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From Yahoo! Sports: After losing Maryland, the Atlantic Coast Conference has added Louisville as its 14th member.
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Seems like a clash to mesh within all the higher standards school...but maybe I'm wrong. Just doesnt seem like a a fit.
They've given up the academic fight. Should have gone w WVU.
But Louisville is about as good a get as they could hope for. Louisville is probably an upgrade in all big three sports over Maryland.
They actually got it right, IMO.
Louisville isn't an academic fit but they have big sports budget and good all around sports programs as their football team has won a Bcs, both basketball teams have been to final four, and their baseball team has been to Omaha recently.
It is a new market for them and can get them spillover in all of Kentucky and parts of Ohio.
They took the best remaining target that also broke new ground and brings something to the table. Under the circumstances, a good move.
Also, they appeased the football schools in acc by not making it an academics, basketball, northeast strategy.
The Big East is becoming Conference USA (just added East Carolina and Tulane), and the ACC is becoming the Big East.
Am I the only one that wants the ACC to stay in business?
Agree. I think about as good as they could have gotten. Upgrade in football and basketball from Maryland.
Only a matter of time before the acc pulls them down too. Look at every team who has gone from the big east to the acc. They hhave become horrible in a couple of years. Just saying
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Well how about that, another 40,000 seat stadium for traveling ACC fans to get excited about come next football season. Hope Charlie Strong gets one of the SEC job openings.
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My only worry is when the playoffs go to 8 teams(which they will eventually). I hope the conference champions don't get an auto bid to the playoffs, otherwise the ACC(Clemson) will have a 10x easier shot at them.
If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.
But won't Louisville's admissions have to get tougher now? Will they be able to land the same caliber of athlete due to ACC requirements?
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I do too. i like having them nearby as a comparison.
Isn't Louisville where some of our players that didn't qualify end up?
Will Louisville still be allowed to sell alcohol at their games? This is a major contributing factor to their financial success. I see them going downhill rather quickly. Higher academic requirements for athletes and no booze sales. Desperation move by the ACC.
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