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9:45 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

University of Louisville Officially Joins the Atlantic Coast Conference

University of Louisville's mascot Louie, right, and Georgia Tech's mascot Buzz hug while all the ACC mascots are presented during UofL's induction ceremony into the ACC at Fourth Street Live.

The University of Louisville on Tuesday officially joined the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The ACC is the Cardinals' fourth conference since athletics director Tom Jurich arrived in 1997. At different times during his tenure, UofL's conferences suffered from questionable stability. The ACC allayed those concerns  in November 2012 with an offer for UofL to join.

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7:06 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Interactive Timeline: The Louisville Cardinals' Path to a New Conference, The ACC

Fans celebrating the Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team's run to the 2013 national championship on Cardinal Boulevard.
Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

The Louisville Cardinals join the Atlantic Coast Conference on Tuesday—officially landing the school in a stable conference after a couple of uncertain years.

Louisville leaves behind the American Athletic Conference after a single season. Starting with the 2014-15 season, UofL will face conference opponents such as the Duke Blue Devils, North Carolina Tar Heels and the Florida State Seminoles, the reigning college football champions.

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Local News
3:47 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Begin Last Big East Tournament As We Know It

The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team begin play tonight in what will be the last Big East Conference Tournament as we know it.

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Local News
7:00 am
Sat December 1, 2012

Louisville's ACC Move Can Help Academics, Faculty Says. How?

When the college athletics conference realignment dance began anew, Louisville appeared to be left in the lurch. Rutgers and Maryland abruptly announced that they were yanking their teams from the Big East and the Atlantic Coast Conference, respectively, for the Big 10 -- moves that had a dual impact on the Louisville Cardinals.

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Local News
12:54 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Reaction to Louisville's ACC Move Positive Locally, Less So in N.C., Conn.

So the University of Louisville is moving its athletics programs to the Atlantic Coast Conference, leaving behind the hard scrabbled Big East and heading toward Tobacco Road and such.

The reaction has been positive in the 24 hours or so since the ACC's presidents and chancellors unanimously invited UofL -- except in certain pockets, specifically in Connecticut and in parts (but not all) of ACC country.

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Local News
9:52 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Reports: Charlie Strong Denies Interviewing for Auburn Job

Louisville head football coach Charlie Strong
Credit File photo

The Birmingham News reported Wednesday night that Louisville Cardinals head football coach Charlie Strong interviewed for the same position at Auburn University, but Strong denied through other media outlets that any such interview ever took place.

The Birmingham paper's story said Strong interviewed within the past couple of days, perhaps by telephone. The story cited an unnamed source, "someone familiar with the process."

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Local News
6:25 am
Wed November 28, 2012

James Ramsey: Louisville Cardinals 'Honored' to Join Atlantic Coast Conference

The Louisville Cardinals and Duke Blue Devils played in men's basketball on Saturday for the first time since 1986. (Duke won.) Now, the two storied hoops teams will be seeing much more of each other in the coming years.

The University of Louisville  is joining the Atlantic Coast Conference, leaving behind a Big East Conference that continues to lose members to rival leagues.

The ACC's Council of Presidents on Wednesday unanimously voted to admit UofL, according to a news release issued by the conference and the university.

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