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The Mountain West Conference (or MWC), the youngest of the college athletic conferences affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I FBS (I-A), officially began operations in July 1999. Geographically, the MWC covers a broad expanse of the western United Statesmarker, with member institutions located in Californiamarker, Coloradomarker, Nevadamarker, New Mexicomarker, Texasmarker, Utahmarker, and Wyomingmarker. Craig Thompson has served as Commissioner of the MWC since its founding in 1999.

Charter members included Air Force, BYUmarker, Colorado Statemarker, New Mexicomarker, San Diego Statemarker, UNLVmarker, Utahmarker, and Wyomingmarker. Before forming the Mountain West Conference, seven of the eight charter members had been longtime members of the Western Athletic Conference; half were WAC charter members at its formation in 1962 - UNLV had only joined the WAC in 1996.

The WAC expanded from 10 to 16 universities in 1996, absorbing three teams from the defunct Southwest Conference (Rice, SMUmarker, and TCUmarker), adding two from the Big West (San Jose Statemarker and UNLVmarker), and Tulsamarker from the Missouri Valley. After three football seasons, most of the pre-expansion members decided the that the new WAC was oversized, and departed to form the Mountain West Conference. The MWC added a ninth team in 2005: TCUmarker, also a former WAC member, which joined after four seasons in Conference USA.

A lesser known "Mountain West Athletic Conference" existed from 1982-88, sponsoring championships for women’s sports at Big Sky Conference institutions. The Big Sky absorbed the MWAC in 1988, forming one league for both men's and women's competition.

Members

Institution Nickname Location Affiliation Enrollment Year Joined
U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons Colorado Springs, Coloradomarker Public/Federal 4,000 1999
Brigham Young Universitymarker Cougars Provo, Utahmarker Private/Christian

(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

34,100 1999
Colorado State Universitymarker Rams Fort Collins, Coloradomarker Public/State

(Colorado State University system)
26,418 1999
University of New Mexicomarker Lobos Albuquerque, New Mexicomarker Public/State 24,092 1999
San Diego State Universitymarker Aztecsmarker San Diego, Californiamarker Public/State

(California State University system)
34,500 1999
Texas Christian Universitymarker Horned Frogs Fort Worth, Texasmarker Private/Christian (Disciples of Christ) 8,749 2005
University of Nevada at Las Vegasmarker Rebels Las Vegas, Nevadamarker Public/State

(Nevada System of Higher Education)
31,000 1999
University of Utahmarker Utes Salt Lake City, Utahmarker Public/State

(Utah System of Higher Education)
26,700 1999
University of Wyomingmarker Cowboys and Cowgirls Laramie, Wyomingmarker Public/State 13,301 1999
Locations of current Mountain West Conference full member institutions.


A Hypothetical Expansion

The Boise, Idahomarker, radio station KBOI reported on Nov. 11, 2008, that the Western Athletic Conference member Boise Statemarker's president Robert Kustra had received a letter from the Mountain West Conference with an invitation to join this league. Despite the popularity of potential expansion among some fans and reporters, this report, also reported on the Boise newspaper's Web site www.IdahoStatesman.com , has been denied.

Sports

The MWC sponsors championships in baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's golf, women's soccer, swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis, women's volleyball, football, softball,indoor and outdoor track and cross country. Many of its member schools participate in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation for sports not sponsored by the Mountain West Conference. Two MWC schools have unique affiliations in men's soccer as San Diego Statemarker competes as a member of the Pacific-10 Conference, while BYU has completely abandoned the collegiate competitive structure in that sport, opting instead to field a semi-professional team in the USL Premier Development League.

Starting with the 2009-10 season, the Mountain West and Missouri Valley Conferences will hold an annual challenge series between all nine members of the MWC and nine of the ten MVC teams. The first game will be on November 13 between the Bradley Braves and the BYU Cougars in Provo and concluding on December 23 with the Wyoming Cowboys visiting the Northern Iowa Panthers in Cedar Falls, IA. The challenge is similar to the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, which pits men's basketball teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big Ten Conference.

