Big East Conference commissioner Val Ackerman laid out the welcome mat UConn during a press conference at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees, as expected, voted Wednesday to accept an invitation to return its athletic programs to the Big East Conference.
UConn took another significant step toward rejoining the Big East Conference. Big East presidents voted to extend an invitation to UConn during a conference call on Monday, according to CBS Sports Network.
UConn is in the process of finalizing plans to return to the Big East Conference
UConn's men's basketball program has been placed on probation for two years and former coach Kevin Ollie has been sanctioned individually for violations of NCAA rules during his tenure.
Men's basketball coach Dan Hurley says he's already seen benefits on the recruiting trail from UConn's decision to move back to the Big East
No sport at UConn will benefit more from the move than men's basketball.