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Here's Where The UConn-To-The-Big-East Rumor Originated

It's been just over a week since the men's college basketball season ended, which, apparently, means that it's been just enough time to start up the conference realignment rumor mill. UConn is the latest school to be subjected to speculation, though, as you'll see below, there doesn't seem to be much truth to what's being passed around.

Tuesday night, a former CBS News editor named Sam Albano, who attended Saint John's back in the 1970s, dropped an odd tweet about UConn potentially wanting to talk to the Big East presidents about potential membership. Albano, who cited "sources", has provided no other information about his tweet. Some have speculated that the rumors might concern lacrosse, which obviously, wouldn't be a big deal.

">@UConnHuskies calling

So @UConnHuskies calling @BIGEAST presidents 4 an audience bout membership in #BigEast#AmericanAthleticConference@KevinMcNamara33

— Sammy Albano (@SammyAlbano) April 15, 2015

">@BIGEAST presidents 4 an audience bout membership in #BigEast#AmericanAthleticConference

So @UConnHuskies calling @BIGEAST presidents 4 an audience bout membership in #BigEast#AmericanAthleticConference@KevinMcNamara33

— Sammy Albano (@SammyAlbano) April 15, 2015

">@KevinMcNamara33

— Sammy Albano (@SammyAlbano)

So @UConnHuskies calling @BIGEAST presidents 4 an audience bout membership in #BigEast#AmericanAthleticConference@KevinMcNamara33

— Sammy Albano (@SammyAlbano) April 15, 2015

">April 15, 2015

">@MJP1313

So @UConnHuskies calling @BIGEAST presidents 4 an audience bout membership in #BigEast#AmericanAthleticConference@KevinMcNamara33

— Sammy Albano (@SammyAlbano) April 15, 2015

">@UConnHuskies

So @UConnHuskies calling @BIGEAST presidents 4 an audience bout membership in #BigEast#AmericanAthleticConference@KevinMcNamara33

— Sammy Albano (@SammyAlbano) April 15, 2015

">@KevinMcNamara33 not good news 4 the #AAC. Still don't c

So @UConnHuskies calling @BIGEAST presidents 4 an audience bout membership in #BigEast#AmericanAthleticConference@KevinMcNamara33

— Sammy Albano (@SammyAlbano) April 15, 2015

">@BIGEAST taking em unless

@MJP1313@UConnHuskies@KevinMcNamara33 not good news 4 the #AAC. Still don't c @BIGEAST taking em unless @FOXSports steps in

— Sammy Albano (@SammyAlbano) April 15, 2015

">@FOXSports steps in

— Sammy Albano (@SammyAlbano)

@MJP1313@UConnHuskies@KevinMcNamara33 not good news 4 the #AAC. Still don't c @BIGEAST taking em unless @FOXSports steps in

— Sammy Albano (@SammyAlbano) April 15, 2015

">April 15, 2015

">@KevinMcNamara33

So @UConnHuskies calling @BIGEAST presidents 4 an audience bout membership in #BigEast#AmericanAthleticConference@KevinMcNamara33

— Sammy Albano (@SammyAlbano) April 15, 2015

">@UConnHuskies Reliable sources

— Sammy Albano (@SammyAlbano)

@KevinMcNamara33@UConnHuskies Reliable sources

— Sammy Albano (@SammyAlbano) April 15, 2015

">April 15, 2015

">@brewcity77

So @UConnHuskies calling @BIGEAST presidents 4 an audience bout membership in #BigEast#AmericanAthleticConference@KevinMcNamara33

— Sammy Albano (@SammyAlbano) April 15, 2015

">@UConnHuskies

So @UConnHuskies calling @BIGEAST presidents 4 an audience bout membership in #BigEast#AmericanAthleticConference@KevinMcNamara33

— Sammy Albano (@SammyAlbano) April 15, 2015

">@BIGEAST

So @UConnHuskies calling @BIGEAST presidents 4 an audience bout membership in #BigEast#AmericanAthleticConference@KevinMcNamara33

— Sammy Albano (@SammyAlbano) April 15, 2015

">@KevinMcNamara33 nothin 2 get giddy bout.

So @UConnHuskies calling @BIGEAST presidents 4 an audience bout membership in #BigEast#AmericanAthleticConference@KevinMcNamara33

— Sammy Albano (@SammyAlbano) April 15, 2015

">@BIGEAST perfectw/ 10 teams & nothin in common w/ other schools

— Sammy Albano (@SammyAlbano)

@brewcity77@UConnHuskies@BIGEAST@KevinMcNamara33 nothin 2 get giddy bout.@BIGEAST perfectw/ 10 teams & nothin in common w/ other schools

— Sammy Albano (@SammyAlbano) April 15, 2015

">April 15, 2015

">@BasketballOP I don't need 2 do anything, capece?

— Sammy Albano (@SammyAlbano)

@BasketballOP I don't need 2 do anything, capece?

— Sammy Albano (@SammyAlbano) April 15, 2015

">April 15, 2015

Though there doesn't seem to be much here, Albano's tweets have been circulating on Twitter, finding their way to Reddit and numerous UConn message boards. The biggest reason? If there is any truth to the rumor, it remains to be seen what would happen to UConn's football program, considering the Big East doesn't have football as a sport.

Now you know where the rumor originated, and why it probably doesn't need to be taken seriously. We're not sure if that is going to make UConn fans feel any better, though.