UPDATE: Louisville to ACC in 2014 not a “done deal”?
Talk around Louisville this week has centered around University of Louisville President Dr. James Ramsey comments from a radio show recently. He was answering questions regarding the Cardinals move to the ACC. His response led to talk radio and message board panic.
Ramsey explained that in order for the Cards to make the move that certain things would have to fall in place. The big one being Maryland departure. With the ACC and Maryland still fighting it out in court over the exit fee there isn’t a definite timeline established yet.
Ramsey went on to explaine that the timeline for Louisville move in 2014 isn’t a “done deal“. Does this mean that Louisville could be stuck in the American for another year? Could Maryland change their mind and stay in the ACC? If so, what are the chances of Louisville going to the Big 12? Many fans were left asking these questions.
Kentucky fans tried to fuel the fire and taunted that the Cards would be stuck in the American forever. While the timeline may not be a “done deal” the Cards move to the ACC is a done deal. Sorry to ruin your fun big blue nation. Maryland and the ACC have a few more months to settle their defferences and Louisville will be ready to move when they do. The Cards will be in the ACC in 2014. If not then in 2015.
Update; the University of Louisville has reached a buyout agreement with the American Conference. They did this without any law suits. Louisville has agreed to pay $11 million in which they have already paid between $5 and $6 million.