Big East Expansion: Boise State A.D. Denies Meeting With Mountain West To Discuss Possibility Of Staying

While meeting with media members at the Big East Conference meetings in Florida, Boise State athletic director Mark Coyle denied that any meetings with the Mountain West about staying had happened.

On whether Boise State has had conversations with the Mountain West about staying?: "No. I attended MWC meetings a few weeks ago. We’re in that transitional year. Again, we want to continue to evaluate the landscape and make the best long-term decision for our program."

However, a statement from the MWC says otherwise:

"We had in-depth discussions with Boise State and made a very favorable proposal, but BSU has decided to continue with its plan to move to various other conferences. We are excited about the continued development of our membership configuration going forward and will proceed aggressively with our plans for future success."


Read more here: http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2012/05/21/bmurphy/boise_state_ad_addresses_media_big_east_meetings#storylink=cpy

Related: Big East Expansion: Boise State Decides To Stick With Conference Move, According To Report

Boise State is expected to join the Big East as a football-only member in 2013.

For more on Broncos football, visit Boise State blog One Bronco Nation Under God and SB Nation Denver. You can read more about conference realignment by following this StoryStream.

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