Wyoming athletics director Tom Burman left San Diego Monday afternoon from meetings the last couple of days with the Mountain West’s other ADs and school presidents.
Unfortunately, no news came out of the meetings regarding the league’s ongoing challenge to improve its television package, or with its future partnership/merger (or whatever you want to call it) with Conference USA.
But a lot was discussed, and the primary topic was generating more revenue and that centers around a better TV contract. But that’s still where all this stands — in the talking phase. There is no new deal as of now, nor a revamped one that gives the league and its members more exposure … and more importantly, more money.
Same with the CUSA thing. There’s going to be a lot more discussions and meetings where a lot of topics may be discussed before any results are produced. Both sides have until the middle of this month to decide to see where it wants to go with this, or even void the agreement. But it sounds like discussions will continue for quite a while.
It was good to see the ADs be involved in these meetings. Normally, they are just for the presidents.
For more of Burman’s take on the meetings, which conclude Tuesday afternoon among the presidents, see Tuesday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang.