Malloy: UConn in enviable position in shakeup

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the University of Connecticut is in an enviable position amid the schools involved in major athletic conference shakeups.

Speaking to The Associated Press prior to a building dedication on campus, Malloy said the school will not be left out as the major conferences choose new alliances in the wake of Syracuse and Pittsburgh's departure from the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference.

"There are clearly people who want UConn in their organizations," he said, "and I think we're going to have options."

University President Susan Herbst says geography and travel time for students are major considerations for her. She said no formal application has been filed with any conference, and the school has not ruled out staying in a reconstituted Big East.