Jim Calhoun Confident in UConn's Future
Calhoun believes the ACC sided with Louisville for two reasons: location and, more than anything, Louisville's ability to sell its program.
"They sold it very well, without question," he said. "But I don't think this thing has stopped. There are going to be four or five major conferences, and they'll want the major schools, and we're one of them."
He added that he never worried about the state of the Big East in his 26 years at the helm at UConn, no matter the rumors of its eventual demise, and the program shouldn't start worrying now.
"I think that's what we have to do right now," Calhoun said, pointing out the school's academic strong points. "This is where we are. We're the 20th-ranked state school, 63rd overall and we're bringing in 319 PhD's ..."
As for which ACC schools may or may not want UConn, the coach noted that the basketball-heavy schools (Duke, North Carolina, Wake Forest and Virginia) are "allies" ... and also pointed out that Syracuse, Pitt and Notre Dame didn't have votes in the recent invitation process.
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