July 11th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

In just four short paragraphs, UConn president Susan Herbst declared in a letter sent to the conference commissioner and leaders at member universities her university’s intentions to sever ties with the American Athletic Conference. “I am writing to inform you that [UConn] has accepted an invitation from the Big East Conference to participate as a member institution,” Herbst wrote in a letter to AAC commissioner Mike Aresco. The letter is dated July 1, which was four days after Herbst stood on stage at Madison Square Garden with Big East commissioner Val Ackerman as they announced the move. She continues, leaving open the possibility of continuing a relationship with the AAC. -Dan Brechlin, Hartford Courant. Read More. 

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