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UConn heads toward independence

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NEW YORK (AP) UConn football is on the road to independence and the American Athletic Conference is not feeling any pressure to replace the Huskies when they leave for the Big East.

The University of Connecticut is set to announce later this week that it will be leaving the AAC and rejoining the Big East, which does not sponsor football, in 2020.

The likely path for the Huskies' football program is to be unaffiliated with a conference. That can be a scary proposition in the current landscape of college sports. Filling out a schedule and making ends meet financially without playing in a league can be tricky if not daunting - unless you are Notre Dame.

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