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Report: Louisville to be added to the ACC on Wednesday

Nov 28, 2012, 2:23 AM EST

John Swofford AP

The realignment wheel keeps on turning.

Tulane and East Carolina made their way to the Big East on Tuesday morning, but the league still ended up down for the day as the latest reports have Louisville heading to the ACC.

According to multiple reports — David Glenn got the scoop — the ACC will be voting at 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning on whether or not to add Louisville to replace Maryland. Brett “Sources” McMurphy is reporting that he expects the vote to pass, which only makes sense; why would anyone want to wake up at 7 a.m. just to vote no on expansion.

Quick thoughts on the move:

- This is good news for ACC basketball. While Maryland is a program on the upswing, Louisville is already there. They’re a top five team as we speak, and based on the way that Rick Pitino is recruiting, that isn’t going to change any time soon.

- This is another hit for the Big East, which has simply turned into the old Conference USA with a smattering of Big East basketball schools. And UConn …

- … who, it looks like, will be left out in the cold once the world stops spinning.

- *bangs head against the wall*

Rob Dauster is the editor of the college basketball website Ballin’ is a Habit. You can find him on twitter @robdauster.

  1. savoirlaire - Nov 28, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    And as a Cards fan, thank god…couldn’t have gotten away from the Big East fast enough. I guess the football team won’t be starting the season 9-0 again for a while, though! But the hoops side is really enticing and should be a lot of fun. And oh, btw, Cards soccer is in the elite eight and about to play, you guessed it, Maryland! Can’t script this much better…

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