Television network

See article MountainWest Sports Network


Conference Champions

Men's Championship Winners

Men's Basketball Baseball Cross Country Golf Swimming

& Diving
Tennis Track & Field

Indoor Track
1999-2000 BYUmarker

CSUmarker

Utahmarker
Regular Season

UNLVmarker/Utahmarker

Tournament

UNLVmarker
Regular Season

New Mexicomarker

Tournament

SDSUmarker
BYUmarker UNLVmarker BYUmarker Regular Season

SDSUmarker

Tournament

New Mexicomarker
BYUmarker BYUmarker
2000-2001 CSUmarker Regular Season

BYUmarker/Utahmarker/Wyomingmarker

Tournament

BYUmarker
Regular Season

and

Tournament

BYUmarker
BYUmarker BYUmarker BYUmarker Regular Season

SDSUmarker

Tournament

BYUmarker
BYUmarker BYUmarker
2001-2002 BYUmarker Regular Season

Wyomingmarker

Tournament

SDSUmarker
Regular Season

SDSUmarker

Tournament

BYUmarker
BYUmarker UNLVmarker BYUmarker Regular Season

and

Tournament

SDSUmarker
BYUmarker CSUmarker
2002-2003 CSUmarker Regular Season

BYUmarker/Utahmarker

Tournament

CSUmarker
Regular Season

and

Tournament

UNLVmarker
BYUmarker New Mexicomarker BYUmarker Regular Season

and

Tournament

SDSUmarker
BYUmarker BYUmarker
2003-2004 Utah Regular Season

Air Force

Tournament

Utahmarker
Regular Season

SDSUmarker

Tournament

UNLVmarker
Air Force New Mexicomarker BYUmarker Regular Season

and

Tournament

New Mexicomarker
BYUmarker BYUmarker
2004-2005 Utah Regular Season

Utahmarker

Tournament

New Mexicomarker
Regular Season

and

Tournament

UNLVmarker
BYUmarker New Mexicomarker UNLVmarker Regular Season

and

Tournament

SDSUmarker
BYUmarker BYUmarker
2005-2006 TCU Regular Season

and

Tournament

SDSUmarker
Regular Season

and

Tournament

TCUmarker
BYUmarker New Mexicomarker UNLVmarker Regular Season

SDSUmarker

Tournament

TCUmarker
BYUmarker BYUmarker
2006-2007 BYU Regular Season

BYUmarker

Tournament

UNLVmarker
Regular Season

and

Tournament

TCUmarker
BYUmarker BYUmarker UNLVmarker

BYUmarker
Regular Season

SDSUmarker

Tournament

UNLVmarker
BYUmarker BYUmarker
2007-2008 BYU Regular Season

BYUmarker

Tournament

UNLVmarker
Regular Season

and

Tournament

TCUmarker
BYUmarker CSUmarker Regular Season

BYUmarker

Tournament

UNLVmarker
Regular Season

New Mexicomarker/TCUmarker/UtahmarkerTournament

TCUmarker
BYUmarker BYUmarker
2008-2009 Utah Regular Season

BYUmarker/Utahmarker/New Mexicomarker

Tournament

Utahmarker
Regular Season

TCUmarker

Tournament

Utahmarker
BYUmarker TCUmarker Regular Season

and

Tournament

UNLVmarker
Regular Season

TCUmarker

Tournament

New Mexicomarker
BYUmarker BYUmarker
2009-2010 TCUmarker Regular Season

--

Tournament

--
Regular Season

--

Tournament

--
New Mexicomarker -- Regular Season

--

Tournament

--
Regular Season

--

Tournament

--
-- --
Source:

Women's Championship Winners

Women's Basketball Softball Soccer Volleyball Cross Country Golf Swimming & Diving Tennis Track & Field Indoor Track
1999-2000 Regular Season

