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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

It's about time Boise State

Logo credited to Boise State University
It is time for every college football team's favorite time of year, BOWL SELECTION, well that is if your not Boise State. The last four seasons the Boise State Broncos have finished in the top ten of the BCS (Bowl Championship Series) rankings only to fall short yet again of making a BCS bowl game. It finally seems that Boise State University got the message the BCS was sending and will join the Big East in football starting in 2013, http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:7323280.
This is a great move for both Boise State and the Big East, especially for Boise State. The Broncos have always been shoved toward the back of the pack when it comes to the title game and now they will have a better chance to prove they are a legit team. Some fans would argue beating an SEC (South Eastern Conference) team like Georgia as proof of being a really good team, but that is just one good win. The Mountain West Conference, where Boise used to play has teams that nobody has every heard of unless your a fan from the Mountain West. This move to the Big East does two great things for college football: For one, the move angers the PAC-12. Why, because Boise is closer to the West Coast and naturally the PAC-12 would have loved to add a good team like Boise State to their conference so they could keep trying to top the SEC in football, which is not going to happen anytime soon. The second thing is that the BCS system could potentially take another hit of scrutiny if Boise has a great season and they are once again left out of another BCS title game or a BCS Bowl. This could FINALLY be the last straw that would permanently change the BCS bowl system into a playoff system for college football making many fans happy and killing the sponsors of the bowl system.
To me it is a win win for both the Big East and Boise State. Boise gets to compete against semi-tougher teams in the Big East like Connecticut, Louisville, and South Florida  and gets a real chance to compete for a BCS bowl game. For the Big East, they get Boise State along with four other teams (San Diego State, Houston, SMU, and UCF) to keep a once dying conference alive and floating. ESPN's Joe  Schad reporter that the Big East will also add Air Force and Navy in 2014 or 2015. So it seems the Big East is on the rise again, but there is still one question left to answer after all the conference re aliment is done. How can the Big East call themselves the Big East when half of their new colleges are on the other side of the continent?
Logo credited to the Big East Conference

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