The Mountain West Welcomes San José State & Utah State!
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Mountain West welcomes San José State and Utah State to the Conference! Check out the video HERE.
About San José State
Founded in 1857 and with an enrollment of 27,596, San José State is the oldest public institution of higher education in the state of California. Ranked in the top 15 master's-level public universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report, SJSU is also the number one supplier of education, engineering, computer science and business graduates to Silicon Valley, the world's high tech capital. San Jose provides the sixth-largest media market in the country and is conveniently located midway between San Francisco and Monterey/Carmel.
After its best overall year as a NCAA Division I athletics program in many years, San José State brings a 2012 Military Bowl football champion; 2013 conference championships in softball, women's tennis and women's swimming and diving; and a women's golf team that qualified for the NCAA Championships to its new home. Though there are seven sports with head coaches that have two or fewer seasons with the Spartans, seven current San José State head coaches earned conference or regional Coach of the Year honors in the last four calendar years.
Beginning this fall, the Spartans will compete for Mountain West championships in baseball, men's basketball, men's cross country, football and men's golf, women's basketball, women's cross country, women's golf, women's soccer, softball, women's swimming and diving, women's tennis, women's outdoor track and women's volleyball.
Historically, San José State touts 10 NCAA team and 52 individual championships and eight Olympic gold medalists.
About Utah State
Utah State, a university with an enrollment of 28,994, was founded in 1888 in Logan, Utah. Identified as the No. 1 public university in the West, and among the top five nationally, on Forbes' list of America's Best College Buys, USU's undergraduate research program is the second oldest in the country after MIT.
Utah State fields teams in 15 different Mountain West sports including seven men's sports of basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, and tennis and eight women's sports of basketball, cross country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. Since 2006, USU has produced 26 regular season conference team championships, including four in men's basketball, men's outdoor track and field and women's soccer, six in men's cross country, three in men's indoor track and field, two in women's cross country and one in football, women's indoor track and field and volleyball. The Aggies men's basketball program is one of just five schools nationally to record 14-straight 21 wins seasons joining Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas and Syracuse, and has advanced to 13 postseasons (8-NCAA, 4-NIT, 1-CIT) in the last 14 years. USU's women's basketball team has advanced to postseason play in each of the last three years, participating in the Women's National Invitational Tournament twice and the Women's Basketball Invitational once, while its women's soccer program advanced to its second-straight NCAA Tournament in 2012. The Aggie football team finished the 2012 season ranked 16th in the final Associated Press poll after posting a school-best 11-2 record, capturing its first outright conference championship since 1936 with a perfect 6-0 league mark en route to winning its second-ever bowl game (41-15 win over Toledo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl).
About the Mountain West
From its inception in 1999, the Mountain West has been committed to excellence in intercollegiate athletics, while promoting the academic missions of its member institutions. Progressive in its approach, the Mountain West continues to cultivate opportunities for student-athletes to compete at the highest level, while fostering academic achievement and sportsmanship. Now in its 15th year, the MW has been assertive in its involvement with the NCAA governance structure and has taken a leadership role in the overall administration of intercollegiate athletics. The Mountain West is comprised of 11 all-sport members and 12 football-playing institutions: 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, San José State University, UNLV, Utah State University and University of Wyoming.