By Brian Murphy
Boise State President Bob Kustra told the Idaho Statesman that the Broncos' football team is unlikely to move to the Big East in 2012. Boise State announced in December that its football program would join the Big East for the 2013 football season.
"It's too late. I can't imagine how anyone can pull that off. We would never want to pull it off in a fashion that dealt shabbily with our existing partners in the Mountain West. I don't think that could ever work," Kustra said.
Jon Wilner of the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News tweeted Thursday that "Source: Boise State under pressure from Big East to join in '12 to offset WVU departure."
West Virginia is seeking to leave the Big East and join the Big 12 for the 2012 football season. If West Virginia leaves the Big East, it would have just seven football-playing members in 2012.
Kustra said he has "heard those rumors."
You can follow Murph's Turf on Twitter.
You can find links to stories, photos and video by being a fan of Brian Murphy on Facebook.