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Not So Fast, Big East: Air Force Will Stay in the Mountain West

Finally, one school said "No" to more TV money in the name of conference loyalty and common sense.

Conference Realignment; What Do You Think?

Where are we now? Who's most likely to leave the C-USA?

MWC, C-USA to Take talks to 'Next Level' - SignOnSanDiego.com

Representatives from three MWC schools are meeting with representatives from three C-USA squads to take talks to the "next level." Let's see if the "merger" idea picks up steam in the coming days.

The MWCUSA: ECU Chancellor Steve Ballard Talks Conference Merger, Shared Title Game

For the first time, a C-USA Chancellor has discussed the possibility of a league merger with the Mountain West. ECU's Steve Ballard is all for it.

Wrapping Up a Crazy Day in the C-USA & Mountain West

After a crazy week full of rumors on realignment, mergers, and defections, it's time to take stock of where everything stands right now.

CHAOS: "Mega Conference" Merger? Houston Cougars to the Mountain West?

Miner Rush is doing its best to keep you caught up with the latest chatter relating to a potential Conference USA and MWC merger. The latest? The Houston Cougars may be off to the MWC.

Conference USA: We are "Exploring Creative Ways to Work Together" With the Mountain West Conference

Both the C-USA and the MWC just released statements confirming that the league's Commissioners met Thursday night in Colorado Spring, Co. Here is the full text of the official statement just released by Conference USA: "The conferences have much in common and have worked cooperatively for many years and we are exploring creative ways to work together going forward. The discussion included scheduling, television, and post-season football. It is premature for anyone to suggest anything else at this point. We have the strong support of our members as we work on a variety of strategic initiatives. We had a good discussion yesterday and likely will have more in the future." UPDATE: The Mountain West also just released a statement via their official blog. Here is is: "Followed up on various media reports regarding a potential Mountain West Conference-Conference USA merger, and confirmed that representatives of both leagues did indeed meet yesterday in Colorado Springs. Included were Commissioner Craig Thompson, Commissioner Britton Banowsky (who have a long-standing personal and professional relationship), and a couple MWC Athletics Directors. The informal gathering, which was previously scheduled, covered a wide range of topics, including concepts regarding television, scheduling and the BCS. Yet another example of the Mountain West's ongoing strategic thinking on a number of fronts, as the league continues to position itself in the national landscape."

UPDATE: Conference USA & Mountain West Merger Rumors Gaining Steam

Reporters are starting to give the C-USA & MWC Merger story some legs...

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