Q: What wouldn’t UConn pursue becoming a non-football member of the ACC? The ACC currently has 15 schools in non-football schools with the addition of Notre Dame so wouldn’t it make sense to add UConn as a 16th non-football member? It doesn’t solve our football affiliation problem but it would solve our non-football issues. I haven’t seen this mentioned anywhere so I’m wondering why not? What am I missing here?
A: Thanks for the question, Andre. I ran this by Paul Doyle, our conference realignment guru. Couple of things to consider. UConn can pursue anything, but without an invitation it doesn’t mean much. And, of course, any league change that doesn’t solve the football problem just creates new problems. UConn certainly couldn’t make it as a football independent, so it’s hard to imagine UConn pursuing this option.
Paul joined me on our live chat today and we devoted the hour to conference realignment; many creative solutions were tossed out there. Click here for the replay.