Speaking at the conference's media day, commissioner Craig Thompson told reporters that the Mountain West would "still entertain" the possibility of bringing Boise State back into the fold if the school's foray into the Big East Conference doesn't work out, as Chris Murray of the Reno Gazette-Journal reports.
Thompson said MWC would "still entertain" thought of Boise State returning if Big East doesn't work. Relationship not severed.— Chris Murray (@MurrayRGJ) July 25, 2012
This summer, Boise State officially announced that it would be joining the Big East as a football-only member after years of being part of the Mountain West. There was speculation that the school might try to break that commitment in order to participate in a more geographically logical conference, but it's still part of the Big East going forward.