Boise State University will return to the Western Athletic Conference as a full member in all sports except football effective July 1, 2013.
The move became necessary when Boise State announced earlier today that it was withdrawing from the Mountain West Conference to join the Big East Conference in football-only for the 2013 season. Prior to joining the Mountain West five months ago, the Broncos had been a WAC member the previous 10 years.
With the addition, the WAC will consist of 11 members for the 2013-14 season; Boise State (non-football), Denver (non-football), Idaho, Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State, San Jose State, Seattle (non-football), Texas State-San Marcos, UT Arlington (non-football), UT-San Antonio and Utah State.
"The addition of Boise State only strengthens an already strong WAC brand," University of Denver Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation Peg Bradley-Doppes said. "Boise State is certainly welcomed by DU and its sports programs."