by Irv Moss
Benson said the decision by the league's board of governors includes all sports, including an option of adding a nonfootball program to the league.
"The University of Denver is a school we have evaluated and considered," Benson said. "One of the options we have looked at has been the admission of a nonfootball member. Any further discussions have been delayed now until at least July 1, 2012."
DU does not have a football program and competes in basketball in the Sun Belt Conference.
"There are several institutions without football in the Mountain and Pacific time zones that we could consider," Benson said.
Boise State (leaving for Mountain West)
New Mexico State
San Jose State