San Diego State reportedly cancels Big East move to rejoin Mountain West

Thursday January 17th, 2013

Mountain West Conference presidents have approved San Diego State's request to rejoin the conference according to

SDSU announced it would join the Big East as a football-only member in December 2011, with a July 1 start date, and play other sports in the Big West. The Aztecs will now play all sports as a Mountain West member.

SDSU's decision follows Boise State's Dec. 31 announcement that it would not join the Big East as a football-only member. A term of SDSU's Big East contract provided the Aztecs with the option to leave -- without paying an exit fee -- if Boise State did not join.

MWC commissioner Craig Thompson told ESPN that league presidents were required to vote by a 3/4 majority to approve San Diego State's return.

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