By Brian Murphy
Boise State's demands of the Big East were "outrageous and unprecedented," Navy Athletic Director Chet Gladchuk told the Capital Gazette.
Boise State agreed Monday to remain an all-sports member of the Mountain West rather than join the Big East as a football-only member in July. Navy is scheduled to join the Big East as a football-only member in 2015.
Gladchuk said the Big East athletic directors were kept up to speed on the negotiations by Commissioner Mike Aresco.
“What Boise State wanted was outrageous and unprecedented. It was not palatable to any of the other Big East institutions,” Gladchuk said. “In the final analysis, Boise wasn’t worth it. There is zero television interest in Boise along the Eastern seaboard. What it tells me is the Mountain West was desperate. Clearly, the Mountain West was willing to make whatever concessions necessary to keep Boise in the fold.”
The Mountain West agreed to sell Boise State's home football rights outside of the league's current television contract and agreed to pay national television bonuses and split bowl profits 50-50 between the participating team and the conference.
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