Big East move won't place UConn among state university elites
Not too long ago the University of Connecticut touted itself as a flagship state university. It wanted to emulate schools like Michigan, Cal, Florida and Ohio State. Entrance to a Power 5 Athletic conference was important.
That did not happen.
Instead, as a fallback, they entered the American Athletic Conference. Now they have re-entered the Big East, a conference comprised largely of small Catholic schools. I feel this will hurt UConn academically and athletically. The move was done on a purely economic motive. It will damage the school in the long run, inhibiting efforts to lift its reputation.
Stories that may interest you
I served on active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard for 22 years and have now been a civilian employee at the Coast Guard Academy for another 19 years. I am not Catholic, but on Nov. 3 I attended the Red, White and Blue Mass in honor of the Military at St. Patrick Cathedral in Norwich. In the...
As my term on the Board of Selectmen ends, I wanted to say thanks for the incredible opportunity to serve the residents of Waterford at this level. As you know, I take great pride in serving the town professionally and politically. When appointed to the Board of Selectmen, I committed to...
Mystic Aquarium wants to import five belugas from Marineland in Canada for research. The whales are offspring of wild-caught whales from a Russian population designated as "depleted," making their import for public display illegal under U.S. law. Mystic has limited space, so the whales will be...
Recently, Tucker Carlson declared California’s pro-green party turned off the electricity to help the environment; while California is still filthy. The electricity was turned off in sections of the state to help prevent the spread of wildfires. California has some of the worst...