Boise State to stay in Mountain West for 2012-13


BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Boise State will remain in the Mountain West for the 2012-13 athletic seasons after considering an early move for its football program to the Big East.

The school announced on Wednesday that it was not "fiscally responsible" to move its football program a year earlier than scheduled to the expanding Big East.

University President Bob Kustra said there were several discussions about moving football to the Big East and the rest of the sports to the Western Athletic Conference for the 2012-13 school year. But Kustra said the school felt there were too many obstacles to make the move immediately.

The school remains on track to join the Big East in football for the 2013 season.