Found January 18, 2013 on Football Nation:
Over the past months, we have witnessed the ups and downs of the Big East Conference as they reached out to a plethora of programs.  Attempting to round up members in support of firming up the league’s new western division, the latest turn of events cannot please anyone in Providence.On Wednesday, ESPN reported that San Diego State was following the lead of Boise State and will remain as a full member in the Mountain West Conference.  Needless to say, this really puts a dampener on the league’s plans for two geographical divisions. At this point, no one blames either school for staying put.  The public lambasting the Big East has taken over the past several years from ESPN and others has certainly contributed to the negative cloud hanging over the conference.  Staying put in the relative safety of the MWC is now a no-brainer. The Big East seems like a pathetic, stick-in-the-mud wannabe because most people have bought what the ‘worldwide leader in sports’ has been dishing out for yea...
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