Report: Louisville one vote shy of ACC invite

Mark Blaudschun, formerly of the Boston Globe, tweeted Tuesday night that Louisville was one vote away from gaining approval to come to the ACC. Three-fourths of the ACC must vote in favor of the move in order for a team to earn an invite.

If the report is accurate (and this is a credible source; remember, Blaudschun was the guy who pretty much called Calhoun’s retirement the week before it happened), it’s certainly not good news for UConn.

But it isn’t the end of the world, either. There’s still a chance the ACC adds more than one school. An ESPN report earlier today had UConn, Louisville and Navy as potential targets. If the ACC adds three schools, that bumps the football-membership to 16 and basketball-membership to 17.

Or, of course, that one mystery school could change its mind on Louisville, leaving UConn stuck with Tulane, Houston, Central Florida and the rest of Conference USA.

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  1. Conor says:

    A dark day in the state of Connecticut as we have effectively ushered in a new era where Connecticut sports will struggle for relevancy. In the past 48 hours we have recreated conference USA right here in our own backyard, a conference filled with cast offs like East Carolina (the only professional athlete who ever attended this University i believe is Chris Johnson and his gold toothed grill), SMU (a school that has failed to return from the backpages of the sports realm since they were slammed by the NCAA death penalty in the 80s) and the list goes on and on.

    Something about the realignment is unsettling as we now know that the memories of the Big East tournament at MSG with the likes of Ewing, Mullen, Ray Allen, Iverson, Carmelo will never be seen again. Instead we’ll settle for early February show-downs between Temple and Tulane.

    Our only hope lies in the hands of Florida State and/or Virginia Tech who will hopefully seek greener pastures in the SEC and grab the allure (and $) that they’ll seek.