Collegian Staff Report
Tuesday, Brigham Young University officially announced its resignation from the Mountain West Conference, officially becoming an independent school in football starting in 2011.
All BYU sports other than football will play in the West Coast Conference beginning in the 2011-2012 academic year. This move is similar to how Notre Dame plays in the Big East in all sports besides football.
The WCC houses strong basketball programs like Gonzaga and Saint Maryâ€™s.
BYU was one of eight charter universities that created the MWC in 1999.