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Published: Thursday, Jan. 10 2013 8:30 a.m. MST

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Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

A couple of comments, first the PAC 10 was ranked #3 per RPI, Sagarin, and ESPN: 1) SEC, 2) Big 12, 3) PAC 12, 4) Big 10. If that's not a strong conference; I don't know what is. Secondly, Thanks AZguy and CBPapa. It's nice to have civil dialogue for a change. It seems like so many on these threads are here to pick a fight, be critical of others, or blast there rival out of spite. Lighten up folks and enjoy this forum.

Have a good afternoon everyone!

Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

AZ Guy, you need to understand that Ernest is not a BYU fan. He's a cousin to Chrissy via Vernal heritage.

"Boise State adds value," USU Director of Athletics Scott Barnes said, according to the Herald Journal. "We’re in a position of strength and we’ve just added another school that brings more value to what we’re doing and it’s a great fit for Utah State in terms of geography."

“We’re thrilled," Barnes said. "It obviously adds value to an already strong conference and takes us a step closer, I believe, to being the best non-BCS conference in America.”

Not even in the conference yet and Barnes is talking like he's the spokesperson for it. Someone needs to tell Barnes that the MWC has always been the best non-BCS conference in America. Putting such quotes in this article was not a smart journalistic move. Somebody's editor needs to keep a closer watch on things here.

By-the-way Chris, since you are not a member of any team, you will never know what it is like to be one of the big boys.

No Conference Will Take Us
SEATTLE, WA

It's a sad day in Cougar land when the conference we helped create will not even take us back.
We did not even end the season in the Top 25. We are better off with Idaho & New Mexico State. At least we can pretend to be in a conference with them as independents.

ogmson
Mapleton, Utah

Sure do hope the Bronco's and administration get that revenue deal inked before inking the Contract to stay in the MWC.

Since Craig Thompson is a liar, as evidenced by his refusal to keep his TV Rights/Revenue promises to BYU, BSU needs to stay on top of the contract paperwork or walk away.

If BSU signs the deal to rejoin first, Thompson will NOT sign the Bronco Stadium Revenue contract, and BSU will be looking for another Conference in a couple of years.

cowboy51
Laporte, CO

This article is about Utah state, not the others.

SameJersey
Kaysville, UT

The Mountain West Conference?

In football, the MWC ended with 3 ranked teams this year (USU, BSU, and SJSU). Also note that BYU was close to being ranked after their last win over SDSU and SDSU and Fresno was also "almost ranked."

In contrast, the PAC also had three wop 25 teams, with Stanford and Oregon in the top 10.

In basketball, the MWC is already better than 3 of the five "power conferences." This, of course, is BEFORE the addition of the currently one loss USU Aggies.

In short: The MWC is a new powerconference...both in football and basketball. I give it until the end of the summer before it is announced that the MWC has AQ bid status to the new BCS playoff.

In short, BYU would be beyond foolish to fail to rejoin at this time.

SameJersey
Kaysville, UT

@Chris B

Actually, Chris, the new MWC had just as many football teams as the PAC this year in the top 25. Also, don't even get me started on BB. Comparing the second or third best conference in BB in the nation to the dismally disappointing PAC teams is laughable.

The MWC is becoming a new powerconference in its own right -- you can beat the money will follow.

Best.

TallNSkinny43
Germantown, MD

For those who say that "this year" the MWC had three ranked teams. I'm happy that USU is going to the MWC, next year will be incredible, but "this year" the MWC had 1 top 25 and the WAC was the best non-AQ conference.

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