Barring an unexpected event, or an accelerated timeline, the Big East is expected to formally announce UConn’s return to the conference in New York City on Thursday, a source tells @CBSSports.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) June 22, 2019
Source confirmed that UConn will be added as a member of the Big East. Announcement likely this week.— Dana O'Neil (@DanaONeilWriter) June 22, 2019
I can confirm that UConn is awaiting official invitation to the Big East and a formal announcement of the move is forthcoming. First reported by @DigSportsDesk— Mike Anthony (@ManthonyCourant) June 22, 2019
UConn football likely lands in another conference or goes independent, starting in 2020 season.
The story was broken by... Digital Sports Desk?
Digital Sports Desk has learned, the University of Connecticut Huskies are making plans to return to the Big East Conference for basketball, according to multiple sources who could not comment publicly.
Before the basketball decision can be announced, the UConn athletics office must work on future details related to their football program, currently members of the American Athletic Conference where the Huskies went 0-8 (1-11, overall) last season. Other collegiate sports plans and schedules are also being juggled with plans for the change to take place before the 2020-21 basketball season...
Is UConn returning to the Big East Conference? In light of the @DigSportsDesk report, here is what I've heard and why a reunion would be welcomed with open arms: https://t.co/NiTURzsa8Z via @AsburyParkPress— Jerry Carino (@NJHoopsHaven) June 22, 2019
That said, there are some naysayers.
Sources: Contrary to reports, there is nothing official between UConn and the Big East. Big East has yet to have an official vote as to whether or not to extend an invitation to the Huskies. If an invitation is extended, UConn's Board of Trustees would have to vote to approve.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 22, 2019
Nothing done with UConn to Big East ... yet. But there have been talks at highest level at UConn about move, sources told @Stadium. Would be right move for both UConn and Big East if it happens. https://t.co/y4cvYK9RdP— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) June 22, 2019
We shall see...