Boise State's Non-Football Sports Are In The Fate Of The Big West

On the football side of things the Boise St. Broncos have said they are moving forward and will go to the Big East for football-only starting in 2013 -- even though they have not officially withdrawn from the Mountain West -- even though their non-football sports home is still undecided.

The WAC was supposed to be a soft landing spot for Boise State's other sports, but with their league being ripped to shreds and down to a handful of teams. Which makes the WAC's future in doubt even as a non-football league.

The next step taken was to talk to the Big West where they could possibly join the San Diego St. Aztecs in tandem. Well, the Big West is known as the California Bus League where all teams were within a decent bus drive. Hawai'i will join the league in 2013 and add to that travel, and adding Boise State adds another layer of costs to that league.

Big West commissioner Dennis Farrell sent out a new member assessment kit to Boise State in mid-May, but they have not said anything about Boise State being accepted or rejected from their conference.

In a recent report by KBOI n Boise, assistant athletic director of Media Relations Max Corbet released a statement that must have Boise State fans worried about the school's athletic future:

"We have visited with the Big West about the future of our non-football programs and it is in their hands."

Depending on what happens to Boise State's non-football sports it could change the conference where the football team ends up. Boise State could ultimately have to stay in the Mountain West for all sports if they can not find a home for their non-football sports.

Boise State has until June 30 to formally withdraw from the Mountain West, and if they do not have an answer from the Big West at that time it will be an extreme gamble if they continue with their plan to join the Big East without knowing the future of their other sports.

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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