U Conn Headed To Big East

University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst, seated center, signs a contract on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, on the school's campus in Storrs, Conn., to move most of the schools athletic teams from the American Athletic Conference to the Big East. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)

STORRS, Conn. (AP)
STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- The University of Connecticut has agreed to pay a $17 million exit fee to the American Athletic Conference, so the school can rejoin the Big East next year.
AAC bylaws stipulate any school seeking to leave the conference must give 27 months' notice and pay a $12 million fee, but the sides negotiated the higher fee for UConn to leave sooner.
The Huskies will join the Big East in all sports except football, men's and women's ice hockey and rowing.
UConn also announced Friday its football program will become an independent in the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2020.



 
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