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Around the league: Mountain West football notes

AIR FORCE Not that he wanted to, but Anthony LaCoste had no way of hiding from the spotlight as he walked around the Air Force Academy on Monday. “We all wear our names on our shirts,” LaCoste said. “So people

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Mountain West releases Boise State’s 2013-14 men’s basketball conference schedule

The Mountain West released the new, 18-game unbalanced conference schedule Friday afternoon. As part of the schedule, the Boise State will not play at San Jose State or host Colorado State. San Jose State is coached by Dave Wojcik, who

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Mountain West commish: Confident new playoff system will reward league

By Brian Murphy bmurphy@idahostatesman.com Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson on expanding the playoff beyond four teams. Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson on whether his league should continue scheduling FCS teams and if he is concerned that power 5 conferences may

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Report: Mountain West to keep similar bowl lineup for next six years

By Brian Murphy bmurphy@idahostatesman.com The Las Vegas Bowl will keep the No. 1 selection among bowl-eligible Mountain West teams through 2019, while Boise’s Famous Idaho Potato Bowl will have the No. 6 pick, according to a report from ESPN’s Brett

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Did Boise State pick the right conference?

By Brian Murphy bmurphy@idahostatesman.com With the Mountain West and ESPN nearing a seven-year deal, according to ESPN.com’s Brett McMurphy, we can finally assess (financially and otherwise) whether Boise State made the right decision to return to the Mountain West rather

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Report: ESPN to televise all Boise State football home games

ESPN’s Brett McMurphy is reporting that ESPN and the Mountain West Conference are nearing a seven-year deal for the conference’s television rights through the 2019-20 academic year. Click here for McMurphy’s story. According to the report, ESPN would televise up

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Three chances for Boise State men’s basketball to prove NCAA worth

By Brian Murphy bmurphy@idahostatesman.com Boise State’s quest for its first-ever at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament is in the final stretch. And the Broncos couldn’t have asked for a better slate of games to prove they belong. Boise State (19-8,

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Now, Mountain West says it supports NCAA president

By Brian Murphy bmurphy@idahostatesman.com Is the Mountain West dissatisfied with the NCAA leadership and President Mark Emmert? Or is the conference supporting the embattled president? It depends on the day, apparently. Last week, CBSSports.com reported that the league was not

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Mountain West writes NCAA to defend Boise State’s all-blue uniforms

By Chadd Cripe ccripe@idahostatesman.com © 2013 Idaho Statesman Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson on Tuesday sent a letter to the NCAA on Boise State’s behalf stating its opposition to the proposed rule change that would prevent the Broncos from wearing

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Emails: Kustra told Big East that NBC wanted Boise State football games

By Brian Murphy bmurphy@idahostatesman.com Boise State President Bob Kustra and attorney Joel Lulla, who worked for the Broncos, pressured the Big East throughout late December as the Broncos weighed offers from the Mountain West and the Big East, according to

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