Boise State President Bob Kustra was absent from today's Frank Church Conference at the university's Student Union Building, an event that he almost always attends. He had a good excuse. Kustra confirmed that he was meeting with officials from the Big East Conference, which is anxious to lure Boise State from the Mountain West Athletic Conference.
"We appreciate the outreach on the part of the Big East Conference and will continue our due diligence in this matter," wrote Kustra in a carefully written statement, which did not mention the Mountain West at all.
"We are an extremely valuable partner when it comes to conference affiliation," wrote Kustra.