Here is a statement from UConn president Susan Herbst, which is part of Paul Doyle’s story on The Big East in the Saturday Courant. … I’m sure it will spark some discussion.
“I am very impressed by the enthusiasm of the current members of the Big East Conference. We have presidents and institutions that are committed to both outstanding athletics and academic performance.
“There is a great esprit de corps among my fellow leaders of these schools, who provide such strong and seasoned leadership at their own universities. We see intriguing opportunities to be unique, in our conference focus and our brand, as we move forward. I have no doubt that — despite the musical chairs of re-alignment — we have the leadership and institutional excellence to compete at the highest levels, with each other, and in inter-conference play.”
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