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UC, UConn To Break From Big East, Form Big East

Basically, UConn and Cincinnati really, really, REALLY don't want to be in the same conference as Houston, SMU, Tulane, Navy and ECU.

Conference Realignment: Big East Will Hold Syracuse And Pitt To 27-Month Commitment

Big East Will Hold Syracuse And Pitt To 27-Month Commitment, Ain't No Thang To The ACC

In the past eight years, five universities have bolted the Big East for the green of the ACC. The...

In the past eight years, five universities have bolted the Big East for the green of the ACC. The smart money says the University of Connecticut is next, even if nemisis Boston College quietly tried to squash such a notion. New UConn President Susan Herbst is off to a solid start. She's doing the meet-and-greets. She's making key personnel changes. She's championing UConn as a burgeoning research, health care and bioscience magnet. And she insists that academics and recruiting compliance will be a major focus of her top-flight athletic programs. Herbst even gave a six-figure donation to her new school. Here is where Herbst needs to be very careful. UConn's 15th president has to make sure her words match her actions (and the truth) when it comes to UConn's commitment to the Big East.

UConn's Herbst Caught In Athletic Money Squeeze (Courant.com)

Conference Realignment: Clemson (Again) Denies Interest In Move To SEC

It appears that Mark Blaudschun's fantasy Big East implosion scenario that sent Clemson to the SEC and Connecticut to the ACC as the Tigers' replacement made its way all the way down to Clemson, South Carolina on Friday. If Clemson has had conversations with the SEC recently, that is news to Clemson president James Baker, The Post and Courier reports.

Boston College Daily Links: Globe Long On Expansion Theories, Short On Coherence

Boston College Daily Links: Globe Long On Expansion Theories, Short On Coherence

Conference Realignment: UConn Slowly Backpedals, Pitino Thinks Connecticut Is Dumb

The Big East presidents are set to meet this Sunday to discuss the future of the conference. It looks like UConn president Susan Herbst found time on her calendar to show up for this one, as she goes about slowly unwinding all the bad press UConn has received in the past week from their public displays of affection towards the ACC.

Conference Realignment: Separating Fact From Spin In UConn's Latest Media Plea For Sympathy

Conference Realignment: Separating Fact From Spin In UConn's Latest Media Plea For Sympathy

Conference Realignment: Pac-12 Will Not Expand, Big 12 May Stick Together, UConn Continues To Actively Pursue ACC Membership

Conference Realignment: Pac-12 Will Not Expand, Big 12 May Stick Together, UConn Continues To Pursue ACC

Conference Realignment: UConn Seeking ACC Membership?

According to ESPN's Andy Katz, the University of Connecticut's leadership is actively seeking membership in the Atlantic Coast Conference in response to the rapid departures of Syracuse and Pittsburgh.

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