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Mountain West-Conference USA merger now "unlikely"

An agreed-upon merger between the Mountain West Conference and Conference USA, which was set to take place at the start of the 2013-2014 season, "probably will not happen," according to a source, as reported by CBSSports.com

The two conferences agreed in principle to the merger many months ago, but have now found deficiencies in revenue sharing, marketing and television deals, which could end up costing the conference millions, the report said.

The two options laid on the table by both sides have been to either merge both conferences into one super-conference, or dissolve both conferences completely and reform a new league set to begin in 2013-2014. While the former is now unlikely, both conference presidents said they will make a formal decision in early June.

 

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