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Big East speeds up UConn football initiation

[ Originally posted 07.10.03 ]

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NEWARK, NJ (AP) — Connecticut will become a full-time football member of the Big East Conference next year, and the league won't add any new schools before the 2005-06 season.

The decisions were made after meetings of presidents and athletic directors of the Big East's football playing schools.

``The group reaffirmed its commitment to remain a strong and highly competitive I-A conference,'' Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese said Thursday. ``We formally moved up the timeline for integrating Connecticut into our schedules as one of the league's full-time playing members for the 2004 season.''

With Miami and Virginia Tech off to the Atlantic Coast Conference beginning with the 2004 season, the Big East will have seven football-playing schools — one short of the required eight needed by the 2005 season to remain a I-A conference.

Temple will drop out of the Big East after the 2004 season, leaving the Big East to add two new members to retain its I-A conference status.

``We agreed that any new member or members would not be invited to begin participation before the 2005-2006 season,'' Tranghese said.

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