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The UConn Pod: AAC Exit Strategies

Plus, early thoughts on men’s basketball and the latest in hockey recruiting.

Mike Anthony: As divorce proceedings continue, UConn and AAC looking to move on with new respective lives Brad Horrigan/Hartford Courant/TNS via Getty Images

We’ve been learning a little bit more with each passing week following last month’s announcement that UConn would be joining the Big East.

The Huskies are taking 20 of their 24 varsity sports to the Big East Conference, leaving football without a home after the move takes place, because this newfangled Big East doesn’t sponsor football. There’s a strong possibility Husky football hangs out as an FBS independent for a few years, maybe more.

Now that David Benedict and university leadership made the decision to pursue Big East membership, and sealed the deal, they’ll have to carefully navigate the exit from the American. There is also the matter of negotiations with Fox, SNY, and other potential broadcast partners on how to create a better football and basketball experience for UConn fans.

In this podcast, the crew discusses how UConn can approach these conversations, the future of the football program, early feels for men’s basketball, and then we go very deep into hockey recruiting. OH YEAH.