked on Thursday that negotiations were moving forward and that the new entity that emerges could house all sports.
However, it appears that this is far from certain as Lopez followed up with a tweet that let everyone know that it is being "discussed" as part of the negotiations. There is still no news on how many teams will be part of this super conference or how the division will be aligned. And there's always that pesky Big East expansion issue lurking in the background that could grab Boise State, Houston, Central Florida, possibly Air Force and other.
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