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11-28-2012, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by garnetpalmetto View Post
Welcome to the ACC, Louisville. I, for one, welcome our new pizza chomping overlords. I'm a little surprised it's Louisville over UConn, though.
They're having to do whatever they can to keep this thing together (if that's even possible anymore). Though adding Louisville after spurning WVU over academics last year is a serious laugher. But it all comes down to what's most likely to be the better program long term. Louisville has had a history of strong basketball with a few good football teams here and there over the years. UConn on the other hand is new to this whole D1 football thing, and even though they've had some success, they've been mostly irrelevant even when they have been successful.

This is also a move to cut off the Big 12. They were possibly looking at Louisville as a "bridge" program to close the gap between Iowa State and WVU (and any other east coast schools they might add). Cincy was only marginally in the discussion there, and UConn flat out never was.

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