Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/14
Boise State is asking a judge to declare that the school does not owe a $5 million penalty for cancelling its entry into the Big East Conference last year. The university announced Monday it had filed a lawsuit in 4th District Court in Boise after a representative of what will soon be the American Athletic Conference said the conference intended to sue the university. Boise State signed an agreement in December 2011 to join the Big East in 2013 for football. However, the school says the conference lost three-quarters of its membership over the next year, failed to add more football schools west of the Mississippi and lost its guaranteed spot in BCS bowls. In December, Boise State opted to stay in the Mountain West Conference for all sports. University President Bob Kustra argues the conference the Broncos agreed to join no longer exists. ''Boise State entered into that agreement in good faith and with a great degree of optimism, but the conference we agreed to join simply no lon...
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