Louisville to ACC
Posted: 28 November 2012 09:09 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Appears official now per ESPN. Great call by the ACC. Definitely an upgrade from Maryland, especially if this keeps Charlie Strong from leaving for the SEC.

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Posted: 28 November 2012 09:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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It makes me wonder if this is the only move. There is a lot of good things Louisville brings to the ACC, definite upgrade to UMd, though I still think better moves could have been made.

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Posted: 28 November 2012 10:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I’m just happy it’s not (for now) UCONN or anything out of Ohio.  Louisville is the best choice out there.  You know how coaches will visit other programs in the offseason to pick up ideas for their O or D?  I think the FSU AD should visit Louisville and find out how they out-earn FSU on Big East money.

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Posted: 28 November 2012 10:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I actually think the ACC traded up athletically.

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Posted: 28 November 2012 10:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I agree, very good move. I have to admit I thought the presidents and ESPN were going to force UConn on us, and they still might but Louisville will be a great addition.

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Posted: 28 November 2012 12:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Agreed surprisingly, very good move.  If it has to be done then this is so much better then Maryland…..this was my first choice.

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Posted: 28 November 2012 12:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I am going to mark that one down as your first positive ACC post ever.

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Ted Striker: “My orders came through. My squadron ships out tomorrow. We’re bombing the storage depots at Daiquiri at 1800 hours. We’re coming in from the north, below their radar.”
Elaine Dickinson: “When will you be back?”
Ted Striker: “I can’t tell you that. It’s classified.”
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Posted: 28 November 2012 12:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Interesting stuff prior to the vote:
http://www.accsports.com/blogs/david-glenn/2012112714123/acc-will-vote-on-expansion-wednesday-morning.php

And the formal invite:
http://www.accsports.com/wires/2012112814130/acc-extends-formal-invitation-for-membership-to-louisville.php

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Ted Striker: “My orders came through. My squadron ships out tomorrow. We’re bombing the storage depots at Daiquiri at 1800 hours. We’re coming in from the north, below their radar.”
Elaine Dickinson: “When will you be back?”
Ted Striker: “I can’t tell you that. It’s classified.”
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Posted: 28 November 2012 12:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Louisville is a good choice. If they can keep Charlie Strong, they should be a solid addition for football and they have a good basketball tradition.

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Posted: 28 November 2012 12:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Its more of a If I have to stay here, I’m not going to wallow in shit attitude.

I have nothing against Louisville, they aren’t all basketball they have an up and coming football program, they are a school with some money, and would upgrade our SOS wayyyyyyyy more then Maryland would.  And its a school I don’t hate.  I can watch a Louisville game and be impartial or cheer for them, they’ve given me no reason to hate them yet.  Out of the bunch…...this is the best we could do and we did it.

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Posted: 28 November 2012 12:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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SoPinesHeel - 28 November 2012 12:13 PM

Interesting stuff prior to the vote:
http://www.accsports.com/blogs/david-glenn/2012112714123/acc-will-vote-on-expansion-wednesday-morning.php

And the formal invite:
http://www.accsports.com/wires/2012112814130/acc-extends-formal-invitation-for-membership-to-louisville.php

Interesting about the TV markets and academics.  I knew they would be low on the academics side, but not that low.  Also, I though they would have a bigger TV market.  One thing that would be interesting to see would be how much of a market outside of their state that schools capture.  Like Charlotte and parts of Georgia would tune in to watch the Clemson games as we have a lot of alumni/fans outside of our state since we’re right here next to both NC and GA.

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Posted: 28 November 2012 03:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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In my opinion, this is the first positive move that the ACC has made in the “conference realignment” era.

Let’s be honest, football and basketball are the only two sports that MOST people care about, and Louisville was the only team in the Big East that offered quality programs in both sports.

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Posted: 28 November 2012 05:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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I sort of feel sorry for them, it is a bit like that movie Titanic, but in this case Jack tries to get off the raft and grab the tail end of the sinking ship as it plunges under the waves.

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FSU has beaten the SEC champ at least 8 times, and we don’t even play in the SEC, lol:

FSU beat the 1987 SEC champs 34-6
FSU beat the 1988 SEC champs 13-7
FSU beat the 1989 SEC champs 22-14
FSU beat the 1993 SEC champs 33-21
FSU beat the 1994 SEC champs 23-17
FSU beat the 1996 SEC champs 24-21
FSU beat the 2000 SEC champs 30-7
FSU beat the 2013 SEC champs 34-31

Give it up for the SEC, a conference which almost beat FSU

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Posted: 28 November 2012 07:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Clemtgrs - 28 November 2012 12:16 PM

Its more of a If I have to stay here, I’m not going to wallow in shit attitude.

I have nothing against Louisville, they aren’t all basketball they have an up and coming football program, they are a school with some money, and would upgrade our SOS wayyyyyyyy more then Maryland would.  And its a school I don’t hate.  I can watch a Louisville game and be impartial or cheer for them, they’ve given me no reason to hate them yet.  Out of the bunch…...this is the best we could do and we did it.

I am glad to hear it. I get that you feel you would fit in better other places, but I do think you will stay and I would much rather be in a neighborhood where people can at least tolerate their neighbors instead of constantly snipeing and gripeing.

 

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Elaine Dickinson: “When will you be back?”
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Posted: 28 November 2012 07:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Seminole - 28 November 2012 05:14 PM

I sort of feel sorry for them, it is a bit like that movie Titanic, but in this case Jack tries to get off the raft and grab the tail end of the sinking ship as it plunges under the waves.

Well it would have been quicker for him than freezing to death.

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Ted Striker: “My orders came through. My squadron ships out tomorrow. We’re bombing the storage depots at Daiquiri at 1800 hours. We’re coming in from the north, below their radar.”
Elaine Dickinson: “When will you be back?”
Ted Striker: “I can’t tell you that. It’s classified.”
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Posted: 30 November 2012 08:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ncaab—louisville-s-move-to-acc-a-sporting-miracle-192050157.html

I think Louisville is an American success story of building yourself from the ground up with very little advantage.

I am also excited about having a school that is genuinely happy to be here. It will be a nice change.

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Elaine Dickinson: “When will you be back?”
Ted Striker: “I can’t tell you that. It’s classified.”
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