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    Monday, March 04, 2024

    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.

    George Grossomanides


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