Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Commissioner Thompson issues statement

Mountain West Conference commissioner Craig Thompson issued the following statement Tuesday evening following the announcement of Brigham Young's pending departure from the league:

"Since its inception, the Mountain West Conference has worked strategically to grow and strengthen the league, in order to position itself at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics. Our Board of Directors' diligent exploration of options to advance the membership's objectives is ongoing. This includes conversations with our television partners to address issues of mutual importance, as well as determining the optimal configuration for the Conference and investigating the possibility of various collaborative alliances. We look forward to the future with great excitement - particularly welcoming recent additions Boise State, Fresno State and Nevada into the Mountain West."

Photo above: Bulldog Diamond, Fresno State