"This has been a stressful time for our student-athletes with all the uncertainties regarding their competitive seasons, and even though sports will not be played this fall, we will continue to provide the resources necessary for their mental health and well-being, and academic successes".
Locally, that means Air Force, Colorado State, Wyoming and Colorado College will all be affected by this decision.
League presidents met Monday afternoon to finalize the decision.
A source said the postponement is indefinite, although the Mountain West will look to the spring as an option for football and other fall sports.
Meanwhile, leaders from what is known as the Power 5, which are the Big 12, Big 10, Pac-12, SEC and ACC, have been discussing the upcoming season.
Conference officials have confirmed the reports and all fall sports will be canceled.
DJ Nelson, a Logan native who red-shirted and played football for four years at USU, feels for those athletes waiting and not knowing what's next. The schedule was set to begin no earlier than the weekend of September 26.
The Group of 5 is down to the Group of 3.
UNCW is the latest school to independently announce that it will not participate in fall athletics. "While the decision is incredibly disappointing, we now hope to benefit from discussions and planning around possible spring opportunities for our women's soccer team".