The BIG EAST Conference and San Diego State University have announced that San Diego State will not become a football-only member of the BIG EAST in July of 2013.
"On behalf of the BIG EAST Conference Presidents and Directors of Athletics, I want to wish San Diego State the best," said BIG EAST Commissioner Michael Aresco. "We have enjoyed working with President Elliot Hirshman and Director of Athletics Jim Sterk and our membership has the highest regard for them and for their institution."
"San Diego State University and The BIG EAST Conference have the highest mutual respect and admiration for each other," said San Diego State President Dr. Elliot Hirshman. "The University and the Conference wish each other well as we proceed forward."