Connecticut's governor confirmed on Monday that UConn is interested in becoming part of the Atlantic Coast Conference should that league expand to 16 teams.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he no longer expects the ACC to act quickly after adding Pittsburgh and Syracuse from the Big East earlier this month.
"The ACC has the first decision to make, and that's whether they're going to stay at 14 teams or stay at 16," he said. "There's one team, one school that they would like to get into the ACC that would guarantee them going to 16 teams, and that's been speculated to be Notre Dame. I suspect that that's true."
Malloy said that if Notre Dame isn't interested, the ACC must decide whether there is any compelling reason to expand again.
Malloy, a Boston College alumnus, said he has had a half dozen conversations with UConn President Susan Herbst about the move but would not say whether he has lobbied officials at his old school.
"I don't normally talk about my private conversations," he said. "Suffice it to say that I have had conversations with schools and governors."
FSU star returner arrested
Florida State cornerback and return specialist Greg Reid was arrested Monday on charges of resisting arrest and perjury.
Reid, who led the nation in punt returns in 2009 as a freshman, was arrested at 2:30 a.m. by Tallahassee police and booked at the Leon County Jail, where he posted bond eight hours later.
The police report said Reid, 21, was trying to protect a friend from his hometown of Valdosta, Ga. The friend, Rontrel Frazier, was being pursued for forcefully resisting arrest after being stopped earlier by police while riding a scooter owned by the Seminoles defensive back. During questioning, Reid signed a sworn written statement that was false, police said, despite being told beforehand that he would be guilty of perjury if he failed to answer truthfully.
Hogs' end to miss 4-6 weeks
Arkansas Coach Bobby Petrino said Monday that junior defensive end Tenarius Wright is expected to miss four to six weeks after breaking his arm in Saturday's loss to Alabama. Wright, who has 10 tackles for the No. 18 Razorbacks (3-1) this season, was tied for ninth in the Southeastern Conference with six sacks last season, including one on fourth down that clinched Arkansas' double-overtime win at Mississippi State. All other injured players will return this week against No. 14 Texas A&M.
Toledo must accept loss
Mid-American Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said Monday NCAA rules dictate that there's no way to take away Syracuse's overtime win over Toledo despite a blown call on an extra point. A Big East official had admitted that replay officials made a mistake in the Orange's 33-30 victory Saturday. Video shows that Syracuse missed an extra point, but the officials ruled it good. Replay officials allowed it to stand.
Toledo then kicked a tying field goal to force overtime, but the Orange came back with a field goal to win.