Boise State has joined... ...the Mountain West http://msn.foxsports.com/cfb/story/Boise-State-to-join-Mountain-West-Conference-in-2011-061110 BOISE, Idaho (AP) Boise State University has accepted an invitation to join the Mountain West Conference in 2011. Boise State, currently a Western Athletic Conference member, would become the Mountain West Conference's 10th member. The move would be effective July 1, 2011. Mountain West Conference commissioner Craig Thompson says BSU was invited to join the 11-year-old conference to boost its strength. BSU President Bob Kustra says this shows Boise State University has demonstrated academic and athletic success.