There was some discussion about this last night in the Game thread, but I’ll start a new thread here. Basically, the MWC saw what the AAC did with Wichita State and wants in on some of that sweet, sweet Tourney unit money. Idea would be to bring in Gonzaga and BYU (for all sports except for football).
As I said last night in the Game thread, if I’m the AAC, I go see if those schools would rather join our conference.
Gonzaga might not be alone, either. Thompson said BYU was not among the other schools that have contacted him about expansion, but several sources indicated that BYU — which went independent in football in 2011 and plays in the WCC in most other sports — would consider a return to the Mountain West at least in basketball if Gonzaga joins.
The issue is expected to be a topic when WCC athletic directors and presidents gather at the conference basketball tournament later this week in Las Vegas.