MAC gives Chryst contract extension

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 4, 2004

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Mid-American Conference has extended the contract of its commissioner through the 2008-2009 school year.

Since Rick Chryst was appointed commissioner in May 1999, MAC football teams have made 54 appearances on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC.

Last season, two teams played in, and won, postseason bowl games: Bowling Green defeated Northwestern in the Motor City Bowl, and Miami of Ohio beat Louisville in the GMAC Bowl.

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Chryst joined the MAC after serving as assistant commissioner in the Atlantic Coast Conference (1992-99) and the Southwest Conference (1989-92).