Huge news in the world of college sports today as it seems the UCONN Huskies will be returning home to the Big East Conference starting in 2020. In order to have this take effect next year, the announcement will need to take place before July 1st, schools must give conferences notice a minimum of a full year before the transition will take effect.
Sources: Contrary to reports, there is nothing official between UConn and the Big East. Big East has yet to have an official vote as to whether or not to extend an invitation to the Huskies. If an invitation is extended, UConn’s Board of Trustees would have to vote to approve.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 22, 2019
Source confirmed that UConn will be added as a member of the Big East. Announcement likely this week.
— Dana O’Neil (@DanaONeilWriter) June 22, 2019
Teams that are currently members of the new Big East include Butler, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown,
Marquette, Providence, St John’s, Seton Hall, Villanova, and Xavier. A
much-improved conference for UCONN from a basketball standpoint, the main concern is what will happen to the football team. With the Big East not supporting football UCONN will have to make a decision on what to do, the American has already ruled UCONN out from being a football-only member, the most likely destination will be for them to end up an independent member.
UCONN won the Big East tournament in their second to last year in the conference, in 2011 UCONN marched their way through the Big East tournament winning 5 games in 5 days. They’d go on to win the national championship that year in one of the greatest runs in college basketball history.
“Step-back. WALKER … CARDIAC KEMBA!”
8 years ago today, the legend was born 😤 pic.twitter.com/QETCE0jR6s
— ESPN (@espn) March 10, 2019
Expect the official announcement and news to come out about UCONN receiving their official bid from the Big East this next week and accepting it shortly after. UCONN is going back to where they belong, the rivalries will reignite with Villanova and Georgetown in basketball, it’s a win-win scenario for college basketball fans, can’t wait