conference realignment Sep 5, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; End zone pylon with the Mountain West Conference logo and the San Diego State Aztecs logo before the game against the San Diego Toreros at Qualcomm Stadium. The Aztecs won 37-3. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego State University made a huge move that might set off another chain of conference realignment.

ESPN reporter Pete Thamel tweeted big news: SDSU informed the Mountain West Conference of their intention to resign from the conference. SDSU gave the MWC a written notice, according to Thamel.

“San Diego State gave the Mountain West written notice this week that the school ‘intends to resign from the Mountain West Conference.’ SDSU asked the Mountain West for a ‘one-month extension given unforeseen delays involving other collegiate athletic conferences beyond our control,” Thamel tweeted.

San Diego State is no stranger to realignment buzz. The university was famously in the Big East Conference for a very brief period at a time of a lot of confusion and wonder in the early 2010s. But now it seems like they’re bound for different pastures.

Conference realignment is buzzing to make 2024 drastically different in college sports. UCLA and USC will officially join the Big Ten Conference, while Oklahoma and Texas are heading to the SEC. The Big XII is also expected to look different this year, as Cincinnati, Houston, and UCF will join the conference for the 2023-24 academic year.

Nonetheless, it’s never a boring time in college athletics. It sounds like conference realignment buzz is going to go up with this news on San Diego State. Buckle up!

[Pete Thamel]

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