The drop dead date for Boise State to join the Mountain West has always been July 1st, well unless the WAC is willing to be flexible and will make an adjustment for Boise State to leave. Of course there is a catch, there is always a catch. Not to shock anyone but the catch is a bump in the financial penalty that Boise State would have to pay or give up to the WAC:
WAC bylaws state that teams must inform the league of their intention to leave by July 1 of the year before the move takes effect.
"If a school desires to be a member of another conference, that's their prerogative and that's their choice," (WAC Commissioner) Benson said. "We have to make sure it's done in a timely manner and in an order that doesn't cause further damage to the conference."
Boise State would forfeit its 2010-11 league revenue even if it gives notice by July 1. If the school gives notice after that date, Benson said, the WAC board of directors likely would allow the move with some additional penalty.
"I just assumed all along if we don't give them notice by July 1 the WAC bylaws stand as is," Boise State president Bob Kustra said Monday evening. "If they're interested in amending that, that's fine."