BOISE – Boise State University has filed a legal complaint against the Mountain West Conference over a TV contract. Boise State claims the Mountain West breached its contract with the school and violated the school’s rights.
The complaint also says the conference is ending benefits the school negotiated as part of its 2012 deal to stay in the Mountain West, including a $1.8 million annual bonus.
The deal gave Boise State a bigger portion of the conference’s television revenue and allowed the university to negotiate home games separately. Boise State claims the conference attempted to end the agreement without the university’s knowledge.
On Wednesday, the conference issued a joint statement with the university.
“Last week Boise State filed a complaint regarding media rights against the Mountain West Conference, however, that action alone does not formally begin a lawsuit,” the statement reads. “The University and the Mountain West are currently in discussions in hopes of bringing this matter to a resolution without litigation.”
The Broncos have won four Mountain West football championships.