It's Official: ACC Will Add Louisville

"Oh! That's a cheap shot, Omega!" - Andy Lyons

In the near term, subbing the Cardinals for Maryland should be a gain for revenue sports.

Barflies get ready to try to cash in, Rick Pitino is coming to an ACC area drinking hub soon, as the ACC has voted to extend full membership to Louisville. In the USA Today polls, the Cardinals currently rank sixth in men's basketball and 23rd in football. No current ACC member institution is ranked in both polls.

According to the ESPN article, the ACC chose Louisville over UConn and Cincinnati and has no plans to add any additional teams, though the Huskies and Bearcats would likely be next if any other ACC teams jump ship.

Having already turned to Tulane and East Carolina to try to keep the league afloat after being raided by the expansion of other leagues, the Big East is expected to add Stony Brook and Alaska-Anchorage to try to keep up with the Joneses.

OK, not really.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Backing The Pack

You must be a member of Backing The Pack to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Backing The Pack. You should read them.

Join Backing The Pack

You must be a member of Backing The Pack to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Backing The Pack. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker