American Athletic Conference
It’s a prickly question, and one that visibly frustrates Connecticut athletic director Warde Manuel.
One day after announcing that its first women’s basketball tournament would be held in Connecticut, at the Mohegan Sun Arena, the new American Athletic Conference has announced that Memphis will host the men’s tournament.
The Mohegan Sun casino, which includes a 9,500-seat arena, is bidding to host the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments for the new American Athletic Conference.
The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.
The current Big East conference has chosen the name “American Athletic Conference” after the current seasons.