Here’s The Story On Why There’s No New National Championship Sign On I-84
(CBS Connecticut) — When some University of Connecticut teams have won national championships in the past, there’s been a highway sign in place at exit 68 on Interstate 84, even before the players got back to campus. This year, three weeks after the men’s and women’s basketball teams both won their NCAA championships — and five months after the women’s field hockey team beat Duke for that championship, the old sign is still up.
A policy change means the state Department of Transportation is no longer the entity putting up such such signs. Instead, it’s up to the school. UConn Assistant Director of Athletics for Trademark Licensing and Branding Kyle Muncy says the school’s working on getting a contractor to come with a sign honoring all three teams– and hope to have it ready in time for commencement. He says some fans have been asking why there’s no sign in place yet.
Muncy says the sign has to meet DOT standards for color, lettering, and safety, and UConn’s working with several contractors to get the sign fabricated and posted for the best price.