Boise State will challenge Louisville in the Big East

Big for the Big East.

Tremendously positive news that Boise State will be joining the Big East for football during the 2013 season.

A legitimate college football power that will seriously challenge any notions of the University of Louisville going unchallenged in efforts to dominate the realigning conference.

The programs last clashed in the Liberty Bowl in 2004, with Louisville ranked No. 9 and BSU No. 10 in the Associated Press poll. The teams were also rated as the top two offensive teams at the time. Stefan LeFors guided UofL to a 44-40 win in a down-to-the-wire finish that left fans of both teams gasping for breath.

While U of L lost momentum during the Steve Kragthorpe years, Boise State was maintaining at high levels. In 2009, Boise State defeated TCU to become only the second team to ever finish with a 14-0 record. Between 2008 and 2011, the Broncos went 50–3 to become the first FBS team to win 50 games over a four year span. BSU was 12-1 last season, ranked No. 8 in the AP.

Boise State will be featured on national TV networks 11 times during the upcoming football season, including the season opener against Michigan State on Friday, August 31.

Welcome to the Big East, Boise State. The temperature rises just thinking about future match ups.

Here’s a great Boise State blog site.

Author: Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, as well as a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

One thought on “Boise State will challenge Louisville in the Big East”

  1. Well, it was West Virginia, Louisville and Cincinnati. Now its Boise, Louisville and Cincinnati.

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