The Air Force Falcons and Boise St. Broncos are expected to receive an invite from the Big East early next week, but Boise State and Air Force are not sure things to join the Big East. With the Mountain West and Conference USA approving to create an alliance for football it was assumed by a lot of people that the move was made because it meant Air Force and Boise State are out.
Well that may not be case, and according to ESPN's Andy Katz both Boise State and Air Force are not sure of joining the Big East:
According to a source with direct knowledge about Boise State's and Air Force's situations, the conferences went ahead with the alliance when Boise State indicated to the MWC that it didn't plan to leave the conference. The source also said Air Force had soured on the Big East deal a bit when Army decided against joining the Big East and Navy became skeptical of the plan.
The source said that if Boise State and Air Force had reservations about the MWC, C-USA or the alliance between the two, they would would have abstained or been absent from Friday's conference call. The source cited Missouri's absence from the Big 12's conference call announcing the addition of TCU as an example. Missouri The Tigers are currently deciding whether to leave the Big 12.
So, there is a chance that the Mountain West may not lose Boise State or Air Force, but once an invite is officially turned down is when this should be taken seriously.
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