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UConn officially leaves AAC

The University of Connecticut will officially move from the American Athletic Conference to the Big East Athletic Conference. There is no official date on when the move will take place, but the move will happen.

During a press conference with executives from UConn and the Big East, UConn president Susan Herbst signed official documents to make the move official.

“The Big East always represented the highest order of athletic excellence, so in joining the Big East now and rejoining, UConn is coming home,” Herbst said during the press conference.

The press conference was in Madison Square Garden in New York and was televised on the both the Big East and UConn official Twitter accounts.