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"It's a viable option and it creates stability and that's what they're looking for," Thompson said. "I can't answer what Air Force will do or won't do, but we're going to put a very attractive opportunity on the table for the United States Air Force Academy."
Both Thompson and Banowsky said it's too soon to discuss how the sprawling league -- which could stretch from West Virginia and Florida to Hawaii and Idaho -- would handle scheduling.
They were able to emphasize, however, that they would honor their current TV contracts.
"I think definitely the intention is increased television revenue for all members," Thompson said. "We like the new approach because it's different. It's proactive."
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