Photos From Historic Press Conference

The theme of the day was We Are One as a host of San Jose State dignitaries announced in front of a packed Simpkins Center audience that SJSU would be joining the Mountain West Conference in 2013. Coaches, players, and other Spartan faithful were in attendance.

Today was truly a historic day for San Jose State athletics. Director of Sports Information Lawrence Fan said it was the greatest day in the history of Spartan athletics. SJSU president Mohammad Qayoumi was joined at the podium by interim athletic director Marie Tuite and head football coach Mike McIntyre. The announcement was made in front of a standing room-only crowd, which included the namesake of the building that bears her family name - Phyllis Simpkins. It truly is A New Day in San Jose.

Inside Sparta was at today's event and brings you photos.

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