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Mountain West Conference postpones fall sports



Boise State football team (Photo courtesy BSU Athletics)

The Mountain West Conference has postponed all fall sports including its 2020 football season.

The announcement came after the league expressed concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We were hopeful we could carefully and responsibly conduct competition as originally scheduled with essential protocols in place,” Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson said in a statement Aug. 10. “However, numerous external factors and unknowns outside our control made this difficult decision necessary.

“I fully understand the impact of this outcome on our student-athletes, coaches, administrators and staff who work so hard daily to play the sports we all love, and I share in their disappointment. We will continue to navigate this pandemic together, overcome the obstacles and return to intercollegiate athletics at the earliest opportunity.”

The Mountain West Conference consists of big teams such as Utah State, Boise State, San Jose State and other schools that will not be involved in football this fall due to COVID-19. The league was set to play conference-only games but that was short-lived.

More than likely, the MWC will push to play fall sports in the spring but there has been no official word, yet.

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