- Aug 26, 2011
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>>“A big part of the eight years I was UConn president, the most heartbreaking thing about the split with the Big East was losing the Garden,” Herbst said. “We felt like it was our place. I have to tell you every time I went in and out of Penn Station, I wanted to sob. I don’t think I was alone about that. UConn fans are very emotional about the Garden. We understand deeply: the greatest basketball arena, greatest city of the world.
“I can’t tell you how many sad conversations I had about losing the foothold in New York. It feels like our meeting place, our crossroads. Sure, we’re in Storrs and Farmington, all these places, but when you think about UConn alumni and our fans around the world, it’s the gravitational pull to New York and the Garden. It’s gigantic for us to go back to the place where all the magic happened.”<<
Think there is a special shout-out to @buddy buried in there