UConn remains uncommitted to Big East

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Multiple officials at Connecticut say the school has not committed to staying in the Big East Conference and continues to look at other conference options.

The officials, who asked that their names not be used because of the sensitive nature of the negotiations, denied that Connecticut and Rutgers agreed to stay in the conference during a three-hour meeting among Big East football members on Monday.

Commissioner John Marianatto emerged from that meeting to say that all the members had "pledged to each other that they are committed to move forward together."

Connecticut President Susan Herbst issued a statement Tuesday thanking fans for their patience and reiterated that the school "will always do what is in the best interests for the University of Connecticut."