Louisville’s Courier-Journal recently connected with Mick Cronin to discuss Louisville’s transition to the ACC. In that interview, Cronin explained that Pitino has likely already begun the process of studying his new batch of opponents, officials, road trips, airports, and game environments. Indeed, everything will be new for the Cardinals in the ACC.
As a University of Cincinnati fan, it will be interesting to see how the team that tied the Bearcats for the AAC regular season title competes in the highly-lauded ACC. Nevertheless, and despite the departure of Louisville from the AAC, the AAC will still see four strong programs competing for next year’s conference title (UConn, Cincinnati, Memphis, and Larry Brown’s upstart SMU team).