The CBS Report about the MW / C-USA alliance may have been premature, or as Mark Twain put it: greatly exaggerated. UNLV president Neal Smatresk, who is the spokesman for the MW presidents, said that the plans for the alliance have not been derailed:
"We're looking at alternatives on how to actually form a new conference arrangement," Smatresk said. "We've looked at several different configurations and will decide on what is best for all our members. We're proceeding, and nothing has come apart."