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Fresno State, Nevada Headed to the Mountain West Conference

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Anybody who thought we were done with all of this conference expansion talk (including myself) has been proven wrong. By now most of the college football world knows that BYU is very likely going to become a football independent with other university sports competing as a member of the WAC in a similar deal as that of Notre Dame and the Big East.

Most have also heard that the Mountain West responded to BYU's expected departure by extending invitations to two WAC members-Fresno State and Nevada. Well, word is now coming that both institutions have decided to accept the Mountain West's invitation.

The Fresno Bee reported this evening that Fresno State had accepted the offer to become a member of the WAC, while the Reno Gazette-Journal reports that Nevada has also accepted the invitation. The Mountain West has officially announced the addition of the two schools in a release on their website.

The addition comes as good news for the Mountain West, although it is unlikely that it will put the conference in the same position to gain automatic qualification for the BCS as when BYU was a part of the conference. - Danny Hobrock

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Danny is a sports journalist primarily covering college football and professional baseball. His work for Xtra Point Football has garnered national attention and is critically acclaimed. Danny is the former editor of a political and current events website and the editor of our college football content.

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