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UL to ACC. Eff noooooooo!!!!!!!!
If UK doesn't put the money behind this program ASAP then..............
UL has recruited FL hard and I has hoping that they would end up in big 12 so as to loose the strong Florida connection.
Now we need to hope the super conferences happen, because I think the ACC will get picked apart in that process, probably leaving UL behind again.
The basketball will be sick.
This happened for one reason, and one reason only: Tom Jurich's ability to raise money like no other and completley rebuild and reinvest into the athletics facilities of every sport on campus, but most notably football.
From Yahoo! Sports: After losing Maryland, the Atlantic Coast Conference has added Louisville as its 14th member.
Folks, we're getting ready to see some epic recruiting battles in the state of Florida between Charlie Strong and Coach Stoops. UL will now be incredibly more attractive to Florida kids knowing they will be playing against FSU and MIami each year.
It will be interesting to see UL play a few more non-cupcake games.
Clever stuff here.
Replace "play" with "LOSE" and I'm on board!
Except when FSU leaves with Miami for the Big XII, UNC and UVA leave for the Big 10 and NC State and Va tech leave for the SEC.
The tv deal in the acc is terrible. Look at the attendance for their title game saturday night too.
The ACC by all accounts is about to become the old big east...
In my lifetime I have seen UofL play in the following conferences: Missouri Valley, Metro, Conference USA, Big East & now the ACC. Have I missed one? They've been in and out of more beds than Ricky P.
Sorry ACC, it seems conference destruction follows them!!
UL has built their success in all sports by winning games in inferior conferences. They are basicly a paper tiger. I'm actually excited to see them play on a somewhat level playing field to UK's. The results will be interesting, certainly more L's are on the way. Wonder what the fans support will be when they struggle to win 7-8 games a year against stiffer FB competition?
Wow u guys sound scared lmao!!!!! Yes I love it keep hope alive and the rivalry strong good luck kittens. Ill enjoy the ACC while it last if so perfect if not oh well that's life guess we'll be in another bed don't be surprised if its the SEC next. C ya haters.
It's a sinking ship. Jurich is leading his troops up the Titanic's gangplank.
Before this decade is over, there will be four relevant football conferences and as it's shaping up, the ACC will not be one. Everybody else might as well be (and may end up being) Division II.
Pac 16, Big 16, SEC 16, and Big XVI...
SEC is still 10X better than the ACC. Shut up.
Been a Cat fan since August of '92
Except you're wrong. Texas and Oklahoma have signed a GOR to be in the Big 12 for 13 more years.
Where in my post did I say that Texas and OU would be leaving the big XII. I am calling the big XII the big XVI because they're going to add more members.
College Football Live Tweet
Why did the ACC add UL? "Because of the way they so aggressive invested into, and built up their "marquee sports", most notibly Fooball"- ACC Commish John Swofford
The return on investing into, and prioritizing your football program can not be put into words. The return impacts the school, and the community more than any balance sheet is capable of showing.
The great thing is this. With our upgrades we will actually pass UofL pretty quickly.
UofL had a shot to go to the bcs with last weeks game at PJCS. They had 10,000 empty seats in a 50,000 seat stadium. NOw it isn't for me to talk about low attendance except i can promise, if UK is EVER playing for the shot to go the bcs then we will be PACKED.
If UofL struggles against acc competition as I think they might then they could have a TON of empty seats. If you can't pack your stadium when you're playing for a shot at the orange bowl then when can you?
UofL has also proven that it's as much or MORE about the coach than the facilities. Facilities do make a huge differenc though.
If we spend the 100-150 million as folks are saying, we'll be in line or better than uofL. With the sec, the big time coach etc... we'll blow past them. UofL isn't out of the woods, especially if the acc falls apart with FSU, Miami, UNC, NC State, UVA and VA Tech leaving.
Actually stoops has a lot more experience actually running a defense than strond did when he was hired.
You're going to love the acc when unc,Nc state, uva, va tech, miami and fsu leave.
I'm glad you can see the future. Truly amazing.
Because it is the only thing that would trigger the rush to four super conferences. The Big 12 is controlled by Texas. They don't want more members.
I'm glad you can see the future. Truly amazing.
I don't see how or why this hurts UK? UofL to ACC is good for those two parties but I don't see it hurting UK. When it comes to football you think UofL will now have even more competition for recruits because of Miami, FSU, Florida, Georgia, and all other schools in the south. With the addition of Stoops and possibly Coley, UK would now be in the hunt for a few of these
recruits. Probably not the 4-5 star recruits but a lot of the 3 star guys that are being picked over.
Oh and btw, the ACC may lose some schools already. SEC is looking to contact UNC and Duke as possible additions per sportingnews.com. The likelihood of this is low but how funny would it be to see L'Ville to attempt to leave the ACC in 6 years or so? The revolving door continues to spin!
Both teams seem to have had some positive moves in the last 48 hrs, time will tell what the outcome will be, but as for now both universities and fans should be excited at the possibilities.
It was in the 30's and Thanksgiving weekend...still had 40k plus...Nice try.
Nope... You guys do as UK does. Report tickets sold. Upper deck was about 1/3 empty and lower bowl was about 1/5 empty....
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