On Tuesday afternoon, the ACC released the men’s basketball conference matchups for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. The conference season will consist of 18 games for each team. Each team will play 10 teams once and 4 teams twice.
The 2014-15 season at the KFC Yum! Center will be one to remember. Along with hosting Kentucky, the Cards will also host Duke AND North Carolina. 2015-16 also has Duke and North Carolina visiting Louisville.
Here are Louisville’s opponents:
Home/Road: Pittsburgh, Virginia, Miami, North Carolina
Home: Clemson, Duke, NC State, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame
Road: Florida State, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Boston College, Syracuse
Home/Road: Pittsburgh, Virginia, Georgia Tech, Duke
Home: Florida State, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Boston College, Syracuse
Road: Miami, Clemson, NC State, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame
Tomorrow the ACC will announce the Men’s College Basketball pairings for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons. The Cards will begin their first season of play in the ACC this season and it is one that will set up some blockbuster match ups for Pitino and company. A lot of questions will be answered tomorrow:
Who will the Cards play twice?
Will the Cards go to the Dean Dome or Cameron?
Will the ACC take the Big East approach and have the Cards play Duke, UNC, and Cuse all twice?
All these questions and more will be answered tomorrow at 11 AM so have your calenders out and ready!
The ACC pairings will be released on their website TheACC.com
Heather Dinich and Andrea Adelson blog on ESPN.com for the ACC Conference. On Wednesday, they ranked the 2014 non-conference schedules for ACC teams. In their rankings, which you can see here, Louisville’s schedule was 10th out of 14 teams. Here is their take on the schedule for the Cards.
LOUISVILLE: *Murray State (6-6), At FIU (1-11), At Notre Dame (9-4), Kentucky (2-10)
- Opponents’ 2013 combined winning percentage: 36.7
- Toughest opponent: at Notre Dame
- Weakest opponent: FIU
- 2013 bowl teams: 1
- Quick take: This is a schedule Louisville should cruise through, with the exception of the road trip to Notre Dame. Last year, Louisville beat FIU 72-0, and beat Kentucky on the road. It’s definitely a good setup for a team trying to break it a new coaching staff and quarterback.
* denotes FCS opponent
Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Football team won’t be the only team hosting some important visitors tomorrow night. The Louisville basketball team will have a couple of elite shooters form the 2014 and 2015 class on campus for the UCF game. 2014 SG Lyrik Shreiner (AZ) (Pictured Above) and 2015 SG Luke Kennard will both be in attendance tomorrow night.
Rick has made it clear he wants to add a shooter to this 2014 class and Lyrik is just that. The 6’4 SG was looking into reclassifying to the 2015 class but recent interest from the Cards, UConn, Memphis, and the Kansas Jayhawks may have him rethinking that choice . Earlier this year Lyrik broke the Arizona state record going for 65 points in one game……yea he can fill it up folks. Don’t know if the Cards can land a commitment this weekend but Lyrik Shreiner would be an absolute steal and a great add to the 2014 class headed into the ACC. You can follow Lyrik on Twitter @Cyborg2Cold
2015 5 star SG Luke Kennard (OH) will also be in the house. While this one looks to be headed Uk’s way the Cards may be the only team that can unseat the Cats for Kennard. Kennards team will also be playing at Fairdale High School at 6pm on Saturday.
The ACC will release their 2014 football schedule tomorrow at 3PM HERE.
What we know:
The Cards will play home games against Miami, Florida St., NC State, and Wake Forest.
The Cards will play away games at Clemson, Virginia, Syracuse, and Boston College.
What we think we know:
Most are expecting the Cards to open the season with the Miami Hurricanes on Labor Day night in the ABC Prime time slot.
Regardless, tomorrow we will get a big piece of what will be one of the best schedules in UofL history.
3 Star WR/DB TJ Foster told CSZ today that he has not heard from the Louisville coaching staff as of yet (part of which could have to do with a phone number change on his part) but still remains Committed to Louisville. At 6’2 Foster could be a lethal addition to Petrino’s wide open offense. Foster made a point to say “I love the spread offense!!” so the fit is there for sure. Also the addition of Foster could open up the South Carolina pipeline which could be vital heading into the ACC.
