Connecticut Faces Big East Ban
Big East presidents have agreed on a policy that would bar Connecticut’s men’s basketball team from next season’s conference tournament if the Huskies are disqualified from the 2013 NCAA tournament.
Spokesman John Paquette confirmed Friday that they agreed to the concept during a meeting March 7 in New York.
“Our presidents conceptually agreed that any team in any sport that is ineligible for postseason NCAA competition that they would not compete in the conference tournament or championship,” he said.
Paquette said official language likely will be adopted in May, with the policy in place next season.
UConn faces a ban from the 2013 NCAA tournament because it has failed to meet the NCAA’s academic standards from 2009 to 2011. The school is seeking a waiver from the ban, citing recent academic improvements.
via Associated Press