STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn's athletic director says he's waiting to hear from the Big 12 about its interest level before making any pitch to join the conference.
UConn currently plays most sports as a member of the American Athletic Conference.
But David Benedict, in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press on Friday, acknowledged the school aspires to be a member of the Big 12 or another Power Five league.
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Benedict says that of all candidates, UConn is the most similar to the Power Five schools in terms of resources and budget.
He says it also outperforms a lot of Power Five schools on the field, noting this past year it was one of three Division I schools to send its football, baseball and men's and women's basketball teams to the postseason.