Wow. Ferd Lewis with some big news.
The University of Hawaii is being extended an offer to join the Mountain West Conference, the Star-Advetiser has learned.UPDATE: Not a done deal yet.
Signs point to UH being offered a football-only membership, although MWC sources would not immediately confirm it.
A 7 p.m. press conference has been called for Bachman Hall to make the announcement.
University of Hawai‘i President M.R.C. Greenwood announced Thursday that UH has been asked to enter discussions for the Warrior Football team to join the Mountain West Conference.
The overture came in a telephone call to Greenwood earlier in the day from Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson at the conference’s headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo.
“The commissioner asked the University of Hawai‘i to begin discussions with the aim of the football team entering the conference as soon as possible,” said Greenwood.
From his Colorado office, Thompson added, “This inquiry is a continued effort to grow the Mountain West Conference.”