Another Perspective on the ACC’s Snub of UConn

Yesterday, I asked Dan Canavan to weigh in on my post regarding the ACC’s snub of UConn.  My basic argument was that UConn, and in particular UConn football, is undervalued by the ACC.  Here’s what Dan had to say: I’m not persuaded by the arguments that UConn has recently experienced success in football.  As Jeff Jacobs […]

UConn Passed Over by ACC in Favor of Louisville

Paul Doyle of the Hartford Courant reports that the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) will invite Louisville, not UConn, to join the conference.  UConn, who has been passed over for ACC membership at least twice, has publicly lobbied for a spot in the ACC (through Governor Dannel Malloy, no less).  Doyle writes that UConn was viewed as the […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Sonny Vaccaro Points Finger at Duke, UNC Sonny Vaccaro made news this week when he accused the NCAA of lacking the nerve to punish the likes of Duke and UNC.  Eric Prisbell of the USA Today (via the Sports Law Blog) has the story.  The story reminds me of the first time I saw Vaccaro […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Big East, West Virginia Settle Lawsuits The Big East Conference and West Virginia University settled their lawsuit over West Virginia’s attempted departure from the Conference.  Steve Berkowitz of USA Today has the story on the settlement, under which the Big East will receive $20 million and West Virginia can join the Big 12 later this year. […]

With Big East Crumbling, UConn Explores Conference Realignment

The news that Syracuse and Pittsburgh are leaving the Big East to join the ACC has many UConn fans wondering where that leaves the Huskies.  Here are few links on the subject: Pete Thamel of the New York Times covers the story in his article “Syracuse and Pittsburgh Switch Conferences, Sowing Chaos.” Paul Doyle of the Hartford […]