FootballSports & RecSports & Rec News

BREAKING: Mountain West presidents agree on eight-game schedule

Photo By Mackenzie Hudson

The Mountain West announced on Sept. 24 that it will play an eight game season this fall. All games will be played within the Mountain West. 

The first week of play will begin Oct. 24 and will conclude with a championship game on Dec. 19. League presidents originally decided on Aug. 5 to postpone the season into the spring.

With a Dec.19 end date, the conference will be considered for a New Year’s six bowl game. All games are subject to approval by state, county and local officials. The schedule for which teams will play each other and when has not been posted yet.

It is unknown the type of testing that the Mountain West will use to protect players and staff from COVID-19. 

The decision comes hours after the Pac-12 announced that it would have a seven game season of their own. With the Mountain West’s decision, nine of the 10 Football Bowl Subdivisions (FBS) conferences will be playing this fall. The Mid-American Conference will hold a vote on Friday to determine if they will also be playing.

Boise State Athletic Director Curt Apsey released a statement after the announcement.

“I am thrilled for our student-athletes and coaches to be able to compete this fall. There has been a lot of great work done by a number of people in order to pull this together, and I am incredibly appreciative of their efforts,” said Apsey.

Related posts
Sports & Rec

Women in sports: Making strides within an industry dominated by men

On a typical day in Seattle, Boise State Alum Ashley Cox will begin her morning by working a radio…
Read more
BasketballSports & Rec

Boise State Men’s basketball team moves to 13-1 on the season

The Boise State men’s basketball team has pieced together one of their best starts in team…
Read more
BasketballSports & Rec

Boise State men’s basketball makes program history with wins over Wyoming

Boise State had a red hot start against the Wyoming Cowboys in their two-game matchup on Jan. 11 and…
Read more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *