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Published: Friday, May 4 2012 9:00 a.m. MDT

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South Jordan, UT

Thats great best of luck

Herriman, UT

From a BYU fan, congrats. Utah State deserved better than the leftover WAC they were stuck with. The MWC is not what it used to be, but will be a nice home for the Aggies. This will help their program a lot.


I wonder if USU will splash the MWC logo all around Logan and on everything they sell a la my Utes. I love the Utes, but it's time to get over the Pac 12 logo on everything.

I love that USU is making this move and am excited to welcome old foes and rivals back into the state. Cowboy Joe, New Mexico, and AFA were sorely missed last year.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Good for USU, it's about time!

With the WAC's sad state what will this mean for BYU's ability to schedule late season games? Will MWC beat up BYU for leaving and restrict its teams from playing BYU? Or at least make scheduling late season games vs BYU very very difficult?

Eagle Mountain, UT

When USU got into the WAC, I felt like they finally had a solid position in the Athletics world. I now have the same type of feelings. Hopefully this will be the boost they need to get their football program, and all other sports on solid ground for a long time.

Ben H
Clearfield, UT

The MWC is today what the WAC was 10 years ago. This should not be spun as a step up, but a move from a dying mid-major conference to a stable mid-major conference and that USU is luckier than Idaho. But they could very well be on the same sinking lifeboat as the Vandals.

Magna Ute Fan
Magna, UT

Great news for the Aggies and Football in Utah. I am excited to see aggies be competitive in a good football conference.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

This makes perfect sense. They should have done it when they were first invited a couple of years ago.

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

Great news for USU. The Aggies could not have continued their progression in the sinking WAC. USU will be a major competitor in the MWC in both football and basketball next year.

Go Big Blue!!!

Washington, UT

Somehow I'm not so sure USU should get all that excited. I wouldn't bet a wooden nickel that the MWC will survive either, and USU probably had a better TV deal with the WAC than they will get with the MWC. But, in theory, it's a step up. USU is in a tough spot, they have a very small TV market, they are out of the way, they are in a cold climate, and they will likely never be able to compete in recruiting with the teams they compete against.

PAC 12 loves U
Sandy, Utah

Congrats Aggies! Well deserved and best of luck!

Madison, AL

The wandering in the wilderness for 50 years is over, congratulations to Utah State for many years of great athletic success.

Cache county, USA

Yea baby

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Congrats to our brothers in Logan...great move! And good timing on that too...you'll find life in the MWC much more palatable now that Boise St. and BYU are out of it.

South Jordan, UT

The best part of being a part of the MWC is that Air Force gets to visit Logan. They always bring cool jets (with a flyover), the falcon, the cadets march on your campus. The worst part about it is that you have to go to Laramie.

I honestly hope the MWC can elevate itself as a conference. The fans need to show up more than in the past including last year. That small stadium should be packed week in and week out with Aggie fans. I just bought my tickets for the Utah game in Logan. Very few tickets left for that game.

Salt Lake City, UT

The article said the Aggies are joining the MWC only in football. It didn't say where USU's non-football sports will go. Anyone know?


This is obviously a good move for USU, as they get out of the dying WAC, and into a more stable conference. Sadly, it's mostly the conference they left (at least before conference realignment started), but this is a major, major step up in basketball. That is, UNM and UNLV bring nothing to football, but a whole lot to basketball, something that should be very good for the Aggies. Sure, the Spectrum is tough, but I can't wait for USU fans to see what the Thomas & Mack and the Pit are like.

Coach Biff
Lehi, UT

Just my opinion, but I think USU is better than this conference. Coach Anderson has a great thing going there. Best of luck, Aggies!

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Good move, Mountain West Conference! Great news for the Aggies (And best wishes from a Ute fan!) I felt it an honor to play Air Force in anything! And now a renewal of traditional opponents! And a major step up for the basketball program. National attention to games with SDSU, New Mexico, and UNLV.

Lehi, UT

@Stenar. The Aggies are full members in all sports except gymnastic. Hawaii is the football only school.
Congrats to the Aggies and Coach Andersen. It will be exciting to see what this does for recruiting. Knowing what conference you're playing in should make an impact right away.

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