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Friday, October 14, 2011

Auriemma react to latest Big East rumors

Geno Auriemma was unaware of the latest report that had Central Florida, Boise State, Air Force and Navy about be invited into the Big East (although only Central Florida as a Big East team in all sports). Nor was he aware of other rumors suggesting that Boise State would like to have SMU and Houston are part of a football-playing only package to help keep UConn in position to maintain an automatic berth into a BCS bowl.

"I have not been around enough to know so that is the first I've heard of it," Auriemma said. "My feeling on all that stuff is you invite people with the understanding that they are going to come. If they've been invited, which you say they have been invited."

UConn already goes to Tampa every other year with South Florida in the Big East and Auriemma had similar feelings if Central Florida, based in Orlando, comes into the league.

"For us, the recruiting thing isn't that important," Auriemma said. "I think it is another opportunity for the kids that you might get involved with down that way, for them to play in front of their family and their friends."

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