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Orange Bowl Still Possible for Louisville

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It will take winning and some outside help, but the Louisville Cardinals still have a chance to play in the Orange Bowl this season, which is the BCS Bowl that the ACC is tied to. The only poll that matters now is the College Football Playoff Ranking, so that is the one I will refer to. Louisville enters this week ranked 24th.

Now let’s be clear. When talking about the teams that have a shot at the Orange Bowl from the ACC, they would need Florida State to make it into the Playoff, which would open up the Orange Bowl spot for the next best ACC team. Remember, “next best ACC team” just means the highest ranked ACC team. Head to head means nothing, perception of teams means nothing. It is all about who is ranked highest.

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ACC Football Schedule and Standings: Week 8

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The Cards are off this Saturday because of their game next Thursday against Florida State. There are still some other good games this weekend to pay attention to in the ACC division races. The Coastal is obviously all jumbled up as 1 game separates all 7 teams. Boston College needs to get back to their winning ways, so hosting Wake Forest should help that. Can Virginia get back on track against UNC and show that the first half of the season wasn’t a fluke?

And it will be good to see if Clemson can go on the road and play in a loud environment…

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ACC Football Schedule and Standings: Week 8

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Week 8 for the ACC got started on Thursday night as Pittsburgh beat Virginia Tech 21-16 in a Coastal matchup. Obviously, the biggest game involving an ACC team is not a conference game, and that is Florida State vs Notre Dame. Other than that, there are still some good games that should put some separation between teams in the conference. Here is the schedule, followed by the standings.

Thursday

Pittsburgh (4-3, 2-1) def Virginia Tech (4-3, 1-2) 21-16.

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ACC Football Schedule and Standings: Week 7

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Here is the schedule of games today in the ACC. Obviously, Louisville at Clemson is the game of the week, but there are some other good games as well.

Syracuse (2-3, 0-1) vs (1) Florida State (5-0, 3-0)   12:00   ESPN

Miami (3-3, 1-2) vs Cincinnati (2-2, 0-1)   12:00   GamePlan/ESPN3

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ACC Football Schedule: Week 6

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Week 6 is full of ACC Conference games, so things will be exciting today. Duke and Boston College both have a bye, but everyone else plays and they are all conference games. Louisville got the week started with their 28-6 win over Syracuse on Friday night. Here is the schedule of games for this week, along with the standings.

Friday

Louisville (5-1, 3-1) def Syracuse (2-3, 0-1) 28-6

Saturday

North Carolina (2-2, 0-1) vs Virginia Tech (3-2, 0-1)   12:30   GamePlan/ESPN3

Clemson (2-2, 1-1) vs NC State (4-1, 0-1)   3:30   ESPNU

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ACC Football Schedule: Week 4

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Listed below is the schedule of college football games for ACC teams in Week 4. The highlight of the day is clearly (1) Florida State vs (22) Clemson tonight. If you haven’t heard, quarterback Jameis Winston will not play at all in the game. There are some other big non-conference games that would be big wins for the ACC as Miami plays (24) Nebraska, Virginia faces (21) BYU, and Pittsburgh plays Iowa.

Right now, the only ACC teams that are ranked are Florida State and Clemson. However, there are 7 ACC teams that are on the “others receiving votes” part of the rankings. So this is a big week for the conference when it comes to national perception.

  • Others receiving votes: North Carolina 82, Duke 55, Mississippi State 55, Virginia Tech 54, Penn State 51, East Carolina 44, TCU 42, Pittsburgh 40, Florida 31, Marshall 28, Boston College 22, West Virginia 14, Washington 14, Cincinnati 10, Virginia 6, Arkansas 3, Arizona 3, North Dakota State 3, Louisville 2

Virginia Tech (2-1) vs Georgia Tech (3-0)   12:00   ESPN

Pittsburgh (3-0) vs Iowa (2-1)   12:00   ESPNU

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ACC Football Schedule: Week 2

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There aren’t too many exciting games (on paper) in the ACC today, or in college football for that matter. There are a couple of ranked games around the country, but honestly, it’s college football. So of course it’s still exciting! The ACC should have a pretty good day today, and carrying the flag for the conference will be Virginia Tech as they try to take down Ohio State.

There are some other games of interest to me. I’d like to see Virginia have a win since we play them next week. After the performance last week, Wake Forest needs a win anytime they can get one, so hopefully today is it for them. Troy usually has a good team, so Duke could be challenged. I would like to see Miami have a dominant game, anything to make our win look even better! San Diego State is usually a solid program, so North Carolina could have a decent game on their hands. Then obviously the big one with Virginia Tech and Ohio State. I guess you could say I am very wrapped up in this whole ACC thing. College football is fun. Oh, and Go Cards!

Here is the full schedule of games for the ACC. It looks like it is ESPN3 day for the conference.

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Sporting News ranks Louisville Basketball in the Top 10

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This years College Basketball preseason edition of Sporting News ranks the Cards at #7. Sporting News also has 3 other ACC teams (Duke, UNC, and Virginia) in the top 10. IMO anywhere between 7-12 is a fair ranking for Louisville this season. Regardless of ranking there is no doubt that this will be one of the best conferences we have seen in awhile. #ACC

Predicted 2014 ACC Football Standings

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The official media predictions will be released on Monday, but I figured I would go ahead and give my predictions for how I think the standings will be in the ACC this season. This prediction will mean about as much as the media one that comes out tomorrow, which is not much at all. The games have to be played on the field, so whatever we predict is just good for conversation and debate. Pretty soon I will post my game-by-game prediction for the Cards, but for now, here are my predicted standings…

Atlantic

1) Florida State

2) Louisville

3) Clemson

4) Syracuse

5) North Carolina State

6) Boston College

7) Wake Forest

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Former 4-star QB might transfer to Louisville

Photo: 247 Sports

Photo: 247 Sports

Redshirt freshman Tyler Bruggman has decided to transfer from Washington State, and it looks like the Louisville Cardinals could be the landing spot for the former 4-star QB (ESPN, Rivals, and Scout) from Phoenix, Arizona.

