Going West: Move toward fall football ramps up in Pac-12, MW
FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2019, file photo, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott speaks to reporters during the Pac-12 Conference women's NCAA college basketball media day in San Francisco. The Mountain West is trying to do the same and there even is some movement in the Mid-American Conference toward reconsidering a fall season. “The board has asked for a plan,” Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson said. The San Jose Mercury News reported, citing unidentified sources, that the Pac-12’s athletic directors were targeting Oct. 31 to start football season. But some MAC players have followed the lead of their peers in Power Five conferences by pushing for a fall season on social media.
Non-revenue sports fret over college athlete compensation
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)College coaches in non-revenue sports are worried about the impact legislation allowing compensation for athletes could have on their programs. The memo, prepared by North Carolina athletics director Bubba Cunningham and associate athletics director Paul Pogge, was sent last week to a law committee examining whether to craft a standardized athlete-compensation law for states to adopt. The memo focuses on non-revenue sports, many of which are included in Olympic competition. Similarly, lost participation opportunities is a key issue in this case for those non-revenue sports. That committee would likely first meet this fall in a process lasting one to two years, Higer said.