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MWC and C-USA forming new conference

Posted on: February 13, 2012 2:59 pm
Edited on: February 13, 2012 3:46 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli



CBSSports.com's Brett McMurphy reported on Monday that both the Mountain West Conference and Conference USA would be dissolving to form a new conference starting in the 2013 school season.
The new league – which is yet to be named – is expected to consist of Southern Miss, Marshall, East Carolina, UAB, Tulsa, Rice, UTEP and Tulane from C-USA and Wyoming, Air Force, Colorado State, UNLV, New Mexico, Fresno State, Nevada and Hawaii from the MWC. Hawaii would be a football-only member, making a 15-team all-sports conference and a 16-team football conference.

Temple also is a possibility as the school was contacted by Conference USA, sources told CBSSports.com, when the Big East last week opted to invited Memphis instead of Temple.
It's a move that has been discussed and speculated for a while now, ever since the conference landscape began shifting so abrubtly last year. Now, however, it's official.

And you can't have an official conference without an official conference name, and as McMurphy pointed out in his story, the conference doesn't have one yet. Which means that its time to make your voice heard in two ways:

1. By heading over to the Eye On College Football page on Facebook and voting for your choice in our poll

2. By leaving the name you've come up with that we should have had in that poll in the comment section of this post. We'll use the best suggestions in another post tomorrow.

Though we can't guarantee that they'll listen to us, by working together, we can do our best to make sure this new conference has the name it deserves ... or at least, a nickname it deserves.

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Comments

Since: Mar 2, 2011
Posted on: February 15, 2012 10:58 pm
 

MWC and C-USA forming new conference

The Sweet Sixteen Conference



Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: February 14, 2012 7:11 pm
 

MWC and C-USA forming new conference

Just keep calling it Conference USA. Couldn't be a more appropriate name.



Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: February 14, 2012 2:15 pm
 

MWC and C-USA forming new conference

With teams from Carolina to California, and even out in the mid-Pacific, I suggest the Coast to Coast Conference, abbreviated as C2C. 



Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: February 13, 2012 10:03 pm
 

MWC and C-USA forming new conference

The new name for the conference is the SAG (Southwest,Amtrak,& Greyhound) Conference.



Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: February 13, 2012 5:39 pm
 

MWC and C-USA forming new conference

The National Conference!



Since: Jan 26, 2011
Posted on: February 13, 2012 5:07 pm
 

MWC and C-USA forming new conference

South by Southwest (SXSW)



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: February 13, 2012 4:40 pm
 

MWC and C-USA forming new conference

The Also-Rans



Since: Feb 13, 2012
Posted on: February 13, 2012 4:28 pm
 

MWC and C-USA forming new conference

Mount America.




Since: Feb 13, 2012
Posted on: February 13, 2012 4:20 pm
 

MWC and C-USA forming new conference

The Continental Conference



Since: Nov 22, 2011
Posted on: February 13, 2012 4:18 pm
 

MWC and C-USA forming new conference

The Big Nowhere

 


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