Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma speaks to reporters during his charity golf event on Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Hartford Golf Club in West Hartford, Conn. UConn is expected to announce this week that they are leaving the American Athletic Conference and rejoining the Big East for basketball and other sports. Auriemma cautioned fans that the Big East is not the same conference it previously was. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)

UConn board expected to finalize switch from AAC to Big East

June 26, 2019 - 2:03 am

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees is expected to accept an invitation to move most of the school's athletic teams from the American Athletic Conference to the Big East.

The board has added the vote to a regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday morning.

The Huskies were a charter member of the Big East conference, but remained in what would become the American Athletic Conference when seven Catholic schools broke away in 2013, taking the Big East name with them.

UConn has not said what it will do with its football program, a sport that is not offered in the Big East.

The AAC bylaws require UConn to pay a $10 million exit fee and give the conference 27-months' notice of its departure, but terms are being negotiated that would facilitate the programs' move at the end of the 2019-20 academic year.

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