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September 25, 2013

CardGame: Louisville in waiting

An open date, a week without football, gives us time to think about where the University of Louisville is now, a member of the American Athletic Conference for nine more months.

Having to wait to officially join the Atlantic Coast Conference on July 1, 2014.

The wait providing learning experiences in humility, patience and patience, biding our time, coexisting and mixing it up with our friends from Cincinnati, Memphis and UConn, among others. Programs that can only dream for now, wanting to be where UofL will be next year.

The goal is within sight for UofL, but we are, at least for now, still where they are. They are our equals, humble and hungry, yearning for respect. We should remember that as conference play resumes next week in football and a couple of months from now in basketball.

Ambition is a powerful incentive, one that has served the University of Louisville well. Our old rivals will have plenty of motivation against UofL as the program prepares to bid farewell and move on. Sweet sorrow is not what they have in mind.

Remember where we come from. We're still there for a while longer.

Charlie Springer, the founder and owner of UofLCardGame.com, is a former sportswriter for The Courier-Journal and former Managing Editor of Louisville Magazine. In addition, he was Internal Communications Manager for Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation and currently serves as a Legislative Consultant for the National Association of Tobacco Outlets. He is a University of Louisville graduate and a longtime fan.

UofLCardGame.com has been covering University of Louisville athletics since 2007. Click Click HERE to read more of Charlie's writing at UofLCardGame.com

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