Wyoming Cowboys Are Part of a Renewed Challenge Series
The Mountain West and Missouri Valley conferences announced Thursday an agreement to renew the annual Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge for men's basketball.
The revived Challenge Series will feature head-to-head competition between 10 Mountain West and 10 Missouri Valley teams annually, with each conference hosting five games apiece each season.
The Wyoming Cowboys will face Indiana State in Terre Haute, Indiana November 16, 2015.
The previous Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge Series ran from the 2009-10 through 2012-13 seasons, with the MW compiling a 22-13 record.
In the 2015 Challenge Series, games will be played across November and December. In future seasons, Challenge Series contests will primarily be played during a nine-day window beginning the weekend after Thanksgiving.
Annual matchups for teams in the Challenge Series will be based upon factors including the previous year’s achievements, records and RPI rankings, as well as projected rankings/strength of teams in the upcoming season, based on composite sources.
Television rights for each Challenge Series contest will be controlled by the home team’s conference television agreement, which will dictate the distribution of the game and all related matters, including tip times.