COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (HawaiiNewsNow) – The Mountain West Conference and San Diego State today jointly announced,
effective immediately, San Diego State will remain a member of the Mountain
West in all sports.
"San Diego State University is pleased to be
continuing as a full member of the Mountain West Conference," said SDSU
President Dr. Elliot Hirshman. "We are excited about the opportunities
our partnership provides for the development of the Conference and San Diego
State University's athletic programs."
"As a charter member
of the Mountain West, San Diego State has decades of history and tremendous
competitive rivalries with our member institutions," said Commissioner Craig
Thompson. "With today's announcement, SDSU's membership continues
uninterrupted and helps the Mountain West maintain a solid foundation going
forward. The Aztecs remain a perfect fit geographically and provide the
Conference with a highly-competitive athletics program that includes a Top 25
men's basketball team, a 2012 MW tri-champion in football and several other
league championship programs."
of the media are invited to participate in a teleconference with Commissioner
Craig Thompson this afternoon at 3:15 p.m. PT/4:15 p.m. MT to discuss today's
announcement. This will be Commissioner Thompson's only availability on the
subject today. To access the teleconference, please dial 1-800-705-8289 and
state that you are calling for the Mountain West Teleconference.
With the addition of
San Jose State University and Utah State University on July 1, 2013, the
Mountain West will currently be comprised of 11 all-sport members and 12
football-playing institutions. The Mountain West membership also includes: the
United States Air Force Academy, Boise State University, Colorado State
University, Fresno State, University of Hawai‘i (football only), University of
Nevada, University of New Mexico, San Diego State University, UNLV and
University of Wyoming.
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