By Abbey Mastracco
San Diego State's brief flirtation with both the Big West and the Big East has officially ended.
Although SDSU was expected to rejoin the Big West next season and join the Big East for football only, the school issued a statement Wednesday explaining its decision to remain in the Mountain West, a conference in which it is a charter member.
The Mountain West didn't hesitate to reinstate the Aztecs.
The decision was explained by university president Dr. Elliot Hirshman and athletic director Jim Sterk in a joint statement:
After substantial discussion and consideration of a broad range of factors, San Diego State University will be continuing as a full member of the Mountain West Conference in July 2013. We have the deepest respect for our colleagues in the Mountain West, BIG EAST and Big West conferences with whom we have worked collaboratively during the period of conference realignment.
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