BSU-Big East annoucement LIVE at 3 p.m.

BSU-Big East annoucement LIVE at 3 p.m.

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by KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on December 6, 2011 at 1:51 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 13 at 12:40 PM

BOISE -- A teleconference will be held by the Big East Wednesday to make an announcement regarding potential conference membership for Boise State.

Some legal matters are still being worked out, but an official announcement is expected at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Following the teleconference, BSU President Bob Kustra will address the media from the Allen Noble Hall of Fame.  We will be carrying both events live on KTVB.COM.  

Once that announcement is made, we are told Big East Commissioner John Marinatto will visit each campus.

A source also told KTVB that this is "the last step in a long process."

Boise State is deferring to the Big East for comment.

The Big East, which has automatic qualifying status for the Bowl Championship Series, is also looking to add San Diego State, Southern Methodist, Houston and the University of Central Florida.

BSU and San Diego State, which are currently members of the Mountain West, will enter the league as football-only members.

Houston, SMU, and UCF, members of Conference USA, will join the Big East for all sports.

On Monday, BSU head football coach Chris Petersen bashed the BCS in its current form and said the system needs an overhaul.

The Big East has seen the recent defections of Pittsburgh, Syracuse, TCU and West Virginia, leaving the conference with just five football-playing members.

West Virginia won the Big East this season after finishing with a 9-3 record.  The Mountaineers will play ACC champion Clemson in the Orange Bowl in Miami, Fla., on Jan. 4.

Boise State is headed to the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas to take on Arizona State on Dec. 22.

Stay with KTVB.COM for updates on this developing story.

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