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Boise-to-Mountain West a no-go for now

In the days leading up to the Mountain West meetings this past weekend, it was a near certainty that Boise State was on the verge of landing an invite from the conference.

Then — unfortunately for the Broncos — all conference hell broke less.

Speaking at a press conference that’s still ongoing as I type this, commissioner Craig Thompson announced that the conference would not be expanding, which means Boise State will remain in the WAC.  For now.

Citing the uncertainty on the collegiate landscape, Thompson stated that the conference’s board opted not to make a decision to expand at this time.

He did add, though, that the topic of expansion is still very much alive.

In other words, once the Pac-10/Big 12 imbroglio shakes out, the issue will likely be addressed again by the conference.  And could, possibly, include any Big 12 schools left out of the Pac-10/Big Ten mix.  

(You would’ve already known most of this if you had been a follower of CFT on Twitter.  So follow CFT on Twitter.  HERE.)

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  1. CleanSlaton says: Jun 7, 2010 2:33 PM

    Oh No!!!!
    All Hell has broken LESS!
    [is that bad?]

  2. rolltide says: Jun 7, 2010 3:00 PM

    Boise prefers to claim it would have actually won whichever game it doesn’t get invited to rather then to proactively get in a position to play in said games. It’s easier that way.

  3. MN Boise Fan says: Jun 7, 2010 3:51 PM

    Boise is the one who WANTS to be proactive and move up to a better conference. They’ve wanted in to the MWC since 2004.
    You’re either slightly misinformed, or a total dolt. Can’t quite tell.

  4. Gailikk says: Jun 7, 2010 9:24 PM

    meh, Boise St reminds me of Marshall in the 90s. Great teams and players, but as they advanced in divisions the records got worse. Boise State won’t win 12 games a year in the Mt West, maybe 9. Just a thought

  5. rolltide says: Jun 7, 2010 10:09 PM

    MN Boise – I’m neither of those things, like most people including poll voters I’m simply not impressed how Boise runs the table against cream puffs every year and then complains they’re being left out. Have fun getting smoked by Tech this year though, should be a good game to watch.

  6. MN Boise Fan says: Jun 8, 2010 8:49 AM

    Rolltide: So misinformed, its comical.
    Boise’s players and staff have almost never complained about being left out. They simply show up to play where ever the schedule tells them to go, and more often than not end up with a W.
    And I guess I missed the part where Tenn-Chattenoga, North Texas, and Florida International were no longer cupcakes.

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