The Big Red Louie obtained some public opinions about Louisville joining the Atlantic Coast Conference in all sports in 2014. Here are the reactions of some Cardinal fans after asking how they felt about Louisville’s move to the ACC.
“With yesterday’s announcement of Big East adding Tulane and ECU, the new Big East had 8 former Conference USA schools. That would’ve set UofL back 10 years. This will also be a huge football recruiting boost. Oh, and did I mention North Carolina and Duke coming to town for basketball?” – Tommy Spalding
“I feel this is a move that keeps Louisville basketball in a conference that solidifies its strength with Duke and UNC along with the additions of annual power Syracuse and two always dependable teams in Pitt and Notre Dame. Then, of course, football gains the recognition they have been looking for with FSU and Clemson. Although Miami and Virginia Tech have hit a rough patch, we all know that won’t last long and they will soon be back in the Top 25 along with the Cards. It’s a great day for all of Louisville athletics. Can you imagine FSU and UNC coming to Jim Patterson Stadium?” – Gary Metzger
“Watch out ACC, there’s a new Sheriff in town! The only question left is, who’s building Tom Jurich a statue?” – Lee Lester
“As an Alumni, I feel this was the best move for us as athletically and for the reputation of our university. This league has developed into the best basketball league and it provides our football team with the platform to compete financially and for the top bowls. Being able to play two great teams from Florida and other great markets will enhance the image of UofL. Truly a glorious day in Cardinal athletics and the entire city of Louisville. Go Cards!” – Kevin Price
Let us know how you feel about the big announcement.