UConn board expected to finalize switch from AAC to Big East

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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