As expected, the Idaho State Board of Education gave Boise State president Bob Kustra authority to join the Big East and find a new conference for the Broncos' Olympic sports. The vote was not unanimous but instead 7-1. The no vote came from a member from Moscow, Idaho (you know, where the Vandals play).
Remember the rumor we posted on about Boise State et al. joining "by Friday"? UCF president John Hitt wouldn't expect the Knights to be in the Big East by tomorrow but more like within a week. Stop me if you've heard that language before. Like Boise State, UCF, Houston and SMU wouldn't join the Big East before 2013 either.
There's nothing new to report on West Virginia's lawsuit. There will be Big East football games played this weekend though, in case you forgot due to all of the LSU-Bama hype.
Stay tuned to Big East Coast Bias for additional news on expansion by checking our Big East Expansion section and if things turn south, well check out the Big East Falls Apart section, too.