Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
The Bearcats and Huskies would need to find a new home for their football programs, but are apparently considering taking all other sports with their former Big East compatriots.
Cincinnati and UConn are considering leaving the Big East to go with the Catholic 7 group, according to Mark Blaudschun. The Bearcats and Huskies would place all sports but football in the new conference with the breakaway group from the Big East, and may attempt to become football members of the Mountain West or some other conference.
The Catholic 7 group broke away from the Big East back in December, reportedly tired of being part of a conference that's seen incredible levels of turnover in the past couple years. UConn and Cincinnati apparently aren't content to hold pat either, as they both tried to get the spot in the ACC that eventually went to Louisville.
If the Mountain West doesn't take the two teams, Conference USA or the MAC could also be options as football homes for the Bearcats and Huskies. It's not ideal, but it's what happens when you get caught on the outside looking in with conference realignment.