- Sep 18, 2011
Look at the geography. Cincinnati is closer to Memphis, Greenville, NC, Philadelphia than Hartford and Hartford is about the same distance from Cincinnati as Orlando, Tulsa, and New Orleans. Houston is a 2 hr 20 min flight to Cinci. The travel was much more severe for UConn. Plus, Cincinnati was in CUSA with Houston, Memphis, USF, and Tulane and the Metro Conference with Memphis and Tulane, so these teams are more traditional rivals than UConn. Cincinnati is not going anywhere.If the AAC let's UConn Football remain, then it could open the gates for others like Cinci and Temple to do the same thing. Wichita State will want out. It will be anarchy.
Schools should be in regional conferences when it comes to all sports except football, and UConn is the trailblazer.
AAC basketball is rising and they are a better conference today than all conferences that any current AAC school could join. Temple is not going to the A10.