and

Tournament

Utahmarker
Regular Season

and

Tournament

Utahmarker
Regular Season

SDSUmarker

Tournament

BYUmarker
Regular Season

BYUmarker

Tournament

CSUmarker
BYUmarker New Mexicomarker BYUmarker Regular Season

SDSUmarker

Tournament

UNLVmarker
BYUmarker BYUmarker
2000-2001 Regular Season

Utahmarker

Tournament

CSUmarker
Regular Season

and

Tournament

BYUmarker
Regular Season

and

Tournament

BYUmarker
Regular Season

CSUmarker

Tournament

BYUmarker
BYUmarker New Mexicomarker BYUmarker Regular Season

and

Tournament

BYUmarker
BYUmarker BYUmarker
2001-2002 Regular Season

CSUmarker

Tournament

BYUmarker
Regular Season

SDSUmarker

Tournament

Utahmarker
Regular Season

and

Tournament

BYUmarker
Regular Season

CSUmarker

Tournament

Utahmarker
BYUmarker New Mexicomarker BYUmarker Regular Season

SDSUmarker

Tournament

UNLVmarker
BYUmarker BYUmarker
2002-2003 Regular Season

Utahmarker

Tournament

New Mexicomarker
Regular Season

SDSUmarker

Tournament

CSUmarker
Regular Season

and

Tournament

BYUmarker
Regular Season

CSUmarker

Tournament

Utahmarker
BYUmarker New Mexicomarker BYUmarker Regular Season

UNLVmarker

Tournament

SDSUmarker
BYUmarker BYUmarker
2003-2004 Regular Season

Utahmarker

Tournament

New Mexicomarker
Regular Season

CSUmarker

Tournament

Utahmarker
Regular Season

Utahmarker

Tournament

BYUmarker
Regular Season

and

Tournament

CSUmarker
BYUmarker UNLVmarker BYUmarker Regular Season

New Mexicomarker

Tournament

BYUmarker
BYUmarker BYUmarker
2004-2005 Regular Season

and

Tournament

New Mexicomarker
Regular Season

and

Tournament

BYUmarker
Regular Season

UNLVmarker

Tournament

Utahmarker
Regular Season

and

Tournament

CSUmarker
BYUmarker UNLVmarker UNLVmarker Regular Season

and

Tournament

BYUmarker
BYUmarker BYUmarker
2005-2006 Regular Season

BYUmarker

Tournament

Utahmarker
Regular Season

SDSUmarker

Tournament

Utahmarker
Regular Season

Utahmarker

Tournament

UNLVmarker
Regular Season

BYUmarker

Tournament

Utahmarker
BYUmarker UNLVmarker Utahmarker Regular Season

and

Tournament

TCUmarker
BYUmarker CSUmarker
2006-2007 Regular Season

BYUmarker

Tournament

New Mexicomarker
BYUmarker Regular Season

Utahmarker

Tournament

UNLVmarker
Regular Season

Utahmarker

Tournament

CSU
BYUmarker TCUmarker Regular Season

Utahmarker

Tournament

BYUmarker
Regular Season

BYUmarker and TCUmarker

Tournament

BYUmarker
BYUmarker BYUmarker
2007-2008 Regular Season

Utahmarker

Tournament

New Mexicomarker
SDSUmarker Regular Season

UNLVmarker

Tournament

BYUmarker
Regular Season

CSUmarker

Tournament

UNLVmarker
CSUmarker New Mexicomarker Regular Season

and

Tournament

BYUmarker
Regular Season

TCUmarker

Tournament

UNLVmarker
CSUmarker TCUmarker
2008-2009 Regular Season

Utahmarker/SDSUmarker

Tournament

Utahmarker
BYUmarker Regular Season

and

Tournament

BYUmarker
Regular Season

Utahmarker

Tournament

--
New Mexicomarker New Mexicomarker Regular Season

and

Tournament

BYUmarker
Regular Season

UNLVmarker

Tournament

TCUmarker
BYUmarker BYUmarker
2009-2010 Regular Season

--

Tournament

--
Regular Season

--

Tournament

--
Regular Season

BYUmarker

Tournament

SDSUmarker
Regular Season

--

Tournament

--
New Mexicomarker Regular Season

--

Tournament

--
Regular Season

--

Tournament

--
Regular Season

--

Tournament

--
-- --
Source:

Football Rivalries

Conference

Schools First

Meeting
Game Trophy Winner

(Last Meeting)
All-time Record
Utah BYU 1896 The Holy War Beehive Boot BYU Utah leads 53–34–4
Colorado State Wyoming 1899 Border War Bronze Boot Colorado State Colorado State leads 55-40-5
Air Force Academy Colorado State 1980 Ram-Falcon Trophy Air Force Air Force leads 27-19-1
Since TCU joined the conference in 2005, BYU and TCU have begun to develop a heated rivalry. For at least the 2008 and 2009 football seasons, the TCU team placed a BYU helmet atop its tackling dummy.

Bowl games

The Mountain West Conference will have agreements with the following bowls for 2010-13:The MWC champion will receive an automatic berth in one of the five BCS bowl games if:
  • ranked in the top 12 of the BCS Standings. (Utah qualified under this criterion in 2008)
  • Or if ranked in the top 16 of the BCS Standings and its ranking is higher than that of a champion of a conference that has an annual automatic berth in one of the BCS bowls.




