Could Grand Canyon be the next MWC member? Reading the article the MWC is trying to shore to up the basketball side after a couple of dismal years and most likely turning into a 1 bid conference for the NCAA tournament. Multiple NCAA bids guarantees more money for the respective conference as every game a team plays guarantees about $1.6 million for the conference spread out over 6 years. The MWC per the article was in talks with Wichita States about moving to the MWC but the MWC has a stipulation to be in the conference you need to sponsor football. We all now know that Wichita State is now going to be in American Athletic Conference next year without having to re-start the football program.