As Wednesday's deadline approaches for BYU to decide whether or not it will declare its independence in football, the fate of the Cougars' men's basketball program also remains in limbo.
The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting that BYU is still doggedly determined to pursue football independence, which would likely mean the basketball program is headed for either the WAC or the WCC. The only way BYU basketball would remain a member of the Mountain West would be if the conference offered an 11th-hour sweetheart deal to take the Cougars' non-football sports.
Although football and TV revenue will undoubtedly be the two biggest factors in BYU's ultimate decision, this post will attack the issue from a totally different perspective. Here's a look at the best possible options for the Cougars for the longterm health of the basketball program:
1. Remaining in the Mountain West
BYU football has valid reasons to declare its independence, but its basketball team is far better off staying in theRead More »from Ranking the possible destinations for BYU basketball