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Boise State hopes to join Big West in non-football sports

By Ferd Lewis

LAST UPDATED: 9:56 a.m. HST, May 16, 2012

Boise State has asked the Big West to consider the possibility of its membership for 2013, officials confirmed.

People involved in the process also said they expect the issue of the Broncos paying travel subsidies to be discussed.

Commissioner Dennis Farrell said there has been no formal application by the Broncos who have been asked to furnish the conference with additional information.

Boise State, which will compete in the Mountain West in 2012, has announced its intention to join the Big East in football in 2013. It had planned to place its other sports in the Western Athletic Conference for 2013 but with the instability of the WAC has been casting about for alternatives.

The University of Hawaii joins the Big West in most sports other than football July 1st while football enters the Mountain West.

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