Boise State has asked for Big East's help in placing non-football programs

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

Big East Interim Commissioner Joe Bailey said Wednesday that Boise State and San Diego State are planning to remain in the league as football-only members. Both schools are scheduled to join July 1, 2013.

"Those schools have indicated, to my knowledge, to the executive committee and to the other members, that they have a big belief that the Big East is a really good partner for them," said Bailey, who took over following John Marinatto's resignation on Monday.

Bailey could not answer many questions in depth, citing his newness to the position. He said that Boise State had not asked the league for help in placing its non-football programs. "Not to my knowledge. Not to my knowledge, no," he said.

Boise State officials said Wednesday afternoon that they have asked the league for its help in placing its non-football programs.

Bailey said he would not have a role in the league's all-important television negotiations this fall. "The executive committee has made a decision that they will retain a consultant to do those, and they will in turn report to the executive committee, and I'll be a part of that reporting process," Bailey said.

But Bailey, who worked for the Dolphins and Cowboys in the NFL, was optimistic that the negotiations would turn out well for the Big East. The ACC on Wednesday announced a a new TV contract with ESPN that will pay each of its 14 members roughly $17 million per year.

"From our perspective, we'll probably have a number of interested parties, just simply because of what the Big East represents. And I would expect that on balance, whatever the results are going to be, are going to be awfully positive for the entire conference," Bailey said.

"It's not as though it's a secret just to us; it's obviously very apparent that there is a market demand for what I would term, or what we'd term in sport, anyway, authentic content. And that's sort of the difference between entertainment and sport. Sport is authentic. No one really knows what the outcome is going to be; entertainment is contrived, etc.

"But nevertheless, there is a demand for that. And it's also the reason why sport on a global basis and the rights fees for all different kinds of sports, whether it's rugby or soccer or cricket or any of them, the over 200 sports that are mainstream sports in the world, why they're all in demand in terms of the media.

"So I think that on balance, that's a good thing as far as the Big East is concerned, so that's that one.

Bailey said the talk of a potential split between the football and basketball schools is just that — talk.

"The reality of the situation is that there has been no indication from anybody that I have talked to — and again, I haven't talked to everybody, but from anybody that I've talked to, I've talked to quite a number of people that there's any kind of — even close to this idea of any kind of split," Bailey said.

Bailey said it would probably take "three or four months" to get a permanent commissioner.

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it would appear that....

This guy isn't much of a public speaker. He seems to have trouble with sentence structure. I hope he's much better at conference structure!

Agree, but he is a temp.

Agree, but he is a temp.

NO Clear View

Having just listen to the BSU A.D., I am not convinced that Boise State is done moving. Nothing was said but the fact the non-football sports are in limbo and the automatic qualifier to the BCS goes away, make the BE look dull at best. Until the NCAA re-takes control of college football every program outside the big 5 or 6 conferences are toast.

Enjoy the Ride...there is no return ticket.

AQ

How many times have you been told or at least read that the change was not because of AQ status. Talk was already in air that AQ status could be going away before we joined. The main change was to get out of the horrible MWC TV coverage and go for the big TV contracts the Big East can offer. Plus the idiotic rules that the MWC had (no blue on blue uniforms, but green on green is ok) was another great reason to leave. Now if the MWC merges with the Conference USA that will mean very little income split among even more teams.

Sounds like a....

spin doctor....

Does not know how to answer a question, but goes round-about....

Good Luck Broncos for 2013 and beyound....sounds like you will need everyones thoughts and prayers....

hope the Big East is a good as they all claim?

Is Big East asleep at the wheel-------

and it appears they might not even be talking on the cell phone either while driving. Big East just reported they wont hire new commissioner for about 3 months. Alot of changes happening right now in conference changes, plus Big East tv contract.
Dont quite understand that delay in hiring???????????

Big East

The new Commissioner of the BE will establish a 6 Team BE East-division and a 6 Team BE West division.Hopefully the West-division will be Boise St.,San Diego St.,SMU,Houston,Louisville and Cinncinati.

If Boise st. Recruits a Baseball Team,then maybe the BE will offer them an ALL SPORTS aggrement!

patently FALSE

patently FALSE

You have patents?

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TV

negotiations this fall, let's hope there are no more defections and the conference is stabilized--at least for the near term. Half of what the ACC teams are getting would still be a bonanza.

Plain and simple

The Pac 12 needs to kick the Washington State Cougars to the curb and bring in Boise State.

literally impossible

wake up already!

WILL NEVER HAPPEN

In every sport that both have except football WSU is better than BSU have last season.

WSU top 100 NATIONAL research BSU is not even a national college
WSU grad rate 5 times BSU
WSU endowement is 6 times BSU

PLUS in Football WSU is 4 and ZERO against BSU.

BSU is J.C. with a really good football team.

Plain wrong. . .almost

The following statement is just plain wrong: "BSU is J.C. with a really good football team". Have you been living in a cave for the last couple of years. Boise St., thanks to Kustra, is making leaps and bounds in becoming nationally recognized. Kustra is known for wanting to make BSU a huge research facility, hence why in 2005 he announced transforming BSU into a metropolitan research university and eight blocks was eminant domained recently to make way for it. While that was seven years ago, realize things do take time and funding, not to mention they already have two projects underway such as new training facilities, expanding the stadium and such. Now, you are correct about the PAC-12. They have held a long tradition of wanting certain schools in that conference and those schools must be research universities. People who don't understand that scratch their heads at Utah and Colorado. I understood why, so there was no head scratching here. I mentioned this on an earlier post, if the PAC-12 accepts BSU, it would be out of need, not want. If that happens, the PAC-12 would be doing BSU a favor, no reason denying it. Right now, BSU needs the bigger conferences, not the other way around. Even the Big East invited BSU out of need, had they wanted them that badly, they would have been invied a long time ago.

