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Conference Realignment: New Look Conference USA, Mountain West League Will Take Shape By June

A new league consisting of members of the Mountain West and Conference USA remains a self-described "white canvas" by Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson, but today C-USA commissioner Britton Banowsky confirmed the league will be completed by early June. While much about the new league remains up in the air, Conference USA Banowsky gave the date and more vague details about what to expect today.

From CBS Sports:

Banowsky said the 16 institutions – East Carolina, Marshall, Rice, Southern Mississippi, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB and Texas-El Paso from C-USA and Air Force, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, UNLV and Wyoming from the MWC – have "decided to work together to form a new association.

"They've entered into binding agreements to that affect. They've received govern approval in some cases from their various regents and trustees," Banowsky said. "A lot of details to be worked out, obviously, including structure, management, a name of a new association, television, media rights."

Banowsky also added the league may grow to 24 teams with two independent divisions.

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