The University of Hawai'i held a press conference today to announce that the Warrior football team will be joining the Mountain West Conference for football only. The remaining sports will be joining the Big West Conference.(check out their welcome to us).
From the Star Advertiser:
UH president M.R.C. Greenwood announced acceptance of invitations from the conferences at a news conference today.Here's ESPN.com's article about the move.
"Happy Holiday, Warrior fans," Greenwood said as UH Board of Regents Chairman Howard Karr pulled a gift wrap off a Mountain West logo, as he had minutes earlier from a Big West logo.
The Mountain West and Big West both held meetings this week to discuss expansion and invited Hawaii.
"The Mountain West Conference is very pleased to gain the University of Hawaii as a football-only member beginning with the 2012 season," said MWC Commissioner Craig Thompson Friday.
"Hawaii's outstanding football program and television value fit perfectly with the MWC's strategic initiatives for the future direction of the conference. We look forward to adding the Warriors to the MWC family."