- Aug 26, 2011
UConn’s return to the Big East, which becomes official July 1, was a long, complicated process that nearly happened a few years earlier.
I think the Big East is just full of good, high class, well-run universities. Quite a bit of an upgrade on a good chunk of the AAC.
For which she gets paid how much for? What a joke, no wonder the state is broke. And totally escapes any blame for not getting into a P5. I just wish some newspaper would investigate how our leadership failed us. And as the University president I believe the fault ultimately is hers. How many millions did we lose because of this?$17 million exit fee from the American. UConn’s first two “down payments” toward that fee come from the AAC withholding the program’s year-end, conference-related distributions from 2018-19 and 2019-20 (the latter of which won’t be known until June). UConn will then pay about $1 million a year until the balance is paid off.
I was wondering who would bear the cost of our share of the lost revenues of losing the American Conference Tournament. It's us.
“Now,” said Susan Herbst, “it’s about every day, making the Big East feel as though we belong with them, we matter, and we’re an incredibly good partner.”
Shut up and prep for your remote classes Prof. Herbst.
I’d just say we’re all fortunate it didn’t leak this time. I’m not sure it’s much more than that.