Mountain West Conference

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Update on Friday, Sept. 25 at 3:30 p.m.:

On Thursday, the Mountain West Conference approved a plan to begin an eight-game football season on October 24. The unexpected return to the field will require athletes, coaches and trainers to be tested three times a week – which won’t be cheap.

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College athletics across the country are in jeopardy. This week, the Pac 12, Big Ten and others have suspended football seasons, including Boise State. More could follow.

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More than a dozen football players from universities around the Mountain West are headed to the NFL. They were drafted over the weekend as a record number of fans tuned in.

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The Mountain West Athletic Conference Thursday announced a new six-year television contract with FOX Sports and CBS Sports for its biggest football and basketball games.