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How the Big East Lost Boise State – and potentially the top ‘other’ conference war


Defections have plagued the Big East and without question they are a shadow of their former selves. Nevertheless, coupled with some good remaining schools, great basketball and a short term (but enticing) BCS label; they had an opportunity to hand select the best of the rest, and become the top remaining conference.

By their own admission, having a “bell cow” like Boise State was the key to rally football around. So how did the Big East lose Boise State? Continue reading