ESPN: Good and bad in Utah State's move to MWC

Published: Thursday, July 5 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Utah State head coach Stew Morrill. (Associated Press) Utah State head coach Stew Morrill. (Associated Press)

In 2013 Utah State will leave the Western Athletic Conference and join the Mountain West Conference. Eamonn Brennan at ESPN.com takes a look at what will be good and bad for the Aggies in the MWC.

But what about Utah State? Arguably the most underrated mid-major program west of the Mississippi, Stew Morrillís Aggies have toiled in relative obscurity for much of the past decade, routinely fielding top teams (beloved by efficiency geeks everywhere) that have just as routinely been held back by affiliation with the WAC. Utah State has never been able to convince top programs to come to Logan for true road games, so it has often ended its seasons with lots of wins and little respect from the NCAA tournament selection committee.

Thatís about to change.

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