San Diego State, Mountain West deal likely close, according to reports

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Uncertainty in the Big East already caused Boise State to call off their scheduled 2013 move, and apparently San Diego State is close to doing the same.

The Mountain West Conference and San Diego State are expected to come to a deal sometime this week, according to CBSSports.com's Jeremy Fowler. San Diego State and Boise State were scheduled to join the Big East in 2013, Louisville's departure for the ACC and Boise's decision to remain in the Mountain West has caused Aztec officials to reconsider their move.

Since San Diego State no longer has a west coast partner in the Big East, they do not have to pay the Big East a buyout to get out of the conference. San Diego State has until January 31 to make their decision on remaining in the Mountain West, which is dictated by Boise's deal to remain with the conference. Most think that with Boise remaining in the Mountain West, San Diego State are heavy favorites to stay as well.

If San Diego State does leave the Big East, the conference is reportedly considering adding Tulsa and UMass. However, the Mountain West is apparently also looking at Tulsa as an expansion candidate.

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