The Atlantic Coast Conference has officially announced that it has voted to accept the University of Louisville as its newest member.
"With the addition of the University of Louisville, the ACC continues to be well positioned for the future competing at the highest level in all facets of the collegiate experience," said the ACC Council of Presidents in a joint statement. "The ACC continues to be a vibrant conference that remains steadfast in its commitment to balancing academics and athletics."
U of L president James Ramsey and U of L athletic director Tom Jurich also released statements.
"The University of Louisville is honored to join the ACC, a conference with a long history of excellence in athletics and academics," said Ramsey. "The ACC will be a great home for UofL and our commitment to great academics, groundbreaking research and top-notch athletic teams."
"When it became apparent to us that we needed to make a move, the ACC is the perfect fit for us and we are so elated to be joining this prestigious conference," said Jurich. "Under John Swofford's leadership, the ACC continues to prosper. We sincerely appreciate this opportunity. This will open so many more doors for us both athletically for all of our sports programs, and academically for our university. What I really like about this move is it's terrific for our fans, with the proximity of the institutions and we never have to leave the Eastern time zone. This is a credit to everyone at the University of Louisville and our community, as we have all pulled together to position ourselves for this opportunity. It's amazing what has happened here over the last 15 years. We appreciate so much what the BIG EAST Conference has meant to us."
I love you both so much...I love you all so much.
Just really emotional right now.