Big West Woos Boise State
Big West Conference members say they will consider being a home for Boise State’s non-football athletic programs. Commissioner Dennis Farrell told The Idaho Statesman conference officials are willing to consider Broncos sports teams not invited to follow the Bronco football team’s march to the Big East Conference next year. Big West officials sent Boise State membership information Monday. Boise State must make a decision by June 30 on its interest in the Big West. Boise State Athletic Director Mark Coyle said he’s monitoring the changing conference landscape and considering all options. Under Big West rules, Boise State would need votes from eight of 10 board of directors to join.
Big West membership for 2013 includes schools such as San Diego State, Hawaii, Long Beach State and UC Davis.