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**Note: Tom Scott is on a rare extended vacation, and his Scott Slant column will return on Monday, July 7. But Tom did leave behind his library of historical nuggets for us to share.

This Day In Sports...June 30, 2012: With about two hours to spare, Boise State submits its formal resignation from the Mountain West Conference, effective June 30, 2013. The Broncos would have faced a penalty of at least $5 million had they withdrawn with less than one year s notice. Boise State had announced a move of its football program to the Big East the previous December but still had to cement the Big West as a landing spot for its other sports, fueling speculation that the school would stay in the Mountain West. Lo and behold, the Broncos reneged on New Year s Eve and stayed in the Mountain West after the Big East had crumbled.

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