Game On: Mountain West will salvage college football season

JACKSON, Wyo. — From the get-go, Wyoming never wanted the 2020 college football season canceled. Not the players and coaches, not the fans, not the governor of the state.

Now, there’s official word confirming the rumors: Play ball!

Actually, the official word is expected today from conference officials but. It’s safe to say, we have a season judging by this leaked video promo.

The Mountain West Conference will join other college football conferences—including, most recently, the Pac-12—in rethinking earlier decisions to forfeit the season and resurrecting some type of salvaged fall season even amid COVID restrictions.

Here’s what we know so far:

The modified 8-game schedule will begin October 24 and culminate in a conference championship game slated for December 19. The schedule will include in-conference games only, and has not yet been released.

Whether all 12 Mountain West conference teams will participate is also unknown. Hawaii has very strict travel restrictions in place for COVID as do California schools—San Diego State, Fresno State, and San Jose State.

The re-launch of the MW conference season is also contingent upon approval from state, county, and local authorities. That should not be a problem in Wyoming where Gov. Mark Gordon has said all along he wants to see a football season for the Brown & Gold.

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