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and was listening to Yahoo radio. Heard 2 interesting/funny things.
The host of the show (don't know his name) says that UT is going after Al Golden at Miami since Gruden evidently isn't interested.
The funny thing was that they were interviewing Hungry Howie from the UofL Rivals site. As usual Howie was laying it on pretty think but the thing that Howie said that was really amusing was that overnight a UofL diploma was now equal to a diploma from Duke, UVA, UNC and any other ACC school. Is he living in a dream world or what?
Bowie no doubt confused probably hadn't eaten for about 10 minutes
Whats funny are all the players at Louisville that were told your grades aren't good enough to get into ACC. They are now
Yeah, looks like the ACC is dumbing down to make this happen... the Cards sure as hell didn't get any smarter overnight.
If your gonna pick a school to dumb you down, no school will do ut faster than Louisville
Iteresting stat I came upon: Entering freshmans % on the SAT exam between 700-800. UL Reading 7% Math 7%. UK Reading 6% and Math 8%. Would UK be welcomed any more than Louisville in the ACC based on Academics, I dont think so. Vandy is the King of academics in the SEC and they probably would be the only school to be welcomed if academics was the only reason a conference took into account when deciding on who would be allowed in. Im not taking up for UL because I have little regard in general for the Cards but people who live in glass houses shouldnt throw stones.
No kidding. man. I have a MBA from UL's COB, the dean was formerly at Wake Forest.
Quit painting UL's academics as terrible, there are some very good programs at UL. Some much better than UK.
The fact of the matter is that UL has some good professional programs. There undergraduate programs are pretty weak across the board. The bottom line is they don't match up well with ACC. UVA, Duke, Wake, UNC, NcSt, VaTech, FSU, and Clemson are all very good academic undergraduate institutions. There will probably be additional attrittion by the top notch schools b/c of the knee jerk reaction to include a school like UL and the fact that they don't bring any tv market share. Just my thoughts.
You generally are correct but in my last post I asked if UK would be any more welcome in the ACC than UL if the admission to the ACC depended on academics exclusively, and I know the answer is no. The reason of course that UL was admitted was because of $$$$ and the success of their 2 major sports. Both their b-ball and f-ball teams have shown particulary b-ball, with f-ball coming on lately, that they can compete on a high level thus can be used in TV contract negotiations and that of course means $$$$. Once the new ACC teams get there the ACC will be the premier league in America in basketball and with the Cards f-ball team and Notre Dame having to play 4 football games with conference teams the f-ball side of things will be improved again another negotiating tool.
The academic basis for conference participation is mostly going out the window, for good or bad. The Big 10 might hold onto some semblance of it, but that's it.
I just did a quick scan of the US News college rankings It's hard to make an argument that UofL fits with any BCS conference I only see three schools in BCS conferences ranked lower (Texas Tech, WVU, and South Florida). Uof L doesn't really compare to the Georgetown or Notre Dame in the Big East, either. I'd say they're pretty lucky to have made the ACC move, even if the ACC deteriorates significantly.
2012 US News college rankings
#115 South Carolina
IMO it's not really that big of a difference... at least not as big as some want to make it.
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That is until UVA, VT, UNC, and NCState leave... That will water down the conference quite a bit!!
Actually I was thinking about unc's problems with their classes and wondered whether ul might pick up those unattended, no professors classes like unc does. It would surely help the grades alot.
Mark it down the SEC will add more teams in a few years. This move was about trying to make the ACC the best basketball conference in America and ND was added mainly to boost the football part. Think about that adding ND in football gives them a national championship contender because they are ND and if they go undefeated and it won't be hard in that conference especially if FSU leaves. Over the past few years the ACC in basketball has been very very weak! Besides only four schools for the most part that conference has been equally as weak in basketball as they were in football. U of L was added for basketball mainly and in the next few years look for the SEC to add a few more basketball friendly schools even though recruiting wise the SEC looks to be getting stronger. Hopefully coach Stoops will be able to get our football program turned in the right direction and we can compete year in and year out. But the reason league's are having so much turnover I think is about money for the most part and another reason is to keep the SEC from dominating college football like we have the last seven years. Heck three more years the SEC could possible have dominated college football for a decade, wow that is super impressive.
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