Utah State, San Jose State Could Join Mountain West Conference Within 24 Hours

The Mountain West Conference may not be done expanding. The conference is reportedly looking to add Utah State and San Jose State to form a 12-team football league. According to Utah State beat writer Tony Jones, this latest expansion move could be made within the next 24 to 48 hours. 

The MWC is currently holding its annual directors' meetings in Las Vegas, and a final decision is expected to be made when Comcast informs the league how much a 12-team league would be valued. One way or the other, that number will swat the Mountain West to either stay put at 10 teams or go to 12, which would include a conference title game.

Puzzled by the MWC's choice of possible new members? That's understandable. Utah State and San Jose State are being considered due to their market shares, a figure that doesn't necessarily convey how competitive they'd be in the MWC. SJSU sits in the sixth-largest media market in America, while USU is being added to keep the Utah market foothold after the exits of Utah and BYU.

The directors' meetings continue through Tuesday in Las Vegas.

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