As if it was wasn't already abundantly clear that the Connecticut Huskies want out of the Big East and would like to join the Syracuse Orange and Pittsburgh Panthers in the ACC, Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy made sure to douse the bridge connecting them to the Big East in kerosene one more time today.
Governor confirms UConn interested in moving to ACC if conference goes to 16 teams, says barring that "you fall back to the Big East."
The Big East is officially UConn's safety conference.
Malloy also discussed the fact that, whatever happens next in conference realignment, it's probably not going to happen anytime soon.
"I think there was expectancy built up initially that this was quickly going to be resolved," he said. "That's clearly not the case. The ACC has the first decision to make and that's whether they're going to stay at 14 teams or stay at 16. I know that there's one team, one school that they would like to get into the ACC that would guarantee them going to 16 teams and that's been speculated to be Notre Dame. I suspect that that's true. I don't know how likely that is to happen or not happen. Although, I tend to think it's not terribly likely."
As for whether or not it's in the best interest of UConn to be openly speculating on the ACC's decision-making process while also throwing the Big East under the bus...that remains to be seen.
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