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Boise State Up Creek Sans Paddle

Now they are wayward, the Big East football schools that never were. The nine football schools that thought they were buying their way into the Big East just got left out on the island of misfit boys. Boise State gave up geography and two time zones to go to the Big East. San Diego State joined the Broncos. Houston, Central Florida, Southern Methodist, East Carolina, Memphis and Tulane at one time or another left Conference USA for a bump in pay. Navy was due to join in 2015. There are 13 in all, four of them holdovers — Connecticut, South Florida, Temple and Cincinnati — from the conference formerly known as the Big East. What happens to those 13 football schools is the next question now that the seven Catholic basketball-playing schools plan to break away, as CBSSports.com has reported/Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports. More here.

Question: Do any of the Idaho Vandals fans out there feel bad re: the predicament that Boise State finds itself in, as  result of the exodus of Catholic schools from Big East?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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