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Boise State could save (or sink) the Big East

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08:17 AM ET 12.13 | What becomes of the Big East has a lot to do with what Boise State, which doesn't have to be in the east or a part of the conference, decides to do. This is not the Big East that Bob Kustra bought into a year ago. Forget that, it's not the same Big East it was yesterday. It's strange, then, that the Boise State University that Kustra oversees wields more power than ever in its 80-year history. If it bolts the Big East -- and it could, easily, today if it wanted to -- the reconfigured league falls apart. ... A quaint state school on the banks of the Boise River is the Big East's football flagship. "There isn't another, other anchor team [in the Big East]," one college administrator said.

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December 13, 2012  08:35 AM ET

This title is irony at it's finest. A school in a far Western state is not only just being included, but is now the ultimate linchpin to the success or failure of a conference named the Big East.

December 13, 2012  08:39 AM ET

This conference is toast!

December 13, 2012  09:07 AM ET

I still think Boise State will end up in the 12 PAC!!!!

December 13, 2012  09:14 AM ET

Who cares?

CONFERENCE REALIGNMENT SUCKS

December 13, 2012  09:17 AM ET

So, Boise State is in Idaho... Is it in the east part of the state?

December 13, 2012  09:19 AM ET
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Who cares?CONFERENCE REALIGNMENT SUCKS

TCU owes aTm SO much...

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December 13, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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I still think Boise State will end up in the 12 PAC!!!!

agreed

December 13, 2012  09:32 AM ET
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TCU owes aTm SO much...

...and ND and BAMA owe Baylor and Stanford.

December 13, 2012  09:36 AM ET

Boise. MWC, baby. Let the BE crash and burn, arising from the ashes as the b'ball-centric entity it truly is.

December 13, 2012  09:39 AM ET

Boise in the PAC is a long view possibility. Immediately, Boise needs to play in the MWC for 2013 forward and let Big Least football die.

December 13, 2012  09:39 AM ET
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...and ND and BAMA owe Baylor and Stanford.

stir stir stir LOL

December 13, 2012  09:43 AM ET
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no access to google maps :)

Apple maps puts them in British Columbia

December 13, 2012  09:43 AM ET
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...and ND and BAMA owe Baylor and Stanford.

BAMA owes UGA for beating UF. And the person that put vasoline on the ball during that game.

December 13, 2012  09:44 AM ET
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BAMA owes UGA for beating UF. And the person that put vasoline on the ball during that game.

Why must there always be a lubricant involved on this website? :-)

December 13, 2012  09:45 AM ET
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Why must there always be a lubricant involved on this website? :-)

Better than going in dry.

December 13, 2012  09:45 AM ET
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stir stir stir LOL

making soup over there?

 
December 13, 2012  09:45 AM ET
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BAMA owes UGA for beating UF. And the person that put vasoline on the ball during that game.

True, forgot about that one.

Another one loss team that didn't pass the pretty test.

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