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American Athletic Conference and University of Connecticut Reach Agreement on UConn’s Departure from The American

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco has announced that The American and the University of Connecticut have reached an agreement regarding UConn’s departure from The American and its subsequent move to the Big East Conference.

Under the terms of the agreement, The American’s member institutions voted, in accordance with conference bylaws, to terminate UConn’s membership, effective July 1, 2020.

“I want to thank David Benedict for his leadership and cooperation in reaching a swift and amicable resolution regarding UConn’s departure, and also UConn president Susan Herbst for her support of the conference,” Aresco said.