basketball-men-d1 flag

NCAA.com | June 22, 2017

Thompson named to DI Men's Basketball Committee

Craig Thompson
Mountain West Conference
Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson has been named to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, filling the seat recently vacated by retiring New Mexico Athletics Director Paul Krebs. He has agreed to do so for a one-year term until a permanent replacement for the Mountain West slot on the committee can be selected. There are four years total remaining on the term.
 

Thompson was a member of the committee from 1995 to 2000 and served as chair in 1999-2000. Thompson is currently a member of the NCAA Division I Council, the Men’s Basketball Oversight Committee and the Men’s Basketball Legislative Subcommittee.  Because the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee reports to the Men’s Basketball Oversight Committee, Thompson will step down from his position on the MBOC.

“We’re excited to have someone with Craig’s background and experience returning to the committee,” said Dan Gavitt, the NCAA’s senior vice president of basketball. “We knew going into the 2017-18 season we would already have three new people, so to get a veteran rather than a fourth first-year member is significant.”

Thompson is in his 20th year leading the Mountain West Conference through the ever-changing landscape of intercollegiate athletics. In addition to his duties with the Conference and the NCAA Council, Thompson serves on the College Football Playoff Management Committee and is a member of the College Football Officiating Board of Managers, LLC.

 

2021 Selection Sunday: Start time, date, schedule

2021 Selection Sunday is set for Sunday, March 14 for the NCAA tournament. The entire bracket will be revealed, with 32 teams qualifying automatically and the other 36 teams getting in as at-large selections.
READ MORE

Looking back at lllinois' improbable comeback against Arizona — voted NCAA.com's best March Madness moment

Illinois' 2005 comeback over Arizona to reach the Final Four is the best March Madness moment of all time, per the NCAA.com vote.
READ MORE

UMBC vs. Virginia: How one of the greatest upsets in NCAA tournament history became a blowout

Hall-of-fame writer Mike Lopresti revisits UMBC's historic upset over Virginia in the 2018 NCAA tournament.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners