Mountain West commissioner to step down at end of 2022 after 24 years in charge
The Mountain West Conference announced Wednesday that commissioner Craig Thompson would be stepping down at the end of 2022. Thompson is the longest-tenured commissioner at the top level of college football and is the only commissioner in Mountain West history after the conference was formed in 1999. "My one remaining priority was expansion of the College Football Playoff and viable access for the Mountain West," Thompson said in a statement. The Mountain West was formed after there was dissension within the WAC after the dissolution of the Southwest Conference. Six original Mountain West teams remain in the conference; Air Force, Colorado State, UNLV, New Mexico, San Diego State and Wyoming.wftv.com
College Football Playoff expansion talks inch forward
DALLAS — (AP) — The latest meeting on expanding the College Football Playoff wrapped up without a resolution Wednesday as the people involved agreed to keep talking. A podium was set up in front of a backdrop of College Football Playoff logos, facing about a half dozen chairs for reporters in attendance. Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren, Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner Jim Phillips and Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff did not speak with reporters. “And there are details to work out.”___Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at http://www.appodcasts.com___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/hub/college-football and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25. Sign up for the AP’s college football newsletter: https://apnews.com/cfbtop25Copyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
College Football Playoff expansion talks to continue Dec. 1
The administrators in charge of the College Football Playoff plan to meet again on Dec. 1 to continue expansion talks, which need to reach a consensus by the end of the year if a new postseason format is to be implemented for the 2024 season.
NCAA bubble trouble: Pandemic pushes mid-majors to margins
Earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament won't pull Drake out of its financial hole, but every little bit helps. Earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament won't pull Drake out of its financial hole, but every little bit helps. The cancellation of the NCAA Tournament last year because of the pandemic forced the association to slash its revenue distribution to schools and conferences by $375 million. Streaking San Diego State (NET 19) is looking good, but if the Aztecs win the Mountain West tournament, that could leave Colorado State (NET 40), Boise State (NET 43) and Utah State (NET 47) outside the field. A-10 Commissioner Bernadette McGlade said she is not as concerned about the potential loss of NCAA Tournament revenue as the loss of exposure.