The wait officially began on Sunday night when the 10 Big 12 Presidents/Chancellors gathered in Dallas for a two day meeting which would determine not only the immediate future of the conference, but the fate of 11 other schools, all of whom wished to elevate their status.

One of the schools with a stake in this game of Big 12 expansion roulette was the University of Connecticut, from the American Athletic Conference.  Other interested AAC schools included Cincinnati, Houston, Central Florida and South Florida.

For the UConn leadership group–led by President Susan Herbst and Athletic Director David Benedict–it was a “wait for a phone call” situation. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.