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Boise State joins Big West for sports other than football

By Ferd Lewis

LAST UPDATED: 9:26 a.m. HST, Aug 24, 2012

Boise State will join the Big West Conference in 2013 as the  11th member, the conference announced today.

Hawaii joined the Big West July 1st for most sports other than football.

Boise State and San Diego join effective July 1, 2013, the conference said. 

"The additions of Hawai'i, San Diego State and now Boise State have presented opportunities for the Big West Conference to further grow its national profile," said Big West Commissioner Dennis Farrell in a release.

As a condition of membership, the Big West said Boise State' will pay a $2.5 million entry fee spread over five annual payments. 

It also said the Broncos will also pay travel cost per conference visiting team for regular season competitions in Boise at an estimated cost of $750,000 per year, an equity share into the league's reserve to be determined at a later date and a one-time membership initiation fee estimated at $50,000. 

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