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Looks like the Cardinals are in. We'll learn more soon, but our guess is that a) BC worked effectively to block UConn, nursing a grudge from when they left the Big East, and b) the football-oriented schools wanted the best football team available.

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Louisville doesn't bring much of a home market media-wise, but they do bring a highly competitive basketball team and one that has been really good since the '60s with a few down years, and a football program which is definitely on the rise. They also have superb athletic facilities.

Athletically, it's an upgrade from Maryland. Mark Turgeon is reviving Maryland basketball nicely, but no one has any questions about Rick Pitino's abilities, although, given his Big East chauvinism, it's going to be fun to see what he has to say about this.

On the downside, they're not exactly an academic powerhouse, but no one at this point is taking academics very seriously, are they? It's about market share and money and secondarily, for BC anyway, sticking it to UConn.