The more things change in the Mountain West, the more they stay the same.
The conference announced Wednesday that San Diego State will remain a member of the Mountain West in all sports.
"San Diego State University is pleased to be continuing as a full member of the Mountain West Conference," said San Diego state president Dr. Elliot Hirshman. "We are excited about the opportunities our partnership provides for the development of the Conference and San Diego State University's athletic programs."
San Diego State was supposed to enter the Big East Conference starting with the 2013-14 school year. Boise State, which also was supposed to join the Big East, changed its mind last month and will also stay in the Mountain West.
"As a charter member of the Mountain West, San Diego State has decades of history and tremendous competitive rivalries with our member institutions," said Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson. "With today's announcement, SDSU's membership continues uninterrupted and helps the Mountain West maintain a solid foundation going forward. The Aztecs remain a perfect fit geographically and provide the Conference with a highly-competitive athletics program that includes a Top 25 men's basketball team, a 2012 MW tri-champion in football and several other league championship programs."
Western Athletic Conference schools San Jose State and Utah State will join the conference in July.
The Mountain West will be comprised of 11 all-sport members and 12 football-playing institutions starting in September.
Hawaii will play football only in the Mountain West. The 11 full members of the Mountain West will be Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, Nevada, New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV and Wyoming.