|Mountain West Retains Boise State For All Sports|
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Mountain West Conference and Boise State University today jointly announced, effective immediately, Boise State will remain a member of the Mountain West in all sports.
"We are very pleased today to announce Boise State University's continuing membership in the Mountain West Conference," said Commissioner Craig Thompson. "Maintaining the Broncos program as part of the already solid foundation we have established creates a posture of great stability for the Mountain West going forward. It also enhances the Conference's competitive and marketplace platforms, positioning us favorably in the evolving FBS landscape."
"Without question, conference affiliation has been an odyssey for Boise State, with all the unexpected turns and changes that term suggests," stated Boise State University president Robert Kustra. "The benefits of geographic footprint, revenue, and national exposure have to be balanced against the changing circumstances of conference realignment. I am confident that our Mountain West membership is the very best decision for Boise State University, our student-athletes and our incredible fan base."
the addition of San Jose State University and Utah State University on
July 1, 2013, the Mountain West will be comprised
of 10 all-sport members and 11 football-playing institutions.