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Boise State Joining the Mountain West Friday.

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Boise State University officially joins the Mountain West Conference on Friday, July 1, signaling a rise in its academic and athletic affiliation and providing a new location for Bronco Nation.

“For several years, our sights have been set on membership in the Mountain West Conference,” said Boise State President Bob Kustra. “Our new affiliation provides stronger relationships with a number of highly-respected universities pursuing a vision very similar to our own. It is a promising new era for Boise State and our region, and an honor to be in the company of the schools of the Mountain West.” The Bosie football team will make it’s way to Vegas on November 5th to face the Rebels.

Boise State’s entrance into the conference will be marked by three special programs airing July 1 on The Mountain West Sports Network (The Mtn.) with repeated broadcasts during “Boise State Week” July 4-10. The Mtn. is available on Cable One (channel 329) and DirecTV (616). The initial broadcast times on July 1 for the shows are 7 p.m. (MT) for “Boise State Football: An Epic Ascent,” 7:30 p.m. for “Beyond the Blue with Boise State Athletics,” and 8 p.m. for “Welcome to Boise and Boise State University.” Additionally, the Boise State edition of “Stories of the Mountain West” will air at 7 p.m. on July 4.

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