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The Mtn. - Contests and Promotions

The Mtn. - MountainWest Sports Network holds multiple contest and promotional events each year. Here you can find information about the contests being held by The Mtn., as well as select promotions from the Mountain West Conference.

The Mtn. Challenge

Gameplay has ended for the 2012 basketball season. Thanks for playing The Mtn. Challenge!

 The Mtn. Challenge 2012 (basketball) - Official Rules & Regulations

January 16 - Bill Beardsley
January 23 - James Murrieta
January 30 - Joel Cantalamessa
February 6 - Richard Horsburgh
February 13 - Tony Biddleman
February 20 - Jason Patterson
February 27 - Sally Reidhaar

January/February iPad Winner - Lendell Davis
February/March iPad Winner - Luke Smith

Grand Prize Winner - Ryan Purdie

The Mtn. Challenge - protected by XO Skins

Gameplay has ended for the 2011 football season. Thanks for playing The Mtn. Challenge, protected by XO Skins!

Sept. 12 - Tony Johnson
Sept. 19 - Casey Dreckman
Sept. 26 - Mike Sanderson
Oct. 3 - Ken Dick
Oct. 10 - Kevin Miller
Oct. 17 - PJ Ross
Oct. 24 - Christie Jensen
Oct. 31 - Mike Spier
Nov. 7 - Mike Horn
Nov. 14 - James Rhoades
Nov. 21 - Bailee Ghidotti
Nov. 28 - Brian Howard
Dec. 5 - Eric Lumsden

September iPad Winner - Scott Gabel
October iPad Winner - Robert Montoya
November iPad Winner - Jason Kinsey

2011 MW Football Fan Favorite Photo Contest

Brandon Grenz - 2011 Grand Prize Winner
The Mountain West kicked off its Third Annual Football Fan Favorite Photo Contest that offers Facebook users the chance to win weekly prizes and bowl game tickets!

To enter the contest, "like" the Mountain West on Facebook at Send us your favorite game-day photos via e-mail or mobile device to by 5 p.m. MT on Sundays. Send in pictures of your pre-game tailgate parties and backyard barbeques with your friends, photos with your favorite MW mascot, candids of the kids, or pics of the best dressed fans. You're the fans, so you decide!

Each Monday, the Mountain West will narrow the field and will post the finalists to the official MW Facebook page. Fans will vote for their favorite by clicking the "like" button for that image. Votes will be accepted until Noon MT every Friday, and the winner will be announced on and on Each week's favorite fan photo will win a Mountain West prize pack, and at the end of the 2011 college football regular season, will go head-to-head against all weekly winners for the grand prize: two tickets to a MW bowl game of their choice.*

The MW Football Fan Favorite Photo Contest is open to all fans of the official MW Facebook page. The Mountain West is not responsible for any unauthorized use of your photos by other Facebook users.

All photos must be consistent with the Football Fan Favorite theme and in compliance with the Contest Rules. The Mountain West encourages camaraderie and team spirit, but has the following limits on subject matter:

  • NCAA rules prohibit the use of student-athletes in any photos, whether they are participating in the sporting event or not. This includes, but is not limited to, shots of student-athletes at pre-game functions or cheering in the stands.
  • No objectionable content, such as alcohol, smoking, firearms, violence or nudity
  • No content that is defamatory to any group or individual and/or violates any law.

Participants retain ownership rights to their photos, and submissions cannot violate the privacy or intellectual property rights of any person or entity. The MW reserves the right to remove photos at any time that are not in compliance with the Contest Rules.

*Excluding the BCS National Championship game should an MW team earn a berth

Still want to share your photos and show us your MW pride? The Mountain West is always looking for images to add to our fan photo galleries. Share your photos from other MW events or from your favorite spots on campus. Are there hidden hot-spots where fans, TV networks and the Conference office staff should eat in your city? Take some photos and send them to Please make sure to include the name of the location and a description of the photo to let us know why this place is a must-visit.

For more information and to become a fan of the MW's official Facebook page, visit
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