The University of Connecticut is back in the Big East Conference. The AAC has been generally unforgiving to an athletic program now forced to rebuild in many aspects.
The No. 5 UConn field hockey team will travel to Washington, D.C to take on Big East opponent Georgetown Friday at 2 p.m. and American University Sunday at 1 p.m. These will be the final two regular season games for the Huskies (14-3, 6-0 Big East), with the Big East Tournament semifinals set to take place on Nov. 2.
Since the Big East split and rebirthed a couple years ago, the league has gotten better and better; noticeably this season as Villanova won a national championship and Xavier was a No. 1 seed. Coach movement has been a major factor (Buzz Williams leaving Marquette and numerous firings and hirings) in the story of the new Big East and is an important variable to consider when observing trajectories. Here is a further look