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It’s July 1: The Louisville Cardinals are in the ACC!

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It is finally here! July 1, 2014. The University of Louisville is an official member of the Atlantic Coast Conference! Not the Big East. Not the American Athletic Conference. This is the ACC! Back in November of 2012, it was announced that this move would happen. The date seemed so far away. We would have to endure a season in the American Athletic Conference, but we did it. The schedules were less than stellar, but we made it. Now we enter a whole new ballpark.

In basketball, Louisville joins what could possibly be the best basketball conference ever assembled. The Big East had some awesome years and was consistently the best basketball conference. This version of the ACC could be even better. With Louisville, you will also have Duke, North Carolina, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Virginia, and more.

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Athlon Predicts Louisville to go 8-4 in 2014

Photo: AP/Alex Menendez

Photo: AP/Alex Menendez

Athlon released their predictions for the conference finishes earlier in June, and here is what they predicted for the ACC in 2014. They have the Cards finishing 3rd in the Atlantic Division with a record of 8-4 overall and 5-3 in the ACC. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a solid first year in the ACC to me.

2014 ACC Predictions

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Bowl Projections 12/2/13

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Here are the Bowl projections from around the country for the Cards as of this week:

Jerry Palm:

Russell Athletic Bowl: Louisville vs Miami, FL

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Phil Steele:

Russell Athletic Bowl: Louisville vs Duke

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Yahoo Sports:
Dec. 28 Russell Athletic (Orlando): Miami, FL (ACC No. 3) vs. Louisville (AAC No. 2)
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ESPN:
BOWL (MATCHUP)                          Mark Schlabach             Brad Edwards
Russell Athletic (ACC vs. American) Miami (FL) vs. Louisville Virginia Tech vs. Louisville
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Scout.com:
Russell Athletic Bowl Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL
ACC No. 3 vs. AAC No. 2 Projected Matchup: Duke vs. Louisville
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So there are the current projections which all of them have us going to Orlando for the Russell Athletic Bowl. We have Miami (3 votes) Va Tech (1) and Duke (2)
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Bowl Projections 11/26/13

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Here are the Bowl projections from around the country for the Cards as of this week:

Jerry Palm:

Russell Athletic Bowl: Louisville vs Miami, FL

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Phil Steele:

Russell Athletic Bowl: Louisville vs Miami, FL

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Yahoo Sports:
Dec. 28 Russell Athletic (Orlando): Miami, FL (ACC No. 3) vs. Louisville (AAC No. 2)
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ESPN:
BOWL (MATCHUP)                          Mark Schlabach             Brad Edwards
Russell Athletic (ACC vs. American) Miami (FL) vs. Louisville Virginia Tech vs. Louisville
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Scout.com:
Sat, Dec 28   6:45 pm ESPN Russell Athletic Bowl Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL ACC No. 3 vs. AAC No. 2 Projected Matchup: Duke vs. Louisville
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So there are the current projections which all of them have us going to Orlando for the Florida Citrus Bowl. We have Miami (4 votes) Ga Tech (1) Va Tech (1) and Duke (1)

Last 5 minutes of Louisville-Duke in 1986 (video)

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This is a different Louisville team than the Bahamas version

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By Justin Renck:

Louisville vs Duke. Pitino vs Krzykewski. A Final Four berth on the line. It doesn’t get much better than this! On Sunday around 5:05 pm, the Cards and Blue Devils will tip-off in Indianapolis, with the winner moving on to Atlanta in the Final Four. Back on November 21 of this season, these teams met in the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas, with Duke winning 76-71. Duke pretty much has the same team and plays the same way. The Cards are certainly a different team.

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Meet The Opponents- Duke Blue Devils

Meet The Opponent- Duke Blue Devils

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Fun Facts

  • Besides Cincinnati and UCLA, Duke is the only other school to make 5 consecutive Final Four appearances.
  • Coach Mike Krzyzewski is the winningest coach in NCAA Basketball history, amounting a win total of 927 games beginning at the start of this year.
  • This is Duke’s 19th time in the Elite Eight, last going in 2010 where they beat Butler in the NCAA Championship game.
  • Coach K is an astounding 11-1 in Regional Championship games. With a win tomorrow he ties John Wooden (UCLA) for most all-time Final Fours

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Lucas Oil Stadium seating chart for this weekend

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Indianapolis Region: Fact Sheet

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2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Midwest Regional

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For just the fourth time, Indianapolis will host an NCAA Men’s Basketball Regional. The event features two “Sweet 16” games on Friday, with the two winners meeting Sunday in the “Elite Eight.” The winner of that game advances to the NCAA Men’s Final Four in Atlanta.

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Indianapolis Region: Meet the teams

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The Indianapolis region is loaded with the big-named coaches. Here is some other information on the teams that will be playing this weekend at Lucas Oil Stadium!

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