Friday, June 11, 2010

Conference Shuffle Continues, Welcome To The Mountain West Boise State

After deciding not to expand last week, Mountain West Conference commissioner Craig Thompson changed his mind. Boise State will join the Mountain for the 2011-12 academic year.

"We are pleased and excited to welcome Boise State University to the Mountain West Conference," Conference Commissioner Craig Thompson said in a statement released by the Mountain West. "Since our inception just 11 short years ago, the Mountain West has experienced tremendous success, and the addition of Boise State will further enhance that strength. The MWC continues to strategize regarding potential membership scenarios and bringing Boise State into the Conference is an important part of that evolution."

"The invitation to join the Mountain West Conference reflects the excellence that Boise State University has demonstrated academically and athletically," said Boise State President Robert Kustra. "It will be a privilege to compete and partner with such a successful group of member institutions. This move is in the best interests of Boise State's future, and the university is excited to be part of one of the nation's most outstanding conferences."

Great, Boise State and TCU is now a conference game.

Here's early coverage from our friends at KTVB-TV in Boise...

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