A giant inflatable helmet is set up for members of the San Diego State Aztecs walk through on their way out onto the field prior to playing the Mountain West Championship game against the Air Force Falcons at Qualcomm Stadium on December 5, 2015 in San Diego, California. Photo by Kent Horner/Getty Images

The San Diego State Aztecs found themselves in a precarious situation after they informed the Mountain West Conference last month that they intended to leave, presumably to join the Pac-12 Conference.

At the time, SDSU asked the Mountain West for a ‘one-month extension given the “unforeseen delays involving other collegiate athletic conferences beyond our control,” referring to the Pac-12’s ongoing media rights issues. The MWC took this notice as a formal withdrawal and withheld distribution of their latest revenue share.

However, when the Pac-12 failed to offer an invitation as it continues to deal with its broadcasting future, San Diego State had to come crawling back to the MWC.

Now, the conference has announced that it will accept the Aztecs back into the fold, albeit with some caveats.

“The school will be responsible for covering fees that the conference expensed over legal work during a letter exchange with SDSU about its possible withdrawal,” SI’s Ross Dellenger reports.

Of course, this is all still pretty temporary. Presuming that the Pac-12 does figure out its media rights situation soon (which is a big presumption), it’s likely they’ll then consider expansion. Those plans will very likely include San Diego State.

Until then, San Diego State remains a member of the MWC in every sport except men’s soccer, women’s water polo, and women’s lacrosse.

[Ross Dellinger]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.