Boise State accepts invite to Mountain West Conference

Expansion has hit the Mountain West Conference.

Boise State has accepted an invitation to become the league's 10th member, joining Air Force, BYU, Colorado State, New Mexico, San Diego State, TCU, UNLV, Utah and Wyoming. The Broncos will officially join the MWC on July 1, 2011.

"We are pleased and excited to welcome Boise State University to the Mountain West Conference," commissioner Craig Thompson said in announcing the addition. "Since our inception just 11 short years ago, the Mountain West has experienced tremendous success, and the addition of Boise State will further enhance that strength. The MWC continues to strategize regarding potential membership scenarios and bringing Boise State into the conference is an important part of that evolution."

In a media teleconference later in the day, Thompson acknowledged that more changes may be on the way. Then again, maybe not.

"I can't predict we are finished but I know that we are continuing to look to grow the Mountain West Conference," he said.

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