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Boise State To Leave WAC, Join Mountain West Conference

Boise State is reportedly going to be the second team to switch conferences in the last 24 hours. Just a day after Colorado went from the Big 12 to the Pac-10, Boise State is about to go from the WAC to the Mountain West Conference.

Boise State will be announced as the next member of the Mountain West Conference on Friday, a source with direct knowledge of the pending move told ESPN's Joe Schad.

MWC commissioner Craig Thompson hinted at an expansion announcement on Thursday amid news of Colorado's move from the Big 12 to the Pac-10.

Just last week the MWC appeared to be content with waiting to expand, but the recent flurry of activity drove them to speed up the process and quickly add the Broncos. With Boise State now on board, the MWC has a solid group of teams that includes TCU, Utah and BYU. On paper this conference definitely looks like it is worthy of receiving a spot in the BCS every year, but then again, who knows if the BCS will even be around in a few years when conference realignment is complete. What's more, who knows what the MWC will look like when all is said and done. Chances are some leftovers from the Big 12 will be looking for a new home, and I'm sure the MWC wouldn't mind adding some relatively big names to its conference.