If fall sports are only delayed what incentive do Fox/CBS have to renegotiate with the MW? They’ll still have everyone else playing so there’s no need for them to do anything. If anything they could argue that they should pay us less for supplying them with less inventory.
If the SEC and Big 12 continue on as a scheduled in the fall while no one else does then maybe there’s something there. The likelihood of that though is slim to none and again the problem would be us already being under contract
The only way I could see the MW being able to renegotiate is if the season happens in the spring, it’s still a conference only season, and fans aren’t allowed at games. If that’s the case the MW should try to emulate what the Premier League is doing and play a game everyday. This way the conference might get a huge payday for providing content.
That’s where BYU comes in. I know you’ve said the conference has said no but besides Boise whose brand realistically commands any television respect? You could argue SDSU, Air Force, and Hawai’i but what TV exec is really going to care? Having them, even just for a season, could be a huge boon in renegotiating the contract and getting more money. Bring in them and NMSU (to bump Boise to the west) for a season then go renegotiate the TV rights. Having their brand joined to ours in a season that’s totally fubared is nothing but beneficial since most teams have lost bodybag money and the TV contract is up in the air. IDK what everyone does with that money, that’d have to be negotiated, but despite the hatred for BYU, they’d give everyone a nice payday bump. Imagine the ratings for a Boise - BYU conference championship? The storylines alone would draw even the most casual of college football fans. That’d be amazing exposure for the conference as a whole, and good momentum during a totally +++++ed up season