Feb. 13, 2012
Conference USA and Mountain
West to merge
Reports indicate that members of Conference USA
and the Mountain West will combine to form a new conference
starting in the 2013-14 academic year.
The league will consist of East Carolina,
Marshall, Rice, Southern Miss, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB and UTEP from
C-USA and Air Force, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawaii,
Nevada, New Mexico, UNLV and Wyoming from the MWC. Hawaii would
be a football-only member.
C-USA will lose current members Houston, Memphis,
SMU and UCF to the Big East. The MWC will lose TCU to the Big
12, Boise State to the Big East for football and WAC for other
sports, and San Diego State to the Big East for football and the
Big West for other sports. The MWC is adding Fresno State and
Nevada next year from the WAC.
Of the 15 all-sports institutions in this new
conference, four do not have baseball programs: Colorado State,
Tulsa, UTEP and Wyoming. The remaining 11 baseball schools would
be located in 10 different states and in four different time
Baseball Programs in the New League