Boise State Receives Permission To Join Big East

The Idaho State Board of Education voted 7-1 on Thursday to give Boise State President Bob Kustra the authority to leave the Mountain West and accept an invitation to the Big East as a football-only member. They also gave him permission to find a new conference affiliation for the school's other sports.

Kustra told the board he expects the school to become a Big East member by next week:

"We are certainly working on this day-by-day and I would think that by next week we should have a resolution."

The lone dissenting vote came from Bill Goesling, who hails from Moscow, ID. Moscow is the home of the University of Idaho and Goesling is an Idaho grad and former professor there.

In fact, Goesling attempted to delay the decision before the board voted but his motion did not carry.

Idaho's attempt to Vandal-ize the Boise vote failed.

For more, visit Boise State blog One Bronco Nation Under God and Big East Coast Bias. Stay tuned to SB Nation's conference realignment news section.

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