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Non-Conference

Schools First

Meeting
Game Trophy Reigning Champion

(Last Meeting)
Next

Meeting
Air Force / Army / Navy
1972 Commander-in-Chief's Trophy Navy (2008) 2009
Utah Utah State 1892 Battle of the Brothers Beehive Boot Utah (2009) 2012
Colorado State Colorado 1893 Rocky Mountain Showdown Centennial Cup Colorado State (2009) 2010
New Mexico New Mexico State 1894 Battle of Interstate 25 Rio Grande Rivalry New Mexico State (2009) 2009
New Mexico Arizona 1908 The Kit Carson Rifle New Mexico (2008)
TCU SMU 1915 Battle for the Iron Skillet The Iron Skillet TCU (2009) 2010
New Mexico UTEP 1919 Rio Grande Championship UTEP (2007) 2010
BYU Hawaii 1930 BYU (2002) 2012
BYU Utah State 1922 Battle for the old Wagon Wheel The Wagon Wheel BYU (2009) 2010
San Diego State San Jose State 1935 San Jose State (2008)
Nevada-Las Vegas Nevada-Reno 1969 Battle for Nevada The Fremont Cannon Nevada (2008) 2009


Postseason Records

Football Bowl Games
School W L T Winning

Percentage
BCS National Championships
Utah 11 3 0 .786 2-0 0
TCU 11 13 1 .438 0-0 2 (1935, 1938)
BYU 9 16 1 .365 0-0 1 (1984)
Air Force 8 9 1 .472 0-0 0
Wyoming 5 6 0 .455 0-0 0
Colorado State 4 8 0 .333 0-0 0
UNLV 3 0 0 1.000 0-0 0
San Diego State 3 4 0 .429 0-0 0
New Mexico 3 7 1 .318 0-0 0


Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament
School Appearances W L Wins Per

Appearance
National Championships
Utah 28 35 29 1.346 1 (1944)
UNLV 16 33 15 2.133 1 (1990)
BYU 22 11 25 .440 0
Wyoming 14 9 19 .643 1 (1943)
New Mexico 11 6 12 .545 0
TCU 7 5 7 .714 0
Colorado State 8 3 9 .375 0
San Diego State 5 0 5 .000 0
Air Force 4 0 4 .000 0


Conference Facilities

School Football Stadium Capacity Basketball Arenas Capacity Baseball Stadium Capacity
Air Force Falcon Stadiummarker 46,692 Clune Arenamarker 5,939 Falcon Baseball Field 1,000
BYUmarker LaVell Edwards Stadiummarker 64,045 Marriott Centermarker 22,700 Larry H.marker Miller Fieldmarker 2,710
Colorado Statemarker Hughes Stadiummarker 34,000 Moby Arenamarker 8,745 No baseball team
New Mexicomarker University Stadiummarker 40,094 University Arenamarker (The Pit) 18,018 Isotopes Parkmarker 12,215
San Diego Statemarker Qualcomm Stadiummarker 71,400 Viejas Arenamarker 12,414 Tony Gwynn Stadiummarker 3,000
TCUmarker Amon G.marker Carter Stadiummarker 44,358 Daniel-Meyer Coliseummarker 7,200 Lupton Stadiummarker 3,500
UNLVmarker Sam Boyd Stadiummarker 36,800 Thomas & Mack Centermarker (men)

Cox Pavilionmarker (women)
18,776

2,472
Earl Wilson Stadiummarker 3,000
Utahmarker Rice-Eccles Stadiummarker 45,017 Jon M.marker Huntsman Centermarker 15,000 Spring Mobile Ballparkmarker 15,500
Wyomingmarker War Memorial Stadiummarker 30,514 Arena-Auditoriummarker 15,028 No baseball team


Elevation

The Mountain West's slogan is "Above the rest," and most member institutions are at more than 4,000 feet above sea level. This impacts endurance in sports like football, soccer, and the distance races in track & field and swimming meets, and aerodynamics in baseball, softball, golf, and the discus and javelin throws. The Mountain West's institutions have the highest average elevation in NCAA Division I sports.

  School   Elevation   Notes Conference (Top 5 in elevation) Average campus elevation
Wyoming 7,220 ft. Highest altitude school in Division I Mountain West 4,060 feet
Air Force Academy 7,050 ft. Falcon Stadium is at 6,600 ft. Big Sky 3,503 feet
Colorado State 5,200 ft. WAC 2,160 feet
New Mexico 5,100 ft. Big 12 1,390 feet
BYU 4,660 ft. The Summit 1,240 feet
Utah 4,660 ft.
UNLV 2,024 ft. Sam Boyd Stadium is at 1,600 ft.
TCU 635 ft.
SDSU 441 ft. Qualcomm Stadium is at 100 ft.
Conference average 4,060 ft.


See also



References

  1. Mountain West Conference Championships


External links




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