Defending national champion Connecticut came to the Puerto Rico Tip-Off this week hoping to get an idea of what it needed to work on to be in a position to defend its title.
Conference play will begin picking up this week, but there will also be some key non-conference match-ups as well. Defending SEC champion Auburn heads to Kansas State for a Thursday night match-up. This could be the Big 12’s last chance to leave a huge impression on the selection committee.
Rutgers University is suing the Big East Conference, trying to avoid paying a $10 million exit fee.
Lawyers for the University of West Virginia plan to ask a Rhode Island judge to dismiss a
breach-of-contract lawsuit filed by the Big East after the university sued the conference in a bid to make a quick exit for
the Big 12.
The Big East filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against West Virginia on Friday, four days after the university sued the conference in a bid to make a quick exit for the Big 12.
The Big East says it’s been notified the West Virginia Mountaineers are leaving the conference to join Big 12. But Louisville, which had been considered another possible departure will stay in the Big East.
A person with knowledge of the Big 12’s discussions tells The Associated Press that no decision has been made to add West Virginia to the conference, Louisville is still a candidate to replace Missouri and no decision about expansion is expected before next week.
West Virginia first-year coach Dana Holgorsen only has to look at the tape of last year’s game to realize no rousing speeches will be necessary before the Mountaineers play Connecticut on Saturday. Game action starts with the pregame show at 10:30 on WTIC Newstalk 1080.
Fresh off its first-ever BCS bowl in January, UConn is 2-3 heading into conference play on Saturday, where it likely will be an underdog in at least its next three games. The Huskies head to No. 16 West Virginia (4-1) on Saturday Game action starts with the Pregame Show at 10:30 on WTIC NewsTalk 1080.
West Virginia has been picked to win the Big East in the conference’s preseason media poll. Defending Big East champion Connecticut is picked to finish sixth.