Posted November 19, 2012

Report: UConn could announce ACC move Tuesday


The realignment of college sports continues. Hours after Maryland announced they would leave the ACC and Rutgers announced they would be leaving the Big East, the University of Connecticut could be on the move as well according to a tweet from the San Jose Mercury-News’ Jon Wilner.

Connecticut would take Maryland’s place in the ACC, while Rutgers’ departure leaves an opening in the Big East. Wilner has some further speculation as to who could take that place in the league that is becoming “east” in name only.


What would be left of the Big East from 2012? The only original school left would be Temple, and they were re-instated in 2012. This conference would have to call itself something other than the Big East. The Big East is effectively dead as a conference. Now the wheels are spinning, because the Mountain West has asked Boise State, San Diego State to stay in the conference. It has also asked BYU to come back to the Mountain West. When Rutgers and UCONN leave the Big East tomorrow, it will turn this conference upside down, and de-stabilize its mechanism of well being. This will allow for Boise State to leave without paying severance fee's, and because Boise State would be leaving under the clause of instability, then that fact, would allow San Diego State to exit without paying the Big East the conference severance fee, as well. Major sources from ESPN, Sports Illustrated and Sporting News have all but confirmed that facts that Maryland, Rutgers,, and UNCONN are making conferences changes by this Tuesday. You can add Boise State and San Diego State as schools who will be making conference changes, when Rutgers and UCONN leave the Big East. Logic,television money, and conference bowl tie-ins may lead BYU to the Mountain West again. What will BYU do, is anyones guess? However, what ever happens with conference changes will be a mouthful, and something other to digest besides the turkey and trimmings.