Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/11/13
There was an announcement before last season that Boise State had decided to depart the Mountain West Conference for the Big East.  Recently the Broncos reconsidered their options and decided remaining in the MWC with San Diego State, who is also rumored to remain, and would help to create a more competitive conference than then what the Big East stands to offer in 2014. The move leaves the Big East scrambling to stay alive as an automatic qualifying conference in the BCS National Title chase.  Prior to Boise State’s decision to remain, the Big East had also added Central Florida, Houston, and Southern Methodist to begin play in 2013, while filing a lawsuit to keep departing teams Pittsburgh (ACC), Syracuse (ACC), Rutgers (Big 10) and West Virginia (Big 12) in the conference through 2013.  This move keeps the Big East alive for one more season, but when time runs out on June 30th of next year the Big East will only boast Central Florida, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Houston, Louisville...
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