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Report: MW eyeing late October return

Following the news last week that the Mountain West is looking to have a fall sports season after the COVID-19 postponements, the conference could announce the football season on Friday. 

According to Brett McMurphy of Stadium, the Mountain West is optimistic about starting an 8-game season on Oct. 24. 

University presidents will possibly vote on the decision Friday, although if the vote is delayed, the conference would then look to hold a 7-game season starting Oct. 31. 

Last week, Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro said the university has a plan to bring student-athletes back to campus for potential games, meaning the Bulldogs and new head coach Kalen DeBoer should be good to go whenever a decision is made. 

Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports reported Monday that the presidents could end up voting earlier in the week, which would solidify an 8-game schedule. 

According to Thamel, the conference has a COVID-19 testing plan that incorporates frequent antigen testing.

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Daniel Gligich
Daniel Gligich is a reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun, focusing on Fresno State Athletics and the southern San Joaquin Valley. Email him at daniel.gligich@sjvsun.com.