Boise State beat the midnight deadline Saturday to withdraw from the Mountain West Conference, officially keeping the Broncos on the path toward Big East affiliation in college football for the fall of 2013.
Boise State and San Diego State will place the rest of their athletic programs in the WAC and Big West, respectively, now that their football programs are heading to the Big East for the fall of 2013, multiple sources confirmed to ESPN.com.
After years of feeling disrespected by the NCAA tournament selection and seeding process, the Sun Belt Conference is trying a drastic scheduling maneuver to enhance its chances to be more palatable to the committee in March.
BYU will leave the Mountain West Conference for the 2011-12 season, go independent in football and join the WCC in all other sports, notably men's basketball, multiple sources with direct knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com.
BYU was so close to joining the WAC as an affiliate member and go independent in football that the league had done a mock 2011 football schedule with the Cougars before Fresno State and Nevada joined the MWC.
Georgia will announce the hiring of Western Kentucky's Dennis Felton to replace Jim Harrick Sr., at a 7 p.m. EDT news conference in Athens, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com Wednesday night.