The Pac-12 appears content at 12 teams, but commissioner Larry Scott still gets a few just-in-case calls on occasion.
Scott said he fields *a good handful of calls, not that many* in a typical year from schools inquiring about membership. ...more
The Mountain West Conference expects a total media rights package -- including a likely football championship game with ESPN and digital rights -- to eclipse $20 million per year, according to a league source. ...more
Big East emails obtained by CBSSports.com show the league's reluctance to accommodate Boise's demands in the days before the Broncos returned to the Mountain West. In the process, Boise floated to Big East Commissioner Mike Aresco a potential three-game television deal with NBC built around Notre Dame games. ...more
San Diego State rejoins the Mountain West under the stipulation the conference creates national and local television opportunities "in good faith" for all conference members, according to the agreement signed by the school and the conference Jan. 16. ...more
When his hiring became official 12 months ago, New Mexico president Robert Frank saw a Mountain West Conference shrouded in uncertainty. Frank looks at his conference now and sees something far different. ...more
The "group of five" conferences are working to finalize a three-tier playoff revenue distribution system that rewards the conference with the best team and the conference with the best overall performance, CBSSports.com has learned. ...more
As the Mountain West continues to talk with San Diego State about rejoining the conference, the Big East is prepared to move on with or without the Aztecs.
San Diego State will attend the Big East*s meeting of athletic directors and presidents today in Dallas to *kind of hear what is envisioned there,* Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson said. ...more
The Mountain West Conference has informed league officials that San Diego State is expected to decide this week on whether to stay in the conference or join the Big East, according to a source with direct knowledge of the discussion.
San Diego State has been in close discussions with the Mountain West in recent days over television revenue. ...more
The Mountain West Conference is keeping Boise State but might not be done -- Texas schools are expressing interest, and San Diego State could stay in the league, too. The Mountain West wants to position itself as the strongest non-BCS conference. ...more