UConn publicly expresses interest in joining Big 12

BY tyler keating • august 26,  2016 • 7:10 a.M.

After months of silence, UConn has finally spoken out on the Big 12’s plan to expand.

UConn President Susan Herbst wrote a letter dated July 25 to Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby, making it clear that UConn is vying for a spot in a Power Five conference. The contents of the letter were obtained by the Hartford Courant via a Freedom of Information Act request.

“On behalf of the University of Connecticut, I am expressing our strong interest in membership in the Big 12 conference,” Herbst says in the letter. “I look forward to meeting with you and other Big 12 officials to fully discuss our athletic and academic success.”