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UConn To Rejoin Big East In 2020

Jul 28, 2019 1:14 PM

UConn finalized an agreement to leave the AAC on July 1st, 2020 to re-enter the Big East Conference. The university was an original member of the Big East in 1979.

UConn will pay a $17 million exit fee by 2026. 

UConn will be in the Big East for all sports except for football, ice hockey, and rowing. 

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UConn Expected To Return To Big East In 2020

Jun 22, 2019 2:53 PM

UConn will reportedly leave the American Athletic Conference and return to the Big East in 2020, sources told Jeff Borzell and Mark Schlabach of ESPN.

UConn's board of trustees have yet to vote on the proposal, though the decision is expected to be approved. An announcement could come as early as next week. 

There is still a question of what will happen to UConn's football team as the Big East does not have football. Sources told ESPN that the football team could go independent following the decision.

UConn was an original member of the Big East conference that formed in 1979. 

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