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Boise State to move several non-football programs to Big West

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Several months after Boise State announced its football program would leave the Mountain West Conference for the Big East, the school on Friday confirmed that many of its other sports will join the Big West.

The move to place most of its Olympic sports in the Big West will take place as of July 1, 2013, according to USA Today.

"Boise State's membership in the Big West Conference complements our Big East Conference football presence and reflects our emerging coast-to-coast profile," Boise State President Bob Kustra said in a statement. "We are truly excited by the prospects of competition and collaboration with all these new partners both athletically and academically. The Big West will be an outstanding home for the majority of our intercollegiate sports and will provide great opportunities for our student-athletes."

The school said its women's gymnastics team will compete in the Western Athletic Conference and men's wrestling will stay in the Pacific 10. It has not yet been decided which conference the Broncos' women's swimming and diving teams and the men's and women's indoor track and field teams will compete in.

The school's entry fee into the Big West is $2.5 million.

San Diego State made the same move months ago and will also begin its new conference affiliations in 2013-14.
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