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Report: Boise State reaffirms Big East move

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After a brief hiccup, it sounds as though all systems are go for Boise State to the Big East.

CBSSports reports that Boise State reaffirmed to the Mountain West on Friday that it was indeed moving to the Big East. The Broncos reportedly wanted to make a decision this week because the Big East’s spring meetings begin this Sunday.

Signs that Boise State was having second thoughts about joining the Big East came to light last week, with the primary concerns being the following:

  • Uncertainty about the Big East’s future membership and AQ status (AQ status will be eliminated in 2014).
  • Securing a home for the school’s Olympic sports with the inevitable demise of the WAC. The Broncos reportedly wanted the Big East to help with that need, but San Diego State has instead offered a helping hand with the possibility of the Broncos joining the Big West in non-football sports. It’s important to note that BSU still doesn’t have a home for those sports.
  • The possibility of the Big East’s new TV deal having a much, much lower payout than originally thought. The Big East reportedly turned down a television deal last year that would’ve paid all-sports conference members more than $14 million annually — just over $8 million annually for BSU and SDSU as football-only members — with the thought being the league could get even more in the future if it waited.

If Boise attends this year’s spring meetings, it would be a welcome sign and a huge relief for the Big East. Additionally, it may be the trigger that allows Pitt and Syracuse — not that they needed a ton of help anyway — to leave for the ACC in 2013. Pitt filed a lawsuit against the Big East last week.

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6 Responses to “Report: Boise State reaffirms Big East move”
  1. thefiesty1 says: May 18, 2012 4:12 PM

    Not a smart move. The teams competing in the Little East are about on par with those of the WAC and MWC that your leaving. The same comments from the past that Boise didn’t play anyone will continue with a move too BE.

  2. halbert53 says: May 18, 2012 7:55 PM

    Stupid on so many levels it isn’t funny. For football, I admire how BSU has built it’s program up in recent years. But, they have not shown long term sustained excellence spanning a change in head coach. Even schools with rich fb heritage struggle after a coaching icon leaves. Once BSU coach leaves they will struggle and will be in a bad conference situation because of travel.

  3. hahapapa says: May 18, 2012 10:31 PM

    I just spent 2000.00 for flight and hotel rooms to the MI State game this year…starting 2013 it will be that every other weekend..Please stay in Big West…regional rivalries are worth more than adhering to BCS bs and the media hate that BSU has received in past…besides you will get to kick NV and Hawaii asses again.

  4. TxGrown says: May 19, 2012 12:25 AM

    hahapapa says:
    May 18, 2012 10:31 PM
    I just spent 2000.00 for flight and hotel rooms to the MI State game this year…starting 2013 it will be that every other weekend..Please stay in Big West…regional rivalries are worth more than adhering to BCS bs and the media hate that BSU has received in past…besides you will get to kick NV and Hawaii asses again.
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    Invest in a big screen tv instead if you haven’t already. You’re gonna need it.

  5. jagsfan11 says: May 20, 2012 5:43 PM

    It wont change anything the media hates us and so does the bca

  6. jagsfan11 says: May 20, 2012 5:43 PM

    It wont change anything the media hates us and so does the bca

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