Source: ACC expected to add L'ville
The Atlantic Coast Conference presidents and chancellors will hold a Wednesday morning teleconference in which they are expected to vote to add Louisville to the ACC, an industry source told ESPN.
North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham said Tuesday that the league's presidents would consider Louisville, UConn and Cincinnati for membership. The ACC is seeking a team to replace Maryland, which will leave for the Big Ten in 2014.
Sources said there is a sense among league presidents that the ACC will vote to add only one member because the remaining two Big East schools have no other options and the ACC could get them later on if the ACC lost any other schools.
All three schools have made it no secret that they want to leave the Big East for the ACC.
Cincinnati even made a strong push to gain admittance to the ACC with a campaign about why the school is a more viable option than UConn and Louisville, a source with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.
Wednesday morning's teleconference was first reported by ACCSports.com.
With Louisville likely replacing Maryland, the ACC would have a 14-team football league in 2014. Also, Notre Dame will be a full ACC member in every sport but football.
If Louisville leaves for the ACC, the Big East will have had seven schools announce they were leaving the league in the past year -- West Virginia, TCU, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Rutgers and Louisville.
On Tuesday, the Big East announced it was adding Tulane as an all-sports member and East Carolina as a football-only member to offset the loss of Rutgers and another team to the ACC.
A day earlier, the ACC filed a lawsuit against Maryland to ensure the Terps would pay the league's $52.2 million exit fee after Maryland officials indicated the school might not pay the full amount to leave for the Big Ten.