UConn Expected To Return To Big East In 2020

Source Big East will invite UConn to return to conference

Source Big East will invite UConn to return to conference

The women's basketball team, meanwhile, has continued its dominance since joining the AAC, winning NCAA titles in its first three years in the conference and making the Final Four all six seasons. The Big East retained original members Georgetown, Providence, Seton Hall and St. John's, as well as longtime member Villanova.

There is still a question of what will happen to UConn's football team as the Big East does not have football.

Since the Big East no longer sponsors football, the Huskies will have to figure out a placement for its program.

Fans have placed much of the blame on the school's conference situation. The plan, according to the report, is for UConn to get the basketball program back into the Big East Conference for the 2020-21 season, but that nothing can be made official until UConn finds a place for its football program to land.

But - and I'm saying this as a CT native that grew up a huge UConn fan - this news could not be any better for the basketball program, the Big East or the state's fan base.

Boston website Digital Sports Desk first reported the news of UConn's possible move.

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DePaul and Marquette also remained in the Big East, and the league added Butler, Creighton and Xavier.

When contacted by the Hartford Courant, the university released a statement. The Huskies, however, were unable to secure a Power 5 spot, though, and joined the AAC.

UConn was an original member of the Big East, which formed in 1979, and joined the AAC in 2013 during conference realignment. The football team could remain in the AAC alone, or the school could pursue different options including finding another conference for the team or simply going on as an independent squad.

The move will be a very popular one for UConn's basketball programs, which will allow for the return to some of the rivalries that they had during the program's glory days.

This makes for a very interesting situation overall, but one that basketball-starved Huskies fans have to be thrilled about.

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