Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany told CBSSports.com that his league entered confidentiality agreements with possibly six or more schools to protect conversations about conference membership -- before the ACC's grant of rights halted the talk. ...more
With an ESPN media rights deal and a breakup with the Catholic 7 basketball schools both finalized, the (old) Big East can address two agenda items: Finding a new name, and finding a new school. Tulsa garners strong support within the membership to become the league*s 12th school, according to a source. ...more
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
The Tulane president and Big East commissioner Mike Aresco had an interesting email exchange about the league's future. Aresco told the president he wants the league to challenge the 'so-called big five' conferences. ...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