MWC aligns with Hawaii Bowl

The Mountain West has reached an agreement with the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl for the 2012 and 2013 seasons, the league announced Wednesday.

The move was made as Hawaii leaves the WAC to join the Mountain West in football only beginning in 2012. The Mountain West takes the WAC tie-in. The game will still feature an opponent from Conference USA.

Hawaii is automatically guaranteed a spot in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl if it is bowl eligible and not picked for a BCS game.