KUSTRA is the reason we are

KUSTRA is the reason we are in this mess to begin with FIRE THE CLUELESS OUT OF TOWNER AND SAVE OUR ATHLETIC PROGRAM!!!! FIRE KUSTRA!!!!

Dr. Kustra

is probably the biggest catalyst in what is happening to Boise State now, and unless you are still brewing over the "nasty and inebriated" statement(which would mean you are a spastic insecure Vandal that types in all caps and still carries a grudge), Boise State has no ceiling in what it can accomplish with Kustra at the helm. Boise State's athletics are in great condition and will have a secure home. At least Boise State has a home no matter which way they decide to go.

Hey Vandal fan Masquerading as a Bronco fan-

Stupid Troll is stupid.

The Big East is worth MILLIONS more than the MWC, and they'll help us place our Olympic Sports. The MWC is a watered down WAC with only one advantage, it has no intention of ever inviting ID1AAho.

Enjoy the Big Sky. I hear that EWU and Montana have been looking for a patsy, and given your record against them over the past 15 years your eventual move to the Big Sky is a match made in heaven!

As for your criticism of Kustra, only the mentally infirmed or eternally stupid would call for his ouster. So go back to being nasty and inebriated and we'll just see you in our rear view mirrors from here out.

Tootles.

Are we going to London?

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Doobie

You must be high and uneducated, since bsu has triple the drug problems on their campus than any other university in this State.

Could you provide a link

to verify this?

Spokane Review

It was posted in the Spokane Review the week before the last BSU/Idaho football game. Or you can go to the campus police reports and see arrest on BSU campus and U of I.

Interesting

I could not find the article you refer to.

I did find these ratings for each campus

http://collegeprowler.com/university-of-idaho/drug-safety/

http://collegeprowler.com/boise-state-university/drug-safety/

it is uncomfortable

when the truth gets in the way of a good story. bozobeats has trouble grasping.

Did that stop your drooling then? Shut up. plebian.

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"foreignoregonian" is not anonymous

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Thanks to Kustra,

The four year grad rates has gone from 7.5% in 2002 to 6.5% in 2010. Is this the leaps and bounds in
becoming nationally recognized that Kustra has done?

Per U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings, BSU has no programs in the top 100.

Besides football rankings, the data says that Kustra has failed.

Do you know what the current

6 year grad rate is?

They just entered the first grade!

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6 year grad rates

BSU went from 26.2% in 2002 to 28.1% in 2010 Increase of 1.9%
Idaho went from 52.0% to 55.1% increase of 3.1%
WSU went from 61.6% to 69% increase of 7.4%

If this was the number ONE goal of BSU WOW!!!!

Idaho and WSU had higher increase stats and it was not the number ONE goal with their presidents.

Plus the CWI students are not in the 2010 numbers, there was a lot of CWI type students in 2002.

Kursta did not really get any results with this data.

Typical old man's club mentality

when something new comes along, you always find every excuse to downgrade it, because you are afraid.

No son, facebook, twitter and their ilk REALLY DO SUCK

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It you go online and yell FAQ YOU TOO

You are cut off at the well son.

Robert don't open this link

It's not what you want to see.....

http://news.boisestate.edu/update/2012/04/30/boise-state-to-celebrate-universitys-largest-commencement-award-record-number-of-degrees/

I tried, there's nothing there

.

Link does not work.

This must a listing of all the 7 and 8 year grads. Too long for the system.
Should have been out in 4 years

§ The link works fine

unless you copy/paste and wind up with

http://news.boisestate.edu/update/2012/04/30/boise-state-to-celebrate-universitys-largest-commencement-award-record-number-of-degrees/Read more here: http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2012/05/09/bmurphy/big_east_interim_commissioner_boise_state_believes_big_east_good#storylink=cpy

when you paste into the search bar. The part in bold (automatically added when copying links from Voices) must be deleted first.

Greedy things, aren't they???

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It you go online and yell FAQ YOU TOO

You are cut off at the well son.

no...no it's not...but keep

no...no it's not...but keep trying Vandal tard

I feel better after reading this comment???

"The reality of the situation is that there has been no indication from anybody that I have talked to — and again, I haven't talked to everybody, but from anybody that I've talked to, I've talked to quite a number of people that there's any kind of — even close to this idea of any kind of split," Bailey said.

Bailey said it would probably take "three or four months" to get a permanent commissioner.

Better article

Go to Fox Sports NCAA Football. Read the article about the Big East. It's nothing like this broken mess you see above!!

Because it's FOX FANBOY SPORTS, dear infant.

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Well git er done

Whatever happens,BSU will keep winning most their games except few down years as time has proven. Players, coaches, Ad's, conferences and presidents have came and left. Just glad I'm not one of the big dogs making the decisions.
--Time is on BSU's side--

Coach Pete chosen 2nd best in College Football

http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2012-05-09/college-football-coach-rankings-nick-saban-chris-petersen-urban-meyer-les-miles

Pretty awesome list...