San Jose State has had discussions with the Mountain West Conference about potential membership if the league chooses to expand -- a prospect that has grown more likely in recent weeks.

SJSU athletic director Tom Bowen has submitted documentation to the Mountain West "outlining our position," he said.

"We're very committed to the integrity of the process," Bowen added. "We have not jeopardized our support of the Western Athletic Conference."

But if the Mountain West were to invite the Spartans "we'd have to do what's best for San Jose State."

Two Mountain West schools, Boise State and Air Force, are considering a move to the Big East -- potentially leaving the MWC with holes to fill.

San Jose State and Utah State are "are two institutions that would definitely be on the radar screen," MWC commissioner Craig Thompson told the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Boise State and Air Force could make their decisions next week.

"We're just waiting to see what happens with realignment," Bowen said.

Membership in the MWC would be in all sports and begin in 2013-14.

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