Foster isn’t the only prospect that hasn’t heard from the coaching staff. As Justin Renck posted earlier 4* Safety Nilijah Bellew and others are yet to hear from the new head Coach. Don’t be alarmed just yet though, this is normal in the process of changing coaches and we expect all of the current commits to hear from the staff in the next day or so.
You Can follow TJ Foster on Twitter @TjFoster2
According to Robbie Andreu of the Gainsville Sun OL Ian Silberman will transfer to Louisville from the University of Florida. Silberman has graduated from UF and will be eligible immediately. Silberman started 7 games for the Gators over the last two years and has served as an excellent backup.
Out of high school Silberman was a top 10 OL rated as a four star by all services. Silberman will more than likely start for the Cards and will give UofL a much needed boost on the OL heading into the ACC.
Follow Ian Silberman on twitter @Suupaman77
The following was posted by Howie Lindsey on CardinalSports.com. In the last week or so, there were talks of Maryland having issues on their exit fee from the ACC, and that the timeline for them to exit was not set yet. Because of that, there was not a set timeline for Louisville to join the ACC.
CardinalSports.com Managing Editor
University of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich has reached a deal with the American Athletic Conference to allow a smooth exit for Louisville to the ACC.
The following was posted by Joey Brown on wave3.com
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The timeline for the University of Louisville’s move to the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) next season isn’t a done deal, according to university president James Ramsey during an interview Friday with 84WHAS, a media partner of WAVE 3 News, and the University of Maryland is the holdup.
The ACC announced home and away schedules for the 2014 football season, and if you are a Cards fan, you had to love what you saw. If you are not a Cards fan, why are you reading this? Thanks though! I realize we still have a 2013 season to play, but I thought I would go ahead and get this out there, because road trips and traveling can take some planning. I will also do one of these for this season. But with the excitement of the ACC on the way, this seemed like a good time to do this. Go ahead and make your plans to travel with the Cards on the road to an ACC game!
The dates are obviously not set yet, and these are in no particular order. But these are the conference teams that the Cards will play on the road in 2014. And yes, Notre Dame counts as ACC when it comes to this. For the distance, I just used mapquest and typed in the city of where the team plays, so of course it can be a few minutes off from where you would be coming from and where the stadium is, but you get a general idea.
By Justin Renck:
Well it isn’t quite the ACC just yet! The 2013 football schedule for the Cards is not very attractive when it comes to marquee matchups. My attitude, however, is always that I go to watch the Cards, no matter who the other team is. Yes, it will be nice when we get to play better teams, but I will still enjoy watching the Sugar Bowl champions this season. There is still no reason that people should not be there to watch possibly the best quarterback in UofL history. With that said, here is the list of opponents for 2013. (There could still possibly be a big-time non-conference game instead of one of these, but nothing official yet.)
By: Steven Rummage
UofL could jointly bid for the ACC to bring the Conference Tournament to the KFC Yum Center. This move would not be a possibility until 2022 at best but WOW wouldnt this be fun! Read the full article HERE
By Justin Renck:
USA Today is reporting that the 7 Catholic school basketball members of the Big East will vote to leave the conference. Those schools are Villanova, Marquette, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Providence, Georgetown and DePaul.
By Justin Renck:
Here are the mapquest distances from Louisville, KY to the campus of each ACC school.
These are the ACC’s bowl affiliations for this season. Just giving you an idea of what bowls we can go to if these stay the same.
BCS (ACC tie-in)
$3,967,500 ACC; $2,932,500 SEC
|Big East #2
El Paso, TX
|Big East #3
Army or CUSA
|Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
San Francisco, CA
*In the event that the ACC has nine bowl-eligible teams, the Conference has made a conditional arrangement to send its eighth selection after the BCS to the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco, if either of that Bowl’s primary partners are not bowl eligible.
By Justin Renck:
FINALLY!!! It is a celebration and also a sigh of relief! The sigh of relief is because of what we are getting out of, and the celebration is because of what we are getting into!
Now I am not going to get into too many facts like TV ratings, conference votes, and all of that stuff. Just going to give my opinion on the situation.