Mailbag 12/13: Could UConn Join ACC as a Non-Football Member?

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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?



Tariffville. Ct.

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.



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3 thoughts on “Mailbag 12/13: Could UConn Join ACC as a Non-Football Member?

  1. Dave from Watertown

    Paul Doyle is a guru? Didn’t this idiot say we were the leader for an ACC invitation?

  2. buddy

    I wish people would stop talking about the ACC. Attention people: no invitation to the ACC is forthcoming. Get over it and move on with your lives. If they wanted UConn they would have taken them with Syracuse. It is not going to happen. All anyone knows is rumor. There is no realignment guru. No one knows anything that goes on in back rooms of these conferences. Ms. Herbst and Mr. Manuel have clearly been clueless. We read that she went to lobby the catholics to get UC into the tournament, while they were all talking about leaving the conference themselves! They must have been laughing their heads off! UConn will become a mid major in all sports and slide back thirty years. Ms Herbst and Mr. Manuel are drowning at this point, forget in over their heads. That’s all folks!

  3. Cool Hurt

    Why would Uconn still want accept an invitation to the ACC when the ACC has clearly snub them twice. If I were Uconn I would get my grades up and try to become a member of the Big Ten. Why go to a league that does not want you? In the future the ACC will get poached by other conferences and if Uconn is in that conference they will right back in the same position. Turn down the ACC offer if it comes. Why everybody so in love with that underperforming conference anyway?

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