It is not a parallel situation. BSU was not denied access to MWC those years because there was not an available spot. Utah was fortunate for an invite and took it, then same for TCU. BYU did what they did, but their situation is a bit different given the church angle. Not the same. BSU is trying to leverage a situation that isn’t there....aside from BYU, UU and TCU moves because it was offered.
I also think you discount the ability of the conference to work together for a long term goal. But BSU’s path has been one of promotion, problem is you’re not ready for a plateau or even decline. Your leadership and base are going to lose their f-ing minds.