Mountain West reluctantly agrees to BCS deal

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – After taking its fight to change the BowlChampionships Series to Congress, the Mountain West Conference isreluctantly agreeing to a BCS television deal. The MWC still doesn’t receive an automatic berth to a BCS game,but needed to sign the agreement with ESPN so the league’s nineschools would still be eligible to play in one of the top-tierbowls. The Mountain West released a statement Wednesday from Universityof Utah president Michael Young, who testified the day before at aSenate subcommittee hearing. Young says the conference believed it had no choice other thanto sign the agreement, which runs through the 2013 season.Undefeated Utah was left out of the national title game lastseason.

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