BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Athletic officials with the University of Idaho and Big Sky Conference are talking about the Vandals rejoining the league.

Idaho is looking for a new home for its football team and other sports programs amid the apparent collapse of the Western Athletic Conference.

The Idaho Statesman reports that Big Sky Commissioner Doug Fullerton has keen interest in bringing the Vandals back to the regional conference. Fullerton says he's had conversations with Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear and expects the dialogue to continue this week.

Spear says he's considering several options after failing to draw any interest from the Mountain West Conference.

Joining the Big Sky would drop Idaho from the highly competitive Football Championship Subdivision. But Fullerton says the Vandals could still play in a competitive league.