Manuel says he'll be UConn advocate for Power Five

BY foxsports • January 30, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Warde Manuel says he will be an advocate for the University of Connecticut's fight to get into a Power Five conference in his new job as athletic director at Michigan.

Manuel will take over at Michigan in March. He spoke to the UConn media at halftime of the school's women's basketball game against Memphis on Saturday.

He says UConn has the academic and athletic success to rival any Power Five school and will be successful whether it becomes a member of one of those leagues or stays in the American Athletic Conference.

He says he'll leave it others to define his legacy at UConn, but says he's proud of the program's success both on the playing field and in the classroom.

UConn teams won six national championships during his four years at the school.

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