This is fascinating: https://www.courthousenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/College-Football.pdf
The abbreviated version is that Boise State receives a larger share of TV rights from the MWC because of its notoriety, and the conference negotiates a separate agreement for games in Boise, which Boise State must agree to. The MWC recently sold its TV rights to Fox/CBS Sports, but Boise did not agree to the package. It also alleges the conference and other members unlawfully voted to phase out Boise’s separate TV agreement, which would cost the university at least $1.8 million per year.
Assuming the allegations are true, I could see this costing the MWC commissioner his job, costing the MWC Boise State, or both.
I think another round of conference realignment might be on its way because the power conferences’ TV rights all expire between 2022-24. I can’t help but wonder if the Pac-12 or Big 12 might try to go get Boise State. Suing your conference is a not-so-subtle way of telling suitors that you’d listen.