Caught up with UConn athletics director Warde Manuel today about the aftermath of conference realignment and the Huskies' place in it. I wrote on this topic on Tuesday at CBSSports.com: Expansion is on pause, the power-conference gulf has widened, so what now for old Big East members UConn, Cincinnati and USF? As schools fell off the old Big East like slow-cooked ribs off the bone, straight into Jim Delany's or John Swofford's money pools, Manuel got this question from alumni: Why isn't UConn in another conference? Realignment has been a “big part” of the conversation with boosters over the last few years, Manuel said.
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