The Utah State Aggies and San Jose St. Spartans are set to join the Mountain West beginning in the fall of 2013 and press conferences have been set for Friday to announce the additions:
Aggie fans: Confirmation.....Mountain West stuff signed and sealed, official....Press Conference Friday morning— Tony Jones (@TonyAggieville) May 2, 2012
SOURCE: San Jose State signs paperwork to join Mountain West Conf. Presser on Friday @ SJSU. #MWC #NCAA— Raj Mathai (@rajmathai) May 2, 2012
This move puts the Mountain West at 10 football playing members and nine basketball playing members. On the football side this makes the league more stable and the move also adds more markets to the league by getting some of the Utah market back in the fold, and possibly the Bay Area if San Jose State can become a winner.
However these additions really help with basketball since the Mountain West was looking at having only seven teams for the 2013-14 season and now they get nine teams and a quality hoops program in Utah State who has won 20-plus games in 12 out of the last 14 seasons.
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