Subscribe Register Login

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:46 p.m.
Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal

ACC presidents vote to add Louisville as member

By The Associated Press

This article was published November 28, 2012 at 10:29 a.m.

The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced its presidents and chancellors have unanimously voted to add Louisville as the replacement for Maryland.

In a statement Wednesday, league Commissioner John Swofford said the addition of Louisville along with Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse in the past 15 months has made the league stronger.

Maryland announced last week that it would join the Big Ten in 2014.

A person familiar with the situation said that ACC leaders also considered Connecticut and Cincinnati over the past week before the vote to add Louisville during a conference call Wednesday morning. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the ACC hasn’t released details of the expansion discussions.

Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich said school officials “sincerely appreciate this opportunity” and that the move will “open so many more doors for us both athletically ... and academically for our university.”

It’s unclear exactly when Louisville will join the ACC. The Cardinals will be the seventh Big East school to leave for the ACC in the past decade.

Comments on: ACC presidents vote to add Louisville as member

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Lpns

    7 3-11 Apply in person. Premier Health & Rehab. 3600 Richar...
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Sales

    Life-Changing Income Potential· Realistic year-one income p...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Otr drivers small trucking company

    otr driverssmall Trucking Company needs OTR Drivers flatbed ...
    CONWAY, AR

  • Teachers

    england school district is accepting applications for the fo...
    England, AR

  • Inside sales

    Asst. Yard Mgr. - Whit Davis Lumber Co in Jacksonville. Must...
    JACKSONVILLE, AR

Search 743 jobs >

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online