Saturday in San Diego has been a beautiful day with most SD residents enjoying the 75 degree weather at the beaches. They are missing one extremely serious negotiation that is going on as we speak. Boise State and San Diego State have the deadline of June 30th at 11:59 p.m., to tell the Big East they do not want to join the Big East Conference and not incur any financial penalties from the Big East.
This following quote is from ESPN.com
Boise State has yet to withdraw from the Mountain West Conference and faces a Saturday deadline to do so without having to pay additional financial penalties should it go ahead with its move to the Big East. As it stands, Boise State must forfeit $2.5 million in future revenue if it gives one year’s notice of its withdrawal to the Mountain West by Saturday. If Boise State formally withdraws after June 30, that financial penalty grows to at least $7.5 million. It could be much more if a Mountain West team makes it to a Bowl Championship Series game this season.
Boise State is incurring serious problems attempting to change its non football sports into a conference that will allow it. San Diego State was able to change its non football sports into the Big West Conference, and Boise State is attempting to do the same. As of 3:30pm Boise State has yet to receive an offer from either the Big West, West Coast Conference (Religious Schools), or the WAC (Western Athletic Conference).
Some San Diego State Fan are decidedly on edge right now hoping that the Big West will allow Boise State into their conference. San Diego State and Boise State would be the only two schools on the west coast heading into the Big East Conference. San Diego State and Boise State are 754 miles apart. The next closest team to San Diego is SMU (Southern Methodist University) 1,180 miles from San Diego. Followed by the UH (University of Houston) 1,300 miles from San Diego. For San Diego’s sake, we hope Boise State will gain entry into the Big West.