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Boise State Delivers Slap to Big East

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A little over a year ago, Boise State surveyed the college football landscape and made a head scratching -- and completely unconventional move -- joining a league based 2,600 miles away for football only.

The bottom line then: The Big East offered the potential for an automatic bid into the BCS, and much more money out of a renegotiated television contract, two major lifelines that would ensure the Broncos' national relevance into the future.

Today, Boise State surveyed the college football landscape and made yet another decision, a conventional one this time. The best program outside the automatic-qualifying conferences chose to spurn the Big East in order to stay in its current home, the Mountain West, a league that provides a better geographical...

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