UConn, Cincinnati Pushing New League

UConn, Cincinnati Pushing New League

With the likelihood their athletic programs will be left without a conference as soon as next season, officials at longtime Big East members Connecticut and Cincinnati are exploring multiple options regarding their future.

The seven non-football Catholic universities in the Big East are expected to formally announce their withdrawal from the league soon, and the other members are operating under the assumption the Big East as they know it will not be in operation next year.

Sources close to the discussions told Sporting News on Friday that one possibility to give the Bearcats and Huskies a home, which is at the early stages of discussion, would be a cross-continent all-sports league involving disenfranchised members of the Big East as well as the most prominent members of the Mountain West.

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