Las Vegas: UNLV announced that in 2010 the Rebels will be traveling to take on Big East foe West Virginia.
This is the 13th game UNLV's 2010 season, and the reason they get to play thirteen games is because they travel to play Hawaii.
"The payout for UNLV’s trip to Morgantown comes at a good time for the athletic department, which just yesterday announced a budget cut of more than $1 million. The Rebels will receive $740,000 in cash and $10,000 in tickets for the trip."
Not to get ahead of ourselves, but this could be a winnable game for UNLV, because UNLV will have a Senior QB in Omar Clayton.
Plus, if history is any reminder West Virgina will follow the path of Miami, FL and hand off the program to a long time assistant.
Larry Coker was that long time assistant and won a national title, but then Miami fell off. The same could be said with Bill Stewart who won the Orange Bowl in his first official game, and then last year finished only 9-4.
Just something to think of.
Deseret News: The Mountain West is desperately making an attempt to get into the BCS.
"The plan for the BCS right now is obvious: ride this out. If it can stall a few more months, and no spoiler like Utah or Boise State emerges, it can say it’s vindicated."
The BCS has no reason to change since all the league signed the agreement, and little is likely to change from political pressure.
San Diego Union-Tribune: In 2008 San Diego State was working on an emergency lease from Qualcomm for Aztec games.
The new lease has a contingency with the San Diego Chargers, because the Aztecs do not make enough money in six home games to sustain the lease if the Chargers were not playing at Qualcomm.
"San Diego State’s new lease to play football at Qualcomm Stadium is set to include the right for the city to evict the Aztecs if the Chargers leave San Diego."
"SDSU would be given a five-year notice if the Chargers left and the city decided to exercise that option, SDSU Athletic Director Jeff Schemmel said."
The best choice would be to have a stadium on or near campus and the main benefit would be that San Diego State would not have to pay a lease to the stadium.
A stadium close to the school also could help get the Aztec athletic department out of their financial stress.