AAC willing to let departing teams go before 2024 for higher exit fee

Sep 10, 2021

The American Athletic Conference would be willing to negotiate a higher exit fee to accommodate earlier departures of UCF, Cincinnati and Houston to the Big 12, commissioner Mike Aresco told ESPN on Friday.

AAC bylaws require schools to give a 27-month notice before they leave and pay a $10 million buyout fee. If those three schools abided by the bylaws, Aresco said, their exit date would be July 1, 2024.

Source: Heather Dinich for ESPN