Conn governor wants improved relations with BC
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says it is time for the University of Connecticut and Boston College to put hard feelings behind them and work to re-establish an important New England rivalry on the football field and basketball court.
In an interview with The Associated Press Thursday, Malloy, an alumnus of B.C., said he has expressed those sentiments in talks with Boston College President William Leahy.
The two schools have been at odds since Boston College left the Big East to join the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2005, and the state of Connecticut led a lawsuit over the move.
But Warde Manuel, UConn's new athletic director, and Boston College Athletic Director Gene DeFilippo say they are friends, and plan to meet soon to talk about the relationship.