UConn will be in the American Athletic Conference East Division when the conference shifts to two divisions next year.
Deshon Foxx ran for 102 yards and a score and Noel Thomas caught two touchdown passes and last-place UConn upset first-place UCF 37-29 on Saturday.
Commissioner Mike Aresco says the goal of the American Athletic Conference “is to be in the conversation as the sixth power conference.”
Cincinnati has been picked to win the American Athletic Conference, with defending champion Central Florida second. The UConn Huskies were the #9 preseason pick.
Freshman center Amida Brimah scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds, both career highs, as UConn recorded its first-ever American Athletic Conference victory with an 84-61 victory over Central Florida Saturday night.
Blake Bortles threw for four touchdowns and ran for another as No. 21 UCF routed winless Connecticut 62-17 on Saturday.
Heading into Saturday’s American Athletic Conference home opener against winless Connecticut, the 21st-ranked UCF Knights are 5-1.
Defending national champion Louisville is the coaches’ preseason pick to win the inaugural American Athletic Conference title in the Cardinals’ lone year in this league
The new American Athletic Conference, which includes the University of Connecticut, has unveiled its new logo, in preparation for its July 1 launch.
Officials from the University of Central Florida will be in Indianapolis on Friday for a hearing with the NCAA to determine whether the school’s self-imposed penalties are sufficient following an investigation into major recruiting violations within its football and basketball programs.