The FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee, home to the Memphis Tigers and Memphis Grizzlies, will host the 1st annual American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Championship in 2014. Dates will be March 12-15. The FedExForum will also be the site of the South Regional Finals of the national tournament.
Mohegan Sun Arena at the Mohegan Sun Casino will be the site of the women’s basketball tournament in 2014. The XL Center in Hartford has hosted since 2004.
The new American Athletic Conference logo, unveiled today, is, well, very American. Blue is the primary color, highlighted with red and white. Continue reading
The American Athletic Conference has begun its search for a men’s basketball postseason tournament venue. Potential sites will be discussed at upcoming meetings in Florida from May 20-22. Among venues up for consideration are the XL Center in Hartford, Mohegan Sun Casino in Southeast Connecticut and the Palestra in Philly.
The AAC acronym will have to be shared. Although the American Athletic Conference intends to brand itself as “The American” and not the AAC, for the purposes of this website, we will be using the acronym, and I’m sure many fans will do the same.
The Appalachian Athletic Conference is a DII conference, comprised of 11 members in the southeast. The do compete in basketball but not football.
From this point forward, you can be sure when AAC is referenced on this website, it’s not referring to the Appalachian Athletic Conference.
Since it’s tough to keep track of these days, here’s a projected year by year list of AAC memberships:
2013 – Cincinnati, UCONN, Houston, Louisville, Memphis, Rutgers, SMU, Temple, UCF, USF
2014 – Cincinnati, UCONN, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, SMU, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa, UCF, USF
2015 - Cincinnati, UCONN, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, Navy (football only), SMU, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa, UCF, USF
The “Catholic 7″ split and took the Big East Name, the conference left behind becomes the American Athletic Conference, and we have a new website! AACbasketball.com is a fan’s perspective on all things AAC basketball.