COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.
The Mountain West Conference and San Diego State today jointly
announced, effective immediately, San Diego State will remain a member
of the Mountain West in all sports.
Diego State University is pleased to be continuing as a full member of
the Mountain West Conference," said SDSU President Dr.
Elliot Hirshman. "We are excited about the opportunities our
partnership provides for the development of the Conference and San Diego
State University's athletic programs."
a charter member of the Mountain West, San Diego State has decades of
history and tremendous competitive
rivalries with our member institutions," said Commissioner Craig
"With today's announcement, SDSU's membership continues
uninterrupted and helps the Mountain West maintain a solid foundation
going forward. The Aztecs remain a perfect fit geographically
and provide the Conference with a highly-competitive athletics program
that includes a Top 25 men's basketball team, a 2012 MW tri-champion in
football and several other league championship programs."
the addition of San Jose State University and Utah State University on
July 1, 2013, the Mountain West
will currently be comprised of 11 all-sport members and 12
football-playing institutions. The Mountain West membership also
includes: the United States Air Force Academy, Boise State University,
Colorado State University, Fresno State, University of Hawai'i
(football only), University of Nevada, University of New Mexico, San
Diego State University, UNLV and University of Wyoming.
"We are pleased that San Diego State is continuing in Mountain West affiliation and we are looking forward to playing the Aztecs in many Mountain West Conference sports beginning next year,"
said San Jose State director of athletics Gene Bleymaier. The last time
the two schools were in the same conference was in the 1998-99 school
year as Western Athletic Conference members.
Common sports for San Jose State and San Diego State are baseball, men's and women's basketball, women's cross country, football, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, softball, women's swimming and diving, women's tennis, women's outdoor track (beginning in 2014), women's volleyball and women's water polo.