UConn Is Back in the Big East, to the Relief of Everyone Who Forgot That It's 2019 and Not 2013

By Johnny Ginter on June 22, 2019 at 12:36 pm
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It's true! It's true! Oh, dear Lord in heaven, it's true!

The market and common sensibilities for the future of UConn athletics appear to be changing.

A report emerged late Friday that UConn was making plans to leave the AAC and go back to the Big East.

Calls with multiple sources on Saturday morning indicated to Yahoo Sports that a deal is being finalized for UConn to return to the Big East in basketball and other sports. A source told Yahoo Sports that there’s still details to be worked out and unwound, but that’s the general expectation of where for UConn’s future.

This is good news for UConn fans who would like an athletic department with its head above water and a chance to prove itself once again in a conference that people occasionally remember exists, bad news for people who don't like watching college sports on Fox, and neutral news for people who forgot that UConn made the move to the AAC in the first place.

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