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UH responds to latest hit taken by the Big East Conference

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

Boise State will not join the Big East Conference after all.

On Monday Boise State and the Mountain West conference jointly announced that the Broncos will continue to play in the MWC, where they have been the past two years.

The University of Houston will officially join the Big East in July.

School officials have been consistent in their approach to the recent hits taken by the Big East by stating that while UH supports the conference, the school must also focus on what is in the best interests of the University of Houston.

UH issued the following statement on Monday in response to the decision by Boise State:

"We are undoubtedly disappointed in the latest conference realignment shuffle. As stated throughout these developments, we will continue to concentrate on the best interests of the University of Houston and its athletics department and focus on the issues we can control. We are always working towards long-term stability as our brand continues to grow with the help of a very viable market in the City of Houston, the nation's fourth-largest city, and a great fan base. Combine that with our history of athletic and academic achievements along with the beginning of facility upgrades and we believe we offer a promising and established athletics program."

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