Dick Harmon: BYU, Utah's old league going coastal in Mountain West-Conference USA merger
The Expendables Conference.
The Kardashian Conference.
The TransAmerica League.
The Big Foot Conference.
Skymiles Athletic Conference.
Stepping Stone Athletic Conference.
CBS Sports' columnist Brett McMurphy tweeted: "To cut down on travel in the new C-USA/MWC league, some games will be played on the moon."
UNLV's Smatresk said the following in a prepared statement:
"This is an exciting development that will stabilize the current conferences and create the first truly national conference with members in five time zones and television viewership from coast to coast. This partnership brings together like-minded institutions to improve the integrity and stability of intercollegiate athletics."
There is viewership, then there is viewership.
On Monday, nobody talked about the current MWC television contract with Comcast, part-owner in The Mtn., a regional network that has struggled to catch on and really took a hit when the Utah-based schools departed this past year.
Some speculate, by creating a new conference, the MWC can shed itself of this TV deal and negotiate a better one with a more recognized and available brand.
Bottom line? This is more step forward/backward in what will become known as the era of the greatest change in college football history.
Dick Harmon, Deseret News sports columnist, can be found on Twitter as Harmonwrites and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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