The Reno Gazette-Journal is citing multiple sources claiming Nevada will join the Mountain West for the 2011 season, leaving BYU with an extremely bare toy cupboard in the now-beleagured WAC:
Nevada will join in-state rival UNLV and current WAC foe Boise State in the MWC, which also invited Fresno State to join the conference in 2011.
Brigham Young University's decision to consider being an independent in football and a member of the Western Athletic Conference in all other sports seems to have spurred all the movement.
Say this for mid-major expansion: It's proving a lot more straightforward and headache-free than all that nonsense earlier this summer with the BCS outfits. Nevada school officials have scheduled a press conference for later this evening.