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Mountain West Commissioner Thompson stepping down

The only commissioner the Mountain West Conference has known is stepping down after nearly 24 years in charge

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FILE - Craig Thompson, commissioner of the Mountain West Conference, speaks to reporters after the College Football Playoff presidents group meeting Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in Grapevine, Texas. Craig Thompson, the only commissioner the Mountain West Conference has known, is stepping down after nearly 24 years in charge. The league announced Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, that Thompson's last day will be Dec. 31.(AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Craig Thompson, the only commissioner the Mountain West Conference has known, is stepping down after nearly 24 years in charge.

The league announced Wednesday that Thompson's last day will be Dec. 31. He was on board when the conference began operations in January 1999.

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